Direct Support Counselor Resume Samples

A Direct Support Counselor works directly with individuals who have disabilities or who need special assistance and support to lead their daily living. The job description entails improving well-being through counseling sessions, skill-building, and behavioral interventions. Other daily accountabilities are listed on the Direct Support Counselor Resume as – providing support for patient care, and logistical tasks, teaching independent living skills, assisting with routine care, providing coaching, coordinating recreational activities; and monitoring the behavior of clients.

Those seeking this job role must mention on the resume the following skills and abilities – knowledge of patient care and psychology; well-versed at assessing clients; being empathetic with clients, and a non-judgmental. Other core skills include the following – knowledge of using counseling tools, and data entry software. While some people qualify for this role with a high school diploma or GED, most employers look for resumes highlighting a bachelor’s degree.

Direct Support Counselor Resume example

Direct Support Counselor Resume

Headline : To acquire a full time Direct Support Counselor position that allows upward advancement in an environment that utilizes my experience and educational background.

Skills : First Aid, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Food Handlers Card, CHOI Crisis Intervention, Blood borne Pathogens/ MRSA, A.C.T. Training, Medication and Defensive driving.

Description :

    1. Maintained a daily attendance record of every client in the center.
    2. Assisted with weekly and monthly billing.
    3. Responsible for all clients Medications and Audit the MAR.
    4. Completed daily case notes through Therep.
    5. Provided daily support for a selected amount of clients.
    6. Conducted an afternoon transportation run.
    7. Accomplished the ability to observe Medical , and Behavioral issues with clients as they first begin.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
GED


Direct Support Counselor Resume

Summary : A Driven and compassionate Direct Support Counselor professional with over 10 years hands-on experience in fast-paced residential and hospital environments. I am accountable, and responsible, with a strong focus on patient wellness.

Skills : MS Office, Bilingual Spanish/ French.

Description :

    1. Created individualized home exercise programs for outpatient therapy clients to improve health and wellness.
    2. Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function and lessen pain and disability.
    3. Directly supervised 3 Physical Therapy Aides and managed a caseload of [number] patients.
    4. Earned repeated commendations from supervisor and patients for providing high-quality, compassionate care.
    5. Performed and documented initial exams and determined appropriate diagnoses.
    6. Identified and properly documented patient goals, evaluated progress and planned reevaluation.
    7. Consulted with other direct-care staff and worked with caregivers to implement home programs that achieved occupational therapy goals.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor's


Direct Support Counselor Resume

Summary : Direct Support Counselor with over 12 years of Health Care experience. Areas of expertise include long-term care, geriatrics, mental health and physical fitness. Proven ability to deliver patient care with compassion and ensure patient dignity, work under pressure and make sound decisions and handle conflict. Detailed oriented with strong problem-solving, work ethic, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Skills : MS office, Maintenance Skills.

Description :

    1. Assisted individual(s) to achieve personal outcomes as identified in the Individual Plan.
    2. Helped with assessments for, and development and implementation of, various individualized plans.
    3. Helped individual(s) maintain maximum safety and health.
    4. Assisted individual(s) with completing personal care as needed.
    5. Helped individual(s) with effectively managing their home and personal life.
    6. Completed all assigned records in an accurate, complete and timely manner.
    7. Maintained required general and individual-specific trainings.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Direct Support Counselor Resume

Summary : To establish a long-term career in a company where I may utilize my Direct Support Counselor professional skills and knowledge to be an effective Associate Program Manager and inspiration to those around me.

Skills : Quality Assurance Skills, Directing Skills.

Description :

    1. Accurately maintained confidential files, licenses, and CPR compliance records.
    2. Provided services to individuals with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's, Paget's disease and followed infection control procedures.
    3. Effectively trained new staff on quality control procedures.
    4. Assisted patients with daily functions and coordinated Quality Improvement Activities to identify areas for performance improvement and document all pertinent information.
    5. Participated in unit based Quality Assurance Program to ensure and enhance the quality of life for all patients.
    6. Provided a high level of personal accountability in all areas of the job.
    7. Performed duties with astute judgment skills and a high level of self-direction.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
MS

Direct Support Counselor Resume

Objective : Direct Support Counselor seeking employment to enhance skills and provide quality care in an acute or long-term patient care setting. Ready and willing to grow, gain experience and apply keen observation, communication, and intervention skills while working.

Skills : Computer, Computer Literate, Cooking, Communication.

Description :

    1. Provided oversight for traumatic, brain injured survivors as they perform activities of daily living in their home setting.
    2. Administered medication and wound care treatments to TBI victims after receiving approved medication and participating in administration personnel training.
    3. Documented of consumer medical and behavioral changes and patterns.
    4. Prepared meals in accordance to the individual's specific diet or medical needs.
    5. Transported TBI victims to their desired and scheduled destinations.
    6. Provided thorough and proper documentation of all administered care.
    7. Successfully obtained a medical technician certification.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Direct Support Counselor Resume

Objective : Experienced Direct Support Counselor professional with exceptional organizational skills. Can work well within a diverse environment to provide services to a unique population. Capable of working independently and within a team setting with the ability to multitask and adhere to meeting deadlines.

Skills : MS Office, Administrative Skills.

Description :

    1. Provided care for individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in Agency's residential program.
    2. Performed ADL duties for individuals such as: bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, preparing meals, and lifting or transferring to/from various surfaces.
    3. Performed general housekeeping duties to maintain the cleanliness and safety of the residence.
    4. Administered medications and topical according to doctors' orders and under the direction of a nurse.
    5. Implemented individualized program plans and maintains records and charts as needed.
    6. Accompanied individuals in community inclusionary activities, medical appointments and all other applicable activities.
    7. Closed one-on-one care for 4-7 individuals.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Direct Support Counselor Resume

Headline : To obtain a Direct Support Counselor position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background, and the ability to work well with people.

Skills : First Aid/CPR, SCIP,TCI, MED Trained.

Description :

    1. Provided emotional support and encouragement with excellent problem solving and conflict Short Hill, NJ resolution skills.
    2. Demonstrated patience and empathy for patients with a development learning disability encompassing excellent interpersonal and conversational skills.
    3. Adhered to rules and guidelines for the group home facility.
    4. Ensured consumer goals are met incorporating educational field trips and activities.
    5. Administered medication when needed, documented their behavior and progress notes in the patient medical journal.
    6. Read and record temperature, pulsr,and respiration.
    7. Provided patients with transportation.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
GED

Direct Support Counselor Resume

Objective : To obtain a Direct Support Counselor position where I can utilize my strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills while displaying my ability to work well with others.

Skills : Supporting Skills, Documentation Skills.

Description :

    1. Planned, prepared and serve meals and snack according prescribe diets.
    2. Prepared and distributed each individual's prescribe medication.
    3. Documented daily changes in behaviors or medical conditions of each individual.
    4. Completed other job duties as assigned.
    5. Counseled and made recommendations to patients and their caretakers and families about communicative strategies and devices.
    6. Ability to execute a behavioral issue quickly with no other issues to address for the remainder of the day.
    7. Demonstrated the skill's of being patient and observant.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    2-5 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Executive
    Education
    Education
    Bachelors In Psychology

    Direct Support Counselor Resume

    Headline : To work for a company that will offer me a career. To lead my example. Setting the right example and having actions that speak louder than words. Modeling world-class customer service, excellent performance, knowledge of my job and a winning attitude; Define the team vision, store vision and company vision. Celebrate performance successes as goals are met and exceeded.

    Skills : Cashier, Customer service.

    Description :

      1. Worked to maintain proper sanitation and cleaning of the program that meets or exceeds licensing standards.
      2. Kept Residential Supervisor and Residential Counselor apprised of all Quality Assurance issues.
      3. Worked with Residential Supervisor and Residential Counselor to evaluate program and suggests methods for improving quality of services.
      4. Ensured the delivery of high quality service to clients.
      5. Performed or assisted clients performance of personal hygiene, e. g., bathing, toileting, hair care, tasks for consumers.
      6. Supported each individual's service plan through community integration.
      7. Showed respect for individuals and their family members.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      5-7 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      High School Or Equivalent

      Direct Support Counselor Resume

      Headline : As a Direct Support Counselor, responsible for providing training and assistance as needed in all daily living skills including personal hygiene, grooming, housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, money management, and shopping, Aiding in vocational activities; and providing one-on-one assistance as needed.

      Skills : Counseling Skills, Planning Skills.

      Description :

        1. Engaged consumers in community activities.
        2. Operated household appliances and equipment and ability to troubleshoot operational issues when arise.
        3. Worked cooperatively with all personnel as well as being an effective and responsible team member.
        4. Attended regular house staff meetings held in compliance with licensing requirements.
        5. Attended company-wide staff meetings.
        6. Promoted a climate that encourages industry best practices.
        7. Supported and implemented Individual Action Plan/Plan For Support (IAP/PFS).
        8. Supported plans for program implementation based on a person-centered approach.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                5-7 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Executive
                Education
                Education
                MS