mental health specialist resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Focused Mental Health Specialist skilled in delivering caring and compassionate support to address all mental health issues. Well-versed in leading both one-on-one and group counseling sessions to improve client well-being and coping skills development. 20+ year history of advocating for clients to obtain resources and enhance support networks. Adept at optimizing program operations to maximize support.

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Building rapport
  • Learning disability awareness
  • Knowledge of juvenile justice system
  • Expertise in crisis intervention techniques
  • Skilled in intake interviewing
  • Mental health evaluations
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Product-Specific Writing
  • Research and Interviews
  • Creative Thinking
Work History
Mental Health Specialist, 10/2014 - Current
Massachusetts General Hospital Woburn, MA,
  • Monitor the safety and wellness of mental health patients on a psych floor in a hospital
  • The unpredictable setting ensures that I'm always quick and on my toes
  • Speaking is definitely my strongest asset to perform the job.
  • Provided clients with recommendations to community resources.
  • Performed client assessments and developed treatment plans.
  • Documented client progress in confidential files.
  • Provided clients with recommendations to community resources
  • Communicated with clients to develop social and psychiatric observations
  • Evaluated patients and implemented comprehensive treatment plans to enhance mental health
Mental Health Counselor, 09/2013 - 10/2014
Innovage Albuquerque, NM,
  • Identified behaviors that necessitated intervention and obtained assistance from qualified personnel to complete intervention.
  • Applied de-escalation and limit-setting techniques to promote patient cooperation.
  • Participated in continuous quality improvement and performance improvement activities to enhance effectiveness and increase knowledge.
  • Performed scheduled patient safety checks and documented results to establish patients' well-being.
  • Evaluated patients based on mental and physical parameters discovered through interviews and standardized assessments.
  • Provided clients with recommendations to community resources.
  • Communicated with clients to develop social and psychiatric observations.
  • Monitored patients and assessed suicide risks.
  • Documented client progress in confidential files.
  • Encouraged clients to express feelings and discuss what was happening in day-to-day life in order to help each person develop insight into personal experiences and relationships
Youth Mentor, 05/2013 - 04/2014
Sunrise Residential Treatment Center La Verkin, UT,
  • Provided guidance and recommended coping mechanisms for youth dealing with difficult issues.
  • Planned and executed productive self-esteem building activities to promote personal growth and daily living skills.
  • Used classroom observations to create written assessments of student performance.
  • Educated young people about strategies for driving discussions and promoting social changes.
  • Built partnerships with related organizations to develop support and gain greater attention for important issues.
  • Attained internships that lead to future employment for youth.
  • Shared valuable life experiences with youths aged 16 to 18 to promote positive self-esteem and improve social skills
Program Manager, 04/2006 - 08/2011
Beyondsoft Group San Diego, CA,
  • Supervised teen homeless program/shelter
  • Implemented various projects to involve youth in community service
  • Ensured facility compliance with Joint Commission
  • Prepared teens for independence
  • Devised tools and benchmarks to improve team performance and monitor production.
  • Orchestrated smooth and efficient program development by collaborating cross-functionally across departments.
  • Coached team members on productivity strategies, policy updates and performance improvement plans to accomplish challenging goals.
  • Monitored progress of programs, using and applying programming documents, program directives and other program material.
  • Interacted with customers and clients to identify business needs and requirements
Associate of Arts: Radio And Television Broadcasting, Expected in 08/2020
Illinois Media School - Lombard, IL
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None: Radio And Television, Expected in
Columbia College Chicago - Chicago, IL,
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University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL
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Omega Psi Phi scholarship recipient, Univ of Il President's Award Recipient

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School Attended

  • Illinois Media School
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

Job Titles Held:

  • Mental Health Specialist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Youth Mentor
  • Program Manager


  • Associate of Arts
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