Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Relocating from Virginia to Florida. Empathetic Clinical Social Worker with 5 years' experience providing therapy to individuals and groups of up to 10. Strong record of success with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to move clients toward behavioral goals. Passion for serving mental health populations. Thorough social worker delivers inpatient and outpatient services for optimum treatment. Critical understanding of complex, personalized diagnoses and treatment roadmaps. Adept leadership of community based education programs and initiatives to improve situational understanding and overall patient health. Maintained caseload of approximately 20 of inpatient clients per week. Identified and diagnosed psychological, emotional and behavioral issues. Results-oriented social worker familiar with behavioral analysis, counseling and available resources.

Expected in 2023
Doctorate of Medical Social Work Candidate:
Walden University - Minneapolis, MN
Expected in 05/2016
Master of Science: Clinical Social Work

CSWE Accredited

  • Member of Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Member of Social Work National Honor Society
Expected in 12/2007
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
Work History
04/2019 to 03/2020
Social Worker, MSW Curo Health Services Victoria, TX,
  • Recommended long-term residential treatment, short-term residential treatment and individualized and group drug counseling for clients with substance abuse issues.
  • Delivered comprehensive therapeutic services to adults to support prevention services.
  • Maintained regular contact with clients by conducting individual sessions.
  • Interviewed clients, families or groups to assess situations, limitations and issues and implement services to address needs.
  • Formulated treatment plan strategies with multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive and continuous care plan.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary teams of psychologists, psychiatrist, administrators to create and implement Individualized Service Plans and continuity of care.
  • Developed Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavioral Intervention Plan to identify cause of problem behavior, formulate strategies to address behavior and teach new behavioral skills.
  • Facilitated family therapy sessions between children, caregivers and siblings to remediate conflict and build healthy relationships.
  • Developed and facilitated goal-oriented psycho-education and therapy groups to improve residents' quality of life.
  • Offered therapeutic services and crises intervention to patients.
  • Encouraged socialization and engagement through group therapy, music therapy and social activities.
  • Helped clients develop new coping mechanisms and techniques to drive behavior modification.
  • Completed detailed charts to summarize interactions with patients, coordinate follow-up appointments with community agencies and discharge planning upon discharge.
  • Attended over 100 hours of meetings, conferences and training courses to advance professional knowledge of social work.
  • Provided social work services to psycho-education groups, including psychosocial assessments, individual and family therapy, case management, discharge planning and referrals.
  • Prepared charts for outpatient and inpatient services.
  • Practiced cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement and structural family therapy.
08/2018 to 01/2020
Therapist American Psychological Association Saint Matthews, KY,
  • Developed and implemented intensive individualized treatment plans addressing family relationship problems, destructive patterns of behavior and other psychosocial issues.
  • Counseled individuals and families to bring awareness of problems, deal with crisis situations and develop action plans.
  • Completed full bio-psychosocial assessments to determine best courses of actions.
  • Referred clients to specialists, educational outreach programs or social service agencies for additional interventional needs.
  • Provided tools for clients and families to communicate better and negotiate issues for improved family relationships.
  • Recommended therapeutic action plans and treatments based on results from behavioral assessments.
  • Assisted clients to better understand roles as parents, focusing on developing skills to nurture and guide children.
  • Documented all patient information, treatment plans, and patient responses.
  • Tracked progress according to goals for all interventions.
  • Maintained and updated patient records, including changes in service plans, treatment reports and progress.
  • Guided clients in development of skills and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.
  • Effectively maintained caseload of 25 sessions per week using alternative therapies.
  • Advocated for placement of patients into community-based treatment settings.
  • Gathered information about clients using observational techniques and interviews, case histories and other assessment methodologies.
  • Consulted with other therapists, public and private service agencies to advise clients on resources available.
  • Worked with interdisciplinary treatment team to develop treatment plans.
  • Introduced meditation, guided imagery, breathing techniques and relaxation to patients and families.
  • Conferred with supervisor to determine if non-progressing clients should continue to be counseled or referred to other specialists in such fields as medicine, psychiatry or legal aid.
  • Provided crisis support and emergency care for patients.
  • Worked with clinical psychiatrist and primary care physician to review patient progress and update treatment plans.
  • Evaluated treatment techniques after sufficient time periods to determine effectiveness for each client.
  • Encouraged clients and family members to practice and use skills and strategies for confronting problems constructively.
  • Documented patient information through analyzing data, interview notes and test results, and identified and diagnosed nature of clients' problems.
  • Counseled up to 25 patients weekly with issues such as mood disorders, PTSD and anxiety.
  • Conducted Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and developed behavior intervention plans based on principles of applied behavior analysis.
08/2017 to 11/2018
Intensive In-Home Counselor Davita Jamaica, NY,
  • Established goals and treatment plans through collaborative process with patient utilizing advanced counseling skills, evidenced-based practices and assessments.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Utilized positive uncertainty and multi-systemic family systems therapy to encourage clients and help to handle ambiguity, accept inconsistencies and trust intuition in decision-making.
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion.
  • Ran individual therapy and family therapy sessions for children and adults ages 4 to 99.
  • Offered and documented treatment consent forms in patient health records.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Delivered client assessments for those struggling with addiction or relationship issues and implemented strategies based on client needs.
  • Improved outcomes of patients with psychiatric and co-morbid chronic pain conditions.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Applied array of different methodologies to assist patients with therapy.
  • Consulted with other staff members regarding treatment plans as deemed appropriate by team leader.
08/2015 to 05/2016
Social Worker Intern VA Hospital City, STATE,
  • Documented case notes daily and coordinated follow-up for seamless case management.
  • Worked with medical teams, patients and families to implement effective treatment plans.
  • Coordinated individualized discharge plans to manage safe transition back into community and home environments.
  • Completed psychosocial evaluations and needs assessments.
  • Organized clinical documentation, treatment plans, and referrals.
  • Coordinated program referrals for community-based resources.
  • Prepared all required treatment records and reports.
  • Updated treatment plans on monthly basis with latest intervention strategies and progress notes.
  • Provided ongoing counseling to help patients deal with conditions and processes
  • Preserved and prepared reports and treatment records.
  • Worked with highly concerned customers to understand needs and provide excellent service.
  • Collaborated with community based agencies to achieve 100% discharge and continuity of care.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Served customers in friendly, efficient manner following outlined steps of service.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Carried out day-to-day duties accurately and efficiently.
  • Used Microsoft Word with other software tools to create documents and other communications.
  • Provided social work services to psychodynamic groups, including psychosocial assessments, individual and family therapy, case management, discharge planning and referrals.
  • Practiced cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement and structural family therapy.
  • Applied behavioral analysis techniques to reduce behavioral concerns in clients.
  • Performed assessments to check intellectual, behavioral and environmental well-being.
  • Recognized behavioral issues and responded quickly to minimize disruptions.
  • Skilled community-based case manager
  • Assessing needs
  • Treatment Planning / Patient Discharge
  • Inpatient Therapy / Outpatient Therapy/ Group Therapy / Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Disease management standards
  • Care Coordination
  • Networking with staff / Referrals and Networking
  • Computer skills (Word, email / outlook, spreadsheet, excel , powerpoint etc...)
  • Dependency Units
  • Dependency Investigation Units
  • Social History Intake Procedures
  • Social Service
  • Transportation
  • Quality Of Life Guidelines
  • Air Ambulance
  • Visiting Patient Homes
  • Discharge Planning
  • Quality Assurance Controls
  • Care Management
  • Psychology
  • Documentation Proficiency
  • Behavioral Health
  • Human Resources
  • Shared Governance
  • Patient Rights
  • Patient Care
  • Record Documentation
  • Patient And Family Advocacy
  • Reporting And Analysis
  • Monitoring
  • Utilization Review

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