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School Counselor

Marietta, GA

your.email@example.com
111-222-3333
www.your-website.com

Work Experience

School Counselor

St. Francis Middle School,

Aug 2000Current

Roswell, G.A.

Responsibilities
  • Develop and teach curricula for decision making, life skills, and social integration
  • Conducting crisis and group counseling
  • Analyze psychological evaluations, and provide counsel to teachers
  • Conduct parent conferences
  • Event planning (fund raising, school dances, student parties, toy drives, parent and student tours)
  • Develop and coordinate student clubs
  • Update Edline portal and Administrator's Plus (software tools used by administrators and teachers)
  • Manage students with the following,
* Low WISC IV scores (processing speed, working memory, IQ, verbal comprehension, and perceptual reasoning)
* Executive functioning deficits
* ADHD (distractibility, hyper focus, impulsivity, poor organizational skills)
* Learning disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia)
* Anxiety
* Depression
* Repetitive behaviors / OCD
* Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
* Phobias (school, social, performance)
* Sensitive sensory thresholds
  • Implement strategies and activities that enhance students' academic development
  • Work with students to acquire knowledge of their personal strengths, assets, values, beliefs, and attitudes
  • Regular communication with administration, parents and teachers
  • Attend weekly meetings with administrators and parents
  • Administer standardized tests; organize all the test supplies and distribute to each teacher and student
  • Manage parent-teacher relationships; attend parent-teacher conferences for students whom are struggling
  • Hold regular lunch-bunch groups to discuss topics such as managing peer relationships and academics
  • Experience counseling students from ages K-9; teach them organization skills and help prepare them for the next grade level
  • Assist students in clarifying problems, considering causes, identify alternative solutions and possible consequences so that appropriate action can be taken
  • Experience working with students with various learning disabilities and instruct teachers how to accommodate them in the classroom
  • Facilitate "Lunch-n-Learn" and "Coffee and Conversation" meetings for parents of students where we discuss current issues
  • Character education teacher; develop all curricula; topics include internet safety, bullying, peer pressure, self-esteem building, basic manners, study skills, body image, organization skills, high school ahead, and learning styles
  • Based on psychological evaluations, develop Excel worksheets of each student to guide teachers in accommodating the students in the classroom

Counselor

with substantial experience working with students, of various ages, and assisting them with a range of learning tools, creating emotional and behavioral development programs to assist students with their various challenges. Experience working with residents in an assisted living environment partaking in activities such as, crafting, games, singing, and teaching them to socialize with others. 
Current Position

Mental Health Counselor

Bethpage Group Home,

Aug 1998Aug 1999

Bethpage, N.Y.

Responsibilities
  • Mental health counselor at an adult-group home for the mentally ill
  • Worked with adults suffering from schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD, and various learning disabilities
  • Administered medications, supervised residence at doctor's appointments and taught them life skills
  • Taught residents how to manage themselves so they could reach their goals of living independently
Personal Characteristics for Job Performance
  • Thirteen years of experience conducting crisis counseling for middle-school students
  • Organized and driven with the innate ability to stay on task and communicate effectively
  • Used efficient methods of counseling to help each student manage their current issues
  • Strong leadership qualities and the capacity to manage challenging behavior calmly and effectively
  • Established positive relationships with colleagues and parents
  • Understand the principles, and strategies that enable students to achieve academic success
  • Understand and encourage a team approach with teachers
  • Implemented appropriate techniques for interventions to assist students and their families facing crisis situations

Education

Master of Science in Education

Specialization in School Counseling,

1999

Bachelors in Clinical Sociology

Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

1996

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

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