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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Clinically licensed Mental health therapist driven to help others overcome personal obstacles. Skilled at motivating, communicating and advocating for clients dealing with mental health and emotional disorders..Comfortable working autonomously or in a team-based setting. Over five years of experience providing case management, individual, family, and group therapy for behaviorally, mentally and/or emotionally impaired clients and people infected and affected with HIV/AIDS. Most recent experience in therapeutic setting with adolescents. Highly motivated, research-oriented professional promoting social change in the mental health field.

Skill Highlights
  • Suicide risk assessments
  • Medicaid familiarity
  • Psychiatric population familiarity
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • Clinical documentation mastery
  • Community resources specialist
  • Licensed Social Worker in Oklahoma
  • Practiced in family assessments
  • Superior communication skills
  • Therapeutic expertise
  • Outreach programming specialist
  • Family therapy background
  • Extensive DSM-IV knowledge
Accomplishments

Created the curriculum for the 8th and 9th grade Carrera Power group program.


Successfully advocated for several students

Scholarly article published in 2007

Professional Experience
08/2013 to Current Mental Health Therapist Catholic Charities Of Buffalo | NY, State,
  • Responsible for implementation of the mental health component of the Carrera model in collaboration with Carrera and school staff within a public middle-high school Conduct 8 or more psycho-educational groups weekly, using group process and established content to build coping skills, enhance self-esteem, reduce isolation, and remove obstacles to learning Working from a strengths-based perspective, provide individual, group, and family counseling, crisis intervention, conflict mediation, assessment and referral services to participants and their families Work closely with Carrera and school staff by participating in inter-disciplinary and inter-agency meetings, and performing tasks to support all of the systems within the school Maintain documentation on our web-based information system, including the mental health contact sheets, treatment plans, psychosocial assessments, monthly group notes, and monthly reports Participate in weekly clinical supervision, site supervision, weekly team meetings, and monthly Mental Health In-service meetings, staff development, and team building activities.
06/2010 to Current Assessment and Referral Therapist Goodwill Of North Georgia | Duluth, GA,
  • Assessment and Referral Therapist Serving as a crucial link between callers, community resources, hospital physicians and the hospital, making assessments and referrals of patients as appropriate to the nature and severity of the problem and relative to the age of the patient, coordinating admissions with members of healthcare team.
  • Takes and responds to calls concerning inquiries about therapy, hospitalization, self-help groups and general information concerning the hospital and its services.
  • Gathers the necessary information, documents pertinent clinical information, inputs into a computer database and generates reports Crisis intervention Performing psychosocial assessments to determine the needs of the patient.
07/2009 to 07/2010 Children's Intake Therapist Cvs Health | Bayonne, NJ,
  • Assessing children with DSM-IV diagnosis Community Based/In home assessments Performing psycho-social evaluations Creating treatment plans in APS Attending training and seminars Training others on APS treatment plans Working with WRAP Tulsa as a treatment team.
2009 to 05/2009 Program Assistant Desert Choice Schools | Tolleson, AZ,
  • Maintain grantee files and database.
  • Oversee website.
  • Track grants.
  • Ensure paperwork is properly filed, order office supplies.
  • Assist accountants by preparing documentation for tax return.
  • Maintain mailing list and rolodex database, generating mailings as necessary.
  • Help prepare materials, including putting together Board books and mailing them out, for Board meetings.
  • Help prepare and distribute materials as a follow up to Board meetings.
  • Make bank deposits.
  • Handle meeting arrangements.
  • Conduct research and contact references to support applications and potential grantees.
  • Correspond with grantees and other organizations.
  • When appropriate, review and draft summaries of grant applications for Board.
  • When appropriate, attend relevant meetings of grantees, foundations, etc.
2006 to 2007 Clinical Case Manager Hearts And Homes For Youth, Inc | City, STATE,
  • Providing assessments of therapeutic foster children and foster homes, as well as psychosocial assessments and referral and resource availability for clients.
  • Facilitate team meetings to discuss clients' treatment plans, residential concerns, and social and physical activities.
  • Utilize family systems approach and implement strength-based interventions in therapy and crisis intervention.
  • Provide group therapy and training in the areas of anger management, post-traumatic stress, conflict resolution, and other life/social skills, as well as training for new foster parents.
  • Conducting biweekly home visits with child and foster parents, maintaining close contact with foster parents, DSS worker, school and legal representation.
  • Participate in clinical supervision and program development to improve client services.
  • Providing crisis intervention after hours, family or individual therapy, and in-home training to foster families and children.
  • Maintaining case records on all foster children in the program.
  • Supervising other program staff or student interns, as assigned Creating Foster Parent Profiles to be distributed to DSS agencies Assisting in interviewing prospective employees.
07/2005 to 04/2006 Mental Health Case Management Intern Positive Impact, Inc | City, STATE,
  • Providing mental health therapy to clients that are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS Providing risk reduction knowledge through the homeless outreach program Conducting intakes and bio-psychosocial assessments using the DSM-IV TR Conducting exit interviews and evaluation of programs using SPSS Conducting phone screenings, and various secretarial duties including but not limited to filing, typing and answering the telephone Attending various workshops and trainings.
08/2004 to 05/2006 Teacher's Assistant Clark Atlanta University | City, STATE,
  • Assist in teaching Research Methods course.
  • Grading research proposals, and other various assignments.
  • Assisting students with questions and tutoring.
  • Assisting the Professor with research and in any other area.
08/2004 to 05/2005 Case Management Intern AID Atlanta, Inc | City, STATE,
  • Performing research on various HIV/AIDS foundations and grants.
  • Planning and implementing programs for the Pediatric HIV Department.
  • Soliciting monetary and other various donations.
  • Filing, answering telephones, typing and other various secretarial duties.
Education and Training
Expected in May 2006 M.S.W | Clinical Social Work Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA GPA:
Expected in December 2002 B.A | Sociology University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK GPA:

Minor in Psychology and English

Skills

Conflict resolution, counseling, diagnosis, documentation, grants, team building, mediation, program development, research, staff development, Supervising, teaching, and family/individual therapy

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School Attended

  • Clark Atlanta University
  • University of Tulsa

Job Titles Held:

  • Mental Health Therapist
  • Assessment and Referral Therapist
  • Children's Intake Therapist
  • Program Assistant
  • Clinical Case Manager
  • Mental Health Case Management Intern
  • Teacher's Assistant
  • Case Management Intern

Degrees

  • M.S.W
  • B.A

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