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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary
Compassionate, hardworking Spanish speaking Master Social Worker with in-depth knowledge and expertise in working with ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity; family and support networks; multidimensional symptom management; multidisciplinary practice; interventions across the life cycle; skilled in building community support, key coalitions and strategic partnerships. Backed by solid credentials and equal strengths in program, staff, and case management.
Skills
  • Expertise in crisis intervention techniques
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Trained in indicators of child abuse
  • Biopsychosocial assessments
  • Adept at conflict resolution
  • LCSW
  • Social skills teacher
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Daily living activities educator
  • Skilled in intake interviewing
Work History
Therapist, 07/2008 to Current
Geo Group Inc.Brownsville, TX,
  • Providing Biopsychosocial Assessments, In-Home Individual and Family Therapy, Psycho-Educational services, Support and Training in the areas of Behavior Management, Anger Management, Parenting Skills & Crisis Intervention.
  • Developing tailored and eclectic treatment plans, and interventions that are client-specific.
  • Partnering with client to develop network of resources to maximize independence, functioning, and mental health.
  • Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.
  • Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.
  • Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
  • Kept abreast of new and developing information in the mental health field by regularly attending professional conferences and workshops.
  • Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members.
Behavior Aid/Counselor, 04/2007 to 10/2009
Community Hope, Inc.Parsippany, NJ,
  • Performed Drug Screenings, In-Home Counseling and Case Management Provided Psycho-Educational services, Provided Support, and Training in the areas of Behavior Management, Anger Management, and Parenting Skills.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Recorded client information on special flow sheets, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, sleep flow and restraints.
  • Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
  • Led summer day treatment groups and therapeutic activities to teach functional living skills and address behavioral issues.
  • Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members.
  • Involved clients’ family members in planning social service programs.
  • Frequently testified as an expert witness in juvenile transfer cases.
  • Mediated conflicts within families to clarify and resolve underlying issues.
Community Support Counselor, 10/2006 to 10/2007
Goodwill Easter Seals Miami ValleySpringfield, OH,
  • Performed In-Home Counseling, and Intensive Family Intervention Services.
  • Provided Psycho-Educational services, as well as Support, and Training in the areas of Anger Management.
  • Facilitated Parent-Training Classes.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Aided parents in arranging medication evaluations and psychological testing.
  • Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members.
  • Involved clients’ family members in planning social service programs.
  • Offered and documented treatment consent forms in patient health records.
  • Offered expert testimony for legal consultations and court hearings.
  • Frequently testified as an expert witness in juvenile transfer cases.
Social Services Case Manager, 2005 to 10/2006
DeKalb Co. DFCSCity, STATE,
  • Performed On-Call duties, initiated and completed Child Protective Services Investigations as appropriate.
  • Maintained ongoing relationships and communication with Community and Family Resources, Interfaced with Civil Court System and provided Case Management services to families.
  • Mediated conflicts within families to clarify and resolve underlying issues.
  • Frequently testified as an expert witness in juvenile transfer cases.
  • Involved clients’ family members in planning social service programs.
  • Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members.
  • Kept abreast of new and developing information in the mental health field by regularly attending professional conferences and workshops.
  • Maintained a caseload of more than [number] children in public schools and group home placements.
  • Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.
Substance/HIV Counselor, 2003 to 10/2005
Atlanta Metro Treatment CenterCity, STATE,
  • Conducted Intake and Biopsychosocial Assessments.
  • Developed timely and appropriate Treatment Plan.
  • Provided interdepartmental and community referrals as appropriate.
  • Educated clients on disease process and completed HIV testing.
  • Assessed for likelihood of relapse and provided supports related to Relapse Prevention.
  • Led Anger Management groups.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Recorded client information on special flow sheets, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, sleep flow and restraints.
  • Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.
  • Trained in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and the effect of employment and housing issues on mental health.
  • Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members.
  • Offered and documented treatment consent forms in patient health records.
Education
Master of Arts: Master of Social Work, Expected in 2009 to Clark Atlanta University - Atlanta, GA
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Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Expected in to The City College of New York - , NY
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Associate of Arts: Early Childhood Education, Expected in to Borough of Manhattan Community College - , NY
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Certifications
Currently Certified in CPR and First Aid Certified to offer HIV-related Educational Counseling and Testing Certified Nurse's Aide Certified to provide IMPACT training Certified Wellness Counselor 44 hours from Essential E Learning Conducting the Clinical Assessment Using the DMS-5 and the ASAM PPC 2 R, Training Addiction & The Family System Teletherapy: The New Frontier Healing Children and Families Through Theraplay ,
Skills
Counselor, Counseling, CPR, client, clients, First Aid, mental health, Excel, Microsoft Office, Power Point, Word, navigation, network, Read, Spanish

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School Attended

  • Clark Atlanta University
  • The City College of New York
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Therapist
  • Behavior Aid/Counselor
  • Community Support Counselor
  • Social Services Case Manager
  • Substance/HIV Counselor

Degrees

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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