youth care worker resume example with 11 years of experience

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

Dedicated to assisting with resident treatment goals and enhancing patient skills through coaching and support. Proven abilities in building relationships and resolving conflicts.

  • Skilled in intake interviewing
  • Day treatment professional
  • Trained in indicators of child abuse
  • Adept at conflict resolution
  • Psychotropic medications knowledge
  • Diverse groups presentations
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time management
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Experience with special-needs students
  • Critical thinking
  • Outstanding social skills
  • Group and Individual Sessions
  • Crisis Intervention
Work History
Youth Care Worker, 02/2020 - Current
Hillcrest Family Services Wapello, IA,
  • Aided with crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and offering peer counseling.
  • Evaluated needs of youth and outlined measures to address.
  • Assisted youth with obtaining resources such as food, clothing and shelter.
  • Completed clear and concise documentation of youth behavior and actions.
  • Worked with clients to improve life choices and maximize benefits of programs.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Completed home welfare checks to align with state and program guidelines.
  • Reported child abuse in accordance with legal standards of mandatory reporters.
  • Developed rapport to create safe and trusting environment for care.
  • Worked to improve and enhance patient lives through effective and compassionate care.
  • Documented data and completed accurate updates to case records.
Behavioral Health Technician, 06/2018 - 01/2020
Promises Addiction Treatment Center Philadelphia, PA,
  • Trained in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and the effect of employment and housing issues on mental health.
  • Prescribed and monitored psychiatric medications and recommended clinical interventions when needed.
  • Led summer day treatment groups and therapeutic activities to teach functional living skills and address behavioral issues.
  • Recorded client information on special flow sheets, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, sleep flow and restraints.
  • Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.
  • Improved outcomes of patients with psychiatric and co-morbid chronic pain conditions.
  • Strategized with clinical team to prevent inmate diversion, abuse and recidivism.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Monitored client census by using the Daily Movement Report and recording admissions, discharges, doctor appointments and site visit data.
  • Facilitated a smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout their transitions.
Direct Support Staff, 07/2013 - 04/2018
Seven Hills Foundation Webster, MA,
  • Maintained a clean, safe and well-organized patient environment.
  • Assisted disabled clients in any way necessary to facilitate independence and well-being.
  • Developed rapport with patients to create a safe and trusting environment for care.
  • Administered medication as directed by physician.
  • Transported individuals to medical appointments and other errands.
  • Worked to improve and enhance patient lives through effective and compassionate care.
  • Supervised daily activities and provided assistance when needed.
  • Performed vitals/glucose testing and assisted in administering injections and urinalysis.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Completed all daily living tasks to enhance the quality of life of elderly patients.
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Ensured safety and well-being of patients.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, dressing, hygiene and grooming.
  • Assessed patients and documented their medical histories.
  • Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure.
Developmental Assistant I, 05/2010 - 09/2016
South County Habilitation Center City, STATE,
  • Reported any unusual circumstances in the patients' condition or environment.
  • Performed direct patient care aimed at increasing comfort, psycho, social and spiritual well-being by providing assistance with personal hygiene, physical comfort, nutrition, elimination, prevention of skin breakdown, rehabilitation and safety.
  • Helped residents programming goals and increase their independence.
  • Responded appropriately to the physical, emotional and developmental needs of patients.
  • Monitored vital signs, such as blood pressure and pulse.
  • Monitored expiration of medical supplies and medications.
  • Scheduled and accompanied clients to medical appointments.
  • Maintained sanitary residents' and program rooms.
  • Provided a comforting and soothing environment.
  • Helped patients move in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs and automobiles.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding and elimination.
  • Cooked appetizing and satisfying meals and snacks.
  • Assisted with patient transfer and ambulation.
Bachelor of Arts: Human Service, Expected in 2019
Southern New Hampshire University - Hooksett, NH
Status -
  • Coursework in Human Service, Child Development, and Sociology
Associate of Applied Science: Retail Management, Expected in 2003
Stevens Institute of Business & Arts - St Louis, MO
Status -
  • Minored in Fashion Merchandising
  • Graduated with 3.0 GPA

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School Attended

  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Stevens Institute of Business & Arts

Job Titles Held:

  • Youth Care Worker
  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Direct Support Staff
  • Developmental Assistant I


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Applied Science

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