Direct Care Counselor Resume Samples

Employed and working in the mental health care field, the Direct Care Counselor will treat children and adults who require special care and needs. A typical Direct Care Counselor Resume makes a mention of the following duties – helping patients deal with their issues, meeting patients and developing treatment plans, referring patients to psychiatrists, documenting medical records, analyzing the root cause of mental health problems, developing training programs, assigning mental tasks to patients; reading clinical reports, performing counselling based on readings; and performing all other tasks as needed.

Successful resumes make a display of core qualifications like – positive and caring nature, patience, empathy, physical energy, emotional stability, teamwork, experience working with special needs people, the ability to identify mental disorder reasons, and the ability to work with children and youngsters. Employers pick resumes that make a display of an associate’s degree and relevant training.

 

Direct Care Counselor Resume example

Direct Care Counselor Resume

Objective : To seek a position in senior leadership to enhance my professional, management, and interpersonal skills whereby my commitment to excel will be effectively utilized.

Skills : Fluent in Spanish, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, Gram Staining, Microsoft Excel.

Description :

    1. Documented daily behaviors and set an agenda with the client for the next days' goal.
    2. Encouraged relationship building, by being a liaison between the client and family members.
    3. Provided leisure and recreational activities of the individual's choice, to increase self-initiative.
    4. Taught community integration, by introducing the client to community organizations of their choice.
    5. Prepared family-style meals for all clients on a daily basis, and demonstrated etiquette at a table setting.
    6. Assisted, monitored, and taught persons with developmental disabilities daily hygienic and grooming skills.
    7. Administered medications specifically assigned to the client and adhered to individual treatment plans consistently.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Diploma


Direct Care Counselor/Shift Supervisor Resume

Headline : Qualifications include over 600 hours in a clinical healthcare setting, and a strong desire to learn; proven ability to work on multiple projects at once, strong interpersonal skills; fluent in Spanish and English.

Skills : Microsoft, Data Entry, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Customer Service, Customer Service, Communication, Communication, Powerpoint, Excel.

Description :

    1. Provided consequences Group and individual counseling Conducts a physical count every 7-15 minutes of the students within the assigned living area and records the count on the student check sheet.
    2. Ensured all doors are locked and secure throughout the night; including at some sites, student-s personal rooms.
    3. Documented pertinent information re: student behavior, sleep patterns, occurrences of nightmares, etc.
    4. Notified the unit staff of any unusual incidents or emergency situations.
    5. Followed suicide prevention monitoring as directed Provides supervision of student-athletes to ensure the safety, health, and welfare of staff and students.
    6. Completed required reports and documentation in a timely manner, provides management with required reports, and advises of any problematic situations.
    7. Provided individual, informal counseling to youths to discuss interpersonal issues, treatment issues and develop goals and plans to address concerns.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Associates In Criminal Justice


Direct Care Counselor (DCC) Resume

Objective : Direct Care Counselor is responsible for providing emotional support, counseling, and advocacy for children and their parents.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Research Methods, Social Psychology Lab, Supervision, Data And Information Presentation, Collaboration, Multitasking, Behavioral Management.

Description :

    1. Provided behavioral therapy to at-risk adolescents, as well as ongoing support, guidance, and role modeling (ages 12 to 17).
    2. Prepared summaries of interactions and objective behavioral observations.
    3. Prepared meals and kept statistics noted for reimbursement contracts with food distributors.
    4. Processed incoming and discharging residents through the Juvenile Tracking system.
    5. Engaged in first response to incidents and emergencies within the shelter.
    6. Assisted in at-risk youth adolescents' transition from the court system to their local communities.
    7. Provided adequate documentation for individuals involved in the family and juvenile court system.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor's In Psychology

Direct Care Counselor II Resume

Objective : Direct Care Counselor provides support, counseling, and guidance to children in the home and school environments. 

Skills : Mentoring, Academic Advising, Community Networking, Social Services, Microsoft Works.

Description :

    1. Prepared summaries of interactions and objective behavioral observations of youths at the end of the shift.
    2. Maintained confidentiality of client's protected health information and complies with the HIPAA privacy rule.
    3. Provided clear and concise documentation on all pertinent books and logs.
    4. Supported Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and/or college student assistance program department by responding to initial customer contacts and requests for services.
    5. Received client request, assesses the situation, determines appropriate course of action.
    6. Provided telephone and or on-site support for crisis intervention, assessment, short-term problem resolution, and referral to appropriate provider(s). 
    7. Managed Critical Incident Stress Debriefing requests.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          2-5 Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Junior
          Education
          Education
          EMT

          Direct Care Counselor III Resume

          Objective : Responsible, compassionate, and experienced Direct Care Counselor with a strong clinical background and excellent customer service skills as demonstrated by 7 months of experience in a residential healthcare setting. Trainings & Certifications AMAP Certification SKIP Certification Adult and Child AED/CPR Certification Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Certification Trained to operate 15 passenger vans.

          Skills : Microsoft Office, Care Counselor.

          Description :

            1. Provided primary resident care and assistance with daily living activities.
            2. Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools.
            3. Maintained patient privacy and confidential patient information in accordance with HIPPA.
            4. Provided caring companionship to elderly and developmentally disabled patients.
            5. Worked as part of a team to execute proper care of body mechanics and the safety of the patient.
            6. Administered medications, corresponds with pharmacies, and transcribes medications into Medication Administration Records (MAR).
            7. Maintained effective written and verbal communication with and between various staff, medical professionals, family, and management.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          2-5 Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Junior
          Education
          Education
          Bachelor Of Science

          Direct Care Counselor Resume

          Summary : Self-motivated, capable direct care staff with special expertise in providing active treatment and support services to elderly and residents with disabilities. Well-equipped in handling adverse situations. Background in training residents in social interaction skills.

          Skills : Microsoft Office, Research Methods, Social Psychology lab, Supervision, Data and Information Presentation, Collaboration, Multitasking, Behavioral Management.

          Description :

            1. Administered daily medications to the residents as per their physician's chart.
            2. Assisted in daily living and hygiene tasks including dressing, feeding, nail trimming and the like.
            3. Maintained independent client files with records of behavioral and group sessions.
            4. Managed day-to-day activities to support habilitation needs.
            5. Increased level of independence by providing daily undertakings that promote self management.
            6. Developed relationship to build trust and execute developmental and operational activities.
            7. Performed all clinical and non-clinical tasks required in the job Accompany residents on recreational activities and doctors' visits.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          10+ Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Senior
          Education
          Education
          Bachelor Of Science

          Sr. Direct Care Counselor Resume

          Summary : Service-focused case manager and direct care counselor with over a 20-year commitment to serving the needs of disadvantaged youth, teens and adults including homeless, HIV/AIDS, and special-needs individuals and families. Skilled in building interpersonal relationships with the community and working closely with key coalitions and interagency departments (HRA, DSS, HASA). Backed by solid credentials and equal strengths in program, personnel and case management.

          Skills : CPR, PCM, BEHAVIOR ASSISTANT, TYPING, COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE.

          Description :

            1. Fully embraced the challenges required to support and sustain a good quality of life for those living with special needs (not limited to those with Down Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, mental and physical disabilities).
            2. Communicated closely with the patient's families to ensure that their concerns were heard and their loved one's needs were met.
            3. Maintained and improved the living standards of the clients.
            4. Tasks included taking medications, eating habits, and personal hygiene.
            5. Cultivated therapeutic treatment of residents to actively participate in the day-to-day house routine and decision-making.
            6. Created and supported community activities to help promote physical and mental health and overall well-being.
            7. Participated in Case Conferences to discuss service plans and amended plans as needed.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          10+ Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Senior
          Education
          Education
          Bachelors In Sociology

          Jr. Direct Care Counselor Resume

          Summary : To secure a position as a valued member of your organization that leverages my achievements, skills, energy and talent with opportunity for growth and advancement.

          Skills : Strangulation Prevention, Domestic Violence 40 Hours Training.

          Description :

            1. Assisted individuals to achieve and exceed their personal goals and provide structure and emotional support.
            2. Charted daily information on the consumers such as mood changes, mobility activity, eating percentages, and daily inputs and outputs.
            3. Completed and submitted clinical documentation in accordance with agency guidelines.
            4. Escorted and assisted consumers with comfort, reassurance, encouragement, and teachings in Day Time Habilitation Program.
            5. Assisted in the facilitation of resolving behavioral.
            6. Participated in the maintenance of safe and clean conditions within the facility and other related areas.
            7. Administrated medication when needed, and transported consumers to and from medical appointments and recreation activities.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          10+ Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Senior
          Education
          Education
          EMT

          Direct Care Counselor III Resume

          Objective : Customer Service Professional twelve years' experience with extensive background skills interacting with customers, patients and staff members.

          Skills : Communication, Sales, Stocking, Customer Service, Cashier, Customer Service, Security, Ability To Multi-Task.

          Description :

            1. Provided care for patients, frail and the elderly population with developmental disabilities.
            2. Assembled and maintained patient records and processed orders.
            3. Answered heavy volume of calls, returned calls, made appointments for patients.
            4. Escorted patients to and from appointments, around the residents, and out into the community to include them with their peers and be proactive around their community.
            5. Maintained use of medical terminology used daily.
            6. Redirected the individuals to a positive state of mind, feelings to include them with their peers.
            7. Worked alongside with management team to ensure better care for the individuals.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          2-5 Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Executive
          Education
          Education
          General Equivalency Diploma

          Direct Care Counselor/Assistant Resume

          Summary : I am an experienced professional who has worked in the social services and educational fields, serving and advocating for a very diverse clientele. It is my desire to obtain a position that works directly with individuals and families, in the local community, to help them lead successful lives.

          Skills : Basic Schools, Inventory,Fax/Copy, Computer,First Aide, CPR. Bloodborn Pathogens.

          Description :

            1. Guaranteed the rights and privileges of individuals within my care.
            2. Enhanced and promoted the most appropriate and least restrictive environment for individuals with disabilities.
            3. Assisted the developmentally disabled population with their daily living needs.
            4. Worked with individuals and groups to enhance optimal health.
            5. Guided clients in the development of skills and methods for dealing with their day-to-day living.
            6. Followed clients' programs and guidelines developed by clinical staff.
            7. Maintained a clean, safe and comfortable living environment for the individuals' I assist and support.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          10+ Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Senior
          Education
          Education
          B.A. In Business Administration

          Direct Care Counselor I Resume

          Objective : To obtain an Administrative position where my education and experience can be fully utilized and advanced. GENERAL SUMMARY: I am a hard-working individual with strong customer services skills. I can assist with providing solutions, while contributing to the smooth workflow of daily operations. I have strong leadership skills. I work well independently and as a team player.

          Skills : Insurance Billing, Meditech, Legal Note Taking.

          Description :

            1. Provided direct provision of care and supervision to clients according to agency policies and procedures, licensing, and accreditation requirements.
            2. Created a therapeutic environment to provide appropriate care to clients.
            3. Functioned as a part of the treatment team and helps implement the client's treatment plan Exhibit professionalism and positive role modeling for clients, peers, and outside groups/visitors.
            4. Promoted health care protocols to include medication administration and other medical tasks as designated by the program nurse.
            5. Ensured that the client's needs for clothing, nutrition, hygiene, rest, and recreation are met on a daily basis.
            6. Identified potential risk factors (in a programming environment) and takes measures to reduce those risks.
            7. Created a safe, secure, and sanitary environment while observing, defining, and addressing client behavior.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          2-5 Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Junior
          Education
          Education
          Associate In Medical Assisting

          Direct Care Counselor/Supervisor Resume

          Objective : I recently graduated from the University of Delaware with experience in supervisory roles, data management and had recent exposure to family law and policy. During my experience, I have built a proficiency in multitasking and have found my aptitude in working efficiently with others. My objective is to strengthen my work experience and apply my knowledge of community systems and put my office skills into good use. References provided on request.

          Skills : Microsoft word, power point, excel. Cashier,.

          Description :

            1. Spent at least 80 percent of working hours in personal contact with youth Served as a key staff member for youths assigned, assuring supervision and accountability for the at all times.
            2. Participated in planning and implementation of daily activity schedule and daily routine as assigned by Shift Supervisor.
            3. Assisted in developing treatment or service plans.
            4. Attended and participate in staff meetings.
            5. Provided ongoing support, guidance, and role modeling for youths.
            6. Participated in and facilitate program groups when appropriate.
            7. Provided individual, informal counseling to youths to discuss interpersonal issues, treatment issues and develop goals and plan to address concerns.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          2-5 Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Junior
          Education
          Education
          BA In Christian Studies

          Direct Care Counselor Head Resume

          Summary : Exceptionally knowledgeable- talented Psychiatric Technician/Child Care Worker with more than twelve years experience in caring for mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed adults/ youths, following physician instructions and hospital procedures; monitoring patients' physical and emotional well-being, administer medication and reporting to medical staff; participating in rehabilitation, treatment programs and group home settings assiting with reunification and placement.

          Skills : The skills that i have demonstrated at IGHL were SCIP procedures to restraint an individual if their behavior get out of hand, also CPR and first aid.

          Description :

            1. Assessed client's needs and formulate an appropriate and responsive plan of action that Addressed and identified areas of need.
            2. Developed and implemented lifestyle plans for adults with Mental Retardation.
            3. Evaluated clients' appropriateness for program participation, maintaining written Documentation detailing each client contact made.
            4. Communicated with perspective clients and taught ADL skills to clients and assisted clients with budgeting.
            5. Kept supervisor informed of day-to-day activities, significant events or conditions impacting on the client and/or staff well-being, team safety, and office operations.
            6. Completed preliminary assessments and related paperwork in a timely manner.
            7. Applied criteria appropriately and utilizes knowledge and training to provide a sound recommendations as to the necessity of admission.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          10+ Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Senior
          Education
          Education
          Diploma

          Direct Care Counselor/Personal Care Resume

          Summary : I am currently looking for a flexible morning or evening shift position working with the developmental disabled population. I've been working in the field since 2008 and I love what I do. I do hope you'll be willing to take me on as an employee with your company.

          Skills : CPR Certified, SCIP-R, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Conversational Vietnamese.

          Description :

            1. Assisted adults with developmental disabilities in learning and utilizing daily living skills (i.e., food preparation, personal hygiene, grooming, social activities, budgeting, etc).
            2. Monitored and recorded clients' behavior and maintained documents of their daily activities, progress, and/or challenges.
            3. Transported and accompany clients to weekly medical, psychiatric, financial, and social appointments.
            4. Assisted each client developed and implementing treatment goals.
            5. Participated in the monitoring and administering of medication to clients as prescribed by doctors.
            6. Collaborated with medical doctors and pharmacies about medication issues and prescription refills and keep thorough documentation.
            7. Certified AMAP to administer daily medication through OPWDD for individuals living in the group home.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          10+ Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Senior
          Education
          Education
          Masters In Social Work

          Direct Care Counselor Resume

          Objective : A dedicated professional with exemplary customer service skills and ability to handle high stress situations. Strong ability to multitask, possesses proficient office skills, excellent computer and interpersonal skills. Has extensive experience in working with special needs population, catering sales, marketing, employee management and program coordinating.

          Skills : Microsoft Work, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Typing, Customer Service, Telephone Skills.

          Description :

            1. Promoted a warm nurturing environment while guiding each resident in the development of social, recreation, ADL, and independent living skills.
            2. Promoted overall community integration as appropriate.
            3. Implemented resident program plan as specified and accurately completes corresponding data.
            4. Performed bed checks as scheduled and completed data sheets accordingly.
            5. Completed daily chores to assist in maintaining a clean and sanitary environment for individuals to live in.
            6. Maintained working knowledge of current residents and their needs according to their Behavior Support Plans and medical records.
            7. Responded to behavioral situations by implementing the hierarchy identified by SCIP guidelines and in conjunction with individual behavioral program plans.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          0-2 Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Entry Level
          Education
          Education
          Bachelor Of Science In Marketing