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

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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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.

Skills
  • 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
Education
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
Certifications

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

Degrees

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

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