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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Caring empathetic Care-giver and Substance Abuse Counselor with over 20 years of experience in Inpatient settings. Exceptionally talented at building rapport with different groups of individuals to encourage honesty and growth in recovery from substance abuse.

Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges. Eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel.

Skills
  • Providing Community Referrals
  • Community Resources
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Treatment Planning
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Goal Setting
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Supervision
  • Computer proficiency
  • Written Communication
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Adaptability
Work History
12/2019 to 08/2020
Substance Abuse Counselor Bowery Residents Committee New York, NY,
  • Supported and assessed clients struggling with addiction or relationship issues and devised strategies based on client needs.
  • Developed patient care plans and documented progress toward goals.
  • Led individual and group counseling sessions to meet variety of therapeutic needs for recovering individuals.
  • Developed individual treatment goals based on history and diagnosis.
  • Prepared detailed discharge plans, with patient input, for successful recovery progress after treatment.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Completed required documentation for continued therapy coverage by insurance companies to meet deadlines.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
07/2017 to 12/2019
Substance Abuse Counselor Bowery Residents Committee NY, State,
  • Supported and assessed clients struggling with addiction or relationship issues and devised strategies based on client needs.
  • Led supportive group discussions and education sessions with alcohol and drug users and families.
  • Provided counseling and support to clients with drug and alcohol abuse issues.
  • Offered professional, respectful therapy to addicted individuals in S.T.A.R.S treatment facility.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Prepared detailed discharge plans, with patient input, for successful recovery progress after treatment.
  • Collaborated with physicians to determine effective combination of therapy and medical treatments for patients in recovery.
  • Completed required documentation for continued therapy coverage by insurance companies to meet deadlines.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
04/2004 to 08/2012
Company Owner Helping Hands Adult Family Home City, STATE,
  • Managed 3 employees by supervising daily tasks.
  • Maintain company quality, safety standards, and policies
  • Interviews, hire/fire, payroll, and taxes
  • Resolve conflict and evaluate employees performance
  • Answer emails, and phone calls as well as establish personal relationships with family, clients, and staff
  • Exceptional written and communication skills
  • Extremely organized, multi- tasker, fast learner, Handled incoming mail, bills and invoices and completed appropriate actions.
  • Constant communication with Drs, therapist, and pharmacies
  • Assisted clients with daily living needs to maintain self-esteem and general wellness.
  • Maintained clean, safe and well-organized patient environment.
  • Assisted disabled clients to support independence and well-being.
  • Cleaned house, ran errands, managed laundry and completed weekly grocery shopping.
  • Provided safe mobility support to help patients move around personal and public spaces.
  • Monitored client vital signs, administered medications and tracked behaviors to keep healthcare supervisor well-informed.
  • Turned and positioned bedbound patients to prevent bedsores and maintain comfort levels.
  • Established nutritious meal plans and prepared daily offerings to meet patient dietary needs.
  • Offered companionship and kindness to elderly patients.
  • Provided compassionate and patient-focused care to cultivate well-being.
  • Cooked meals and assisted patients with eating tasks to support healthy nutrition.
  • Built and maintained rapport with clients and family members to facilitate trusting caregiver relationship.
  • Supported daily hygiene needs of patients by assisting with bathing, dressing, dental care and personal grooming.
  • Monitored clients' overall health and well-being and noted any significant changes.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, grooming, dressing and oral hygiene care both in private residences and facilities.
  • Documented residents' behavior in terms of mental status, sleeping and eating patterns in medical record books.
  • Laundered items, changed sheets and made bed to keep patients' bedroom clean.
  • Entrusted to handle confidential and sensitive situations in professional matter.
  • Planned, prepared and served meals and snacks according to prescribed diets.
  • Helped clients maintain optimal health by overseeing medication administration and all doctor's appointments.
  • Applied mobility assistance knowledge to safely ambulate patients in different spaces involving varying elevations and obstacles.
  • Maintained strong connections within caregiver community to gain continuous knowledge.
  • Recorded patients' pulse, blood pressure and respirations (TPRs) to assess and document important health information.
  • Replaced bandages, dressings and binders to care for wounds and encourage healing.
  • Guided patients to restroom, to support bladder and bowel relief requirements.
Education
Expected in 06/2018 to to
Associate of Arts: Addiction Studies
Spokane Falls Community College - Spokane, WA
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Spokane Falls Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Company Owner

Degrees

  • Associate of Arts

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