School Counselor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Talented School Counselor offering 22 years' expertise in advising students on relevant topics to help achieve goals. Leader with a focus on developing and upholding the school counseling program objectives. Success-driven when determining solutions for areas in the counseling program that need improvement. Delicate in handling issues involving cultural and socioeconomic differences. Personable and respectful when working with students, parents and administrators.

  • Individual & Small Group Counseling
  • Classroom Guidance Lessons
  • SEL Program Planning
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Confidential services
  • Suicide prevention
  • Working collaboratively
  • 504 Plans
  • Crisis intervention strategies
School Counselor, 08/2011 to Current
Department Of The InteriorMescalero, NM,
  • Worked collectively with education professionals to deliver in-school counseling support for identified students.
  • Established developmentally-appropriate support groups and activities for elementary-aged students.
  • Advised parents and educational professionals on behavior, development and academic needs of students.
  • Kept accurate student records in accordance with legal requirements, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Followed-up with outside mental health service providers to coordinate in-school support.
  • Employed skills in crisis intervention to help resolve difficult situations.
  • Promoted parent and teacher partnerships and communications to support students educational goals.
  • Monitored students academic progress, mental health and sociability through ongoing individual assessments.
  • Followed national ASCA standards in creating and administering the school counseling program.
School Counselor, 07/2006 to 08/2011
Albany Charter School NetworkBaltimore, MD,
  • Monitored academic performance, behavior and attendance for 400+ students.
  • Met with students to address areas of concern, including attendance, grades and credits.
  • Guided students concerning academic goals, occupation preferences and college requirements.
  • Participated actively in parent-teacher and IEP conferences, advocating for students.
  • Supported students, individually and in groups with developing academic, career and social skills.
  • Evaluated transcripts to make certain students were on track toward high school graduation and college admission.
  • Developed written plan for effective delivery of school counseling program based on developmental counseling model for Arizona schools, current school achievement plan and individual school data.
  • Worked collectively with education professionals to deliver in-school counseling support for identified students.
  • Followed-up with outside mental health service providers to coordinate in-school support.
  • Counseled students in career planning, job placement and academic goals.
  • Created and reviewed reports to determine effectiveness of counseling program and make improvements.
Domestic Investigator - Child Support Specialist, 04/2004 to 08/2006
St. Joseph HealthRohnert Park, CA,
  • Interviewed clients to assess situations, capabilities and problems.
  • Facilitated parental workshops and classes to provide support to children in achieving school and academic success.
  • Referred family members to outside support options to assist with coping during times of increased stress.
  • Managed parent support groups addressing topics such as positive discipline and parenting styles.
  • Entered client data in centralized database and maintained up-to-date case records for all clients.
  • Coordinated between various entities to manage cases.
Behavioral Health Specialist, 05/1999 to 01/2004
Child And Family ServicesCity, STATE,
  • Participated in assessments and visits with patients of all ages in various types of settings.
  • Documented information for charts, progress reports, assessments and other paperwork within specific timeframes.
  • Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
  • Worked with parents and teachers to implement consistent behavior therapy techniques at home and school.
  • Conducted outreach, advocacy and rehabilitative services for regular cases and crisis intervention.
  • Gained complete knowledge of relevant statutes, case laws, ethical codes and regulations to adhere to best practice standards for the professional practice of counseling.
  • Gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans.
  • Educated patients, families, and caregivers on diagnosis, treatment, and disease management, equipping them with tools to achieve and maintain optimal psychiatric and mental health.
  • Assisted clients with identifying feelings and behaviors by asking open-ended questions.
  • Recorded comprehensive patient histories and coordinated treatment plans with multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
Education and Training
Doctor of Education: Behavioral Health And Organizational Leadership, Expected in 12/2020
Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
Master of Arts: Educational Counseling, Expected in 05/2000
University Of Phoenix - Honolulu, HI,
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education, Expected in 05/1995
Prescott College - Prescott, AZ
Associate of Arts: Early Childhood Development, Expected in 05/1987
Los Angeles Valley College - Van Nuys, CA
Specialized Trainings
  • Certified Behavior Support Specialist - 2014
  • FEMA Emergency Management Training - 2014
  • Individual & Group Crisis Intervention Training, ICISF & CISM - 2015
  • PBIS Tiers I, II & III Training, Marana Unified School District - 2017
  • Managing School Crisis Training, ICISF & CISM - 2018
  • Active Shooter Training, Pima County Sheriff's Department - 2019

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School Attended

  • Grand Canyon University
  • University Of Phoenix
  • Prescott College
  • Los Angeles Valley College

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  • School Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Domestic Investigator - Child Support Specialist
  • Behavioral Health Specialist


  • Doctor of Education
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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