Karen (Kara) E. Jones

Objective

I desire to obtain a rewarding and influential position in a caring organization, working together to accomplish the goal of mentoring at-risk children in positive life skills.  

Work History

Work History
Jan 2015 - Present

Receptionist- volunteer

Pregnancy Resource Center

Teach parenting classes, greet clients, answer phones, make copiesSchool counseling words cv, general office work

Dec 2013 - Present

Community Support Provider

Compass Counseling LLC

Serve as a community support provider working with a team to reach family reunification for families of low-income and impoverished areas.  Provide useful  parenting skills to parents with substance abuse, mental illnesses, and past physical abuse.

May 2013 - Dec 2013

Volunteer

Branson Night Light International

Built relationships with victims of commercial sexual exploitation and those who are at-risk and provide hope, intervention, rescue, and assistance by offering alternative vocational opportunities, life-skills training, and physical, emotional, and spiritual development.

Nov 2011 - Mar 2014

Counseling Internship/Para Professional

Ozark Upper Elementary

Supported students with disabilities and at-risk students and involved them in the regular classroom, teaching  social skills, classroom guidance lessons, individual and group counseling.

May 2012 - Jul 2012

Counselor - volunteer

Camp David of the Ozarks

Worked with children at a non-profit Christian summer scholarship camp uniquely designed to meet the needs of children of prisoners by providing individual and group counseling and developing their social skills.

Education

Education
Aug 2010 - Jun 2012

Master of Science

Evangel University

         School Counseling K-8

Skills

Skills

Counseling

worked successfully with children Kindergarten through 8th grade on social skills through both individual and group counseling

Oral Communication

experience with public and individual communication

Office Work

worked in a variety of office environments; very familiar with Microsoft programs

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2012

Certificate of Completion

Forest Institute Creative Therapies (Play, Art, Music)
May 2012

School Counseling Diploma 

Evangel University
Oct 2011

Critical Incident Training

Southwest Missouri School Counseling Association
Jan 2011

Substitute Teacher Certification

Ozark School District R-VI