Mental Health Specialist Lead Staff resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Results-driven Mental Health Specialist offering expertise in crisis issues, demonstrated over 28 years of industry experience. Challenges clients to work toward healing and self-sufficiency while emphasizing personal strengths and milestones.

  • Supervised team of 10 staff members.
  • Designed protocols for team crisis response to hospitals.
  • Developed crisis training program(Mental Health) for 26 law enforcement agencies.
  • Facilitating counseling sessions
  • Treatment planning
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case documentation
  • Organization
  • Critical thinking
  • Active listening
  • Professional commitment
  • Advocacy
  • Trained in indicators of child abuse
Work History
Mental Health Specialist (Lead Staff, 11/1995 to 03/2020
County Of Kern CaliforniaCity, STATE,
  • Responded to calls (5-7 calls per day) within the community with law enforcement to individuals experiencing mental health crises to provide on-scene crisis intervention and referral and 5150 when needed.
  • Collaborated with hospital social workers, evaluated patients, and implement comprehensive treatment plans to enhance the client's mental health needs.
  • Provided ongoing Crisis Intervention Training to 26 various law enforcement agencies within Kern County.
  • Collaborated with social workers within the community to provide mental health resources to at-risk adults and children.
  • Created and implemented aleadership skills academy for perspective mental health specialist employees.
  • Conducted outreach, advocacy, and rehabilitative services for regular cases and crisis intervention for adults and children.
  • Testified via legal proceedings relating to 5150 cases.
  • Served as a hospital treatment team member; offered input to therapeutic interventions with acute mentally ill patients (Adult and Children).
  • Collaborated with social workers and law enforcement to develop and implement treatment plans for clients upon release from incarceration as well as performed monthly visits to assess the needs of clients.
  • Created an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture.
  • Facilitated staff group briefings regarding difficult cases daily.
  • Facilitated Interdisciplinary team (IDT) meetings to determine discharge recommendations for in-patient clients (Children and Adults).
Children's Support/Group Counselor, 10/1993 to 12/1994
County Of Kern A. Miriam Jamison Children's CenterCity, STATE,
  • Performed comprehensive case management services for 40 children, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources upon discharge from aninpatient facility.
  • Counseled 6-8 residents in group sessions to help overcome dependencies, adjusting to life, or make changes upon discharge.
  • Efficiently gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform the development of treatment plans.
  • Interacted with clinical staff and external resources, such as school or community personnel.
Group Home Counselor, 05/1990 to 08/1993
Santa Clara County Social Services AgencyCity, STATE,
  • Supported the personal needs of 40 residents dealing with diverse conditions.
  • Conducted daily welfare checks and coordinated with facility staff to meet all resident needs.
  • Strategized to improve resident care and satisfaction and held weekly meetings with directors to advocate for resident needs.
  • Enforced policies and safety standards through building and room rounds.
  • Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel 2-3 times per week.
  • Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose daily. 440
Intramural Sport Director, 01/1986 to 03/1990
San Jose St. UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for all aspects of the San Jose St. University campus intramural programs, including hiring 60 students and volunteers, scheduling and coordinating all games and events, budget preparation, promotion, compliance, and facility management.
  • Provided significant and high-quality opportunities in a variety of indoor and outdoor intramural activities to satisfy the diverse needs of residential and non-residential students, including team and individual/dual sport activities/tournaments/leagues including fitness challenges for students
  • Supervised, trained, and evaluated 60 intramural student staff – supervisors, referees,conducted comprehensive officials training clinics.
Bachelor of Science: Liberal Studies, Expected in 07/2003
National University - Bakersfield,
  • CIT Training - 2006-2018
  • Applied suicide intervention skills training ((ASIST)2007-2020
  • Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) 2014-2020
  • Motivational interviewing (MI) 2001-2020

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School Attended

  • National University

Job Titles Held:

  • Mental Health Specialist (Lead Staff
  • Children's Support/Group Counselor
  • Group Home Counselor
  • Intramural Sport Director


  • Bachelor of Science

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