Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Licensed, Master's level, Addictions Counselor with over 6 years of successful experience in Core Competencies and Motivational Interviewing. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in Addictions Treatment industry. Strengths in Professionalism and Communication backed by training in Medication-Assisted Treatment.

Work History
09/2019 to Current Substance Use Navigator Common Spirit | San Augustine, TX,
  • Responsible for interacting with health care team and patients in hospital and Emergency Department connecting patients to drug treatment resources and outpatient clinic referrals
  • Utilize de-stigmatizing vocabulary to elicit trust from patients, and model to peers
  • Ability to work with difficult population
  • Established SUN position by managing multiple priorities, and exceeding expectations of Emergency Department who were skeptical of new position and program
  • Utilize Motivational Interviewing to move patients through Stages of Change
  • Develop and maintain community stakeholder relationships
  • Case Management, SBIRT
  • Focus on patient integration into MAT clinic, residential, and outpatient treatment programs
  • Measure outcomes of over 90 patients monthly via robust follow up
  • Direct Naloxone Distribution Program, providing opioid-reversal medication to patients
  • Mentor and support new team members providing in-depth training on such navigational duties as MAT in ED setting and community outreach.
03/2018 to 12/2018 Substance Abuse Counselor Apis Management Services | Allentown, PA,
  • Provide counseling and support to inmates with drug and alcohol use disorders
  • Guide client's in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Maintain caseload of more than 10 incarcerated adult long term offenders (life sentence) in custody at state prison
  • Observe and monitor client behavior and responses to treatment
  • Conduct intake and biopsychosocial assessments
  • Document in DAP progress note format
  • Present psycho-educational curriculum in large groups with co-facilitator
09/2016 to 10/2017 Assessment Coordinator Albany Charter School Network | San Francisco, CA,
  • Provided exceptional services including counseling, case management, psycho-education and assessments to diverse client base
  • Applied evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, problem-solving treatment and motivational interviewing to support behavioral interventions
  • Recorded patient progress and treatment recommendations in electronic health management system to be shared with medical providers, psychiatric consultant and other treating providers
  • Educated patients about common mental health and substance abuse disorders to facilitate their understanding of treatment options
  • Data analysis, utilization review, prepared reports
  • Referred clients to appropriate team members, community agencies and organizations to meet treatment needs
  • Intervened in crisis situations to protect client's and others
  • Documented per medical necessity and ASAM criteria
  • Managed clinical counseling program at 6-bed detox unit
04/2014 to 06/2016 Adolescent Counselor Community Recovery Resources | City, STATE,
  • Managed caseload of 75+ adolescent client's with substance dependence through high school drug diversion program that tripled in size under leadership
  • Developed Student Intervention Program, brief educational program for teens in early stages of substance use, most referrals coming from juvenile justice system
  • Performed individual counseling and group counseling sessions for youth ages 13- to 18
  • Documented per MHSA grant requirements
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments
  • Mediated conflicts within families to clarify and resolve underlying issues
  • Developed goal-oriented psycho-educational and activity therapy groups to improve clients’ level of functioning
  • CA Bridge trained SUN
  • Group & Individualized counseling
  • Case management activities
  • CCAPP Certified LAADC
  • Adult corrections expertise
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Community Outreach
  • Curriculum development
  • Adept at treatment and discharge planning
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group facilitator
  • Biopsychosocial assessments
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Electronic Medical Record data analysis and outcome measurement
Expected in 2014 Master of Science | Addictions Counseling Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ GPA:
  • 3.65 GPA
Expected in 2009 Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice Administration University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ GPA:
  • 3.32 GPA
  • CCAPP professional membership

Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

Board Member, Technical Seat #7

2nd Vice Chair

  • Volunteer youth leader for Sanctuary-Teen Support Group; sponsored by Bayside Church in Granite Bay. Sanctuary responded to youth with often serious life challenges without normal outlets for support.
  • Instrumental in developing SAMHSA-funded Drug Diversion program by organizing curriculum and paperwork processes, connecting with parents, counselors and assistant principals at the school sites and welcoming often resistant teens into the class. This program tripled in size after the pilot year under my leadership.
  • Assisted the five Greater Sacramento Division Dignity Hospitals with interviewing, hiring recommendations, training, and ongoing support to 5 new SUN's.
  • Promotion and ongoing development of the SUN Program at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Carmichael

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