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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Vice Principal Offering 10 years of education experience. Resourceful and passionate educator with talent for developing and implementing successful strategies. Effective Vice Principal with can-do attitude and skill in being part of focused team. Creative and smart with excellent relationship-building and communication skills. Background in leadership roles in inner-city school district. Professional and gifted education advocate with experience working for several schools. Poised and astute to coordinate various simultaneous tasks. Focused on promoting success for students. Self-motivated school administrator with assertive and outcome-driven nature. Independent worker remains extremely calm in most pressure situations. Skilled educator with over 10 years of experience leading school staff members and education programs.

Skills
  • Problem and issue resolution
  • Youth behavior management
  • Youth supervision
  • Youth psychology
  • Parent and caregiver rapport
  • Youth mentoring
  • Counseling best practices
  • Crisis Management
  • Recreational activities
  • Tactful communication
  • Team collaboration
  • Crisis Response
  • School Administration
Work History
Youth Counselor, 02/2022 to Current
Universal Health Services, , Richmond, VA
  • Monitored youth behavior and offered guidance and support for positive change.
  • Supervised individuals in small group atmosphere to cultivate safety, independence and structure.
  • Engaged and interacted with youth members, teaching sustainable habits and coping mechanisms.
  • Demonstrated positive influence to children by acting appropriately, being respectful to others and actively listening.
  • Liaised with parents and caregivers to provide updates on progress and behavior.
  • Encouraged children to talk issues out with each other and without anger, which eased tense situations.
  • Used cognitive behavior therapy to assist clients in recognizing and redirecting poor habits.
  • Communicated closely with other counselors to devise programs and activities based on developmental and academic levels.
  • Assisted children and teens with homework, quizzed on material prior to tests and signed off on assignments.
  • Implemented variety of fun and recreational activities for residents.
  • Offered guidance and advice to help cultivate self-esteem and community involvement.
Youth Counselor, 01/2020 to Current
Rwj Barnabas, ,
  • Supervised youth in engaging environment to promote security and safety for all ages.
  • Used cognitive behavior skills to assist clients in recognizing and redirecting poor habits.
  • Encouraged children to talk issues out with each other and without anger, which eased tense situations.
  • Led community group meetings/ sessions every day.
  • Demonstrated positive influence to children by acting appropriately, being respectful to others and actively listening.
  • Monitored youth behavior and offered guidance and support for positive change.
  • Participate in Implementing variety of fun and recreational activities for residents.
  • Helped residents to deal with realities of any type of diagnoses and develop coping skills.
  • Hold residents accountable for nagative behaviour.
Executive Director, 06/2019 to Current
Eau Claire County, , Tonkolili And Kenema Districts
  • Worked closely with organizational leadership and board of directors to strategically affect operational direction.
  • Exercised appropriate cost control to meet budget restrictions and maximize profitability.
  • Drove strategic improvements to enhance operational and organizational efficiencies.
  • Fostered work culture of collaboration and inclusion to increase morale and reduce turnover.
  • Aligned department vision, goals and objectives with company strategy to achieve consistently high results.
  • Helping Orphans,Disadvantaged children with basic needs etc.
  • Provided exceptional counseling, case management, education and job training to diverse client base.
Residential Specialist, 11/2015 to 12/2022
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  • Assisted residents with daily self-care practices, meal preparation and household tasks and duties.
  • Observed strict regulations and procedures to keep group home safe and secure for both residents and staff members.
  • Guided students to integrate into both academic and social communities on campus.
  • Mediated conflict to provide safe and secure environment through policy enforcement.
  • Accompanied residents on shopping trips, to medical appointments and to recreational activities, providing careful supervision at all times.
  • Documented medication dosages, behavioral changes and feeding patterns for each patient.
  • Positively interacted with residents, which helped to demonstrate proper behavior and communication.
  • Assisted students in handling tough situations to resolve problems.
  • Maintained individual records of emergency contacts and administrative support documentation for students.
  • Established consistent relationships with students to maintain professional boundaries.
  • Conducted timely evaluation of student progress to update post-conflict and post-disaster goals aligned with campus expectations.
  • Facilitated minor care needs of facility by reporting issues to maintenance department for quick resolution.
  • Planned special events such as lotteries, dedications and project tours.
  • Audited files and reported issues requiring follow-up to program manager.
  • Analyzed operational information for impact on ROI, identified trends and recommended appropriate adjustments.
  • Maintained communication with students' counselors, instructors, and staff members to promote supportive environment.
Teacher, 09/2004 to 09/2014
Company Name, , Mile91
  • Worked cooperatively with other teachers, administrators and parents to help students reach learning objectives.
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Incorporated multiple types of teaching strategies into classroom.
  • Planned and implemented integrated lessons to meet national standards.
  • Implemented and encouraged debate-style classroom environment to increase student engagement and promote critical thinking.
Coordinator, 11/1996 to 02/2004
Company Name, , BO And Kailahun District.
  • Gathered and organized materials to support operations.
  • Received and responded to beneficiaries requests via letters, emails, telephone calls and in-person interactions.
  • Entered and maintained departmental records in company database.
  • Drove workflow improvements by streamlining processes.
  • Resolved employment-related disputes through proactive communication.
  • Developed revisions for systems and procedures by evaluating operational practices and identifying improvement opportunities.
  • Devised and implemented improvements to reporting procedures.
  • Oversaw project logistics using industry expertise and independent judgment.
  • Controlled expenditures and worked with accounting department to manage budgets.
  • Entered data, generated reports and produced tracking documents.
  • Coached employees through day-to-day work and complex problems.
  • Managed distribution of food through world Food Program.
Education
Masters in Information Technology: Computer Forensics, Expected in to Strayer University - Chesterfield, VA,
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Not yet completed

Bachelor of Science: Social Studies /Government, Expected in 07/2008 to Milton Margai College Of Education And Technology - Goderich,Freetown,
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Higher Teacher's College HTC Secondary: Social Studies/Government, Expected in 08/2004 to Makeni Teachers College - Freetown Sierra Leone,
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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Strayer University
  • Milton Margai College Of Education And Technology
  • Makeni Teachers College

Job Titles Held:

  • Youth Counselor
  • Youth Counselor
  • Executive Director
  • Residential Specialist
  • Teacher
  • Coordinator

Degrees

  • Masters in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Higher Teacher's College HTC Secondary

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