direct care worker resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Skilled Mental health professional with 7+ years of experience and expertise on the identification and management of the child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental illnesses. Also providing direct patient care to patients with psychiatric disorders, addictive disease disorders or related substance abuse or chemical dependency problems or those dually diagnosed with psychiatric and chemically dependency disorders; also ensuring the safety and well-being of these patients.

  • Strong Communication
  • Epic
  • Attention To Detail
  • Patient Assessment
  • Basic Nursing
  • ADLs Assistance
  • CPR Certified, First Aid
  • Team Player
  • Strong Organizational, and Detail Oriented
  • First Aid and Safety
  • Clinical Quality Program Standards
  • Behavioral Management
  • Patient Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Discharge Planning
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking Abilities
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
Work History
12/2021 to 06/2022
Mental Health Technician Community Living Centers, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI,
  • Identified behaviors that necessitated intervention and obtained assistance from qualified personnel to complete intervention.
  • Escorted patients from unit to meals, activities and visitation areas to maintain standard of safety and security.
  • Supported patients needing medical care to relieve patient anxiety and promote positive outcomes.
  • Applied de-escalation and limit-setting techniques to promote patient cooperation.
  • Helped patients with meals, activities of daily living (ADLs) and facility transfers to promote security and patient well-being.
  • Observed patient behaviors and mental status and notified RN of unusual or potentially dangerous occurrences.
  • Assisted with patient restraint and seclusion scenarios to create safe environment for patient and medical personnel.
03/2015 to 12/2020
Direct Care Worker Community Living Centers, Inc. Clarkston, MI,
  • Administer bedside or personal care, such as ambulation or personal hygiene assistance prepared.
  • Maintain records of client progress and services performed, reporting changes in client condition to manager or supervisor.
  • Tracked client movement on and off the unit by documenting times and destinations of clients.
  • Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues.
  • Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes.
04/2015 to 10/2018
Direct Care Worker Marriott International Goleta, CA,
  • Maintained accurate records of patient care, condition, progress and concerns.
  • Responded appropriately to the physical, emotional and developmental needs of patients.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding, and elimination.
  • Helped patients move in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, and automobiles.
  • Assisted nurses with wound care for pressure ulcers, bed sores, and surgical site wounds.
  • Reported any unusual circumstances in the patients' condition or environment.
01/2014 to 06/2018
Patient Care Technician Lewis Operating Corp. Sacramento, CA,
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Obtained patient vital signs and reported results to staff nurse or physician, noting changes from prior measurements.
  • Collected and transported specimens to prepare for lab testing.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Responded to patient emergencies with immediate care and notified clinicians to provide comprehensive assistance.
  • Supported patient admissions, discharges and transfers to promote team productivity.
Expected in 11/2012
High School Diploma:
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School - Philadelphia, PA,

Obtained National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification; specialized in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

  • DCA - Direct Care Aide
  • Certified CPR, First Aid Safety/AED - Present

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School Attended

  • YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

Job Titles Held:

  • Mental Health Technician
  • Direct Care Worker
  • Direct Care Worker
  • Patient Care Technician


  • High School Diploma

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