transition specialist resume example with 4+ years of experience

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

Compassionate Mental Health Tech with an understanding of empathy and proactive care. Over 8 years of experience in the field of behavioral health. Proficient in implementing specialized programs for individuals with intellectual, mental, emotional and developmental disabilities. Caring and well-organized with outstanding interpersonal, communication and social skills. Sympathetic and holds the ability of offering extreme compassion and has extensive experience working with mental health intervention. Adept at performing risk assessment, crisis intervention and psycho-education. Dedicated and energetic with excellent listening skills and establishing therapeutic relationships with clients while helping them obtain coping strategies and skills. Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong work ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Highly driven by personal experience and passionate about providing human services and mental health support with uncompromising quality of service, integrity, initiative, resourcefulness, and diligence in achieving agency goals and objectives.

  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Forensic interviewing
  • Intervention Planning
  • Client Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Community Outreach Expert
  • Behavioral Counseling
  • Attention to Detail
  • Violence Prevention
  • Discharge Planning
  • Case Needs Assessments
  • Cultural Competency
  • Mood Disorders Knowledge
  • Crisis Assessment
  • Risk Assessment
  • Case Documentation
  • Homeless and Dual Diagnosed Populations
  • Suicide Prevention Specialist
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Biopsychosocial Assessments
  • Safety Planning
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Community Referrals
  • Confidential Documentation and Recordkeeping
  • Family Therapy
  • Psycho-Social Assessments
  • Mandatory Reporting Procedures
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • CPR, First Aid, AED
  • Child Welfare and Protective Services
  • Treatment Planning
  • Mental Health Training
11/2022 to Current
Transition Specialist Assured Partners Sterling Heights, MI,
  • Works directly with the parent/family of youth who are currently in residential care at New Hope.
  • Works with caregivers in their home/community and prepared them to receive their child back successfully.
  • Provides crisis intervention to parents/caregivers dealing with difficult situations at home.
  • Refers parents/caregivers to community programs based on self disclosure and or assessments.
  • Communicates with parents, teachers and New Hope staff to discuss child's progress and resolve behavioral and academic problems by attending and participating in monthly CFT's.
  • Identifies cases of abuse, encouraging parents or caregivers to seek assistance from mental health professionals.
  • Counseling/coaching/supporting the parents so they are involved in their child’s residential treatment.
  • Works collaboratively with stakeholders and other professionals involved in the family.
11/2019 to 11/2022
Intensive In-Home Qualified Professional Eliada Homes West Asheville, NC,
  • Maintained records of patient care, progress or problems to report and discuss observations.
  • Conducted therapeutic individual therapy sessions for children and their families and or supports.
  • Team atmosphere and team approach to providing services to families.
  • Provides an array of treatment interventions including crisis intervention, CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing and positive parenting techniques in a child's natural environment.
  • Use goal-oriented psycho-educational and recreational sessions to improve client's level of functioning
  • Carries a case load of an average of 10-12 families at any given time.
  • Communicates and builds connections with outside agencies such as schools, DSS and DJJ.
  • Received supervision from licensed mental health counselor.
07/2017 to 05/2018
SOCIAL WORKER I/A&T (INVESTIGATIONS) Burke County Department Of Social Services City, STATE,
  • Maintained thorough case history records and wrote detailed reports.
  • Implemented social service interventions to achieve treatment goals and address client needs.
  • Maintained lists of resources helpful to clients.
  • Engaged in community outreach and program development to support patient and caregiver needs.
  • Interviewed clients individually and in family groups to determine services to best address specific needs.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team of mental health case managers and disability workers.
  • Developed workable solutions for recurring problems for individuals and families.
  • Coordinated mental health assessments for children, adolescents and adults receiving child welfare and prevention services.
  • Directed protective placement, case management, parent education and family reunification activities.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2023 to to
Master of Arts: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Montreat College - Montreat, NC
Expected in 05/2017 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Human Relations
Pfeiffer University - Misenheimer, NC
Expected in 05/2015 to to
Associate of Arts: Human Services
Central Piedmont Community College - Charlotte, NC

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School Attended

  • Montreat College
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Central Piedmont Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Transition Specialist
  • Intensive In-Home Qualified Professional


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

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