Direct Care Counselor Resume

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Career Objective:

To work as a direct care counselor for a group home and help people with special needs to improve their quality of life and functioning of mind.

Summary of Skills:

  • Experience in working with special needs people
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • High sensitivity towards the needs of people
  • Self-motivated and energetic person with passion to help others
  • Ability to identify reasons for mental disorder and plan counseling
  • Skilled in working in a team environment and build rapport
  • Ability to work with children, youngsters, and seniors

Work Experience:

Direct Care Counselor
Liberty Clinic, Inverness, FL
October 2013 – Present

  • Meeting patients and developing treatment plans after performing counseling
  • Referring patients to psychiatrist and participating in treatment meetings
  • Documenting medical records and monthly progress reports
  • Analyzing the root cause of mental health problems and planning treatment
  • Developing training programs for patients to improve their cognitive level
  • Assigning mental tasks to patients and monitoring how they accomplish them
  • Ensuring patients take the prescribe medicine and physiotherapy

Direct Care Counselor
Lifespan Group, Inverness, FL
January 2012 – September 2013

  • Participated in the treatment of accident victims in the casualty department
  • Monitored and recorded patients’ progress suffering from injuries
  • Communicated important messages to staff and family members
  • Counseled patients according to their mental capacity regardless of age
  • Ensured total hygiene of individuals under care and treatment
  • Read clinical reports and performed counseling based on the readings
  • Performed all tasks according to the policies and procedures of the facility

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling
    Pearl College, Inverness, FL
    2011

Reference:

On request.