school counselor resume example with 5+ years of experience

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Compassionate counselor with three years direct experience working with families and students ages 11-18. Individual counseling experience with young adults and issues such as academic difficulties, sexual harassment, bullying, motivation, and inclusion. Facilitated groups dealing with grief, isolation, transitions to new situations, conflict resolution and organization.

  • Conflict Mediation
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Academic Support
  • Compassionate
  • Career Advising
  • Rational Problem Solving
  • Special Education
  • Maintaining Confidentiality
  • Academic Advisement
  • Diverse Student Populations
  • Staff Training and Development
  • Student Counseling
  • 504 Plans
  • Listening Actively
  • School Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Crisis Intervention Strategies
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • COMPUTER SKILLS: Extensive experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Designated local computer trainer/liaison in former jobs
Education and Training
University of St. Thomas Houston, TX Expected in 12/2022 : Graduate Studies in Counseling - GPA :
  • Graduate course: Addiction. Coursework covering elements of addiction including causes, behaviors, consequences, and counseling styles related to successfully dealing with different types of addiction. Coursework included weekly journals and case studies. Projects included media covering addiction, attending AA meetings, and collaborating with an addiction counselor.
  • Graduate course: Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling. Coursework covering topics involving ethical and legal issues such as privacy, relationships, building trust, working with various groups and diversity. Coursework included weekly papers sharing experiences where legal or ethical situations were presented from past counseling experiences.
Texas A&M University Commerce, Texas, Expected in 08/1998 Master of Science Degree : Counseling - GPA :
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Graduate courses in Group Processes, Career Development, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Marriage and Family Counseling, and Research Literature and Counseling Techniques.
  • Practicum completed at McKinney High School while working with adolescent issues including course selection, addiction, transitioning into new environments, sexual harassment, miscarriage, abandonment and many other developmental issues on a daily basis.
Texas A&M University College Station, Expected in 12/1993 Bachelor of Arts Degree : English, Minors in Psychology And History - GPA :
Chatham County Schools - School Counselor
Pittsboro, NC, 07/1999 - 05/2000
  • Responsibilities included providing comprehensive services to teachers, parents, students, administrators, and community members; enrolling new students; classroom guidance; coordinating meetings; organizing test administration; implementing programs to improve school climate, and problem-solving in a variety of areas.
  • Counseled students regarding variety of social, educational and interpersonal issues.
Round Lake Area Schools - Middle School Counselor
Round Lake, IL, 07/1998 - 05/1999
  • Consulted with families and staff to discuss strategies necessary for improved student social and academic performance.
  • Counseled students regarding variety of social, educational and interpersonal issues.
  • Applied positive reinforcement to redirect negative behaviors.
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Communicated and collaborated well with educators from various grade levels.
  • Assisted with implementation of student's individualized IEP at discretion and direction of teachers and administrators.
Reynolds School District #7 - High School Counselor
Fairview, OR, 07/1997 - 06/1998
  • Established trusting relationship with students and parents to nurture confidence in school counseling process.
  • Counseled students regarding variety of social, educational and interpersonal issues.
  • Identified at-risk students to provide support for successful academic experience and personal growth.
  • Assessed students and proposed behavior management plans to alleviate academic and social problems.
  • Aided students in college and career readiness process, helping with course selection and career assessments.
  • Evaluated students' academic and career plans to assist in setting realistic goals.
  • Placed students into academically appropriate classes after reviewing data and records.
Calhoun Intermediate School District - Secondary English Teacher
Marshall, MI, 07/1994 - 06/1997
  • Apollo Junior High
  • Subject taught: 9th grade
  • English
  • School Activities: Ninth-grade cheerleader coach; computer liaison for AJH, Technology Trailblazer 1997
  • Designed challenging course to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
  • Incorporated reading strategies to inspire confidence and demonstrate fluent reading skills.
  • Created and implemented lesson plans, modifying for differences in student learning styles.
  • Urged students to choose books based on interests to boost reading frequency and engagement.
  • Attended professional development training to improve knowledge and skills.
Additional Information
  • AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES: , Pinnacle Sales Award, received in April 2001 for being in top 10

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School Attended

  • University of St. Thomas
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas A&M University

Job Titles Held:

  • School Counselor
  • Middle School Counselor
  • High School Counselor
  • Secondary English Teacher


  • Master of Science Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree

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