school counselor resume example with 12+ years of experience

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

Determined School Counselor with success in helping students achieve educational goals and personal well-being. Talented in meeting the objectives of the counseling program by providing preventive education, advocacy, mediation and counseling to students. Sensitive to socioeconomic and cultural difference of students. Gifted School Counselor with four years of expertise providing group and individual counseling to promote success among students. Proven leader focused on establishing and maintaining school counseling program objectives in collaboration with administrators, teachers and parents. Results-oriented when reviewing reports on the effectiveness of the counseling program to determine areas for improvement. Respectful active listener when counseling students and interacting with parents and administrators. Results-focused School Counselor and team facilitator adept in coordinating and instituting IEP and 504 plans. Proficient manager of time, schedules and program objectives.

  • Data-driven decision making
  • Team collaboration and leadership
  • Mediation and crisis intervention
  • Student records management
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • Individualized Education Programs
  • Program Development and Management
  • Student Progress Reporting
  • Individual and Family Support
  • Diverse Groups Presentations
  • Crisis Intervention Strategies
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Performance Evaluations
Work History
09/2013 to Current School Counselor Department Of The Interior | Marblemount, WA,
  • Collaborated with behavioral aides, teachers, psychiatrists, and school nurses to assess student needs and strengths.
  • Administered functional behavioral assessments and developed behavior intervention plans to target maladaptive behaviors.
  • Conducted group and individual counseling services to elementary students to meet developmental, preventive, and remedial needs of students with learning disabilities.
  • Organized and developed SEL community and school activities to enhance student learning and engage students.
  • Maintained confidential behavioral data, special education reports, and services reports.
  • Used educational assessment strategies such as Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Student Study Teams (SST) to assist teachers with the educational placement of students.
08/2009 to 08/2011 Emotional Behavior Clinician Brighton School District 27J | Brighton, CO,
  • Designed individual education plans to encourage student growth according to different learning abilities and needs.
  • Planned daily activities to keep students engaged and on track with learning goals.
  • Promoted memory, cognition and language development with hands-on activities and individualized instruction.
  • Mentored new teachers on student progress monitoring and legal document preparation.
  • Improved behavior by modeling positive choices and teaching socially-acceptable options.
  • Applied proven strategies to improve students' sensory- and perceptual-motor skills.
  • Worked closely with parents and guardians to address students' issues on multiple fronts.
  • Provided professional development training to educate faculty and staff on laws and regulations governing special education.
  • Helped students with special needs integrate into general classroom environments by advocating for individual requirements and helping teachers solve problems.
  • Coordinated regular meetings to share and analyze student performance data and success plans with colleagues and parents.
  • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement.
  • Managed on-site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys.
  • Identified issues, analyzed information and provided solutions to problems.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Participated in continuous improvement by generating suggestions, engaging in problem-solving activities to support teamwork.
  • Prepared a variety of different written communications, reports and documents to ensure smooth operations.
  • Monitored company inventory to keep stock levels and databases updated.
  • Created spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for daily, weekly and monthly reporting.
  • Developed team communications and information for meetings.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
08/2007 to 08/2008 Middle School Counselor Miami Dade Public Schools | City, STATE,
  • Delivered supportive and knowledgeable counseling to students with academic or personal concerns.
  • Empowered students through counseling and skill-building exercises.
  • Counseled students regarding course and program selection, class scheduling and registration and career planning.
  • Provided alcohol and drug prevention programs and classes to teach students to handle conflicts without resorting to violence.
  • Oversaw career and job fairs to connect students with area schools and employers.
  • Taught lessons to students and faculty regarding issues such as bullying and drug abuse.
  • Instructed individuals in career development, job search and application strategies, resume writing and interview skills.
  • Encouraged students to explore age-appropriate and career-related opportunities.
  • Collaborated with parents, school faculty and social workers to address problems and grow student success.
  • Helped students develop organizational, time management and study skills.
  • Conducted individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Collaborated with teachers and administrators in development, evaluation and revision of school programs and in preparation of master schedules for curriculum offerings.
08/2006 to 08/2007 1st/5th Grade Elementary Teacher Miami Dade Public Schools | City, STATE,
  • Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement.
  • Planned lessons according to district standards to cover requirements and prepare for standardized tests.
  • Kept classroom clean, organized, and safe for students and visitors.
  • Chaperoned field trips to maintain safety and encourage learning.
  • Assessed student progress by administering tests and evaluating results.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs.
  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
  • Boosted individual perseverance and resilience by setting challenging goals and providing realistic support.
  • Collaborated with administrators on classroom policies, management strategies and discipline.
  • Taught lessons encompassing skill-building activities in speaking, writing, reading and listening.
  • Retained student interest and maximized receptive learning.
Expected in 09/2019 to to Master of Science | Organizational Leadership The University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL GPA:
Expected in 12/2005 to to Master of Arts | Counseling Psychology Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH GPA:
Expected in 10/2000 to to Bachelor of Arts | Education Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH GPA:
Expected in 06/1987 to to High School Diploma | Miami Carol City Senior High School, Miami Gardens, FL GPA:

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School Attended

  • The University of West Florida
  • Union Institute & University
  • Union Institute & University
  • Miami Carol City Senior High School

Job Titles Held:

  • School Counselor
  • Emotional Behavior Clinician
  • Middle School Counselor
  • 1st/5th Grade Elementary Teacher


  • Master of Science
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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