residential youth counselor resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Ambitious student pursuing Social Work degree eager to contribute developed knowledge in counseling role. Skilled in communication and documentation in treatment settings. Adaptable and driven with strong work ethic and ability to thrive in team-based or individually motivated settings.

Youth Counselor with talent for helping youth manage trauma, stress and behavior. Strong knowledge of childhood study and social work. Communicative and team-oriented with proficiency in word processor. Proven history of fostering model behavior to meet team, individual and management objectives.


Great communication and organizational skills. Experience in Word processing and basic computer skills.

  • Client goal planning
  • Tracking client progress
  • Quick problem solver
  • Preparing meals
  • Patient relations
  • Helping with medication
  • Customer service
  • Conflict resolution
Residential Youth Counselor, 06/2020 - Current
Devereux Glenmoore, PA,
  • Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
  • Accurately documented all observations, interventions, and concerns in patient charts and electronic systems, sustaining continuum of care from admission through to discharge.
  • Conducted outreach, advocacy and rehabilitative services for regular cases and crisis intervention.
  • Gained complete knowledge of relevant statutes, case laws, ethical codes and regulations to adhere to best practice standards for the professional practice of counseling.
  • Conducted 15-minute and unscheduled checks on patients, immediately responding to hazardous incidents or crises to maintain safe milieu.
  • Provided in-depth counseling for clients with stress, depression or behavior issues and created plans for coping.
  • Administered psychotropic drugs and other medications, adhering to medication schedules and making adjustments commensurate with patients' condition and response.
  • Assisted clients with identifying feelings and behaviors by asking open-ended questions.
  • Responded to crisis situations quickly to maintain calm and immediately determine level of assistance needed.
  • Developed and deepened relationships with residents and fellow staff.
  • Completed daily resident welfare checks and coordinated with facility staff to meet resident needs.
  • Fostered relationships with residents and worked with new residents to optimize acclimation and ease transition to new living environment.
  • Conducted weekly meetings with directors and assessed and advocated resident needs; recommended solutions and strategies to improve resident care and satisfaction.
  • Helped residents living with emotional and mental conditions with personal needs.
  • Facilitated bereavement groups and provided counseling and emotional support to help residents cope with loss.
  • Responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
  • Provided in-depth counseling for clients with emotional or mental issues and created plans for coping.
Security Officer, 04/2015 - Current
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Toksook Bay, AK,
  • Monitored several security cameras and fire, building and alarm systems.
  • Investigated alarms and disturbances to maintain safety.
  • Investigated suspected incidents of fraud, employee theft and embezzlement and reported findings to law enforcement.
  • Searched individuals and baggage for devices, weapons and other prohibited items.
  • Guarded restricted areas to prevent unauthorized entry.
  • Surveilled all areas within facility to identify suspicious behavior.
  • Documented all security-related situations and submitted in-depth reports to office of safety and security.
Security Officer , 02/2012 - 08/2015
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Aniak, AK,
  • Monitored several security cameras and fire, building and alarm systems.
  • Investigated alarms and disturbances to maintain safety.
  • Worked with local and federal law enforcement agents to apprehend suspicious individuals.
  • Guarded restricted areas to prevent unauthorized entry.
School Bus Driver, 08/2008 - 12/2011
First Student Lorain, OH,
  • Performed all duties with personable communication and professionalism, including bus operation and passenger interaction.
  • Obeyed all DOT rules and regulations in addition to local laws and stipulations.
  • Operated navigation equipment and two-way radio while remaining focused on safety and efficiency.
  • Maintained timely adherence to schedules and safety protocols.
  • Verified all permission slips for students to ride home with friends.
  • Adhered to company determined schedules and routes to ensure timely arrivals and departures.
  • Reconfigured routes to accommodate for added or removed stops on schedule.
  • Obeyed traffic laws and follow established traffic and transportation procedures
  • Inspected vehicle daily and personally handled routine upkeep such as adding gas and washer fluids.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Social Work, Expected in 05/2023
Rutgers University - Camden, NJ
Status -
  • Major in social work
  • Minor in childhood study
Associate of Arts: Human Services/Liberal Arts And Science , Expected in 05/2020
Camden County College - Blackwood, NJ
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School Attended

  • Rutgers University
  • Camden County College

Job Titles Held:

  • Residential Youth Counselor
  • Security Officer
  • Security Officer
  • School Bus Driver


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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