Mental Health Professional resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

To secure a position in a human services organization in order to utilize educational achievement and professional experience to help individuals in their challenge to maximize potentials, achieve and maintain mental and emotional health. Hardworking Psychotherapist with progressive experience across various mental health settings. Background working in in-patient environments. Knowledgeable in providing supervision to interns and volunteers. Empathetic Mental Health Counselor with over seven year [Number]-year history working within mental health field. Proven to build client rapport and facilitate growth. Experienced facilitating individual and family therapy. Empathetic Psychotherapist with [Number]-year history working within mental health field. Proven to build client rapport and facilitate growth. Experienced facilitating individual and family therapy.

  • Computer Skills:
  • MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access,
  • Relevant Courses: Psychology of Learning, Intro to Special Education, Developmental Psychology, Sociology of Education, Human Development, Measurement and Evaluation, Soc.and Philosophical Foundations of Education, Philosophy of Education, Listening Comprehension Skills.
  • 01/16 – Till date Westcare
  • Sheridan Correctional Centre, Sheridan, IL.
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Provides structure
  • Completes treatment plan review within a 45 – 60-day period
  • General inmate supervision including planning and scheduling therapeutic activities
  • Maintenance of individual client treatment files in accordance with agency policies and procedures, including documentation of vocational/educational activities as well as all other pertinent documentation and ensure files are securely stored
  • Submit all individual client data on a weekly basis for entry into the WestCare database
  • Initiate and sustain each individual’s motivation to participate in treatment, using techniques of engagement including therapeutic relationships, individual counseling, and brief interventions based on the stages of change.
  • Maintain thorough records of each inmate’s participation, including IDOC Participant Number, unique identifier for the WestCare Program, beginning and ending dates of service; number of hours of participation, and number of days of participation.
  • Provide daily treatment and curriculum-based education groups on the basic concepts of therapeutic communities, emotional incarceration, relapse prevention, motivation for treatment and the stages of change, communicable diseases, cognitive skills, conflict resolution, fundamental social skills, and personal moral development
  • Attend all required staff development training, including Cross-Training, and WestCare in-service training such as conducting assessments, clinical skills, developing service plans, basic TC concepts, emotional incarceration, relapse prevention, motivation for treatment and stages of change, cognitive skills, conflict resolution, social skills, moral development, communicable diseases, and self-help groups
  • Maintain all information per the laws of confidentiality as required by the Federal Register, General Provisions, Title 42, Chapter 1, Part 2, which prohibits making disclosures without the specific written consent of the client, or as otherwise permitted by such regulations.
  • Client Goal Planning
  • Safety and Risk Assessments
  • Dissociative Disorders Competency
  • Extensive DSM-IV Knowledge
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Successful Private Practice
  • Suicide Precautions Expertise
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Care
  • Addictions Specialist
  • Accomplished in Psychopharmacology
  • Psychiatric Population Familiarity
  • Relationship Building
  • Data Management
  • Good Work Ethic
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • Therapeutic Expertise
  • Clinical Documentation Mastery
  • Maintenance & Repair
09/2014 to 12/2015 Mental Health Professional The Mentor Network | Tallahassee, FL,
  • Provides effective services to meet clients’ individual needs in line with each individual IP and Mental Health Recovery Model
  • Uses the computer based data system, including the completion of Service Reports and Billable Case Notes
  • Promotes community/ family involvement in facility programs
  • Promotes clients’ wellness through coaching, consultation, motivational enhancement, and information and referral services to clients facing various health challenges, as needed
  • Promotes a relationship between clients’ families and staff
  • Supervises clients’ medications
  • Assists clients with activities of daily living, including apartment maintenance, and provide clients training consistent with Individual Plan
  • Utilizes a variety of appropriate resources and educational materials for wellness coaching i.e
  • Smoking cessation, Weight Management, Health Matters Curriculum
  • Recognizes emergency situations and takes actions
  • Provides transportation to clients for work, shopping appointments etc
  • Maintains clients’ rights
09/2013 to 09/2014 DSP - Behavioral Analysis Technician Mukilteo School District 6 | Everett, WA,
  • Implements Behavior Protocols as written and applies behavioral interventions accordingly
  • Trains and guides staff in the implementation of the Behavior Protocols and data tracking and provide monitoring to assure the execution of the plan
  • Provide therapeutic support for clients
  • Ensure clients welfare and safety
  • Works closely with the parents/guardians, within the framework of the Individual Plan, to meet the client’s needs
  • Provides one on one services to assigned clients
  • Collects and document data according to procedure
  • Provides interventions, including counselling, per procedure
  • Maintains and promotes client’s rights and confidentiality
  • Responds to clients’ medical needs in accordance with the procedures as developed for each individual
  • Communicate clients’ behavior and need to the Behavior Specialist, QIDP
06/2006 to 07/2012 Direct of Studies, Owner Johnson Consult, Heritage Bank Building | City, STATE,
  • Responsible for Testing and review
  • Plans events and implement curriculum
  • Provides supervision for teachers and advisors
08/1998 to 06/2006 Principal Ekum College | City, STATE,
  • Provides leadership to both teaching and non-teaching staff
  • Ensure compliance with local state and federal authorities
  • Plans invent and implement curriculum
  • Works with various stakeholders to increase the students’ population
  • In conjunction with the Board review and resolve disciplinary issues
  • Personally attends to parents.
  • Directed school human resources including hiring, training, policy enforcement and legal compliance for school employing over seven staff members.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2020 Associate of Arts | LBS1 Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL GPA:
Expected in 06/1995 Bachelor of Education | Teacher Education & English University of Ibadan, , GPA:
Expected in 06/1989 Associate of Arts | Literature in English Ogun State Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Nigeria, GPA:
Expected in 06/1987 High School Diploma | United Secondary School, Ibadan, Nigeria, GPA:
Illinois Healthcare Workers Registry (DSP) First Aid & CPR. Crisis Prevention Intervention (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention) Crisis Intervention and Involuntary Hospitalization Mental Health Suicide Prevention Introduction to Mental Illness Pre – Service orientation Training (PSOT, IDOC) Mental Health First Aid

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School Attended

  • Roosevelt University
  • University of Ibadan
  • Ogun State Polytechnic
  • United Secondary School

Job Titles Held:

  • Mental Health Professional
  • DSP - Behavioral Analysis Technician
  • Direct of Studies, Owner
  • Principal


  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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