school counselor resume example with 16+ years of experience

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I am an experienced mother of four, clinical social worker. I have found my calling the past 16 years working as a School Counselor for Quincy Public Schools. Although I love my work as a School Counselor as my own children get older I would love to re-engage in the world of outside providers as a Clinical Social Worker. I am licensed as both a Licensed Certified Social Work and School Adjustment Counselor/Licensed School Social Worker. It is a goal of mine to pursue supervision under an LICSW to further hone my skills.

Of particular importance, our youngest daughter has struggled with multiple developmental & social emotional difficulties. She is currently engaged in weekly Occupational therapy to address sensory integration issues and bi-weekly Play Therapy to address Anxiety.

  • Student Performance Evaluations
  • Crisis Intervention Strategies
  • Educational Problem Identification
  • Conflict Management Education
Education and Training
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA Expected in 06/2006 : Master of Social Work - GPA :
University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA Expected in 06/2004 Bachelor of Arts : Social Services - GPA :
  • [Accrediting Agency], [Field of study]: [Degree, Certificate or Designation]
Alamogordo Public Schools - School Counselor
Alamogordo, NM, 09/2006 - Current
  • Counseled students in career planning, job placement and academic goals.
  • 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.
  • Worked with parents and teachers to implement consistent behavior therapy techniques at home and school.
  • Counseled students to achieve [Number]% academic improvement.
  • Followed [Location] standards in creating and administering school counseling programs.
  • Promoted parent and teacher partnerships and communications to support students educational goals.
  • Coordinated development and implementation of students Individualized Education Plans/Programs (IEPs).
  • Created and reviewed reports to determine effectiveness of counseling program and make improvements.
  • Monitored students academic progress, mental health and sociability through ongoing individual assessments.
  • Encouraged students to carefully consider career options and related academic decisions based on personal strengths and goals.
  • Intervened in crisis situations between students or students and teachers.
  • Employed skills in crisis intervention to help resolve difficult situations.
  • Consulted regularly with parents, administrators and specialists to coordinate individualized support for struggling students.
  • Improved students' access to career planning information, work experience and employers by setting up special events.
  • Coordinated alcohol and drug prevention programs to cultivate atmosphere focused on positive decision-making.
  • Assessed students one-on-one to gauge interests and better meet changing demands.
  • Counseled students directly on course choices, schedules and study habits.
  • Helped teachers and administrators optimize curriculum offerings and successfully prepare students for higher education, vocational school or direct employment.
Adult And Child - Staff Therapist
Spencer, IN, 07/2006 - 07/2007
  • Stayed up to date on latest treatment plans and condition-based research.
  • Evaluated patients and utilized [Description] diagnostic criteria to assess root causes.
  • Provided education to patients and relatives regarding conditions and treatments.
  • Screened clients with emphasis placed on mental health, addiction severity and co-occurring disorders.
  • Prepared reports documenting mental health assessments and suggested appropriate therapies to aid in treatment.
  • Referred clients to medical, housing, social services, employment and legal assistance support services.
  • Developed and implemented [Type] intervention plans.
  • Evaluated substance use disorders and related mental health issues.
  • Facilitated and obtained appropriate authorizations for care.
  • Utilized meditation, guided imagery and reiki with patients and families.
  • Delivered appropriate therapy based on diagnosis and individual needs.
  • Maintained progress notes and documentation for patient health records.
  • Managed caseload of multiple sessions weekly using various types of therapies and approaches.
  • Performed comprehensive assessments for each patient.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team to determine effective treatment plans.
  • Defined strategies and created plan to achieve ambitious operational objectives.
Brockton Family & Community Resources - MSW Clinical Intern
City, STATE, 09/2005 - 05/2006
  • Provided individual and family therapy and support under direction of experienced staff.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team of mental health case managers and disability workers.
  • Organized and secured case records and reports to maintain confidentiality of client treatment
  • Attended meetings, training, conferences and seminars to advance professional knowledge.
  • Offered community resources and referrals to support client basic needs.
  • Communicated with public social and welfare agencies to obtain and provide [Type] information.
  • Acted as role model for clients by exhibiting positive behaviors.
  • Provided counseling and emotional support for [Type] patients.
  • Performed psychosocial assessments to identify barriers in patients to obtain or use medications.
  • Collaborated with internal and external providers to obtain patient medications.
  • Arranged and facilitated support groups, life skills education programs and supportive counseling for survivors by coordinating appropriate trained and license service providers.
  • Performed psychosocial assessments and documented casework.
  • Contacted child protective services regarding identified, at-risk children.

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School Attended

  • Boston College
  • University of Massachusetts - Boston

Job Titles Held:

  • School Counselor
  • Staff Therapist
  • MSW Clinical Intern


  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Bachelor of Arts

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