School Guidance Counselor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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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. Offering 6 years of experience counseling students on mental health, academics and interpersonal conflicts. Driven to help students achieve success by providing guidance on career options, higher education choices and life planning. Attentive in identifying early warning signs of harmful behavior in students to provide preventive counseling. Consistent in meeting the established goals of the counseling program.

  • Group and Individual Instruction
  • Positive Learning Environment
  • Professional Development
  • Student Needs Assessments
  • Standardized Tests
  • Expectation Management
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Common Core Standards
  • Safety Awareness
  • Distance Learning
  • Setting Learning Targets
  • Classroom Management Techniques
  • Google Slides
  • Instructional Techniques
  • Multitasking Abilities
  • State Standards Adherence
  • Remote Assistance
  • Self-Contained Classrooms
  • Family Involvement
  • Federal Guidelines
  • Collaborative Environments
  • Classroom Practices
  • Constructive Feedback
  • Different Learning Styles
  • Progress Report Preparation
  • Nurturing Environment
  • Wellness Strategies
  • Virtual Communities
  • Google Applications
  • Effective Working Relationships
  • Class Engagement
  • Behavior Modeling
  • Success Ed, AWARE, Word, Excel
Work History
Head Start Mental Health Director, 04/2023 - Current
Fullbloom , , 1901 W. Hwy 107 Edinburg,Texas
  • Restructured the Mental Health Program to include new initiatives for centers to better serve our children through our certified Mental Health Counselors.
  • Gather assessment data and MHC service entries from Go Engage that include observations, consultations, and staffing to create Behavioral Management Plans that meet diverse student needs.
  • Identify PIR monthly reports of MH services rendered to children at centers.
  • Communicated with Center Directors, Teacher, Family Service Workers, HS depts., and parents and other employees to identify and resolve Behavioral needs.
  • Maintained up-to-date electronic center and child records in reference to Referral Process for Mental Health Services.
  • Represented MH Dept. during board and community meetings, delivering supporting information and announcing new program goals and initiatives.
  • Developed and updated department goals and objectives throughout fiscal year.
  • Offer training to CD, EAD, teachers, FSW, parents, and department staff on varied topics including Counseling Skills to transition towards a change of program objectives.
School Guidance Counselor, 02/2016 - 06/2021
DISD-Solis MS , , Donna, Texas
  • Progress Monitoring and documentation of Academic Programs that include: [RTI, 504, and LPac].
  • Regularly met with enrolled students to confirm success and identify problem areas.
  • Used data to monitor students' progress and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Implemented career counseling path mandated by state, working with parents and students to implement new parent-teacher conference approach.
  • Collaborated with parents, school faculty and social workers to address problems and grow student success.
  • Conducted individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Taught lessons to students and faculty regarding issues such as bullying and drug abuse.
  • Provided alcohol and drug prevention programs and classes to teach students to handle conflicts without resorting to violence.
  • Identified and addressed concerns of incoming students and parents.
  • Provided crisis intervention in response to emergencies, employing existing trust and rapport to deescalate situations.
  • Identified cases of domestic abuse or other family problems and encouraged students or parents to seek additional assistance from mental health professionals.
Middle School Migrant Teacher, 08/2008 - 02/2016
DISD-Truman Price / J.S. Adame , , Donna, Texas
  • Worked with administrators on behavioral issues to support needs of students.
  • Built learning and citizenship skills to help with personal growth in addition to increasing academic knowledge.
  • Kept classroom environments consistent and focused on learning by establishing and enforcing clear objectives.
  • Assessed submitted class assignments, determined grades and reviewed work with struggling students to boost success chance.
  • Integrated technology into classroom as instructional tool, such as Smartboard.
  • Cultivated relationships with parents for complete support network.
  • Completed in-service and additional training to maintain professional growth.
  • Provided one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Arranged materials and instructional plans to implement immersive activities delving [six weeks based ] concepts.
  • Used PLATO/AWARE to upload student grades and absence data into district computer systems.
  • Collaborated with specialists to meet needs of migrant and sp-ed / resource students requiring extra support.
Early Childhood Teacher (K-5), 08/2000 - 05/2008
Company Name , , Donna, Texas
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
  • Maintained well-controlled classrooms by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Enhanced 5-10-year-old students understanding of rules, safety and behavioral guidelines and disciplinary protocols by redesigning and simplifying them based on classroom populations and student individual needs.
  • Experience encompassed the following: Team Teaching, Self-Contained and Departmentalized modalities.
Master of Science: School Guidance Counselor, Expected in 05/2012
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Edinburg, TX
Bachelor of Science: Interdisciplinary Studies, Expected in 05/2000
University of Texas Pan American - Edinburg, Tx,
  • Dean's List [Fall-1999]
  • Elementary Early Childhood Education Grades: (PK-6)
  • Elementary Self-Contained (PK-6)
  • English Language Arts and Reading (4-8)
  • Generalist (4-8)
  • Bilingual/ESL - Spanish (PK-8)
  • School Counselor (EC-12)

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School Attended

  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • University of Texas Pan American

Job Titles Held:

  • Head Start Mental Health Director
  • School Guidance Counselor
  • Middle School Migrant Teacher
  • Early Childhood Teacher (K-5)


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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