Youth Care Worker Resume Example

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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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
Southern New Hampshire University Hooksett, NH Expected in 2019 Bachelor of Arts : Human Service - GPA :
  • Coursework in Human Service, Child Development, and Sociology
Stevens Institute of Business & Arts St Louis, MO Expected in 2003 Associate of Applied Science : Retail Management - GPA :
  • Minored in Fashion Merchandising
  • Graduated with 3.0 GPA
Work History
Hillcrest Family Services - Youth Care Worker
Wapello, IA, 02/2020 - Current
  • 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.
Promises Addiction Treatment Center - Behavioral Health Technician
Philadelphia, PA, 06/2018 - 01/2020
  • 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.
Seven Hills Foundation - Direct Support Staff
Webster, MA, 07/2013 - 04/2018
  • 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.
South County Habilitation Center - Developmental Assistant I
City, STATE, 05/2010 - 09/2016
  • 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.

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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