Youth Counselor resume example with 20+ years of experience

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  • First aid and CPR certified
  • Evidence preservation
  • Behavioral disorders familiarity
  • Crisis management
  • Paperwork and reporting
  • Youth guidance
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • Resolving discrepancies
  • Stocking supplies
02/1982 to 10/2007 Youth Counselor State Of North Carolina | Wadesboro, NC,
  • Provided homework assistance to youth residents, helped prepare for tests and signed off on projects and assignments.
  • Advised children and helped to foster improved levels of self-worth and confidence.
  • Advocated for at-risk youth individuals and promoted helpful resources and programs to foster progress.
  • Monitored behavior in individual and group sessions and intervened when necessary.
  • Collaborated with counselors and parents to report youth behavior and progress.
  • Promoted positive influence for youngsters by demonstrating appropriate behavior, listening carefully to others and showing respect for people of all ages.
  • Monitored and cared for youth in carefully controlled environment to promote safety.
  • Supervised youth group members to maintain organized and safe environment.
  • Communicated with challenged and troubled children in effort to exact positive impact and influence.
  • Reminded youngsters to diffuse anger-fueled situations by communicating effectively and talking about problems instead of lashing out.
04/1990 to 02/2016 Correctional Officer/Sergeant East Montana Middle School | El Paso, TX,
  • Processed inmates by completing paperwork, conducting searches and recording fingerprints.
  • Assigned inmates to open and appropriate housing units.
  • Promoted safety, order and functionality of maximum security facility.
  • Implemented defensive tactics and physical restraints to maintain safety and security of maximum security facility.
  • Monitored daily activities to identify and manage suspicious behavior, improper conduct and signs of conflict.
  • Employed de-escalation techniques, verbal commands and physical and mechanical restraints to address unruly inmates.
  • Completed state required protocols during emergency situations.
  • Maintained appropriate control, security and well-being of youth at all times.
  • Conducted pre-trip and post-trip equipment inspections of transport vehicles and equipment.
  • Supervised inmates during day-to-day activities.
  • Promoted rehabilitation of offenders and maintained safety of staff and residents.
  • Recommended further treatment strategies and diagnostic efforts for inmates.
  • Supervised individuals ages 13 to 85 and managed cases in maximum security facility.
  • Detected potential threats and quickly defused conflicts.
  • Monitored inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities.
  • Inspected cells and conducted random searches of common areas.
  • Enforced resident behavior management protocols and wrote incident reports for infractions.
  • Transported inmates to and from work sites with optimal security procedures.
  • Maintained records and logs of man hours, materials and equipment used.
  • Informed inmates and visitors of rules, safety and security procedures and responsibilities.
  • Instructed inmates on work details and transported to work sites.
  • Supervised activities of adolescents in residential setting.
  • Reviewed housing assignments and reassigned inmates when needed.
  • Transported inmates to and from medical and dental appointments, funerals, work details and court hearings.
  • Maintained clear and open communications with all facility areas to support efficient and safe operations.
  • Counseled juveniles on day-to-day reality oriented problems.
  • Assisted in restraining violent and unruly inmates.
  • Received property from incoming inmates, provided receipts and inspected items for contraband.
  • Conducted internal security checks and distributed meals.
  • Supervised inmates during meals, visits, recreation, telephone calls and shower time.
  • Completed state required protocols during emergency situations.
  • Promoted safety, order and functionality of maximum securityfacility.
04/2016 to 08/2018 Bus Monitor Okaloosa Headstart | City, STATE,
  • Contacted emergency personnel and provided aid while waiting for further assistance.
  • Kept equipment in good working order with frequent inspections and minor repairs.
  • Updated logs detailing weather conditions, treatments provided and incident information to keep management informed of activities.
  • Maintained strong proficiency in CPR and First Aid
  • Prevented loss of students' belongings on or adjacent to bus via visual monitoring and verbal reminders.
  • Cleaned interior of busses every day to maintain cleanliness and professionalism.
  • Communicated with bus drivers, teachers and guardians regarding problems or incidents impacting student riders.
  • Helped drivers monitor and manage student actions to maintain bus safety.
  • Conducted emergency bus evacuations using main and emergency doors.
  • Exhibited expertise of safety and emergency laws and procedures and helped students evacuate quickly and safely upon emergencies.
  • Kept personal and medical details of each student confidential by adhering to established protocols.
  • Complied with state, local and federal laws regarding student confidentiality.
  • Implemented process to make sure students exited at correct stop and to proper guardians.
  • Worked alongside students, parents and school personnel to provide all riders with safe and enjoyable experiences.
  • Maintained familiarity with student restraint devices and methods for securing special seats.
  • Supervised safe and orderly entry and exit of bus riders and physically assisted those with special needs.
10/2007 to Current Assistant Youth Director Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church | City, STATE,
  • Tailored instruction to provide access and inclusion for children with special learning needs.
  • Maintained safety and security of all children involved in program.
  • Successfully led key projects which resulted in [positive outcome].
  • Planned and executed [project].
  • Recruited, trained and oversaw lay teachers and volunteers to support program operations.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/1980 GED | Florala High School, Florala, AL GPA:
Expected in | General Studies Lurleen B Wallace Community College, Andalusia, AL GPA:
Expected in Correctional Certification | Criminal Justice Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, FL GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Florala High School
  • Lurleen B Wallace Community College
  • Northwest Florida State College

Job Titles Held:

  • Youth Counselor
  • Correctional Officer/Sergeant
  • Bus Monitor
  • Assistant Youth Director


  • GED
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Correctional Certification

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