Social Services Counselor Resume Samples

A Social Services Counselor works for the social services department and helps people solve and deal with their day-to-day problems. The counselors also diagnose and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral issues. Duties commonly mentioned on the Social Services Counselor Resume are – identifying people and communities in need of help; assessing client’s needs, situations, strengths, and supporting networks to determine their goals; helping clients adjust to changes and challenges in their lives, researching and referring and advocating for community resources; responding to crises situations, and developing and evaluating programs and services to ensure the basic client needs are met.

These professionals need distinguishing characteristics such as – knowledge of community mental health resources, the ability to understand clinical counseling principles, programs, and methodology; familiarity with clinical social work and mental health counseling principles, methods, and standards; knowledge of psychological test administration and interpretation; and a good understanding of legal and ethical issues related to patient’s rights. Employers normally necessitate a Master’s degree in Counseling, social work, or a related field, along with a valid certification or licensure.

 

Social Services Counselor Resume example

Social Services Counselor Resume

Objective : Ambitious, results-oriented, Corporate Consultant with a tenacious competitive spirit. Highly qualified hunter with inside and outside sales experience. Effective in engaging with customers on a continuous basis and building trusting relationships. A determined leader is adept at creating efficient and effective environments that foster collaboration and creativity within teams.

Skills : Analyst, Consultant.

Description :

    1. Counseled individuals, groups, or families to help them understand problems, define goals, and develop realistic action plans.
    2. Collected information about individuals or clients, using interviews, case histories, observational techniques, and other assessment methods.
    3. Developed therapeutic and treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, and needs.
    4. Consulted with other professionals to discuss therapies, treatments, counseling resources, or techniques, and to share occupational information.
    5. Analyzed data such as interview notes, test results, and reference manuals to identify symptoms and to diagnose the nature of clients' problems.
    6. Advised clients on how they could be helped by counseling.
    7. Evaluated the results of counseling methods to determine the reliability and validity of treatments.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Specialist


Social Services Counselor Resume

Headline : Social Services Counselor is responsible for providing counseling and other services to clients in the community. The counselor will be responsible for developing and implementing programs and interventions as necessary to assist clients with meeting their needs.

Skills : Knowledge Of Counseling, Techniques, And Practices.

Description :

    1. Checked in all Forensic and Civil Case Managers/Forensic Specialists.
    2. Provided a schedule for escorted Case Managers/Forensic Specialists visiting Forensic Units, and assisted Case Manager to meet with the assigned social services staff and residents.
    3. Completed feedback at the end of the visit.
    4. Forwarded feedback to the Director of the Office of Social Services and to the Office of Social Services Staff for action.
    5. Served as a backup scheduler for completing Forensic/Civil Case Managers for continuity of care visits at Florida State Hospital.
    6. Maintained Forensic and Civil database of community case managers on the Office of Social Services web page in conjunction with the webmaster.
    7. Emailed any changes in the case management list to the webmaster, Office of Social Services Staff, and Social Services Staff on a bimonthly basis in order to keep information current and up to date.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BSW In Social Work


Social Services Counselor Resume

Objective : Primary employment interests are case management, counseling, social work, behavioral or medical healthcare positions, supervisory/management, healthcare positions serving all clientele. Have extensive mental health and medical health employment background and have been employed within 5 hospitals over the years in various positions.

Skills : Social Services, Counseling, Group Facilitation, Motivational Interviewing, Program Management, Program Development, Computer, Software, Community Outreach.

Description :

    1. Conducted psychosocial history assessments sessions with patients.
    2. Worked in the Chemical Dependency, Eating, and Geriatric disorders units.
    3. Developed and facilitated innovative socialization, psycho-educational, psychotherapeutic programs.
    4. Led twelve-step and step study writing groups.
    5. Participated in case management, treatment, and discharge planning with psychiatric staff.
    6. Composed assessment, treatment planning, and progress reports.
    7. Facilitated family consult and therapy sessions with patients' families.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
M.A. In Clinical Psychology

Social Services Counselor Resume

Objective : Public servant, community leader, and juvenile justice specialist with a proven record of providing support, intervention services, and special programming to at-risk youth and their families. Extensive experience partnering with the police department, law enforcement agencies, school system, and community members.

Skills : Bilingual in English and Spanish. Strong computer and proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, & SPSS. Proficient in using the Internet for research purposes.

Description :

    1. Acted as second in command to the program director.
    2. Created and delivered engaging presentations on youth-related fields such as crime prevention, civic engagement, and social skills.
    3. Determining the needs of youth and providing referrals to substance abuse, mental health, and juvenile diversion programs.
    4. Provided follow-up services in collaboration with parole officers, counselors, and G.E.D teachers.
    5. Served as liaison between the community, case managers, and job development counselors.
    6. Made recommendations to the criminal justice system and to employees concerning youth progress, including occasional court appearances.
    7. Coordinated and created curriculum for leadership development program including scheduling of events, documentation, outreach to community agencies for partnership, and program expansion.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
MA In Criminal Justice

Social Services Counselor Resume

Objective : Working in a caring environment where the staff understands and accepts the contribution a professional social worker can make to the overall efficiency and workplace enjoyment.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Training Skills.

Description :

    1. Developed collaborative care plans based upon cognitive-behavioral therapy as part of Jefferson Parish Juvenile Drug Court.
    2. Provided support services to offenders' families through family counseling.
    3. Prepared court documents and reported the current case progress to Court on at least a weekly basis.
    4. Ensured chosen discharge facilities meet licensure requirements according to AHCA standards.
    5. Coordinated discharges by scheduling all aftercare appointments to promote continuity of care.
    6. Assisted with securing identification documents including taking to local driver's license office to have identification cards made. 
    7. Completed requests for funding to payment of identification cards.
                  Years of Experience
                  Experience
                  2-5 Years
                  Experience Level
                  Level
                  Junior
                  Education
                  Education
                  M.S. In Forensic Psychology And The Law

                  Social Services Counselor Resume

                  Objective : An experienced and committed professional social worker with 20 years of dedication to working with individuals and families in crisis.

                  Skills : Customer Service, Human Resources, Project Management.

                  Description :

                    1. Provided intensive home base therapy using Multi-Systemic Therapy modalities with juvenile offenders and their families.
                    2. Developed treatment care plans using cognitive-behavioral therapy as a member of the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Drug Court team.
                    3. Provided individual therapy to youth offenders and education on relapse prevention, drug and alcohol treatment, anger/behavior management, and independent living skills on a 24 hours on-call basis.
                    4. Provided support services to offenders' families using family counseling techniques.
                    5. Facilitated parental instruction of age-appropriate discipline and behavioral modification.
                    6. Provided comprehensive case management services as a member of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Juvenile Probation Officers, Psychiatrists, Judges, and Local Law Enforcement.
                    7. Prepared court documents and reported current case progress to Court on at least a weekly basis.
                  Years of Experience
                  Experience
                  2-5 Years
                  Experience Level
                  Level
                  Junior
                  Education
                  Education
                  M.S. In Forensic Psychology And The Law

                  Social Services Counselor Resume

                  Headline : Seeks to secure a position in the field of Social Work that would afford the opportunity to utilize, challenge, and strengthen skills, insight, knowledge, and experience as a Social Worker while positively contributing to the growth and success of the client population, the organization, and the community.

                  Skills : Planning Skills, Team Work.

                  Description :

                    1. Provided educational counseling on adjusting to social problems for individuals, families, and groups.
                    2. Monitored the outcome of treatment interventions recommended by an interdisciplinary team.
                    3. Participated in the interdisciplinary process of the treatment team including formulating therapeutic activities and recommending a treatment plan.
                    4. Served as liaison between the client, family, and other appropriate agencies/institutions.
                    5. Referred clients to other agencies for additional services.
                    6. Provided individual and group therapy to children.
                    7. Provided after-hours emergency crisis services for those persons involved in crisis situations.
                  Years of Experience
                  Experience
                  5-7 Years
                  Experience Level
                  Level
                  Executive
                  Education
                  Education
                  MSW

                  Social Services Counselor Resume

                  Objective : Highly qualified Social Services Counselor with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and would excel in the collaborative environment on which your company prides itself.

                  Skills : Training Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Social Services.

                  Description :

                    1. Provided counseling services to both patients and families working through end-of-life issues.
                    2. Participated in interdisciplinary meetings.
                    3. Worked as part of an interdisciplinary team providing end-of-life services and continuity of care.
                    4. Patients served to vary in economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds.
                    5. Worked independently with monthly supervision.
                    6. Performed crisis interventions and supportive counseling services to consumers struggling with psychiatric symptoms such as depression, mania, anxiety, hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia.
                    7. Advocated for consumers during medical appointments, and resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
                  Years of Experience
                  Experience
                  2-5 Years
                  Experience Level
                  Level
                  Junior
                  Education
                  Education
                  MSW

                  Social Services Counselor Resume

                  Summary : A versatile social worker with more than five years of experience treating adults and adolescents. Experience in treating dual diagnosis clients, and collaborating with a multidisciplinary team.

                  Skills : Strong Computer And Proficient In Using The Internet For Research Purposes. Proficient In Utilizing Electronic Health Record System And New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System. Excellent In Utilizing Prezi, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, & Outlook.

                  Description :

                    1. Provided life skill development and socioemotional support to 7 adult mental health consumers with diagnoses of schizophrenia and other co-occurring.
                    2. Responsible for evaluating client progress in counseling Sessions and making recommendations to the treatment team.
                    3. Responsible for managing caseload by scheduling appointments, evaluating clients' progress in counseling sessions.
                    4. Responsible for monitoring previous inmates within the community.
                    5. Provided general social services work through direct services and/or general counseling such as brief therapy and solution-focused therapy.
                    6. Participated in the decision-making process of the treatment team including formulating therapeutic activities and recommending a treatment plan.
                    7. Managed a caseload by scheduling appointments, evaluating client progress in counseling sessions, and making recommendations to the treatment team.
                    Years of Experience
                    Experience
                    7-10 Years
                    Experience Level
                    Level
                    Management
                    Education
                    Education
                    MSW In Social Work

                    Social Services Counselor Resume

                    Objective : Successfully demonstrated ability to perform psychotherapeutic techniques, crisis interventions, assessments, intakes, training, and referrals to community services.

                    Skills : Creative Skills, Counseling Skills.

                    Description :

                      1. Served on an Interagency Service Coordinator team, developing a treatment plan based on immediate needs for individual youth.
                      2. Created an 18-month individual development plan (IDP) covering intake, participation in the program, and exit plan/wrap-around services.
                      3. Rated most effective caregiver by patients on several occasions.
                      4. Marketed hospital services in a community outreach program, to various health professionals and institutions.
                      5. Completed New Forensic Case Management Orientation for Case Managers including assisting with escorting, scheduling, reviewing, and revising policies and introductions to the Office of Social Services Staff members.
                      6. Provided consulting services to schools, social service agencies, and businesses.
                      7. Referred clients to specialists or to other institutions for noncounseling treatment of problems.
                    Years of Experience
                    Experience
                    2-5 Years
                    Experience Level
                    Level
                    Junior
                    Education
                    Education
                    MSW In Social Work