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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - resumesample@example.com - : - -
Summary

Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.

Skills
  • Family Counseling
  • Client Evaluation
  • Defining Treatment Objectives
  • Testing Specimens
  • Individual Therapy
  • Problem Resolution
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Basic Math
  • Training & Development
  • Reliable & Trustworthy
  • Team Building
  • Good Work Ethic
  • Supervision & Leadership
  • Relationship Building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • PPE Use
  • Organizational Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
Experience
10/2021 to Current
Substance Abuse Counselor Massachusetts General Hospital Holyoke, MA,
  • Educated patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources.
  • Supported and counseled clients with drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Identified problem areas impacting participants' ability to successfully complete treatment.
  • Led supportive group discussions and education sessions with alcohol and drug users and families.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Organized treatment projects that focused on problem solving skills and creative thinking.
  • Guided clients in developing skills or strategies for dealing with problems.
  • Promoted high customer satisfaction by resolving problems with knowledgeable and friendly service.
  • Understood and followed oral and written directions.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Identified needs of customers promptly and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
07/2018 to 09/2021
Direct Support Professional Shangri-La Salem, OR,
  • Provided direct care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, fostering activities of daily living.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized environment for client happiness and safety.
  • Supervised medication administration, personal hygiene and other activities of daily living.
  • Followed care plan and directions to administer medications.
  • Assisted individuals in development of social skills to become integrated in community.
  • Assisted individuals in learning and developing new skills.
  • Tracked and reported clients' progress based on observations and conversations.
  • Assisted with planning and coordination of activities and outings based on individual needs.
  • Accompanied or transported clients to appointments, errands and social activities.
  • Documented current patient information to update vital signs, behaviors and eating habits.
  • Developed strong and trusting rapport with patients to facilitate smooth, quality care.
  • Transported clients to doctor's appointments and errands.
  • Advocated for disabled individuals to foster communication and self-expression and achieve goals.
  • Aided with mobility and independence for disabled individuals and continually monitored safety.
  • Enhanced patient wellbeing by supporting participation in recreational activities.
  • Used approved crisis intervention techniques in emergency situations.
  • Reported changes in client condition to administrators, facilitating nursing intervention.
  • Monitored client's well-being, safety and comfort under physician direction.
03/2017 to 05/2018
Office Assistant Aspire Public Schools Huntington Park, CA,
  • Calculated and produced checks for utilities, taxes and other operational payments.
  • Reconciled or entered report discrepancies found in financial records.
  • Performed bookkeeping and accounting consulting services.
  • Performed financial calculations for amounts due, interest charges and balances.
  • Accessed financial information to answer questions and gather details about specific accounts.
  • Classified and summarized financial data to compile and enter in financial records
  • Completed and submitted tax forms and returns, workers' comp forms and pension contribution documentation.
03/2008 to 06/2015
Direct Support Professional Shangri-La Newport, OR,
  • Provided direct care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, fostering activities of daily living.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized environment for client happiness and safety.
  • Supervised medication administration, personal hygiene and other activities of daily living.
  • Followed care plan and directions to administer medications.
  • Assisted individuals in development of social skills to become integrated in community.
  • Assisted individuals in learning and developing new skills.
  • Tracked and reported clients' progress based on observations and conversations.
  • Assisted with planning and coordination of activities and outings based on individual needs.
  • Accompanied or transported clients to appointments, errands and social activities.
  • Documented current patient information to update vital signs, behaviors and eating habits.
  • Developed strong and trusting rapport with patients to facilitate smooth, quality care.
  • Transported clients to doctor's appointments and errands.
  • Advocated for disabled individuals to foster communication and self-expression and achieve goals.
  • Aided with mobility and independence for disabled individuals and continually monitored safety.
  • Enhanced patient wellbeing by supporting participation in recreational activities.
  • Used approved crisis intervention techniques in emergency situations.
  • Reported changes in client condition to administrators, facilitating nursing intervention.
  • Monitored client's well-being, safety and comfort under physician direction.
  • Leveraged database management system to track and report service hours, details of activities and progress on goals.
  • Encouraged and reassured clients throughout transitions to facilitate smooth discharge.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2014 to to
Certified Medical Assistant:
Midwest Technical Institute - Springfield, IL
GPA:
Expected in 06/2003 to to
High School Diploma:
Lanphier High School - Springfield, IL,
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Midwest Technical Institute
  • Lanphier High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Office Assistant
  • Direct Support Professional

Degrees

  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • High School Diploma

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