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

Personable and proactive Mental Health Counselor focused on building positive rapport with a diverse range of clients. Critical thinker who thrives under pressure.

Skill Highlights
  • Group homes /Apartments
  • Superior communication skills
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (Experience working with disabled persons
  •  Certified in CPR (NJ)
  •  Certified in First Aid (NJ)
  •   utilize various of office   electronic systems
  • Exceptional problem solver
Education and Training
Rowan University Glassboro, NJ Expected in 2009 Bachelor of Arts : Psychology - GPA :
  • Psychology and Sociology coursework
  • Social Science, Social Welfare and Social Work coursework
  • Early Childhood Education coursework


Cumberland County Bridgeton, New Jersey Expected in 2006 Associate of Applied Science : Arts Liberal Arts General - GPA :
  • Psychology and Sociology coursework
  • Coursework in Health and Human Services
  • Social Science, Social Welfare and Social Work coursework
Promoted to Jewelry Manager after 2 1/2 years of employment.
  • Desktop Software: Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, Microsoft, HTML
  • Residential Living Specialist: counseling emotional disturbed individuals, advanced problem-solving, great organizational skills, provide direct services in the community, learn from an in-service training program, prepare and provide monthly progress report, interpret and apply policy and procedures to specific situations, maintain finance ledger and files, maintain communication in a daily log between shifts, prepare correspondence for the agency, provide medical care and services for individuals 
Professional Experience
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Bickford Senior Living - Residential Living Specialist
City, STATE, 09/2002 - 10/2014

  • Supervising and counseling the ladies that are emotional disturbed in a residential apartment setting by providing direct services such as leading a group of ladies in organizing a activity or offer individual counseling if needed to take their rightful place in society and in the community.
  • Documentation on the ladies daily interaction behaviors and progresses based on awareness intervention tools in responding by verbal communication to help motivate individual back on track to daily routine living.
  • To be certified by in-service training yearly: CPR, First Aid, Crisis Interventions, Abuse and Neglect, Fire Safety, Administer Medications, Blood Borne and Daniel Law to understand organizations structure and social systems interact in producing individuals problems.
  • Provide transportation and escort the ladies to their work sites: day programs, medical appointment and other appointments as needed.
  • Implement self help strategies skills/goals to lead the ladies to quality living improvement by following agency residential services; such as, financial records, individual participate grocery shopping to put on menu, fire drills and safety meeting area, house meetings, recreation surveys and activity schedule and resident satisfaction.
  • Provide documentation in varies areas: progress notes, medical/dental book, IHP skill books and other state documentation that is require for the job.
  • Maintain their apartment cleanliness and safe guard their surroundings from any danger to occur by compliance with current standards evacuation survey/fire evacuation plans.
  • Design a plan of action in skill planning for individual to learn to identify strengths and potential problem areas as they participate and contribute in everyday activities of life as a citizen in the community.
  • To make a recommendation for corrective action plan from a system perspective (Team Meeting).
Vineland Development Center - Counselor/Technician
City, STATE, 02/1996 - 10/2014

  • Supervising and counseling is offer to mentally challenge individual's behaviors of daily living in a residential/group home setting.
  • Responsible for administer medications as directed by doctor orders and documented on a med sheet/mar on each shifts.
  • To be certified by attending training session classes that is includes CPR, First Aid, Crisis Interventions, Abused and Neglect, Fire Safety, Administer Medications and a in-service class on Daniel Law as mandated.
  • Provide transportation and escort individuals to and from program area, social activities, medical and other appointments on a daily basic.
  • Supervise an train individuals in self care and independent living skills as needed in domestic activities and all areas of personal hygiene.
  • Provide documentation behaviors in varies areas: their progress notes, medical book, IHP skill books and other agency documentation that is require in a timely manner.
  • Make a weekly menu according to their diets.
  • Maintain their home cleanliness and safe guard their surroundings from any danger to occur and take the initiative to correct the hazards to proper personnel.
  • Able to fill out any reports to proper supervisory personnel.
Elywn Of New Jersey - Estelle Manor/ Residential Treatment Facility
, , 06/2010 - 07/2011

Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose. Conducted comprehensive initial in-home psychosocial assessments prior to first wraparound meetings. Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services. Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel. Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills. Assisted clients in scheduling home visits and phone calls and monitored effectiveness of these activities. Administered medication to patients presenting serious risk of danger to themselves and others. Charted and recorded information in client files. Tracked client movement on and off the unit by documenting times and destinations of clients. Checked facility for open windows, locked doors, malfunctioning smoke detectors and other safety hazards. Executed appropriate risk-assessment and mitigation strategies.

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Rowan University
  • Cumberland County
Job Titles Held:
  • Residential Living Specialist
  • Counselor/Technician
  • Estelle Manor/ Residential Treatment Facility
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Applied Science

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