School Counselor resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Diligent School and Licensed Professional Counselor with 15+ years of mental health and related expertise providing individualized 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 alike.

  • Student Records Management
  • Data-driven decision making (RTII/MTSS)
  • Special Education LEA
  • Administration of KBIT & OLSAT Exams
  • Mediation and Crisis intervention
  • Program Development and Management
  • Google Suite expertise
  • Coordinator of related service providers and outside agencies
  • Crisis Intervention
Work History
School Counselor, 09/2019 - Current
Wayne Nj Public Schools Wayne, NJ,
  • Collaborated with teachers and administrators in development, evaluation and revision of Chapter 339 School Counseling program and in preparation of future district initiatives within the School Counseling Department.
  • Prepared students for later educational experiences by encouraging exploration of learning opportunities and perseverance through challenging tasks related to Academic, Social/Emotional and Career Readiness.
  • Provided crisis intervention in response to emergencies, employing existing trust and rapport to deescalate situations. Acted as part of school Crisis Response Team, enacting specific protocols depending on situation at hand.
  • Used data such as DIBELS, Acadience, and other progress monitoring to asses students' progress and recommend solutions for improvement along with MTSS/RTII Coordinator and Special Education personnel as needed.
  • Identified cases of potential domestic, drug/alcohol abuse or other related problems and encouraged students and/or parents to seek additional assistance from mental health professionals as part of the Student Assistance Program.
  • Assisted in the development and implementation of student caregiver focused presentations for the ESASD through virtual platforms in collaboration with the Coordinator of Social Services and Superintendent of Programs. Presentations developed included: How Young Students Learn; Self-Care for Families; How to Implement Positive Behavior Supports in the Home Setting, etc.
  • Regularly met with students to discuss strengths and identify problem areas through individual and small group counseling sessions.
Owner/Licensed Professional Counselor, 02/2018 - Current
A Mindful Insight Counseling, LLC City, STATE,
  • Identified risk and resiliency factors within individual youth, peer group, family, school, and community and developed strategies for intervention
  • Assessed patient behavior, moods and other responses to determine correct diagnosis and devise treatment plans.
  • Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.
  • Provided individual counseling services to many high school and middle school students within the county experiencing various mental health and related issues and partnered to facilitate weekly support groups.
  • Kept abreast of new and developing information in mental health field by regularly attending professional conferences and workshops.
  • Assessed student issues pertaining to depression, anxiety and physical abuse to resolve conflicts between students, peers and teachers.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate community based resources.
  • Utilized therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness techniques to address client needs.
  • Assisted families with educational evaluation processes and procedures in order to address school-based social/emotional needs within the school setting, as well as provide suggested accommodations and/or modifications to school-based plans.
School Counselor/Elementary Department Chairperson, 08/2010 - 08/2016
East Stroudsburg Area School District City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with district level administrators and other staff to facilitate Elementary School Counseling programming and address staffing needs based on State and National guidelines.
  • Assisted with writing ESASD Comprehensive School Guidance Plan (Chapter 339) along with other district staff and administrators, as well as PDE Representatives and members of the local Career and Technical Institute and community stakeholders.
  • Coordinated Career Guidance programming for six Elementary buildings including obtaining curriculum through Junior Achievement; facilitating 5th grade field trips to MCTI and networking with community stakeholders during public speaking engagements with local Rotary Clubs and professional business groups such as BNI - Stroudsburg Chapter.
  • Established and administered annual budget with effective controls to prevent overages, minimize burn rate and support sustainability objectives.
  • Evaluated guidance programming for effectiveness and fidelity through community needs surveys, staff time on task analyses, and feedback from student/caregiver input.
  • Cultivated a positive school community through active engagement with families, staff, and other community members, communicating frequently about district and building level initiatives offered to students.
  • Acted as LEA for Special Ed. meetings and evaluation procedures, including case management for all building Section 504/Chapter 15 Plans.
  • Individual and Small Group Counseling at building level.
  • Classroom guidance instruction on Bullying Prevention, Social Skills, Career Awareness and special topics as deemed necessary by the needs of individual classrooms.
Master of Science: Counseling, Expected in
Marywood University - Scranton, Pa,
Bachelor of Arts: , Expected in
East Stroudsburg University - East Stroudsburg, Pa,
  • Licensed Professional Counselor - August 2016
  • Certified School Counselor K-12, PDE - August 2009
  • Educational Specialist II Certification, PDE
  • National Board Certified Counselor, NBCC

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School Attended

  • Marywood University
  • East Stroudsburg University

Job Titles Held:

  • School Counselor
  • Owner/Licensed Professional Counselor
  • School Counselor/Elementary Department Chairperson


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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