Adoption Counselor Resume Samples

An Adoption Counselor can be seen working along with birth parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, and adoptees to render assistance and support during the foster care or adoption process. The most essential duties carried out by these counsellors and listed on the Adoption Counselor Resume include the following – providing emotional support and advice to parties involved in adoption situations, ensuring overall well-being of newly formed parents, helping birth parents in coping with the adoption process, and providing necessary referrals for adoption services to parents who want to adopt. In some situations, the job description also entails the professional to work with adopted adults and provide support, and counseling.

To undertake such a counseling service, interested candidates are supposed to have a high level of stress handling skills and be able to carry out immense research work and administrative duties. The candidate should be well aware of the current federal and state adoption laws and regulations as well. A Degree in Social work or counseling is the minimum required qualification.

Adoption Counselor Resume example

Adoption Counselor Resume

Objective : Adoption Counselor with 3+ years of experience working directly with Clients from all backgrounds. Possesses impeccable written and verbal communication skills, is highly organized, and excels in team environments.

Skills : Agriculture studies in college.

Description :

    1. Screened applications of potential adopters and used adopter surveys to match adopters with appropriate animals for their lifestyle.
    2. Introduced animals to prospective adopters and observed interactions throughout the visit.
    3. Worked with behavior and medical personnel to accurately educate adopters on the animal they are interested in adopting.
    4. Educated pet parents on the services offered by the PSPCA including grooming, training and behavior, wellness and vaccination clinics.
    5. Provided customer service to potential adopters who call and visit the SPCA.
    6. Recorded and maintained data spreadsheets for adoption center, including adoption outcomes, adoption center traffic, Hill's Science Diet adopter information.
    7. Updated kennel cards, behavior synopses and medical records as needed in both Cornerstone and PetPoint data systems.
    8. Perform cashier functions for the adoption center.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Certification


Sr. Adoption Counselor Resume

Summary : Seeking a challenging position that will allow personal and professional growth while meeting and exceeding the needs of a company.

Skills : Determination & Leadership Skills Professional Commitment Under Pressure.

Description :

    1. Interviewed potential adopters to ensure they fit the appropriate guidelines for adopting a pet.
    2. Assisted adopters with filling out the appropriate paperwork for their adoptions.
    3. Answered behavioral questions about the animals they were interested in adopting and legal questions regarding laws pertaining to the adoption of a new pet within city limits.
    4. Took photos and wrote descriptions of pets' physical and mental characteristics.
    5. Studied individual pets' behaviors in order to find a home that would best fit their own needs.
    6. Posted to and maintained several different websites in order to advertise all the pets we had available for adoption.
    7. Coordinated offsite adoptions with other facilities in town.
    8. Completed the paperwork and transportation of pets to the airport for out of state adoptions.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Diploma


Adoption Counselor Resume

Objective : As an Adoption Counselor helped educate the public by answering all animal and shelter-related questions, and is responsible for helping introduce families to a new pet, approving and processing all adoptions, providing resources to prevent surrenders.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Customer Service Skills, Phone Skills, Dog Walking, Cat/Dog Bathing, Communication Skills, Computer Skills.

Description :

    1. Assisted adopters with applying for available animals which included birds, cats, dogs, and small exotic animals like guinea pigs.
    2. Managed time during shift to complete daily duties of feeding, watering, and assessing any health concerns of animals available for adoption, as well as daily clerical duty.
    3. Completed tasks for other departments with limited staff.
    4. Completed applicant reviews by doing required background information checks.
    5. Medicated, vaccinated, hand-fed and nurtured ill animals as directed by animal medical technicians on staff.
    6. Communicated animal profiles to potential adopters including medical history and temperament assessments.
    7. Answered a four-line incoming call system.
    8. Provided guidance to lost-and-found services offered by the shelter.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts

Adoption Counselor (Full-Time) Resume

Objective : Performed adoption procedures including conducting consultations, answering inquiries, showing animals, and providing customer service. Performed animal admissions procedures, including setting up incoming animals. Exercise patience and tact when working with difficult, emotional, or angry people

Skills : Microsoft Office, PetPoint System.

Description :

    1. Collected body tissue, feces, blood, urine or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
    2. Captured stray animals, provided housing and care of homeless animals and coordinated adoptions.
    3. Ensured public safety and upholding state and regional laws by working with local health departments, police and other law enforcement agencies.
    4. Bathed, trimmed and provided other grooming services for domestic pets.
    5. Relieved boredom and stress of living in a shelter environment by walking, playing and tending to dogs.
    6. Recorded activity and noted any unusualy behavior or medical issues.
    7. Administered medication, immunizations, and blood plasma to animals.
    8. Cleaned kennels, animal holding areas, examination and operating rooms, and animal loading/unloading facilities.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Diploma

Adoption Counselor II Resume

Summary : Able to learn new tasks quickly, creatively, and efficiently. Represent the church with friendly, professional demeanor at all times.

Skills : Java, C++, Customer Service, Software Testing.

Description :

    1. Feed and water animals according to schedules and feeding instructions.
    2. Provide treatment to sick or injured animals, or contact veterinarians to secure treatment.
    3. Examine and observe animals to detect signs of illness, disease, or injury.
    4. Perform animal grooming duties such as washing, brushing, clipping, and trimming coats, cutting nails, and cleaning ears.
    5. Answer telephones and schedule appointments.
    6. Observe and caution children petting and feeding animals in designated areas to ensure the safety of humans and animals.
    7. Respond to questions from patrons, and provide information about animals, such as behavior, habitat, breeding habits, or facility activities.
    8. Exercise animals to maintain their physical and mental health.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Master Of Arts

Adoption Counselor I Resume

Summary : To obtain a position to further develop leadership, communication, and creative advertising skills.

Skills : C++, Java, Python, Microsoft Office, Spanish, Japanese.

Description :

    1. Participated in the entire adoption process, from advertising and public relations to completing the adoptions themselves.
    2. Prepared adoption applications and contracts and contacted adopters to provide supportive resources and counseling as appropriate.
    3. Produced 40+ videos on shelter animals to help advertise and market facility and adoptable animals.
    4. Lead on-site event planning and multiple off-site events at PNC Park.
    5. Managed and directed volunteers during on-site, live telethon.
    6. Served as daily office point person, involving administrative tasks and compiling daily records.
    7. Monitoring and cleaning kennels for animal needs.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BA In Psychology

Adoption Counselor (Part-Time) Resume

Summary : Highly motivated professional with experience in customer service, operational responsibilities, including strategic planning, sourcing, purchasing, sales, and leadership skills.

Skills : Adobe creative suite, Dog behavior, Vinyl sign making.

Description :

    1. Provided professional services for prospective and enrolled birth and adoptive parents to facilitate smooth, turn-key adoption experiences.
    2. Managed the Older Child program, which facilitates the adoption of children from CPS care.
    3. Received and processed inquiries/applications from prospective birth mothers Facilitated referrals to other agencies when appropriate.
    4. Conducted orientation and training meetings for prospective and enrolled adoptive parents.
    5. Conducted match meetings with birth parents and prospective adoptive parents.
    6. Explained relinquishment process to birth parents.
    7. Prepared various written reports required by Agency.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Master Of Social Work

Adoption Counselor/Consultant Resume

Summary : Self-driven leader seeking an opportunity to grow and enrich a company that enables to use and improve skills, increase practical experience and fulfill personal ambitions and expand knowledge.

Skills : Microsoft Suite, Advantage Software, Humane Solutions.

Description :

    1. Counsel potential adopter's to ensure they found the right fit for their family.
    2. Conduct meet and greets with children as well as other family pets.
    3. Remain calm and work well in fast paced and stressful environment.
    4. Ensure department budget goals were met and exceeded.
    5. Work with and along side numerous departments.
    6. Ensure adoption paperwork is completed correctly.
    7. Worked closely with Foster Care programs and services.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Associate Of Arts

Adoption Counselor/Advisor Resume

Summary : Creative, enthusiastic and resourceful individual with academic background in communications committed to working in the nonprofit sector.

Skills : Phones, Cleaning, Babysitting, Animal Care.

Description :

    1. Interacted with potential adopters and assisted them through the adoption process.
    2. Reviewed applications, interviewed applicants and made adoption decisions.
    3. Educated adopters on the responsibilities of pet ownership and provided resources to help with training if applicable to ensure a successful placement.
    4. Informed adopters of specific needs and information pertinent to each individual animal.
    5. Performed reference and landlord checks as needed.
    6. Handled animals and arranged interactions between adopters and adoptable animals.
    7. Processed adoption applications including collecting contracts and payment.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BA In Communications

Adoption Counselor Resume

Summary : Self-driven leader seeking an opportunity to grow and enrich a company that enables to use and improve skills, increase practical experience and fulfill personal ambitions and expand knowledge.

Skills : Microsoft Suite, Advantage Software, Humane Solutions.

Description :

    1. Counsel potential adopter's to ensure they found the right fit for their family.
    2. Conduct meet and greets with children as well as other family pets.
    3. Remain calm and work well in fast paced and stressful environment.
    4. Ensure department budget goals were met and exceeded.
    5. Work with and along side numerous departments.
    6. Ensure adoption paperwork is completed correctly.
    7. Provide care and socialisation for the animals at the shelter.
    8. Educate the public about spay/neuter programs and the importance of getting their pets fixed.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Associate Of Arts