vocational rehabilitation counselor resume example with 19+ years of experience

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

Enthusiastic and eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of human services program delivery. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in all areas of public service. Experienced Case Manager specializing in career planning and vocational skill development. Knowledgeable about available program resources and current market conditions. Organized multitask with excellent planning and problem-solving abilities. Hardworking Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor skilled at conducting assessments and managing records. Well-versed working with individuals with disabilities such as Autism Spectrum and Cerebral Palsy. Excellent communication and time-management demonstrated over 15-year career history.

  • Service coordination
  • Evaluation reports
  • Community Resources
  • Client records management
  • Problem resolution
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Caseload management
  • Rehabilitation treatment planning
  • Customer service
  • Supervision
  • Assessment administration
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Client advocacy
  • MS Office
  • Communications
  • Recordkeeping skills
  • Client needs assessment
  • Case Management
  • Relationship development
  • Team building
Work History
07/2020 to 07/2020 Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor County Of Merced | Merced, CA,

Experienced in counseling methods to assist participants in managing and overcoming cognitive and physical barriers to employment. My duties included listening to participants, developing employment plans, and creating agency collaborations so participants had a plethora of strategies to achieve their success. I have worked in the realms of juvenile corrections and vocational rehabilitation where I was able to provide counseling services that coincided with the needs of families I served

  • Assisted individuals with addressing disabilities and developing career plans.
  • Coordinated community resources and secured referrals.
  • Administered preliminary and comprehensive vocational assessments.
  • Handled caseload of more than 65 clients.
  • Promoted development of interviewing, resume writing and etiquette skills.
  • Helped participants adapt to altered lifestyles while providing therapeutic environments for participants and families.
  • Resolved any problems, improved operations and provided exceptional client support.
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
  • Developed team communications and information for employment meetings.
04/2011 to 07/2019 Youth Specialist State Of Michigan | Baldwin, NY,
  • Oversaw juveniles in correctional residential facility setting and maintained arrest files on all inmates processed to my unit.
  • Completed dorm sanitation and maintenance checks.
  • Received and inspected mail, property and funds from visitors on behalf of designated inmates.
  • Searched building and grounds, living quarters and work areas for contraband.
  • Maintained custody and control of up to 30 inmates housed in cell and open dorm security units.
  • Made rounds at specified intervals and conducted head counts and roll calls.
  • Directed activities of inmate crews working on maintenance, operations, farming and construction projects.
  • Investigated attempted escapes and conducted searches for escaped inmates.
  • Verified facility security by inspecting plumbing, outside areas, locks, fences and cells for potential hazards.
  • Established positive working relationships and maintained boundaries with resident juvenile offenders.
08/1999 to 04/2011 School Bus Driver Needham Public Schools | Needham, MA,
  • Performed bus driving duties while keeping student safety in mind to maintain good safety record.
  • Assisted passengers with disabilities and other physical issues in boarding and exiting bus to promote passenger safety.
  • Followed established routes with aid from maps and GPS-equipped devices to safely navigate high-traffic areas and adhere to preset schedules.
  • Adhered to scheduled routes and accomplished timely drop-offs and pick-ups to comply with preset route criteria.
  • Transported passengers safely along prescribed routes according to tight schedules.
  • Complied with personal grooming and conduct guidelines and regulations to promote high standard of professionalism.
  • Obeyed federal, Ohio and local traffic laws and regulations to enable safe transportation outcomes for participants.
  • Still maintain Ohio Class B Passenger driver's license to enable legal operation of school buses for student transport, field trips and other purposes.
  • Communication information to parents to promote good communication and transparency.
  • Operated bus and navigation equipment in alignment with company safety, ODOT and local traffic standards and regulations.
Expected in 05/2015 to to Master of Science | Human Services Walden University, Minneapolis, MN GPA:
Expected in 05/2013 to to Bachelor of Science | Human Services W/ Focus in Criminology Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Walden University
  • Cleveland State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Youth Specialist
  • School Bus Driver


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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