Shelter Counselor Resume Samples

A Shelter Counselor is hired to oversee the home’s day-to-day operations. The job description entails managing client services, including intake and discharge procedures. A well-drafted Shelter Counselor Resume mentions the following core duties – managing the home’s finances, including budgets, and billing; ensuring that the home meets local and state regulations covering health, safety, and capacity requirements; hiring and managing staff and overseeing volunteers; developing skills-training, vocational and recreational programs for residents, and handling all escalated issues.

Individuals working at a Shelter are often required to possess the following skill sets – the ability to maintain confidentiality; staying aware of health and safety standards within the shelter, proficiency in implementing necessary protocols as needed, the ability to use effective conflict resolution skills, and solve issues between clients; and multitasking abilities. To work in this field, a degree in counseling or social work will be useful.

 

Shelter Counselor Resume example

Shelter Counselor Resume

Objective : Obtain a Shelter Counselor position with an organization that can offer the opportunity for growth based upon performance that will utilize my skills developed through my education and experience, Utilizing Trauma-Informed Care when interacting with guests and staff.

Skills : Microsoft Suite, Counselling.

Description :

    1. Counsel-ed vulnerable and abused women, children and delinquent youths and created a safe, respectful and supportive atmosphere for them.
    2. Interviewed and assessed client's needs to determine problems, needs and resources required for case planning and intervention program.
    3. Explained rights, responsibilities and requirements for center support, and consequences for violating the program rules or delinquencies.
    4. Provided on-going monitoring and reporting of client's progress and maintained records of all interactions with clients and any other contacts made on behalf of the client.
    5. Provided assistance and support to the families with young children in the program and connected them with other community resources/services.
    6. Facilitated group activities and projects for women/youth in the program.
    7. Established and maintained good working relationships with representatives of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Master's Of Science


Shelter Counselor Resume

Objective : To obtain a Shelter Counselor position in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation, Family Counseling or related field that will utilize my counseling skills and experience, Adhering to the Inns mandatory training requirements including CPI, CPI refresher course, Trauma- Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, and any other training required by program management.

Skills : Advanced Computer , Microsoft 2010, Excel, Quik Books, Filing Experience.

Description :

    1. Supervised and assisted in providing training, mentoring, direction and development of less experienced staff and volunteers.
    2. MA Welcomed hotel guests and visitors upon arrival with a smile and friendly disposition, and checked them in and assigned them rooms and keys.
    3. Facilitated group counselling sessions and individual sessions.
    4. Processed intakes and completed termination summaries.
    5. Implemented agency practices including policies, procedures, shelter routine and expectations, as directed by the Shelter Program Administrator.
    6. Ensured a clean, safe, therapeutic and healthy environment within the shelter program.
    7. Completed the intake/admissions process for all potential shelter residents.
                      Years of Experience
                      Experience
                      2-5 Years
                      Experience Level
                      Level
                      Executive
                      Education
                      Education
                      Bachelor Of Arts In Philosophy


                      Shelter Counselor Resume

                      Objective : Seeking a Shelter Counselor position with a progressive company that will allow me the opportunity for career advancement and personal growth, Actively participate in individual supervision, Complying with and model compliance with all PSI policies, including illness prevention and occupational health policies.

                      Skills : Proficient in Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Works,.

                      Description :

                        1. Counselled and supervised of troubled and or neglected youth within a residential care facility.
                        2. Oversaw daily activities.
                        3. Recorded behaviors.
                        4. Assigned and developed work assignments, Scheduled and conducted counselling sessions.
                        5. Processed new children into the unit.
                        6. Consulted with other staff to determine appropriate intervention strategies.
                        7. Prepared, updated, and maintained records, work orders, logs, charts, and reports.
                      Years of Experience
                      Experience
                      2-5 Years
                      Experience Level
                      Level
                      Executive
                      Education
                      Education
                      High School Diploma

                      Shelter Counselor Resume

                      Objective : To secure a full time Shelter Counselor position as a professional in assisting the well being of others, Accepting other duties or work locations as assigned in order to meet the needs of the organization during weather or other emergencies.

                      Skills : Microsoft Programs, Residential Skills.

                      Description :

                        1. Processed intakes and discharges of women entering and leaving the shelter.
                        2. Worked with law enforcement, hospital personnel and residents within the community regarding women and children involved in domestic violence and/or sexual assault situations.
                        3. Helped link women and children to resources within the community.
                        4. Maintained the shelter and answered the crisis line providing support and counselling for those in crisis.
                        5. Completed required paperwork including the resident's contract, emergency contact and statistical information required by VOCA (victims of crime act).
                        6. Provided emergency counseling and crisis intervention.
                        7. Processed intakes and completed termination summaries.
                      Years of Experience
                      Experience
                      2-5 Years
                      Experience Level
                      Level
                      Executive
                      Education
                      Education
                      Masters In Social Work

                      Shelter Counselor Resume

                      Headline : A Shelter Counselor position assisting victims of dv, mental health, or addiction issues. I would additionally be interested in a human resources or business approach position related to the psychology field.

                      Skills : Microsoft Outlook, Dictaphone,.

                      Description :

                        1. Processed new admission documents, personal belongings, and complete Intake procedures Counsel, supervise, plan and participate with youths in daily residential activities including recreation, education, work, meals, etc.
                        2. Initiated and conducted structured programs for the benefit of juveniles.
                        3. Insured the safety and well-being of residents, physically and mentally.
                        4. Assured residents are dressed properly and supervised personal hygiene of residents.
                        5. Supervised residents during daily showers using established procedures.
                        6. Performed other related work as required and relayed pertinent information regarding needs of resident.
                        7. Provided emergency counselling and crisis intervention.
                      Years of Experience
                      Experience
                      5-7 Years
                      Experience Level
                      Level
                      Junior
                      Education
                      Education
                      MS In Criminal Justice

                      Shelter Counselor Resume

                      Objective : Shelter Counselor is Conducting shelter, hotel or school site visits as needed to support student attendance, to share information about available services and supports, and ensure that necessities (e.g., school materials, transportation and supplementary educational services) are readily available.

                      Skills : Utility Assistant, Transporatational Skills, Supervising Skills.

                      Description :

                        1. Greeted and engaged all families and students in shelter, which includes but is not limited to, conducting intake and move-out interviews, sharing essential information about educational rights and resources, maintaining intake and move out logs, utilizing ATS, and ensuring ongoing communication with families to ensure delivery of support.
                        2. Assisted families and students in shelter with student transportation, school placement, school registration, mid-year school transfers, housing status documentation and other related issues. 
                        3. Distributed, managed, and tracked all MetroCards issued to parents for the purpose of accompanying their children to school.
                        4. Served as a liaison between school and shelter staff to support students and families in temporary housing.
                        5. Worked with school administrators, guidance counselors, attendance teachers, community coordinators and school directors to facilitate referrals to school and shelter based supports, including but not limited to public benefits, attendance improvement interventions, and academic supports.
                        6. Collaborated with other STH staff, monitors and supports the attendance of students in shelter, and works with school-based staff to provide attendance interventions, including but not limited to utilizing attendance data in ATS.
                        7. Facilitated training and presentations on available resources to families living in shelters.
                          Years of Experience
                          Experience
                          2-5 Years
                          Experience Level
                          Level
                          Executive
                          Education
                          Education
                          Masters In Social Work

                          Shelter Counselor Resume

                          Headline : To obtain a challenging and responsible full time position in a successful organization that will allow me to utilize my counseling and social work skills, Consistently demonstrate behavior that is representative of PSIs values of Community, Teamwork, Accountability and Respect.

                          Skills : Telehealth Certified, Motivational Skills.

                          Description :

                            1. Responded safely, quickly, and calmly in emergencies and to emergency situations.
                            2. Used good judgement in stressful or emotionally charged situations.
                            3. Handled multiple assignments.
                            4. Communicated clearly both verbally and in writing.
                            5. Comprehended and applied Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-Informed Care skills.
                            6. Communicated/spoke (as well as to listen) in a non-judgmental manner
                            7. Administered Narcan and CPR in a work setting.
                                              Years of Experience
                                              Experience
                                              5-7 Years
                                              Experience Level
                                              Level
                                              Executive
                                              Education
                                              Education
                                              Master Of Science

                                              Shelter Counselor Resume

                                              Headline : To obtain a challenging and responsible full time position in a successful organization that will allow me to utilize my counseling and social work skills, Assisting in providing basic medical first aid to injured children; recording details of injuries and actions taken; driving children to medical facilities such as emergency rooms and clinics for treatment or scheduled appointments, Picking up, delivering, unloading, and storing needed supplies and donated items; driving children to activities and functions.

                                              Skills : Office, Police, And Techincal.

                                              Description :

                                                1. Knowledged in the areas of addiction, recovery, and mental illness.
                                                2. Knowledged of issues pertaining to the homeless.
                                                3. Knowledged of area resources.
                                                4. Actively motivated guests through daily interaction to quickly move out of shelter by any means possible to include staying with family or friends and moving back to their community of origin.
                                                5. Consistently followed PSI and shelter safety policies and procedures promoting a safety conscious work environment.
                                                6. Treated all guests and staff with dignity and respect.
                                                7. Proactively conducted wellness checks of guests in different sections of the building.
                                                                                  Years of Experience
                                                                                  Experience
                                                                                  5-7 Years
                                                                                  Experience Level
                                                                                  Level
                                                                                  Executive
                                                                                  Education
                                                                                  Education
                                                                                  Master Of Science

                                                                                  Shelter Counselor Resume

                                                                                  Objective : Shelter Counselor is Actively engaging in learning opportunities, Actively participating in the daily group home activities such as cleaning and cooking, Ensuring confidentiality of residents and families, Maintaining all necessary certifications and trainings.

                                                                                  Skills : Training, Emergency Management, Behavioural Skills.

                                                                                  Description :

                                                                                    1. De-escalated stressful situations utilizing Critical Incident Debriefing and Trauma-informed Care.
                                                                                    2. Administered Naloxone as needed.
                                                                                    3. Performed CPR as needed.
                                                                                    4. Enforced the Good Neighbor Policy Monitor the building and the surrounding area for safety, security and hazards ensuring a safe/secure environment for guests, staff and all others.
                                                                                    5. Connected guests to emergency medical services, detox and other community programs as needed to include, but not limited to, Triage, Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) services, Day Services, Detox and substance abuse services.
                                                                                    6. Connected guests to MATCH behavioral supports to assess and respond to symptoms of mental illness and co-occurring disorders.
                                                                                    7. Enhanced a quick match to housing by working collaboratively with PSI Triage, RRH and housing placement staff.
                                                                                                        Years of Experience
                                                                                                        Experience
                                                                                                        2-5 Years
                                                                                                        Experience Level
                                                                                                        Level
                                                                                                        Executive
                                                                                                        Education
                                                                                                        Education
                                                                                                        GED

                                                                                                        Shelter Counselor Resume

                                                                                                        Objective : Shelter Counselor is Engaging in nightly pre-brief huddle with other shelter staff, Welcoming shelter guests inside, manage waitlist/roster, conduct new intakes as needed, Prep and/or serving meals as needed.

                                                                                                        Skills : Serving, Customer Service, Supervisory.

                                                                                                        Description :

                                                                                                          1. Maintained daily shelter documentation to include but not limited to: shelter intake when needed, HMIS systems, log and referral books maintained at the front desk, Suspension of Services (SOS) and SOS status.
                                                                                                          2. Followed animal accommodation policies.
                                                                                                          3. Assisted guests through meal service, and as directed by a supervisor, with showering and/or dressing.
                                                                                                          4. Pleasantly greeted, welcomed and worked with volunteers, donors, food servers, tour groups and other visitors.
                                                                                                          5. Helped guests with all issues pertaining to lockers as needed or assigned.
                                                                                                          6. Maintained a knowledge of the effective use of the phone, fax, and computer systems and copiers located throughout the Inn.
                                                                                                          7. Advised the supervisor/key carrier regarding matters of concern with operations or policy.
                                                                                                                Years of Experience
                                                                                                                Experience
                                                                                                                2-5 Years
                                                                                                                Experience Level
                                                                                                                Level
                                                                                                                Executive
                                                                                                                Education
                                                                                                                Education
                                                                                                                MS