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.
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.
Documented daily behaviors and set an agenda with the client for the next days' goal.
Encouraged relationship building, by being a liaison between the client and family members.
Provided leisure and recreational activities of the individual's choice, to increase self-initiative.
Taught community integration, by introducing the client to community organizations of their choice.
Prepared family-style meals for all clients on a daily basis, and demonstrated etiquette at a table setting.
Assisted, monitored, and taught persons with developmental disabilities daily hygienic and grooming skills.
Administered medications specifically assigned to the client and adhered to individual treatment plans consistently.
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.
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.
Provided primary resident care and assistance with daily living activities.
Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools.
Maintained patient privacy and confidential patient information in accordance with HIPPA.
Provided caring companionship to elderly and developmentally disabled patients.
Worked as part of a team to execute proper care of body mechanics and the safety of the patient.
Administered medications, corresponds with pharmacies, and transcribes medications into Medication Administration Records (MAR).
Maintained effective written and verbal communication with and between various staff, medical professionals, family, and management.
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.
Administered daily medications to the residents as per their physician's chart.
Assisted in daily living and hygiene tasks including dressing, feeding, nail trimming and the like.
Maintained independent client files with records of behavioral and group sessions.
Managed day-to-day activities to support habilitation needs.
Increased level of independence by providing daily undertakings that promote self management.
Developed relationship to build trust and execute developmental and operational activities.
Performed all clinical and non-clinical tasks required in the job Accompany residents on recreational activities and doctors' visits.
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.
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).
Communicated closely with the patient's families to ensure that their concerns were heard and their loved one's needs were met.
Maintained and improved the living standards of the clients.
Tasks included taking medications, eating habits, and personal hygiene.
Cultivated therapeutic treatment of residents to actively participate in the day-to-day house routine and decision-making.
Created and supported community activities to help promote physical and mental health and overall well-being.
Participated in Case Conferences to discuss service plans and amended plans as needed.
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.
Provided care for patients, frail and the elderly population with developmental disabilities.
Assembled and maintained patient records and processed orders.
Answered heavy volume of calls, returned calls, made appointments for patients.
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.
Maintained use of medical terminology used daily.
Redirected the individuals to a positive state of mind, feelings to include them with their peers.
Worked alongside with management team to ensure better care for the individuals.
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.
Guaranteed the rights and privileges of individuals within my care.
Enhanced and promoted the most appropriate and least restrictive environment for individuals with disabilities.
Assisted the developmentally disabled population with their daily living needs.
Worked with individuals and groups to enhance optimal health.
Guided clients in the development of skills and methods for dealing with their day-to-day living.
Followed clients' programs and guidelines developed by clinical staff.
Maintained a clean, safe and comfortable living environment for the individuals' I assist and support.
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.
Provided direct provision of care and supervision to clients according to agency policies and procedures, licensing, and accreditation requirements.
Created a therapeutic environment to provide appropriate care to clients.
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.
Promoted health care protocols to include medication administration and other medical tasks as designated by the program nurse.
Ensured that the client's needs for clothing, nutrition, hygiene, rest, and recreation are met on a daily basis.
Identified potential risk factors (in a programming environment) and takes measures to reduce those risks.
Created a safe, secure, and sanitary environment while observing, defining, and addressing client behavior.
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,.
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.
Participated in planning and implementation of daily activity schedule and daily routine as assigned by Shift Supervisor.
Assisted in developing treatment or service plans.
Attended and participate in staff meetings.
Provided ongoing support, guidance, and role modeling for youths.
Participated in and facilitate program groups when appropriate.
Provided individual, informal counseling to youths to discuss interpersonal issues, treatment issues and develop goals and plan to address concerns.
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.
Assessed client's needs and formulate an appropriate and responsive plan of action that Addressed and identified areas of need.
Developed and implemented lifestyle plans for adults with Mental Retardation.
Evaluated clients' appropriateness for program participation, maintaining written Documentation detailing each client contact made.
Communicated with perspective clients and taught ADL skills to clients and assisted clients with budgeting.
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.
Completed preliminary assessments and related paperwork in a timely manner.
Applied criteria appropriately and utilizes knowledge and training to provide a sound recommendations as to the necessity of admission.
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.
Assisted adults with developmental disabilities in learning and utilizing daily living skills (i.e., food preparation, personal hygiene, grooming, social activities, budgeting, etc).
Monitored and recorded clients' behavior and maintained documents of their daily activities, progress, and/or challenges.
Transported and accompany clients to weekly medical, psychiatric, financial, and social appointments.
Assisted each client developed and implementing treatment goals.
Participated in the monitoring and administering of medication to clients as prescribed by doctors.
Collaborated with medical doctors and pharmacies about medication issues and prescription refills and keep thorough documentation.
Certified AMAP to administer daily medication through OPWDD for individuals living in the group home.
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.