Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Dedicated community health professional with 15 years of experience providing cultural competency trainings and health education, with the focus on reducing health disparities within LGBTQ+ communities. Expertise in sexual health prevention and education, group facilitation, program development, and managing grant deliverables.

  • Adept at coordination, design, and delivery of presentations
  • Skilled facilitator
  • Experience implementing evidence-based curricula
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently while coordinating multiple projects
  • Management of grant deliverables
Work History
LGBTQ+ Education Coordinator, 09/2013 to Current
Geo Group Inc.Caldwell, ID,
  • Coordination and delivery of LGBTQ+ cultural competency training, consultation, and supportive services
  • Facilitated professional education to local, regional, and national organizations, including: Monroe County Probation; Monroe County child protective caseworkers; University of Rochester School of Nursing; Roberts Wesleyan School of Nursing; Wegmans School of Pharmacy; University of Rochester Medical Center surgical teams; County Health Departments (Ontario, Niagara); FNCE (Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo); SYNC' Conference 2018, Transforming Care Conference 2017; and more
  • Implemented social and educational programming for LGBTQ+ community members
  • Facilitated Chronic Disease Self-Management Trainings, with goal of improving health outcomes for individuals diagnosed with/at risk of heart disease and/or diabetes
  • Coordination and delivery of supportive services for gender expansive children and transgender adolescents and their families, with the goal of decreasing sense of isolation and increasing knowledge and access to affirming healthcare and community
  • Provided HIV Rapid Testing and risk-reduction counseling during walk-in testing hours and at special events targeting high risk populations
Prevention Counselor, 01/2013 to 09/2013
Ymca Of Metropolitan ChicagoChicago, IL,
  • Provided supportive counseling and case management to runaway and homeless youth, ages 12-18, who access emergency shelter services, with goal of long-term stable living and/or family reunification
  • Provided short-term supportive counseling to community-based adolescent clients, focusing on youth-adult partnership, harm-reduction, and youth-led goal setting
  • Implemented Teen Intervene, an evidence-based prevention program, with goal of assessing and reducing drug/alcohol use
Youth Services Director, 2008 to 2012
Gay Alliance Of The Genesee ValleyCity, STATE,
  • Managed monthly grant reports to funder, including tracking of demographic and program data to ensure positive outcomes of program objectives
  • Provided crisis intervention, counseling services, and group facilitation for LGBTQ+ adolescents with Youth-Adult Partnership and Harm-Reduction approaches
  • Expanded after school drop-in hours to four days per week at the Gay Alliance Youth Center, double the amount that was previously available, allowing for increased access to support services
  • Advocated for LGBTQ+ youth in Monroe County through presentations, consultation, and workshops to improve school climate and safety, including academic relationships, social support, and LGBTQ+ students’ perceived connectedness to school and providing educators with skills to intervene when witnessing harassment, bullying, and/or homophobia
  • Expanded the annual LGBTQ+ teen prom, Big Gay Prom, to serve approximately 300 teens from 55 different schools in 2011 (3x improvement in attendance) allowing for a safe place for LGBTQ+ students to celebrate this high school tradition without fear for their personal safety
  • Implemented “After the Prom Party" following the LGBTQ+ teen prom with goal of providing a sober space to continue celebrating
Teen Addictions Counselor, 01/2007 to 01/2008
Finger Lakes Addiction Counseling Referral AgencyCity, STATE,
  • Provided individual and group counseling to adolescents and adults with substance abuse and/or dependence disorders
  • Created, implemented, and reviewed individualized treatment plans
  • Documentation, including intake/psychosocial assessment, progress notes, treatment plan updates, and OASAS admissions/discharge summaries
  • Created curriculum and implemented outpatient group for clients identifying as LGBTQ+, allowing for a safe, supportive space to discuss issues impacting addiction and sobriety specific to LGBTQ+ experiences
Education & Professional Development
CDP- Certified Diversity Professional: , Expected in 2019
The Society For Diversity -,
B.S: Health Science, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling, Expected in 2003
SUNY College At Brockport - Brockport, NY
  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • Alpha Chi (Top 10% of Class)
Honors & Awards

    "Asset" Dynamo Award

    2015, Youth Services Quality Council of Rochester

  • ”Mirror of Truth: Embodying the Superpower of Positive Identity.
  • “For your outstanding efforts to build assets for health youth and families in our community”
  • "Community Champion"

    2015, Empire State Pride Agenda

  • For “work to bring equality and justice to the LGBT community”
  • “Has made Rochester a better place to live, work, and visit.”

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