Intensive In Home Counselor resume example with 19+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Good-natured Social Worker dedicated to finding healthy adoptive homes for children lacking appropriate adult caretakers. Committed to meeting individual needs of children and foster parents for support, education and legal assistance. Helpful and accommodating professional possessing strong sense of compassion and patience.

  • Clinical interventions
  • Expertise in crisis intervention techniques
  • Skilled in intake interviewing
  • Case documentation
  • Records management
  • PTSD specialist
  • Case management proficiency
  • Mental health evaluations
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Referrals and networking
  • Case Management
  • Program Development and Management
  • Divorce and Custody Issues
  • Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP)
  • Compassionate
  • Skilled community-based case manager
  • Data collection and management
University Of Missouri - St Louis St Louis, MO Expected in 05/1999 Bachelor of Science : Criminal Justice/Social Work - GPA :
Work History
Great Circle - Intensive In-Home Counselor
City, STATE, 07/2019 - Current
  • Delivered client assessments for those struggling with addiction or relationship issues and implemented strategies based on client needs.
  • Maintained caseload of more than 50+ children in public schools and group home placements.
  • Facilitated smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout transitions.
  • Mediated conflicts within families to clarify and resolve underlying issues.
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Encouraged patients to discuss experiences in group and individual settings.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Utilized positive uncertainty and multi-systemic family systems therapy to encourage clients and help to handle ambiguity, accept inconsistencies and trust intuition in decision-making.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Completed one-on-one counseling with broad range of clients suffering from PTSD and hereditary/ chronic diseases and issues.
  • Led educational seminars and lectures at local community mental health centers to expand awareness of mental health symptoms and issues.
Family Facets - Intensive In-Home Counselor/ Supervisor
City, STATE, 09/2012 - 07/2019
  • Created customized care plans, working with hospital staff and families to assess and meet individual needs.
  • Developed Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavioral Intervention Plan to identify cause of problem behavior, formulate strategies to address behavior and teach new behavioral skills.
  • Assessed clients for abuse and neglect to compile documentation for court reports.
  • Formulated treatment plan strategies with multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive and continuous care plan.
  • Interviewed clients, families or groups to assess situations, limitations and issues and implement services to address needs.
  • Helped clients develop new coping mechanisms and techniques to drive behavior modification.
  • Advocated for client rights and sought solutions by tracking and monitoring legislation and arranging and attending meetings with congressional lawmakers and staff.
  • Testified under oath as child advocate in family court to assist with child custody decisions.
  • Attended over 100 hours of meetings, conferences and training courses to advance professional knowledge of social work.
  • Explained medical care options to help families make informed healthcare decisions.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary teams of school psychologists, teachers and administrators to create and implement Individualized Education Plans.
  • Facilitated family therapy sessions between children, caregivers and siblings to remediate conflict and build healthy relationships.
  • Offered therapeutic services and crises intervention to emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.
  • Trained specialized foster parents to care for children with severe behavioral and emotional needs.
  • Delivered comprehensive therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults to support child welfare and prevention services.
  • Developed and facilitated goal-oriented psycho-education and therapy groups to improve residents' quality of life.
Family Resource Center - Intensive In-Home Specialist/Supervisor
City, STATE, 03/2008 - 09/2012
  • Conducted home, school and community visits to assigned clients to assess client's level of care and provide guidance towards meeting treatment goals.
  • Collaborated with case managers and community partners to deliver effective treatment and case collaboration.
  • Assisted families in developing problem-solving and coping skills by providing counseling and referring to appropriate community agencies.
  • Interviewed clients and verified all information provided to determine eligibility for assistance.
  • Provided on-going support to resource parents through coaching and crisis intervention techniques.
  • Worked with senior case managers to coordinate team development activities and trainings.
  • Referred families to shelters, legal resources and educational programs.
  • Recruited, interviewed and hired staff members offering exceptional talent and brought great skills to team.
  • Oversaw staff development through in-depth trainings, workshops, seminars and other learning opportunities.
Edgewood Children’s Center - Respite Care Worker
City, STATE, 09/2001 - 03/2008
  • Supervised daily activities and provided assistance when needed.
  • Worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Provided guidance and recommended coping mechanisms for youth dealing with difficult issues.
  • Maintained strict confidentiality in all situations unless abuse, neglect or threats identified.
  • Applied superior negotiation, communication and conflict management skills to facilitate effective discussions.
  • Identified cases of domestic abuse or other family problems and encouraged students or parents to seek additional assistance from mental health professionals.

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School Attended

  • University Of Missouri - St Louis

Job Titles Held:

  • Intensive In-Home Counselor
  • Intensive In-Home Counselor/ Supervisor
  • Intensive In-Home Specialist/Supervisor
  • Respite Care Worker


  • Bachelor of Science

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