vocational rehabilitation counselor resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Hardworking Licensed Professional Counselor and educated clinical psychologist skilled as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor able to conduct assessments, diagnosis, document and manage client records. Well-versed in working with individuals with disabilities such as mental health disorders, learning and physical disabilities. Excellent communication and time-management skills demonstrated over 10-year career history.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Caseload Management
  • Case Management
  • Client needs assessment
  • Treatment planning
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
Work History
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, 01/2018 - Current
County Of Merced Merced, CA,
  • Current supervising counselor for all Philadelphia Colleges/Universities, Business, Trade and Technical Schools
  • Determined the eligibility of prospective clients for participation in vocational, educational and rehabilitation services by gathering, reviewing and analyzing clients medical, psychological, educational and vocational background information
  • Provided ongoing personal and vocational counseling, crisis intervention, and supports to assist clients in completing the rehabilitation plan including accessibility of assistive technology as needed
  • Managed a case load of more that 100 eligible persons with a disability that includes vocational and post-secondary educational counseling and planning, psychological and vocational evaluation and training
  • Developed with the customers collaboration, an Individual Plan for Employment (IPE)
  • Provided supported employment services and follow-up to job ready individuals and/or college graduates
  • Coordinated community resources and secured referrals for neuropsychological evaluations, psychotherapeutic services, Assistive technology evaluations and student registration with their schools disability resource office
  • Attended all mandatory training sessions and meetings as scheduled, and participated in Post-secondary career fairs for students with disabilities
Clinical Psychology Internship & Practicums 1-3- , 01/2014 - 12/2016
Pontifical Catholic University Of Puerto Rico City, STATE,
  • Interned at the Interdisciplinary Clinic for Service to the Community (CISC) (Spanish abbreviation) of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Puerto Rico in 2014 and again In 2016 :
  • Conducted intake interviews, referrals and crisis intervention with clients and their families
  • Provided individual and family psychotherapy from children to adults with various disorders
  • Implemented psycho-educational services to individuals and family members on issues related to family violence, particularly intimate partner abuse, child abuse, learning disabilities, teen dating violence, depression, suicidal ideation, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Schizophrenia, Social Phobia, Generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorder amongst others
  • Maintained proper documentation of services for all client files (case notes, intakes, treatment plans)
  • Administered psycho-educational, psychological and psychometric evaluations
  • Attended required staff meetings and in-service training as needed
  • Provided Guidance and assistance to Practicum 1 clinical psychology doctoral students as a graduate assistant
  • Graduate assistant in Clinical psychology reviewing doctoral dissertations and mentoring of students in the classroom for a doctoral course on death and affliction
Case Manager, Disability Office, 06/2010 - 12/2013
Pontifical Catholic University Of Puerto Rico City, STATE,
  • Took active role in student and family educational process at the college level, detailing academic accommodation and responding appropriately and effectively to questions and concerns
  • Opened, maintained and approved 300+ students with documented disabilities for academic accommodations
  • Maintained and trained students and faculty on the use of assistive technology software and hardware for students’ with visual, auditory, physical, mental and learning disabilities
  • Assisted with crisis Intervention (i.e. Suicidal students, students with social phobia, students with schizophrenia, students with bipolar disorder, and students with Autism spectrum disorder)
  • Intervened with professors as needed for students seeking assistance
  • Reviewed, referred and applied reasonable work related accommodations for faculty/employees with learning or physical disabilities
  • Instructed Professors and students on the use of the Tiger Cub Braille and Tactile printer for the blind
  • Researched and assisted in the preparation and creation of a Bilingual (Spanish/English) Faculty Manual on Teaching Students with Disabilities (“Manual Para La Facultad Ensenado a Estudiantes con Impedimentos”)
  • Initiated an alliance with for students with visual, Physical or learning disabilities to be able to download free visual/audio books
  • Redesigned the Assistive Technology Room in the Bibliotheca Valdez (University library) at PUCPR, Ponce for easier accessibility and upgraded its software and hardware for students with disabilities
  • Redesigned and updated all files of students with documented disabilities, using a color coded system of identification
  • Maintained Monthly statistics on student visits, accommodations given, and referrals
  • Translated into Braille the Woodcock Munoz for the Interdisciplinary Clinic for Service to the Community/Clinica Interdisciplinaria para Servicio a la Comunidad (CISC)
  • Translated for professors’ exams into Braille for Blind students
  • Created Tactile and braille enhanced anatomy and physiology designs (i.e. Parts of the brain spinal cord etc.) for students who were blind or visually impaired
Director of Latino/Multicultural Student Initia.'s, 01/2000 - 02/2006
Archdiocese Of Washington, Catholic Schools Office City, STATE,
  • Administration and implementation of English as a Second Language (ESL) program for students in grades K-12
  • Established the Professional development of Principals, teachers and support staff on ESL, cultural diversity, and gang awareness
  • Initiated Collaboration with other diocesan offices, Community, state and local agencies for diversity education and gang awareness in Washington DC and Maryland counties
Ph.D.: Clinical Psychology, Expected in 12/2016
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Ponce,Puerto Rico,
Status -
  • Graduated Magna cum laude
  • Dissertation: Proactive Coping and Aggression in a Sample of Adult Puerto Rican Males.
Master of Science: Rehabilitation Counseling, Expected in 05/2011
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Ponce, PR
Status -
  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • Dissertation: Accessibility, Accommodations, and Self-Efficacy in the Mathematics/Science Achievement and Career Choice of Postsecondary students with a learning disability.
  • 2015- PhD. Candidacy Exam passed with “Distinction”.
  • 2004-2006- Collaborated with team of 5 from the Maryland State Office of the Attorney General, Prince Georges county MD. and the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools Office in the development of Gang Awareness Training for schools, parents and the community at large .
  • 2012- Awarded plaque for the “Initiation of the Student Organization “Abriendo Caminos” (Opening Pathways)PUCPR for my commitment and dedication to students with disabilities.
  • 2011- Awarded PUCPR medal for Academic Achievement, Masters in Social Science graduating Magna Cum Laude.
  • 2009 - NIDRR Scholar (National Institute for Disability, Rehabilitation and Research), Southern University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2018- Licensed Professional Counselor (Lic. #PC010214) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.
  • 2018-Licensed Professional Counselor (Lic. #37PC00618400) New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs.
  • 2014 –Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor (LRC #1538) Department of Health Puerto Rico.
  • 2012 -Certified Rehabilitation Counselor –CRC by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, Schaumberg, Illinois.y

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School Attended

  • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Job Titles Held:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Clinical Psychology Internship & Practicums 1-3-
  • Case Manager, Disability Office
  • Director of Latino/Multicultural Student Initia.'s


  • Ph.D.
  • Master of Science

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