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Jan Cloward

Clarksville, TN, 37042
25,000 a year
September 30, 2008

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Jan Elizabeth Cloward


Skills Offered:

 Ability to work cohesively and communicate effectively as a team member, or make independent decisions.

 Excellent interpersonal, active listening and interviewing skills.

 Three years (3) experience involving addictions related treatment with varying ages and populations.

 Excellent organizational skills for managing and prioritizing multiple tasks and assignments.

 Ability to use Microsoft Office products, including Word and Outlook and ability to learn clinical software package, also capable of using office machines, writing articles, and progress notes.

 Excellent skills in developing and facilitating substance abuse group and outdoor education programs.

 Proficient working with money, and cash registers; CPR and First Aid certified.

Work History:

Southern Illinois Behavioral Services/Perry County Counseling Center, DuQuoin, IL- Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor - January 2006 – July 2008 - worked 40 hours per week

Four Corners Community Behavioral Health Services, Price, UT. – Completed 300 hour practicum for substance abuse counseling - March - July 2004

 Completed screenings, utilized ASI, SASSI, ASAM, bio-psycho-social , and DSM-IV-TR criteria to make treatment recommendations and develop treatment plans.

 Ability to maintain a therapeutic environment using a variety of behavior management skills to guide clients in individual as well as group counseling.

 Experience with case management, counseling and continuing care planning, and understanding of 12 Step programs and philosophy.

 Completed DUI evaluations and facilitated DUI group sessions and Risk-ED classes.

 Two (2) years experience facilitating men’s and women’s groups, and a past adolescent group.

 Excellent written and oral communication skills used for documenting client’s progress and billing purposes, writing letters, faxes, or phone conversations with parole agents, probation or TASC officers.

 Ability to deescalate a person in crises in calm and supportive manner and actively participated in our agency crisis intervention program

 Skills used to help plan and implement an annual Celebrate Recovery event with our agency and a fellow agency.

United Church of Christ South Conference – Nature’s Classroom at DuBois Center - DuBois, IL. Program Leader - Seasonal 1999-2001 and fall 2005 -worked 60 hours per week

 Developed lesson plans for teaching experiential education classes to 6th graders in a camp setting using resources such as Project Wild, Wild Aquatic, Learning Tree, and others.

 Classes included identification of plants, and wildlife, candle making and natural dying over a campfire as well as other crafts, survival skills, geodome and bridge building, adventure course (am certified to facilitate low ropes courses), night hikes, and campfire programs.

State of Utah - Snow Canyon State Park, Ivins, UT. - Park Ranger - Seasonal February 2005 - June 2005 - worked 40 hours per week

 Assisted the park naturalist with programs, including teaching park geography, plant identification, and desert rainfall classes to 1-5 graders.

 Developed programs for and led guided hikes, and performed trail maintenance duties.

 Collected fees and registered guests at the campground offices and entrance stations, and performed trail maintenance duties.

Raindancer Youth Services, St George, UT. - Youth Supervisor November 2004 - February 2005 - worked 40 hours per week

 Assisted female clients in an at risk youth facility to follow program rules, and know consequences of not following them.

 Encouraged them to do assignments and self care hygiene; initiated behavior management for crisis interventions.

 Wrote progress notes and end of shift reports on clients’ daily activates.

SOS Staffing, Price, UT. - Laborer -June 2004 - November 2004 - worked up to 40 hours per week

 Performed flagging duties for highway construction; cleaned hotel rooms and large buildings; worked in a factory.

Rise, Inc., Price, UT. - Youth Advisor- June 2003 - February 2004 - worked 20 hours per week

 Provided assistance for three developmentally disabled young men in a group home through assisting them to learn independent living skills, with transportation to appointments and recreational activities.

 Responsible to document client's behavior, appointments attended, and medicines taken.

Castle Valley Center / Schools, Price, UT. - Teachers' assistant - September 2003 - May 2004 -

worked 19 hours per week

 Assisted teacher in instructing pre-school children with developmental disabilities to do projects and assisted with meals and play time.

Maverik Country Store /Wal-Mart Super Center, Price, UT. - Cashier - February 2002 - April 2003 - worked an average of 40 hours per week

 Run cash registers and other machines to complete sells transactions, and logged daily sales and balanced cash drawer.

 Built and stocked shelves to open new Wal-Mart, assisted customers in the garden center and cared for plants, also cleaned store and parking lots


University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah - Social Work

One-year certification program for substance abuse counseling

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois - Bachelor of Science in

Education, emphasis in outdoor recreation and environmental education

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