transition vocational rehabilitation counselor resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Experienced Transition Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Teacher with over 14 years of experience in providing education and services to students with disabilities, including 7 years in Early Childhood Education. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, providing organized and effective training, counseling, and consultation services in individual and group settings. Demonstrates a keen understanding of government/education agency policies and standards and ability to communicate these standards effectively to a diverse population of customers and coworkers. Successfully contributes to team success in planning and operational improvements.

  • Caseload management
  • Assessment administration
  • Service coordination
  • Rehabilitation treatment planning
  • Individual vocational counseling
  • Classroom and training expertise
  • Public speaking
  • Diverse groups presentations
  • Record-keeping skills
  • Educational program implementation
  • Strong demonstration skills
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Behavior improvements
  • Classroom management
  • School and education policies enforcement
Dewey High School Dewey, Oklahoma, Expected in High School Diploma : - GPA :
Harding University Searcy, Arkansas, Expected in 1988 Bachelor of Arts : Home Economics/Interior Design - GPA :
  • Graduated magna cum laude
Lamar University Beaumont, TX, Expected in 2010 Master of Arts : Education - Teacher Leadership - GPA :
  • Graduated magna cum laude

Teaching Certifications in Texas - current through 2023

ESL - EC-12

Special Education - EC-12

Generalist EC-4

Generalist 4-8

English Language Arts 4-8

Work History
Adams County School District 50 - Transition Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Westminster, CO, 06/2018 - Current
  • Provides counseling services to customers and potentially eligible students on various career-related issues and communicates with clients to determine needs and goals
  • Develops Individual Plans of Employment with customers, providing customers with informed choice of providers and vocational goals
  • Promotes and arranges for development of interviewing, resume writing and etiquette skills for customers, collaborating these services with other agency staff members and employment training providers
  • Analyzes information gleaned from interviews, educational, and medical records, consultation with other professionals and diagnostic evaluations to identify clients' abilities, needs and eligibility for services
  • Uses computer-aided guidance packages such as skills assessment tools, career planners, psychometric tests and personal inventories to assist clients in determining strengths and weaknesses
  • Partners with school administrators, teachers and parents or guardians to provide students with appropriate and adequate career counseling support in school
  • Coordinates community resources and secures referrals with local school district and local charter schools
  • Builds and deepens partnerships with school district administrators and vendors
  • Implements, facilitates and presents at Parent and Student Information Sessions to promote resources and provide information regarding Pre-Employment Transition Services to community members
  • Spearheads and leads office Transition team meetings
  • Assists with training and mentoring of new Transition team members
  • Contributes ideas and planning strategies at Project Search Work Experience Steering Committee meetings in collaboration with school district staff and vendors
  • Plans and adheres to caseload budget, according to customer's service needs, collaborating with other Transition team members
  • Contributes to office/agency annual closure goals by providing customers with Pre-Employment training and services leading to Employment and Successful closure
  • Provides referrals for community resources and mental health professionals for families and students
Plano Independent School District - Special Education Teacher-Early Childhood/Secondar
City, STATE, 08/2005 - 06/2018
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule
  • Created and managed IEPs and Transition Plans to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students
Collin College - Early Childhood Educator
City, STATE, 01/2003 - 08/2005
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance
  • Promoted sensory development by providing access to different textures
  • Applied play-based strategies, including crafts and games, to provide diverse approaches to learning
  • Provided individualized instruction and support to meet personal needs of each child
  • Provided modeling and instruction to Child Development college students on child development practices and standards within the child development laboratory classroom
Oklahoma Department Of Human Services - Social Worker - Childcare Licensing Representative
City, STATE, 10/1989 - 08/1994
  • Stayed up-to-date on State childcare licensing laws and licensing requirements to complete accurate and efficient reviews and inspections of childcare facilities
  • Conducted childcare facility inspections and documented results to accurately determine licensing approvals and data verification
  • Adhered to established policies, procedures and compliance for satisfactory audit rating
  • Created and managed knowledge base to customers to provide immediate informational access to current licensed facilities's licensing status
  • Provided training to childcare staff regarding licensing standards and health and safety procedures/practices in childcare
  • Managed caseload of childcare facilities and providers in multiple cities and rural areas, meeting licensing expiration deadlines and maintaining required number of annual/quarterly visits and inspections
  • Provided information, resources, and consultation to community members on licensing standards and procedures
  • Promoted general childcare safety information through participation community expos/fairs and other events, providing verbal consultation and materials such as brochures and fliers to stakeholders and community members

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Dewey High School
  • Harding University
  • Lamar University

Job Titles Held:

  • Transition Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Special Education Teacher-Early Childhood/Secondar
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Social Worker - Childcare Licensing Representative


  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts

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