Residential Counselor Resume

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Career Objective:

A residential counselor position in an assisted-living center where my compassion and counseling skills can help solve social, interpersonal and other problems faced by residents.

Summary of Skills:

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Flexible, upbeat attitude and immense leadership qualities

  • Holds a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record

  • Outstanding communication and computer skills

  • Caring natured and good organizer

  • Skilled in developing recreational programs and therapy for residents

  • Expert in addressing and solving negative behaviors among residents

  • Comprehensive knowledge of health issues and medical history

  • Experienced in volunteering with groups

Work Experience:

Residential Counselor

Peace Youth Shelter, Detroit, MI

2012 – present

  • Screen, evaluate and train homeless youth

  • Perform housekeeping duties and handle walk-in crisis situations

  • Ensure safe environment for residents

  • Control behavior and discipline youths

  • Escort youths to the needed activities

  • Educate youths on health and hygiene issues

  • Maintain data of residents in the computer system

  • Assist youths with daily-living activities

  • Prepare meals for youths and feed them at a scheduled time

  • Plan and encourage youths to participate in recreational activities

  • Provide group and individual counseling to residents

  • Draft weekly and monthly program reports

  • Maintain and order needed supplies for the facility

  • Offer personalized care for residents with special needs

Residential Counselor

Fine Human Services, Detroit, MI

2009 – 2012

  • Helped residents in recovering from mental and physical trauma

  • Taught residents skills to perform daily-living activities independently

  • Coordinated several educational and recreational events for residents

  • Maintained relationships with family members of residents and provided them feedback

  • Organized social activities in groups

  • Monitored activities of residents and decided when they are good to leave the facility


Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

ABC University, Detroit, MI



Available upon request.

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