youth acute classroomteacher mental health specialist resume example with 16+ years of experience

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

Conscientious individual offering 13 years experience in the field of education. Engaging and pleasant personality with strong commitment to promoting academic and social emotional skills for students of all ages. I have 5 years experience as a K-2 public education teacher as well as 8 years experience as a teacher on a behavioral health acute unit for children and teens. I am diligent and adaptable in meeting individual student needs with warm, safe educational environments. I am dedicated in cultivating long-term relationships with students and families. Highly skilled at motivating students through positive encouragement and reinforcement of concepts via interactive classroom instruction and observation.

  • Youth behavior management
  • Social skills teacher
  • Building rapport
  • Positive and encouraging
  • Relationship building and management
  • Kind and empathetic educator
  • Behavioral improvements
Work History
Youth Acute ClassroomTeacher/Mental Health Specialist, 08/2008 to Current
Adams County School District 50Westminster, CO,
  • Ensured that clients and families were treated with respect and dignity.
  • Provided education/safety for mental health patients during their stay.
  • Charted on each patient daily.
  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision.
  • Observed student behavior and developed behavioral interventions.
  • Partnered with medical treatment team to achieve overall well-being of all patients.
  • Assisted patients with academic education
  • Ensured safety and well-being of patients.
Elementary Classroom Teacher, 09/2016 to 06/2019
Palos Verdes Peninsula UnifiedPalos Verdes Estates, CA,
  • Boosted individual perseverance and resilience by setting challenging goals and providing realistic support.
  • Promoted exploration of building blocks of learning by leading diverse, hands-on activities.
  • Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs.
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Helped students develop self-esteem and life skills by fostering healthy conflict-resolution, critical thinking and communication.
  • Stayed abreast of changes to school and district policies as well as new trends in education by attending professional development courses and in-service trainings.
  • Met with parents to review Individualized Education Plans for at-risk students.
Behavior Interventionist, 01/2001 to 03/2005
Partnerships For InclusionCity, STATE,
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Assisted BCBA in developing individual treatment goals based on history and diagnosis.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Met with teachers to establish goals for students in intervention program.
  • Helped students build skills to navigate typical academic and social situations.
  • Maintained records of ongoing assessments and documentation of updates.
  • Completed observations of students in classroom and social situations.
  • Assisted BCBA in developing intervention plans based on established guidelines and individual needs.
  • Improved behaviors through modeling, role-playing and other effective strategies.
  • Stayed abreast of latest changes by reading publications, attending conferences and completing training.
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Expected in 05/1999 to University of Idaho - Coeur D Alene,
  • Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society
  • K-8 Teacher Certification, Idaho
  • Trauma Informed Care Workshop Trainings/CRI
  • Nationally Certified Psychiatric Technician
  • BLS
  • CPR

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School Attended

  • University of Idaho

Job Titles Held:

  • Youth Acute ClassroomTeacher/Mental Health Specialist
  • Elementary Classroom Teacher
  • Behavior Interventionist


  • Bachelor of Science

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