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Top Children's Counselor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Children's Counselor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Children's Counselor resumes they appeared on. For example, 25.6% of Children's Counselor resumes contained Child Care as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Children's Counselor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Children's Counselor resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Child Care

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Here's how Child Care is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Involved in performing all duties concerned to child care.
  • Assisted the CPM with child care related administrative responsibilities.
  • Provided before and after child care to school age children, organizing defferent events to show the children a fun experience.
  • Promoted to Senior Child Care Counselor in 2007 after serving as child care counselor since joining Willowglen in 2005.
  • Contributed dynamic leadership skills in managing all aspects of program, specializing in child care and adolescent behavior and behavior management.
  • Maintained information about child care providers, provided referrals to parents, administered child care voucher assistance program

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2. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Provided intake interviewing and crisis intervention with a diverse population of women and children that have experienced abuse.
  • Created monthly progress reports, behavioral modification reports, incident reports, and therapeutic crisis intervention reports.
  • Provided clinical assessments, out-patient psychotherapy and crisis intervention to at-risk children and adolescents of domestic violence.
  • Provided in-home crisis intervention counseling to children and families in need of developing personalized care plans.
  • Conducted family therapy sessions, crisis intervention, case management and advocacy.
  • Supervised children in a residential home setting and provided immediate crisis interventions.
  • Delivered individual and group counseling and provided crisis intervention.
  • Provided counseling to adolescents, and crisis intervention.
  • Provided direct supervision and crisis intervention to minors.
  • Provided crisis intervention/supervision to children to requiring intervention.
  • Provided crisis intervention/supervision to adolescents with emotional disturbance.
  • Intervened in crisis intervention for emotionally escalated clients.
  • Managed distressed residents through crisis intervention techniques.
  • Provided crisis intervention and helped youths to resolve conflicts, overcome life hurdles and replace undesirable habits with acceptable behaviors.
  • Provided group intervention, crisis intervention, safety planning, and individual counseling to youth in The Spring Shelter.
  • Provided crisis intervention (physical restraints) to children that became unsafe in their surroundings to themselves and others.
  • Trained volunteers on crisis intervention techniques used when dealing with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Responded to victims of domestic violence phone calls, and assisted in crisis intervention.
  • Provided counseling, case-management, and crisis intervention for children in foster care.
  • Trained in CPR and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI).

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3. Child Abuse

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Here's how Child Abuse is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Collaborated on the school events to raise awareness in the community about child abuse.
  • Maintained Adult and Child Abuse National Registries.
  • Prosecuted child abuse and neglect cases for the county of Los Angeles.
  • Conducted intake interviews with individuals reporting suspected child abuse or neglect.
  • Investigated allegations of child abuse (physical, sexual, and emotional) as well as severe neglect.
  • Visited homes of families with problems in the area of child abuse and neglect.

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4. Mental Health

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Here's how Mental Health is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Provided support for youth with behavioral, emotional, and mental health challenges.
  • Provided outpatient therapy for children and adults with mental health issues.
  • Maintained client clinical charts in accordance to County Mental Health guidelines.
  • Testified in Juvenile Court regarding parent/child interaction as needed.Attended daily meetings with mental health workers, counselors, and program director.
  • Counseled children and families that have multiple issues such as: Mental health disorder and addiction.
  • Qualified Mental Health Associate [ ]

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5. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Completed initial assessments and administered behavioral testing measures to develop and facilitate individual treatment plans with clients and caregivers.
  • Implemented individual treatment plans and developed behavioral modification programs in addition to direct care and supervision of clients.
  • Developed treatment plans and provided linkages between clients and appropriate community-based services.
  • Developed treatment plans and intervention strategies for children with mental disabilities.
  • Implemented treatment plans and documented behaviors and incidences.
  • Conducted therapy with children, adults, and families; Formulated treatment plans and diagnosis for clients.
  • Required to maintain progress notes and formulate clear, concise goals and treatment plans for clients.
  • Assisted in implementing therapeutic interventions, treatment plans, and treatment procedures for each resident.
  • Coordinated specific treatment plans with social workers, psychiatrists, educators, and parents.
  • Implemented prescribed treatment plans and special treatment procedures for each individual child.
  • Developed treatment plans for youths and their families.
  • Formulated treatment plans, completed psychiatric evaluations Provided direction to assigned case management staff
  • Implemented treatment plans and de-escalation techniques based on individual patient needs.
  • Administered biopsychosocial assessments, intakes, screening tools, treatment plans, resource development and referrals to address client needs.
  • Completed psychosocial evaluations and treatment plans for all clients.
  • Created treatment plans, and psychosocial evaluations.

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6. Group Therapy

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Here's how Group Therapy is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Provided individual and group therapy sessions to children, ages 5-17, of battered women in transitional domestic violence shelter.
  • Conducted individual, family and group therapy sessions for children and adolescent victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
  • Provided individual and group therapy to children and adolescents in group homes and foster care.
  • Provided Group Therapy for children ages 3-17.
  • Facilitated group therapy sessions with clients.
  • Conducted group therapy for young children of addicts and alcoholics (COAs) and their families.

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7. Child Counselor

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Here's how Child Counselor is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Assisted as a child counselor when conflicts arose between students or with students and staff.

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8. Family Therapy

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Here's how Family Therapy is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Conducted assessments and provided individual psychotherapy, family therapy, and crisis-intervention support for children, adolescents, and adult residents.
  • Updated team on client progress during family therapy, medical management meetings and psychiatric evaluations.
  • Facilitated family therapy and play therapy for children and adolescents, ranging from five to seventeen years of age.
  • Provided therapy to chemically dependent persons and their families in individual family therapy sessions and in a multiple family group format.
  • Provided therapeutic support to families towards reunification and return home where appropriate; providing brief family therapy and intervention when needed.
  • Administered family therapy focusing on healing everyone involved on developing coping skills, dealing with stress and healthy relationships.

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9. Community Resources

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Here's how Community Resources is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated referrals to community resources and ensure proper documentation is provided as required.
  • Collaborated with case managers, psychiatrists, school personnel and other community resources to systemically address the child and/or family needs.
  • Conducted assessments and developed individualized treatment plans and discharge planning; prepared thorough documentation and established communication with other community resources.
  • Updated and maintained well-documented student files and provided referrals and recommendations to outside services using a strong knowledge of community resources.
  • Assisted youth with necessary community resources/referrals to advance youth plans, including escorting youth to appointments as appropriate.
  • Used clinical networking and advocacy skills to develop appropriate placement as well as access community resources.

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10. Substance Abuse

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Here's how Substance Abuse is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Supervised and provided intensive case management to juveniles with serious mental illnesses and/or substance abuse diagnosis.
  • Interviewed adolescents who were referred for intervention and substance abuse services.
  • Provided therapeutic activities and interventions for children from substance abuse homes.
  • Provided assistance in psychotherapy, assessment, diagnosis, substance abuse treatment and crisis management.
  • Assessed and treated individuals with mental, emotional, and substance abuse issues.
  • Provided Substance Abuse counseling for teenagers.
  • provided counseling services for residents that struggled with substance abuse, behavioral problems, and during emotional crisis.

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11. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Trained and certified in CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and Blood Born Pathogens.
  • Administered first aid/ CPR as well as handled emergency situations when necessary in the aquatics area and the workout facility.
  • Participated in CPR certification, Fire Safety certification, and Safety something certification.
  • Earned certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Maintained yearly certifications in CPR and Food Safety
  • Certified in Mediation Management and CPR

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12. Domestic Violence

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Here's how Domestic Violence is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Worked collaboratively with therapeutic staff and case managers providing continuity of care to improve family functioning and healing from domestic violence.
  • Provided agency, shelter and school-based individual and family counseling to children victims of domestic violence.
  • Maintained all client files and documentation in accordance with Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence guidelines.
  • Collaborated with community stakeholders about sexual and domestic violence issues.
  • Conducted comprehensive assessments and provided domestic violence counseling to children.
  • Provided individual counseling services to women experiencing domestic violence.
  • Served as Counselor for individuals involved with Domestic Violence.
  • Answered and responded to crisis calls and helped victims of domestic violence with resources for gaining safe shelter.
  • Served for a year supervising playtime for children of domestic violence while their mothers attended counseling sessions.
  • Co-Facilitated Teen Support Group, Domestic Violence Education Group; and Young Children's Group.
  • Provided counseling to children and adults who are victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
  • Conducted groups pertaining to the effects of domestic violence on a child and family dynamics.
  • Accumulated 40+ hours of training and volunteered with children of domestic violence victims weekly.
  • Coordinated presentations, parenting workshops, and outreach events for domestic violence clients.
  • Provided outreach in the community regarding the effects of witnessing domestic violence.
  • Planned and ran groups for children who had witnessed domestic violence.
  • Assisted victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse in crisis situations.
  • Worked daily with a 24-hour crisis line on domestic violence.
  • Provided counseling services for children who had witnessed domestic violence.
  • Produced booklet on effects of domestic violence on children.

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13. Recreational Activities

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Here's how Recreational Activities is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Tutored children in a variety of subjects; Provided opportunities for recreational activities and academic aid.
  • Supervised school aged children and adolescents during recreational activities.
  • Transported client to appointments and recreational activities.
  • Developed and implemented educational and recreational activities.
  • Planned enrichment and recreational activities.
  • Assisted in the safety and well-being of children being transported to and from summer educational and recreational activities.
  • Planned, coordinated, managed & executed the recreational activities of children who come into PPS.
  • Coordinated and supervised daily recreational activities for the 5 - 6 year old age group.
  • Organized and scheduled recreational activities such as games, camps, and after-school events.
  • Provided homework assistance for 15-20 children ranging from ages 6-13 Coordinated various recreational activities such as Chaperone for summer day camp

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14. at-Risk Youth

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Here's how at-Risk Youth is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Formulated and lead psycho-educational therapy groups for at-risk youth.
  • Counseled and supervised at-risk youth in residential treatment center.
  • Supervised at-risk youth during activities indoor/outdoor.
  • Facilitated the development of abused and at-risk youth through educational assistance, rule implementation, and the establishment of personal connections.
  • Performed intakes and releases *Monitored at-risk youth *Provided one-on-one counseling and mediation *Composed reports on youths' daily activities and progress
  • Audited program records, performed administrative duties and maintained a structured environment for at-risk youth.

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15. Behavioral Issues

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Here's how Behavioral Issues is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Provided primary counseling and emotional support for juvenile youths (ages 12-18) with severe social, emotional and behavioral issues.
  • Maintained order amongst children with behavioral issues.
  • Supervised children and young adults under intensive treatment for psychiatric and behavioral issues in a residential, courtyard-based treatment facility.
  • Maintained a therapeutic milieu while supervising and assisting youth with behavioral issues by providing individual and group counseling and support.
  • Provided a safe, stable living environment while supervising adolescent girls with severe behavioral issues in a residential treatment facility.
  • Implemented group projects, encouraged participation, responded to and resolved behavioral issues according to management code of conduct.

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16. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Worked with probation officers and social workers for the welfare of the child while following the facility's mission and regulations.
  • Coordinated needs of residents with social workers, doctors, and case managers.
  • Interviewed and counseled minor clients, foster parents and social workers.
  • Engaged the proper resources (CASA Advocates, Social Workers, etc.)
  • Communicated with social workers and other interdisciplinary team members about residents' progress and areas requiring additional resources.
  • Conferred with other professionals, including social workers, educators, criminal justice officials and psychologists.

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17. Community Agencies

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Here's how Community Agencies is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Coordinated services with various community agencies and supervised interns.
  • Collaborated with victim advocates and other community agencies to provide comprehensive services, and assist with transitions to safe living environments.
  • Collaborated and partnered with community agencies and available resources, and conducted recommendations and referrals, as applicable.
  • Offered transitional services for program offenders, including referral to appropriate community agencies and organizations.
  • Developed collaborative partnerships with community agencies to help empower families.
  • Provided collaborative efforts with other community agencies and health centers where needed.

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18. Safety Planning

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Here's how Safety Planning is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Provided safety planning, case management, treatment, and education services.

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19. Conflict Resolution

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Here's how Conflict Resolution is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate conflict resolution amongst youth.
  • Facilitated groups that focused on teaching cognitive restructuring, skill building, alternative behaviors, conflict resolution tactics and communication skills.
  • Provided individual and group counseling, facilitated daily crisis interventions and conflict resolution through mediation sessions with youth and families.
  • Facilitated both positive interactions and conflict resolution among residents and provided intervention of negative and/or destructive behaviors.
  • Mentored and supervised behaviorally challenged girls (ages 13-18) by intervening in negative interactions and modeling conflict resolution skills.
  • Enforced conflict resolution techniques and other forms of behavioral interventions to teach alternatives to violence.

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20. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Conducted weekly searches to ensure all contraband were seized, providing a safe environment for residents.
  • Prepared equipment and activity space for children to engage and interact in a safe environment.
  • Administered programs ensuring that children were in a safe environment.
  • Provided a caring and safe environment for the children.
  • Established and maintained a safe environment for residents.
  • Maintained safe environment, schedule, and safety.
  • Facilitated a safe environment for the children.
  • Promoted good behavior by using positive reinforcement Maintained a child-friendly, safe environment during all activities
  • Helped to maintain a safe environment while assisting the children with daily activites.
  • Provided a welcome and safe environment for children Escorted children on trips and distributed lunches Tutored children in reading and math
  • Walked children around campus Helped children achieve all activities Assure a safe environment

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21. Daily Activities

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Here's how Daily Activities is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Supervised and directed the daily activities of residents in programming and behavioral norms for residents utilizing acceptable behavioral management principles.
  • Conducted daily activities as scheduled.
  • Supervised daily activities, including meals and bath time, to maintain safe, calm, and structured environment.
  • Organized daily activities to encourage unity among campers over the course of 9 camp sessions.
  • Documented daily activities, behavioral notes, and medication administration in a daily log.
  • Worked with and helped students participate in daily activities including art work and physical.
  • Completed and monitored daily attendance sheets and implemented daily activities for the students.
  • Scheduled and led daily activities; assisted with school work.
  • Established a routine with client in daily activities.
  • Provided leadership to campers and guided them through daily activities.Professional and Technical Skills
  • Directed daily activities for up to 12 children ages 4-12 Coordinated birthday parties and other events for both small and large groups
  • Supervised and organized children's daily activities Ensured the overall safety of the children both inside and outside of the classroom
  • Planned Daily Activities for kids to perform Prepared Daily Lunches
  • Developed daily activities * Provided support to Y- Kidz fit * Assisted children with homework

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22. Therapeutic Environment

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Here's how Therapeutic Environment is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Maintained a safe, clean, and therapeutic environment while providing primary care and supervision.
  • Supervised SED children (ages 5-14) in therapeutic environment.
  • Maintained a therapeutic environment towards supervising youth, while incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) oriented treatment techniques.
  • Used positive discipline, appropriate behavior modification techniques and crisis intervention skills to provide a therapeutic environment.
  • Handled all aspects of developing a therapeutic environment to foster maximum growth and development of the program participants.
  • Established relationships with clients who have emotional and behavioral disorders, maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment.

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23. CPI

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Here's how CPI is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Utilized CPI nonviolent crisis intervention protocol to intervene with unsafe client behavior.
  • Gained knowledge of youth behavior, through providing care and counseling services to youth, used DBT and CPI techniques.
  • Trained in First Aid, CPR, and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention through CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) Inc.
  • Completed various training classes including medicine dispensing, child abuse identification, CPI, First Aid, and CPR.
  • Maintained a safe program environment through ongoing CPI training, appropriate responses, and proper physical restraints techniques.
  • Certified to use CPI physical restraints on residents if needed to prevent themselves from hurting themselves or others.

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24. Law Enforcement

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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Worked with law enforcement, assisted with forensic evaluations and emergency services to the community.
  • Collaborated with law enforcement, human services agencies and internal and external service providers to provide continuum of care for clients.
  • Collaborated with local law enforcement personnel, school resource officers and school administrators to provide effective community response to juvenile offenders.

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25. Staff Meetings

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Here's how Staff Meetings is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Participated in weekly clinical staff meetings to evaluate each client's progress toward individual treatment goals.
  • Collaborated with colleagues in staff meetings to discuss need assessments and behavioral plans.
  • Attended all scheduled therapist and all-staff meetings.
  • Facilitated monthly staff meetings/professional development.
  • Contributed input to staff meetings regarding dissemination of information, problem resolution, policy interpretation, and procedural changes.
  • Conducted weekly staff meetings as well as monthly workshops, attended inter-disciplinary conferences, tracked medication compliance with Psychiatrist.

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26. Sexual Assault

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Here's how Sexual Assault is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Provided counseling services to school-aged children who were either survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault or had witnessed abuse.
  • Provided individual counseling services to sexual assault survivors and significant others (ages 5-28).
  • Provided individual and group counseling to child victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • Screened police reports and contacted victims and families in sexual assault cases.
  • Compiled monthly Sexual Assault statistics for the agency.
  • Presented primary prevention materials to students at-risk for sexual assault and/or domestic violence.

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27. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Documented both group and individual patient care interventions and outcomes.
  • Facilitated group therapy* Completed all documentation pertaining to patient care* Attended treatment team providing clinical and objective observations
  • Created, organized and implemented patient care activities including therapy, school and interpersonal/social skills.
  • Provided behavioral intervention based on assessed needs for patients and routinely performed patient care duties.
  • Emphasized specifically on patient care in collaboration with Registered Nurses in a psychiatric hospital setting.
  • Participated as a part of Interdisciplinary team with medical personnel and other support personnel in determining patient care.

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28. Lesson Plans

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Here's how Lesson Plans is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Developed and instructed age-appropriate lesson plans that encouraged physical, emotional, social and academic growth.
  • Supervised and implemented lesson plans for school-aged children at the Edward Jones Family YMCA in St. Louis, MO.
  • Organized activities for the children, created and taught lesson plans, counseled children with problems.
  • Developed and taught unique lesson plans for cognitive, social, and physical development.
  • Developed weekly lesson plans for preschool students.
  • Coordinated daily lesson plans for the children.
  • Involved with lesson plans, games, arts and crafts, and interactions with the marine mammals.
  • developed lesson plans, organized activities, certified in junior achievement program -History of Employment: January/ 11-August/11
  • Designed lesson plans and taught 30-60 children per day Responsible for children's' wellbeing while on off-premise field trips.

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29. Special Education

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Here's how Special Education is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Worked directly with Special Education students (ages 14-19), Child Study Team, teachers, parents, and administration.
  • Assisted credentialed special education teachers in carrying out the individual educational programs of students with developmental and emotional disabilities.
  • Owned responsibility for interventions for success prior to Special Education assessment referrals as the Intervention Assessment Team Referral Chairperson.
  • Developed and implemented individualized academic and behavioral programs for students with special education needs.
  • Compiled federal reports and research regarding student and school profiles, special education and student psychological records.
  • Provided ongoing consultation and collaboration with various school staff including the guidance and special education departments.

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30. Group Activities

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Here's how Group Activities is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Organized group activities for shelter residents and non-resident consumers.
  • Organized group activities to keep the children involved.
  • Worked with individuals and performed group activities.
  • Developed and taught group activities.
  • Developed and implemented psychosocial group activities.
  • Looked after and cared for children Participated in group activities and trips
  • assisted with homework, supervised group activities.
  • Created a positive atmosphere for elementary and middle school-aged children Supervised children during group activities Encourage positive interaction

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31. Anger Management

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Here's how Anger Management is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Concentrated on behavioral and anger management skills.
  • Examined issues including substance abuse, anger management, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ issues, and suicide.
  • Provided education related to coping skills, living skills, anger management, and issues regarding emancipation.
  • Facilitated sexual abuse, anger management, and substance abuse groups for court system.
  • Facilitated groups on anger management, effective communication, and other important life skills.
  • Led parenting, teen, art therapy, psychosocial, safety planning, and anger management groups.
  • Worked with clients with coping skillls, anger management and socialization skills.

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32. Adhd

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Here's how Adhd is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Provided services include working through anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD and many other diagnoses.
  • Worked with troubled adolescent from age 12-16 with behavioral disabilities such as; ADHD and ADD.
  • Worked with children with ADD/ADHD and other behavioral and emotional problems, having them participate in various sports and classroom activities.
  • Assisted in designing a new inpatient psychiatric program for children diagnosed with autism, ADD/ADHD, depression and various psychological diagnoses.
  • Worked with children diagnosed with intellectual disabilities, Autism, ADHD, ODD, and Disruptive Behavior disorder.
  • Established weight management system for children who were on ADHD medication with nutritionist and Clinical Psychologist.

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33. Physical Care

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Here's how Physical Care is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Provided general physical care on duty.

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34. Therapy Sessions

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Here's how Therapy Sessions is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Provided individual therapy sessions as well as play therapy sessions for children ages 4 to 12 years.
  • Provided individual, group, recreation and drum therapy sessions to post-war traumatized children between ages 5- .
  • Facilitated group-therapy sessions involving anger-management and conflict-resolution skills.
  • Facilitated psycho-educational group therapy sessions.
  • Monitored condition of clients to evaluate success and downfall during therapy sessions and school classroom educational activities.
  • Provided family therapy for possible family reunification following extensive counseling and therapy sessions, goal implementation and follow-up.

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35. Communication

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Here's how Communication is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Obtained documentation to maintain professional communication and consolidation with legal guardians or parents regarding child's daily behavior and overall functioning.
  • Maintained ongoing and professional communication/consultation with the child's legal guardians or parents regarding child's daily behavior and overall functioning.
  • Trained students independent living skills, positive communication and appropriate behavior.
  • Maintained communication with lawyers and probation officers to report progress/regression.
  • Utilized communication skills to provide quality instructions to children, pre teens and teens.
  • Assisted children with homework Coordinated activities Supervised and counseled children Skill Good communication skills, both oral and written.

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36. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Supervised 50 children per day in the age range of 3-12 year-old along with other staff members.
  • Coordinated the efforts of other staff members and departments in support of client collection activities
  • Supervised and organized 300 program staff members.
  • Supervised five staff members and 40+ children, involved with the care of the children, coordinated youth activities
  • Planned daily educational programs for campers Worked with other staff members to create an enriching environment for campers.
  • Planned unit activities alongside the commanding officer, delegated responsibilities to specialized staffers, and ensured these staff members fulfilled responsibilities.

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37. Incident Reports

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Here's how Incident Reports is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Completed mandatory shift logs, behavior sheet, medication review paper work, incident reports, and monthly summaries.
  • Completed daily progress reports and special incident reports.
  • Recorded client information on case notes and accredited incident reports, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, aggression, and restraints.
  • Prepared and maintained individual youth records, implemented recommendations for use in placement or court proceedings, including incident reports.
  • Completed daily logging, serious incident reports (SIR) medication documentation and other necessary paperwork in compliance with licensing requirements.
  • Completed all required clinical documentation including progress notes, incident reports, and data tracking according to agency policies.

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38. Community Outreach

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Here's how Community Outreach is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Conducted community outreach and educational workshops on a monthly basis.
  • Participated in twice-monthly community outreach to recruit foster parents.
  • Developed and implemented an adolescent program and curriculum working with schools, juvenile probation and families through community outreach.
  • Developed and implemented adolescent program including community outreach and school-based counseling services.
  • Certified trainer for the Parent to Parent Program which included home based visits, and community outreach projects.

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39. Learning Activities

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Here's how Learning Activities is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Involved and participated in physical therapy and facilitated learning activities for autistic adults.
  • Conducted lesson plans and daily learning activities for each age group.
  • Participated in daily games and learning activities.

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40. Therapeutic Activities

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Here's how Therapeutic Activities is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Coordinated and supervised various therapeutic activities in the milieu that promoted the development of appropriate social skills.
  • Designed & implemented therapeutic activities for children ages 6 mo.
  • Performed a variety of therapeutic activities with the client.
  • Directed therapeutic activities and life-skills with residents to promote positive coping skills as well as an overall familiarity of life situations.
  • Assisted with recreational and therapeutic activities, assured that patients participated in scheduled treatment programming, and provided assistance in school.
  • Encouraged clients to get involved in social, recreational and other therapeutic activities to enhance interpersonal skills and develop social relationships.

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41. Appropriate Referrals

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Here's how Appropriate Referrals is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Provided appropriate referrals and ensured follow-up by monitoring the quality of services, verifying and ensuring client participation in programs.
  • Conducted comprehensive assessments of youth and their families to determine needs and identify appropriate referrals to additional community services.
  • Performed comprehensive needs assessments, including physical, mental, functional, and environmental to determine appropriate referrals.
  • Facilitated personal and academic counseling to 60 incoming freshman and returning students and make appropriate referrals.
  • Completed crisis assessments and developed safety contracts or made appropriate referrals for hospitalization, as needed.
  • Conducted comprehensive professional assessments of clients' needs for services and coordinated appropriate referrals.

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42. Role Model

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Here's how Role Model is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Exemplified positive role modeling and provided appropriate recreational activity to help create a structured living environment.
  • Demonstrated a positive attitude and accountability to serve as a good role model to all youth involved in program.
  • Supervised the youth ages 3 to 11 by being a positive role model and creating engaging interactions and activities.
  • Served as role model and mentor for youths with organic/behavioral issues and histories of abuse.
  • Established meaningful relationships with the children by participating in their treatment and acting as a positive role model.
  • Provided peer counseling Support teacher with classroom tasks Appropriate and conduct learning workshops Provided youngsters with a positive role model

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43. Educational Activities

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Here's how Educational Activities is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Developed and facilitated educational activities for children ages 6-14.
  • Developed daily lesson plans for educational activities.
  • Created educational activities for pre-school age children weekly.
  • Planned detailed lesson plans and activities that provided children the opportunity to participate in both recreational and educational activities.
  • Conducted recreational and educational activities.
  • Assisted in caretaking of children and organization of educational activities.

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44. Outdoor Activities

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Here's how Outdoor Activities is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Led outdoor activities and managed their learning, down time, and mental and emotional stability away from home.
  • Maintained an active schedule of games and outdoor activities for children ages 3-17 Chaperon field trips and prepared snacks.
  • Supervised sessions of gym and outdoor activities to help kids gain an appreciation for being active.
  • Engaged children in arts and outdoor activities, encouraged teamwork, responsibility, and honesty.
  • Assisted children with outdoor activities including sports, games, team building and crafts.
  • Organized field trips, and accompanied students on outdoor activities.

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45. Protective Services

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Here's how Protective Services is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Regulated and enforced, safety guideline procedures implemented by Child Protective Services.
  • Worked with juvenile Probation Officers, courts, counsel, Child Protective Services, and parents.
  • Provided wide range of services focusing primarily on child/adult protective services, foster care/adoptions, information/referral, and preventative services
  • 37303Provided Child/adult Protective services including investigation, foster home placement, coordination of services and advocacy
  • Worked in collaboration with the department Children Protective Services Talking and educating teenagers and parents on improving communication with each other
  • Worked in Child Protective Services and Foster Care in Scott County DHS office.

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46. Independent Living

low Demand
Here's how Independent Living is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Cared and supervised children -including independent living, social, and academic skills.
  • Maintained a safe residential living option for adjudicated youth and provided education with an emphasis on developing personal independent living skills.
  • Maintained close contact with developmentally disabled clients in their home while helping to develop independent living skills and promoting community inclusion.
  • Developed and implemented transitional living plans designed to assist adults in transitioning from supported care to an independent living environment.
  • Supervised and/or participated in various daily living activities with juveniles to stimulate interest in skills needed for independent living.
  • Coordinated, facilitated and implemented educational workshops for pregnant and parenting teens related to transitional support housing and independent living programs.

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47. Support Groups

low Demand
Here's how Support Groups is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated support groups, agency programs, and educated community on domestic violence through presentations.
  • Designed and facilitated weekly Children's Support Groups and provided individual crisis counseling.
  • Developed and facilitated or co-facilitated educational support groups.
  • Facilitated children support groups each with 22 members ages 2-13, using a child-centered, play and art as therapy approach.
  • Facilitated community support groups for survivors of sexual assault, grief/loss group, narcotic and alcoholic anonymous support groups.
  • Facilitated support groups for mothers and children; counseled child and adult residents.
  • Planned and ran parenting support groups.

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48. Service Plans

low Demand
Here's how Service Plans is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Developed individualized service plans with measurable outcomes and services as identified by the program and funding source.
  • Created individual service plans for and provided resource information and emotional support to children and families.
  • Designed customized treatment and service plans for each client and/or family.
  • Worked with residents on goals to address individual service plans.
  • Created service plans with clients.
  • Created and routinely revisited individual service plans; prepared chart documentation noting interactions and outcomes per agency and state regulations.

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49. Emotional Support

low Demand
Here's how Emotional Support is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Provided emotional support and counseling through the court advocacy program.
  • Provided ongoing emotional support to adolescent males, diagnosed with trauma-related behavioral and developmental disorders, in a residential/group home setting.
  • Provided emotional support and intervention which resulted in low incidents of crisis.
  • Developed specialized treatment plans for students who required additional, social, academic and emotional support.
  • Responded to large volume of calls and provided extensive emotional support to individuals seeking infertility support.
  • Demonstrated contribution to program success through a track record of self-directed student return for emotional support.

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50. Social Development

low Demand
Here's how Social Development is used in Children's Counselor jobs:
  • Developed individual therapeutic assessment plans or strategies designed to promote educational, physical and social development for youth and their families.
  • Supported children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
  • Supported children's emotional and social development with one-on-one attention.
  • Guided children's behavior and social development Develop good relationship with families and caregiver Assist supervisor with attending children
  • Coordinated group activities for long/short periods through out the day * Guided children's behavior and social development.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Children's Counselor

Child Care25.6%
Crisis Intervention7.6%
Child Abuse6.8%
Mental Health6.6%
Treatment Plans5%
Group Therapy4.8%
Child Counselor4%
Family Therapy3.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Children's Counselor

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Child Care
Child Care
25.6%
25.6%
2
2
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
7.6%
7.6%
3
3
Child Abuse
Child Abuse
6.8%
6.8%
4
4
Mental Health
Mental Health
6.6%
6.6%
5
5
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
5%
5%
6
6
Group Therapy
Group Therapy
4.8%
4.8%
7
7
Child Counselor
Child Counselor
4%
4%
8
8
Family Therapy
Family Therapy
3.6%
3.6%
9
9
Community Resources
Community Resources
3.2%
3.2%
10
10
Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse
2.5%
2.5%
11
11
CPR
CPR
2.4%
2.4%
12
12
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
1.9%
1.9%
13
13
Recreational Activities
Recreational Activities
1.9%
1.9%
14
14
at-Risk Youth
at-Risk Youth
1.7%
1.7%
15
15
Behavioral Issues
Behavioral Issues
1.5%
1.5%
16
16
Social Workers
Social Workers
1.4%
1.4%
17
17
Community Agencies
Community Agencies
1.4%
1.4%
18
18
Safety Planning
Safety Planning
1.1%
1.1%
19
19
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
Safe Environment
Safe Environment
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
Daily Activities
Daily Activities
1%
1%
22
22
Therapeutic Environment
Therapeutic Environment
1%
1%
23
23
CPI
CPI
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
0.7%
0.7%
25
25
Staff Meetings
Staff Meetings
0.7%
0.7%
26
26
Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
Patient Care
Patient Care
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Special Education
Special Education
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
Group Activities
Group Activities
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
Anger Management
Anger Management
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
Adhd
Adhd
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Physical Care
Physical Care
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Therapy Sessions
Therapy Sessions
0.4%
0.4%
35
35
Communication
Communication
0.4%
0.4%
36
36
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.4%
0.4%
37
37
Incident Reports
Incident Reports
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Community Outreach
Community Outreach
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
Learning Activities
Learning Activities
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
Therapeutic Activities
Therapeutic Activities
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Appropriate Referrals
Appropriate Referrals
0.3%
0.3%
42
42
Role Model
Role Model
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
Educational Activities
Educational Activities
0.3%
0.3%
44
44
Outdoor Activities
Outdoor Activities
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
Protective Services
Protective Services
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Independent Living
Independent Living
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Support Groups
Support Groups
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
Service Plans
Service Plans
0.3%
0.3%
49
49
Emotional Support
Emotional Support
0.3%
0.3%
50
50
Social Development
Social Development
0.3%
0.3%

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