School Counselor Resume

Work Experience

New Bedford High School, New Bedford, MA (2006 to Present)
School Counselor

  • Facilitated students’ planning for acceptance to competitive 4 year and 2 year colleges
  • Conducted college/post-secondary searches using a variety of resources
  • Wrote high number of letters of recommendation for college bound seniors
  • Assist grades 9-12 students in an urban setting with their academic and career planning
  • Collaborate with teachers and administrators regarding student progress and concerns
  • Daily assistance of students in coping with developmental and academic issues
  • Chairperson for Annual Review IEP meetings of students on caseload
  • Proctor of the MCAS testing, coordinate parent/teacher conferences, Consult with DSS
  • Work closely with the Attendance Officers and Drop Out specialist to keep students in school
  • Responsible for college application process, crisis intervention, sped referral, post-high school plans
  • Creation and implementation of 504 plans
  • Tracked students G.P.A, class rank, and transcript

Bi-County Collaborative, Attleboro, MA (2003 to 2006)
School Counselor

  • Counseled students from 12 different school districts in self-contained school
  • Addressed needs of students with complex diagnoses (e.g. bipolar, oppositional defiant disorder, autism spectrum disorder, etc.)
  • Conducted individual sessions and social skill groups in compliance with student IEPs
  • Created and implemented IEP goals and treatment plans based on students strengths and needs
  • Reported on students’ progress at weekly program wide clinical meetings
  • Participated in bi-weekly staff meetings with clinical psychologist and staff to review student cases
  • Consulted with outside providers: therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists & DSS caseworkers

Norfolk County Agricultural High School, Walpole, MA (2002 to 2003)
School Counselor

  • Provided a comprehensive guidance program for students grade 10-12
  • Reviewed the application process for SAT and ACT with students
  • Assisted students on their financial aid documents
  • Organized field trips to various local colleges for tours and speeches
  • Counseled students both individually and in career exploration group

Counseling Practicum, Melrose, MA (1999 to 2002)
Life Skills Trainer

  • Provided functional assistance in the home, vocational and community setting including case management responsibilities for individuals with traumatic brain injury
  • Attended Individual Service Plan meetings; identified and coordinated services
  • Counseled adults with traumatic brain injuries under the supervision of a neuro-psychologist with focus on adjustment to disability and daily stressors

Saugus Elementary School System, Saugus, MA (2000 to 2001)
Counseling Internship

  • Maintained personal caseload of children with a variety of concerns including: self-esteem, bereavement, social skills and psychiatric issues
  • Attended Core Meetings, IEP meetings & responsible for the completion of quarterly progress reports


M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling – Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA

B.A. in Industrial Psychology – Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA

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