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


Highly qualified public and human services professional skilled at building strong working relationships with fellow staff, supervisors and community members. Public relations experience, working on city, state and county task forces and collaborative government associations.

Highlights
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Inter-governmental and legislative relations
  • Analytical thinker
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Community development
  • Citizen engagement
  • Expert in justice Local government background
  • Project management
  • Creative problem solver
  • Superb writer and editor
  • Local government background
  • Veterans Court policy development
  • system
  • DSM-IV knowledge
  • Group behavior and dynamics
  • Case planning
  • Court procedures familiarity
  • Biopsychosocial assessments
  • Sound judgment
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training
  • Addictions specialist
  • Conflict resolution training
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • PTSD specialist
  • Suicide risk assessments
  • Community resources specialist
  • State and federal legal knowledge
  • Pre-sentence investigations
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Outreach programming
  • Mental health disorders knowledge
  • Urinalysis testing
Accomplishments
  • COUNSELOR PROBATION, SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURT PROBATION-VETERANS TREATMENT COURT COUNSEL CLIENTS INDIVIDUALLY AND IN GROUPS, ASSIST WITH PROGRAM SCHEDULING AND REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT INTO COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS.
  • SERVE AS A LIAISON AMONG CLIENTS, TO OUTSIDE PROFESSIONALS, AND SUPPORT SERVICE PROGRAMS.
  • ADVICE CLIENTS ON LIFE SKILLS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING CAREER PLANNING, RESUME BUILDING, AND EDUCATION PLANNING.
  • ADDRESS CLIENT'S CRITICAL NEEDS, REFER TO APPROPRIATE PROGRAMS AND ASSIST WITH OBTAINING COMMUNITY RESOURCES.
  • CONSULT WITH PARENTS, PROVIDERS, AND EDUCATORS TO ADDRESS CLIENTS TREATMENT NEEDS, EDUCATIONAL GOALS AND CAREER GOALS.
  • WORK CLOSELY WITH CLIENTS SEEKING EDUCATION AND JOB TRAINING TO ENSURE CLIENT IS MATCHED WITH BEST PROGRAM FOR THEIR NEEDS, LIFE STYLE AND COMMITMENT LEVEL KNOWLEDGE OF ALCOHOL/DRUG COUNSELING ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND VARIOUS TESTING USED BY COMMUNITY PROVIDERS.
  • MAINTAIN CONFIDENTIAL PROGRESS NOTES AND MANAGE CASELOAD OF ASSIGNED CLIENTS OVER SEVERAL YEAR PERIOD.
  • EVALUATE CLIENT PROGRESS AND ENSURE IMPLANTATION OF SKILLS AND TOOLS ARE BEING USED BY CLIENT.
  • COMMUNICATE AND ADVOCATE EFFECTIVELY WITH OUTSIDE PROFESSIONAL FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CLIENT WHILE MAINTAINING CONFIDENTIALITY.
Experience
PROBATION COUNSELOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SPECIALIST, to
City Of Bellevue ProbationCity, STATE,
  • WITH CLIENTS ON GOAL SETTING AND AVENUES FOR ACHIEVING THEIR GOALS, ADDRESS ANY BARRIERS.
  • WORK CLOSELY WITH ASSIGNED STUDENT INTERNS, IN THEIR WORK STUDY PROGRAMS.
  • EDUCATE AND TRAIN, WORK WITH STUDENTS ON MEETING THEIR EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES AND OUTLINED PROGRAM GOALS PROVIDE ALCOHOL/DRUG, AND ANGER MANAGEMENT INTERVENTION.
  • CREATE CONTACTS WITH COMMUNITY PROVIDERS, SCHEDULE MEETINGS, SITE TOURS, AND VISITS.
  • ASSESS AND EVALUATE AGENCY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES IN ORDER TO BETTER ALIGN CLIENTS WITH THE BEST MATCH IN SERVICES FOR THEIR NEEDS AND GOALS.
  • MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIPS WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR PURPOSE OF EFFECTIVE PLACEMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THEIR PROGRAMS.
  • ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THERAPEUTIC VETERANS TREATMENT COURT, DEVELOPMENT OF GOALS, PROGRAM CRITERIA, DEVELOPMENT OF POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL, WORK JOINTLY WITH FEDERAL AND STATE AGENTS.
  • ATTENDED ALCOHOL/DRUG COUNSELING WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS TO KEEP ABREAST WITH THE MOST CURRENT COUNSELING TRENDS.
  • MAINTAINED DETAILED PROGRESS AND CASE MANAGEMENT NOTES, NOTING CHANGES IN BEHAVIOR, MOOD AND FUNCTIONING.
  • WORKED CLOSELY WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CLIENTS TO ENSURE SUCCESS WITH THEIR PROGRAMS.
  • RAPIDLY LEARNED AND MASTERED VARIED COMPUTER PROGRAMS.
  • FACILITATE INTERVENTION COURSES BASED OFF MORAL RECOGNITION THERAPY MODELS TARGETED AT BEHAVIOR CHANGE AND POSITIVE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.
  • GAINED EXPERIENCE WORKING UNDER STRICT DEADLINES AND HANDLING HIGH VOLUMES OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.
  • WORK CLOSELY WITH VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR ON TRAINING, COACHING AND SUPERVISION OF VOLUNTEERS AND INTERN.
  • Provide counseling and case management to clients.
  • Work with clients on personal development, life skills and goal setting.
  • Oversee client progress; maintain detailed progress notes and case management reports.
  • Conducted bio-psycho-social evaluations and drafted confidential reports concerning information obtained during evaluations make recommendations for treatment and care needs based on assessments and information gathered.
  • Conducted and prepared complex Alcohol/Drug Evaluations for court ordered clients.
  • Managed assigned case load of varying risk levels, with minimal supervision.
  • Ensured clients full compliance with court requirements and tight deadlines.
  • Developed ability to motivate clients to move in positive direction through counseling, guidance, and advocacy.
  • Attended college career fairs to recruit students to participate in internship program.
  • In addition to counseling case load volunteered to work directly with student interns, train, supervise, and assist them in future career planning and educational goals.
  • Write letters of recommendation for past interns, regarding their capabilities and qualities learned during their internship.
  • Appointed to serve as Domestic Violence Specialist for City of Bellevue Probation Department participated in community and criminal justice based Domestic Violence Task Forces working to reduce family violence.
  • Prepared and facilitated Domestic Violence Trainings for volunteer staff.
  • Facilitated Behavior Modification courses targeted to education and motivate changes in behavior.
  • Developed learning materials and exercises that were engaging and interactive allowing students to learn materials and retain information.
  • Developed educational teaching techniques which allowed participants to discover how their values and attitudes affected their decisions and behavior.
  • Educated students on the various forms of thinking errors and negative thinking patterns.
  • Administered Thinking Reports to demonstrate Behavioral Modification to students.
  • Discussed how student's personal values and attitudes can affect how they handle themselves in various life situations.
  • Ensured course work presented was stimulating and appropriate, provided students with educational materials developed I developed and materials provided by agency.
  • Educated students about how their value system directly impacts their lives and daily decisions.

Created, organized and maintained files, daily case notes and electronic databases.Referred offenders to appropriate community agencies to complete services in compliance with court orders.Supervised adult offenders to monitor compliance with court ordered conditions.Recommended probation conditions to the court, including drug treatment, vocational rehabilitation and mental health programs.Offered transitional services for program offenders, including referral to appropriate community agencies and organizations.Organized office schedules and maintained relationships with necessary agency contacts.Participated in Worked in collaboration with offenders to engage them in case planning.Facilitated cognitive behavioral programs with offenders in a group setting.Interviewed and assessed Selected and compiled relevant information and resources for clients to support them in overcoming mental and emotional problems.Worked with Referred clients to outside social service providers to address psychiatric and personal issues.Pursued ongoing education and training opportunities to further develop professional skills. clients with co-occurring disorders.new clients each week. revocation hearings to stay informed of the relevant legal processes.

Truancy Intervention Specialist, to
Seattle Public SchoolsCity, STATE,
  • Interviewed and assessed new students monthly
  • Cultivated positive relationships with other mental health professionals, programs and associations.
  • Administered discipline appropriately and set limits for behavior.
  • Implemented therapeutic plans for each child and recorded child's progress in case file.
  • Referred students and families to mental health resources in the community for further services.
  • Communicated regularly with family members and significant others during the treatment process.
  • Selected and compiled relevant information and resources for clients to support them in overcoming mental and emotional problems.
  • Referred family members to outside support options to help them cope during times of increased stress.Conferred with parents and guardians, teachers and administrators to resolve clients' behavioral and academic problems.
FAMILY LAW COURT COORDINATOR, to
King County Superior CourtCity, STATE,
  • Facilitate the flow of courtroom proceedings; oversee courtroom logistics during trials and hearings.
  • Perform tasks in court, including writing court orders based on judicial officers' determinations and monitoring case readiness.
  • Notify all parties of case status.
  • Perform operational support activities including scheduling of court dates and determining priority order of cases with respect to local court rules/legal time frames.
  • Perform related calendaring, motion tracking and pre-trial conference functions.
  • Coordinate security response to courtrooms and court-related areas when required.
  • Assess trial and hearing readiness status of pending cases.
  • Assign confirmed motions to specific courtrooms and commissioners.
  • Coordinate with courts regarding reassignment of cases.
  • Facilitate communication between judges, commissioners, court staff, and the public.
  • Respond to various inquiries regarding specific court rules, policies and procedures.
  • Record all pertinent information from court orders onto court calendars to facilitate future court hearings; transmit documents and synchronize notices.
  • Confirm court hearings and prepare working papers for the commissioners in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Handle sensitive, confidential situations; respond to inquiries and resolve issues.
  • Generate reports from databases.
  • Processes mail.
  • May train new employees in courtroom and hearing procedures, confirmation procedures, and computer applications.
  • Domestic Violence Legal Advocate, YWCA, East Cherry.
Education
Domestic Violence Victim Issues, 30 Hours State Certified Advocacy Training/Education. Domestic Violence Perpetrators Cycle of Abuse, 30 Hours State Certified.: , Expected in 2010 to - ,
GPA:
Certified Alcohol/Drug Assessment Counselor: Addictions, Expected in 2002 to BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Bellevue, Washington
GPA:
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology, Expected in 1998 to UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON - Seattle, WA
GPA:

Sociology

Coursework in criminal justice, and law

Minor in society and justice

Coursework in Law and Political Science

High School Diploma: , Expected in 1994 to FOREST RIDEG SCHOOL OF THE SACRED HEART - Bellevue, WA
GPA:
Interests
SUMMER YOUTH COUNSELOR, ST. MONICA PARISH, MERCER ISLAND, WA ASSISTED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES FOR JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH YOUTH WHICH FOSTERED SPIRITUAL FORMATION. THIS INCLUDED RETREATS, AND ACTIVITIES WHICH FOCUSED ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, SOCIALS, RECREATION, ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES, OUTREACH PROGRAMS, YOUTH-ORIENTED LITURGIES, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES. GAINED EXPERIENCE COLLABORATING WITH THE PASTORAL LEADER, STAFF, AND CONSULTATIVE BODIES TO IMPLEMENT THE VISION OF THE PARISH. ASSISTED WITH DEVELOPMENT OF PROGRAM BUDGET AS DELEGATED BY THE PASTORAL LEADER. ASSISTED IN PREPARING THE AGENDA OF ACTIVITIES AND PROVIDING INFORMATION TO PASTORAL LEADER AND PARISH MEMBERS. MET REGULARLY WITH PASTORAL LEADER TO DISCUSS FAITH FORMATION ACTIVITIES FOR EVENTS AND COMMUNICATED WITH HOSTING PARISH PASTORAL LEADERS. WORKED WITH ADDITIONAL COUNSELOR TO PLAN, CHAPERON, AND LEAD ACTIVES AND TRIPS AROUND THE WASHINGTON AREA. LEAD DAILY DEVOTIONS, AND MOTIVATED PARTICIPATION FROM YOUTH. PARTICIPANTS' AGES WERE FROM SECOND GRADE THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL. OVERSEE AND GUIDE YOUTH THROUGH PROJECTS AND FUN CAMP ACTIVITIES. SUPERVISE CHRISTIAN BASED FIELD TRIPS, ACTIVITIES AND OVERNIGHT TRIPS, DRIVE TRANSPORTATION VANS PROVIDED THROUGH ARCHDIOCESE. PREPARE OUTLINE FOR RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND BIBLE STUDY. ENSURED ACTIVITIES WERE RUNNING SMOOTHLY AND ADVISE PASTORAL LEADER OF ANY ISSUES. MAKE SURE ALL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES WERE READY AND SET-UP FOR ACTIVITIES IN ADVANCE ENSURE EVENT SITES WERE PROPERLY CLEANED UP AND SUPPLIES STORED SAFELY AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE EVENT. TEACH AND MODEL POSITIVE BEHAVIOR, AND CHRISTIAN VALUES. DEVELOP AND CREATE ACTIVITIES WHICH ALLOWED YOUTH TO GROW IN THEIR FAITH WHILE HAVING FUN. ABILITY TO BE FLEXIBLE AND ADAPTABLE TO CHANGING SITUATIONS AND CHILDREN'S' NEEDS. SCHEDULED AND COORDINATE OVERNIGHT STAYS AT VARIOUS CATHOLIC CHURCHES WITHIN THE ARCHDIOCESE, WHEN TRAVELING OUTSIDE THE SEATTLE AREA FOR WEEKEND ACTIVES, SUCH AS RIVER RAFTING IN THE WENATCHEE RIVER, BIKE TRIP TO SAN JUAN, ETC. PLANNED MEALS COMPLETE SHOPPING FOR MEAL PLANS AND COORDINATE ADDITIONAL CHAPERONS. ENSURE ALL REQUIRED LIABILITY AND HEALTH FORMS WERE COMPLETED AND ON FILE WITH ARCHDIOCESE, AND ENSURE ARCHDIOCESE HAD VALID BACKGROUND RECORD CHECKS ON FILE.
Skills
agency, COACHING, computer applications, conferences, Counselor, COUNSELING, criminal justice, CLIENTS, client, databases, direction, forms, goal setting, Legal, letters, logistics, notes, materials, MEETINGS, mail, policies, Processes, PROGRESS, scheduling, SUPERVISION, teaching, phone, WORKSHOPS
Additional Information
  • SUMMER YOUTH COUNSELOR, ST. MONICA PARISH, MERCER ISLAND, WA
  • ASSISTED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES FOR JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH YOUTH WHICH FOSTERED SPIRITUAL FORMATION. THIS INCLUDED RETREATS, AND ACTIVITIES WHICH FOCUSED ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, SOCIALS, RECREATION, ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES, OUTREACH PROGRAMS, YOUTH-ORIENTED LITURGIES, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES. GAINED EXPERIENCE COLLABORATING WITH THE PASTORAL LEADER, STAFF, AND CONSULTATIVE BODIES TO IMPLEMENT THE VISION OF THE PARISH. ASSISTED WITH DEVELOPMENT OF PROGRAM BUDGET AS DELEGATED BY THE PASTORAL LEADER. ASSISTED IN PREPARING THE AGENDA OF ACTIVITIES AND PROVIDING INFORMATION TO PASTORAL LEADER AND PARISH MEMBERS. MET REGULARLY WITH PASTORAL LEADER TO DISCUSS FAITH FORMATION ACTIVITIES FOR EVENTS AND COMMUNICATED WITH HOSTING PARISH PASTORAL LEADERS. WORKED WITH ADDITIONAL COUNSELOR TO PLAN, CHAPERON, AND LEAD ACTIVES AND TRIPS AROUND THE WASHINGTON AREA. LEAD DAILY DEVOTIONS, AND MOTIVATED PARTICIPATION FROM YOUTH. PARTICIPANTS' AGES WERE FROM SECOND GRADE THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL. OVERSEE AND GUIDE YOUTH THROUGH PROJECTS AND FUN CAMP ACTIVITIES. SUPERVISE CHRISTIAN BASED FIELD TRIPS, ACTIVITIES AND OVERNIGHT TRIPS, DRIVE TRANSPORTATION VANS PROVIDED THROUGH ARCHDIOCESE. PREPARE OUTLINE FOR RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND BIBLE STUDY. ENSURED ACTIVITIES WERE RUNNING SMOOTHLY AND ADVISE PASTORAL LEADER OF ANY ISSUES. MAKE SURE ALL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES WERE READY AND SET-UP FOR ACTIVITIES IN ADVANCE ENSURE EVENT SITES WERE PROPERLY CLEANED UP AND SUPPLIES STORED SAFELY AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE EVENT. TEACH AND MODEL POSITIVE BEHAVIOR, AND CHRISTIAN VALUES. DEVELOP AND CREATE ACTIVITIES WHICH ALLOWED YOUTH TO GROW IN THEIR FAITH WHILE HAVING FUN. ABILITY TO BE FLEXIBLE AND ADAPTABLE TO CHANGING SITUATIONS AND CHILDREN'S' NEEDS. SCHEDULED AND COORDINATE OVERNIGHT STAYS AT VARIOUS CATHOLIC CHURCHES WITHIN THE ARCHDIOCESE, WHEN TRAVELING OUTSIDE THE SEATTLE AREA FOR WEEKEND ACTIVES, SUCH AS RIVER RAFTING IN THE WENATCHEE RIVER, BIKE TRIP TO SAN JUAN, ETC. PLANNED MEALS COMPLETE SHOPPING FOR MEAL PLANS AND COORDINATE ADDITIONAL CHAPERONS. ENSURE ALL REQUIRED LIABILITY AND HEALTH FORMS WERE COMPLETED AND ON FILE WITH ARCHDIOCESE, AND ENSURE ARCHDIOCESE HAD VALID BACKGROUND RECORD CHECKS ON FILE.

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School Attended

  • BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
  • FOREST RIDEG SCHOOL OF THE SACRED HEART

Job Titles Held:

  • PROBATION COUNSELOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SPECIALIST
  • Truancy Intervention Specialist
  • FAMILY LAW COURT COORDINATOR

Degrees

  • Domestic Violence Victim Issues, 30 Hours State Certified Advocacy Training/Education. Domestic Violence Perpetrators Cycle of Abuse, 30 Hours State Certified.
  • Certified Alcohol/Drug Assessment Counselor
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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