Head Counselor Middle School Counselor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Experienced professional focused on meeting or exceeding objectives seeking Assistant Vice Principal position. Offers advanced training and knowledge of industry best practices. Recognized for leadership, planning abilities and clear, direct communication style.

  • Supervised team in counseling and teachers in Child Protective Services Trainings. In addition supervised all articulation from the feeder elementary schools. Organized the Choice and Veep Busing Programs.
  • Achieved career matches by introducing Naviance and Xello strengths interest inventory tasks for 800 student's.
  • Maintained understanding of Standards Based Grading and went to several trainings.
  • Mental Health Support
  • Crisis Intervention Techniques
  • Restorative Justice Groups
  • Suicide Risk Assessments
  • Community Resources and Education
  • Individual Counseling
  • Learning Disability Awareness
  • Psychotropic Medication Knowledge
  • Behavior Management Techniques
  • Education Program Planning
  • Group and Individual Sessions
  • Suicide Intervention
Work History
08/1999 to Current
Head Counselor/Middle School Counselor Prairiecare Plymouth, MN,

  • Assessed clinical risk and danger to children and families and determined appropriate level of response and intervention. Organized a Positive Behavior Intervention Plan for our school.
  • Communicated closely with other counselors to devise a comprehensive program for all students.
  • Used cognitive behavior therapy to assist clients in recognizing and redirecting poor habits.
  • Identified risk and resiliency factors within individual youth, peer group, family, school and community and developed strategies for intervention.
  • Provided emergency response in crisis situations to diffuse tensions and prevent violence.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, created treatment plans and connected clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Created 504 Plans.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Principal Designated me to be the Wellness Coordinator and the GATE Coordinator.
10/1992 to 09/1998
District Counselor Elementary School San Diego Unified School District City, STATE,
  • Administered functional behavioral assessments and developed behavior intervention plans to target maladaptive behaviors.
  • Conducted group and individual counseling services to elementary students to meet developmental, preventive and remedial needs of students with learning disabilities.
  • Maintained confidential behavioral data, special education reports and services reports.
  • Collaborated with behavioral aides, teachers, psychiatrists and school nurses to assess student needs and strengths.
  • Used educational assessment strategies such as Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Student Study Teams (SST) to assist teachers with educational placement of students.
  • Worked with individuals to help understand and overcome personal, social or behavioral problems affecting educational or vocational situations.
  • Delivered supportive and knowledgeable counseling to students with academic or personal concerns.
  • Empowered students through counseling and skill-building exercises.
06/1987 to 01/1992
Residential Counselor Salvation Army "Door Of Hope". City, STATE,
  • Addressed behavioral and emotional needs of residents through activities and interventions, increasing resident socialization, interpersonal and social skills.
  • Delivered frequent summaries on resident progression and regression in treatment to provide recommendations towards treatment plan for success.
  • Resolved conflicts by performing in-time crisis intervention and enforcing discipline and behavior metrics.
  • Assisted residents in adhering to treatment plans by setting up medical appointments, arranging transportation, coordinating services and providing emotional support.
Expected in 05/1991
Master of Arts: Counseling Education
National University - La Jolla, CA
Expected in 06/1988
Bachelor of Science: Liberal Arts And Psychology
University of New York Regents - Albany, New York,

American School Counselor Association

California School Counselor Association

Rancho Genesis Orphanage in Ensenda, Mexico

Nominated for the Who's who of working professional

women by parents from Standley Middle School.


P.P.S. Credentialal

Administrative Credentialal Tier 1

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School Attended

  • National University
  • University of New York Regents

Job Titles Held:

  • Head Counselor/Middle School Counselor
  • District Counselor Elementary School
  • Residential Counselor


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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