residential substance use disorder counselor resume example with 12+ years of experience

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

Caring, empathetic, engaging Substance Use Disorder counseling professional. With 5 years of experience in Residential/Correctional settings. Exceptionally talented at building rapport with different patient groups to encourage honesty and growth in recovery. Skilled in team building techniques, working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges. Passionate about providing guidance and resources for patients with substance abuse issues.

  • Skilled at motivational interviewing.
  • Knowledgeable in addictive disorders, mental health disorders, and cognitive related diagnosis.
  • Trained in the areas of group, individual and family counseling. Proficient in didactic presentations, risk reduction presentations and sexual health. Additionally, skilled case manager with knowledge and experience in treatment planning, discharge planning, crisis prevention/intervention, clinical evaluation, screening, assessments and documentation requirements.
  • Proficient in conducting SBIRT and ASAM Assessments.
  • Knowledge of cross-cultural differences and experience in working with diverse population.
  • Ability to work independently and also within a group dynamic.
  • Strong organizational, verbal and written skills.
  • Detail oriented and organized.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, maintain calm under pressure and think critically during crisis situations.
Work History
12/2017 to Current Residential Substance Use Disorder Counselor Belk | Savannah, GA,
  • Conduct admission, intake and orientation for clients who are entering Residential services.
  • Assist clients in identifying treatment plan goals, objectives, and interventions and ensure witten individualized treatment plan is created and maintained following policy and procedure.
  • Provide case management services, as needed, following best practices to provide linkage and advocacy to client's needs.
  • Create and manage clinical documentation for clients such as intakes, referrals, diagnosis, treatment plans, discharge summaries, and progress notes.
  • Provide individual sessions to help clients identify substance use patterns following mission, goals, objectives, and recovery services policies and procedures.
  • Utilize ASAM and DSM-5 literature when making substance use diagnoses and recommendations.
  • Administers Alaska Screening Tool and Bio-Psycho-Social substance use assessment instruments to determine treatment recommendations relative to appropriate level of treatment services based on criteria developed by American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Understand uses of Trauma-Informed and Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques.
  • Maintain relationships with all partnering agencies and referral resources.
06/2017 to 11/2017 Client Monitor Akeela Inc | City, STATE,
  • Perform facility bed checks and record the results on a nightly run sheet, confirming the client’s presence.
  • File paperwork assigned by the Counselors and Program Manager in the client chart each shift.
  • Perform scheduled med calls and review the accuracy of those events.
  • Inventory contents of the Medications Cabinet and compile a list of those items that need to be ordered as directed to do so by the Program Manager or Designee, and keep medication area organized.
  • Walk the facility regularly to ensure client safety and logging significant events in staff communication log.
  • Make photocopies of various items as requested by administrative or other staff for program operations.
  • Check Akeela email and read the facility communication log at the beginning of each shift.
  • Collect Urinalysis samples as directed by clinical staff and record results appropriately.
  • Conduct fire and earthquake drills as directed by program manager or designee, document the results and submit to the floor counselor.
  • Notify verbally any significant events to the relief staff at the end of every shift, pointing out problems noted, unhealthy client interaction, or safety problems.
  • Make reports of significant events to appropriate off duty staff when necessary such as an abortee, medical emergency, or any other event as directed by the Critical Incident Report guidelines.
11/2009 to 11/2017 Cosmetics Counter Manager Nordstrom | City, STATE,
  • Set up sales floor, developed department procedures and implemented company policies to maximize cosmetics sales.
  • Coached cosmetics sales team on promotions and events to increase marketing effectiveness and boost sales of critical merchandise.
  • Trained cosmetics personnel in sales techniques and product line to improve recommendations and increase upselling for department.
  • Maintained accurate inventory and sales records for department.
  • Created and led sales promotions and advertising strategies to boost profits and bring in new customers.
  • Submitted reports to senior management to aid in business decision-making and planning.
  • Educated staff on strategies for handling difficult customers and challenging situations.
  • Promoted business' development by building and maintaining relationships with new clients.
  • Managed team of 3 associates in cosmetics department to achieve and maintain highest standards of customer service
Expected in 08/2011 to to Associate of Science | Business Administration Charter College, Anchorage, AK GPA:

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School Attended

  • Charter College

Job Titles Held:

  • Residential Substance Use Disorder Counselor
  • Client Monitor
  • Cosmetics Counter Manager


  • Associate of Science

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