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Jennifer Palese

Counseling Resume 2009

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Current Resume as of 2009


Jennifer Palese

2404 Tudor House Street.  Apartment 304.  Wesley Chapel, FL  33544


New York State Provisional Certification in School Counseling, K-12

Florida State Professional Certification in School Counseling, Pre-K-12


Long Island University at C.W. Post, Brookville, NY

Master of Science in School Counseling, 5/06

State University of New York/College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 5/02


Webster Elementary School, Florida 2008-Current

Individual and Group Counseling:

-Social / Emotional Counseling
-Grief Counseling
-Crisis Counseling
-Behavioral Modification Counseling 

Threat of Suicide and Threat of Violence Reporter
Responsible for reporting all threats of Suicide and violence to District heads
-Assess level of threat and consult with District Leaders and School Psychologists to determine what course of action should be taken

School Test Coordinator-FCAT, SAT 10, CELLA
-Assemble and distribute materials
-Keep materials safe and secure
-Train Faculty on how to to conduct testing

Head of Character Education
- Responsible to scheduled and assisted in Character Education Assemblies
-Created Positive Referral System  A.K.A. 'Caught being good" to acknowledge students for positive behavior as well as improvement in behavior

Homeless Education Liason
-Identify Homeless students and ensure family's are aware of their legal rights and  benefits
-Train faculty on Homeless Education and Legality of the law

Exceptional Student Education
-Engaged in identifying and evaluating ESE students using RTI and IAT Process
-Familiar with Cumulative Records and IEP's; ensure teachers are aware of each student's IEP
-Assist in forming IEP'S
-Conduct Parent / Teacher Conferences
-Interact with faculty members and parents concerning issues regarding students
-Attend "Staffings" with Staffing Specialist and other faculty members when student is either acceptd or denied into an ESE Program.

Administered K-Bit for IQ Scores
-Assessed students for gifted

Administered FCAT, SAT 10, CELLA, K-BIT
-Administered and Scored SAT 10 and K-Bit

Leader of School Based Leadership Team/ Postive Behavior Support
-Help formulate Campus Wide Behavioral Expectations for all students -and encourage faculty to practice and reinforce expectations                    

-Responsible for composing meeting agendas                                             

-Liason to district coordinator                                                                       -

Conduct meetings/schedule meetings; help implement PBS strategies                                                                                                      

-Created faculty survey on areas of focused- posted on the PBS Website

Member of TIPS Team
-Help identify student's educational difficulties and implement interventions to help student succeed academically or behaviorally

Member of RTI Team

Member of Steering Committee
- Department heads and administration meet to discuss a vareity of school issues, and engage in the decision process

DCF Liason
Responsible for reporting abuse to DCF
-Interview the students
-Coordinate with DCF workers to investigate possible abuse

Outside Counseling Resources
Resposible for contacting outside agencies to assist students with a variety of social, emotional and behavioral issues
-Lifestream, Children's Home Society, DCF
-Programs include Children's Clinical Onsite Counseling, Therapeutic Behavioral Counseling, Potentials Counseling

Head of Anti-Bullying Program                                                                     

-Parent Bully Prevention- PTO presenatation to students and parents on the anti-bullying law; signs your child is bullied, how to talk to them, how to boost self and and related information                                                    

-Responsible for assessing whether or not bullying occurred among students, and reporting findings to the district coordinator   

Experience working with Guardian et Liems and attorneys

Red-Ribbon Week Coordinator

-Resposible for creating anti-drug / anti-smoking themes each day for one week                                                                                                              -Program designed to discourage use of engaging in legal and illegal substance usage.

Lunch Duty and Pick up duty

Assist in the Morning Announcements

School Counseling Internships

NORTHPORT MIDDLE SCHOOL, Northport, NY 1/06 – 5/06

Counseling Intern – 300 Hours

  • Responsible for providing both group and individual counseling and support to students within this school’s “Time-Out Room,” a space designed for students experiencing social, behavioral and/or personal issues.
  • Established school Buddy Program to help newly enrolled students with the transition process into new school setting; designed questionnaire to facilitate pairing of students with similar interests.
  • Provided crisis intervention services when necessary; made referrals for outside support services as needed.
  • Facilitated peer mediation training.

COMMACK HIGH SCHOOL, Commack, NY 9/05 – 1/06

Substitute Counselor (1/06)

  • Completed two-week assignment providing counseling coverage within this high school’s guidance department; worked with students in selecting and scheduling courses for upcoming school year.

Counseling Intern – 400 Hours (9/05 – 12/05)

  • Responsible for providing counseling and support services for a caseload of students, grades 9-12.
  • Assessed students’ educational needs and made recommendations for course selections for upcoming year; resolved scheduling conflicts and made appropriate adjustments.
  • Reviewed student transcripts to ensure completion of credit requirements and fulfillment of New York State standards for graduation.
  • Scheduled and conducted parent-student conferences to review college application process; reviewed scholarship applications.
  • Attended Child Study Team meetings to review students with behavioral issues and devise support strategies.
  • Supervised Job Shadow Program; created forms to determine students’ career interests; initiated contact with local businesses to identify opportunities for students with matching interests; coordinated student visits.


PEDERSON-KRAG CENTER, Smithtown, NY 8/06 – Present

Respite Care Service Provider

  • Responsible for providing respite care services for a culturally diverse caseload of 10-12 clients, ages 5-18, diagnosed with various psychiatric disorders.
  • Prepare weekly progress notes for each client; meet with team of support providers to review client progress and implement modifications to service plans as needed.
  • Establish and facilitate weekly socialization group for children and adolescents.
  • Created service provider manual to ensure compliance with all agency policies and procedures.

 LOCUST VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL, Locust Valley, NY       09/07-present

Teaching Assistant, Special Education 1-1, Locust Valley High School

  • Assist "Special Needs" student with academic, behavioral, and social adjustment
  • Monitor student's "School to Work" transitions
  • Ensure student comprehends course related material and successfully completes scheduled courses


Nassau Counselor’s Association

  • Exemplary Practice Committee Member, 2004- Present
  • Western Suffolk Counselor’s Association


      • Animal Care Provider, The Little Shelter, No-Kill Animal Shelter, Huntington, NY 9/05 –8/08

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