Top Residential Counselor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Residential Counselor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Residential Counselor resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.1% of Residential Counselor resumes contained Crisis Intervention as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Residential Counselor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Provided continuous therapeutic support including crisis intervention/prevention.
  • Provided counseling and crisis intervention to clients using professional judgment and independent decision making on means of treatment and implementation.
  • Played a fundamental role in providing appropriate crisis interventions as necessary by anticipating and promptly responding to escalating behaviors.
  • Maintained thorough documentation of resident's activities, including clinical interventions, case management, crisis intervention and behaviors.
  • Assisted program participants in developing daily living skills, monitored and guided progress, performed crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Provided behavior modification, counseling, and crisis intervention services to adults with developmental disabilities in a residential facility.
  • Ensured required documentation was appropriately written and maintained including crisis interventions, daily shift reports, and accident/incident reporting.
  • Assisted in facilitation of group therapy with in-patient clients Practiced crisis intervention and behavior management in a milieu setting
  • Conducted individual and group counseling with in-patient clients Practiced crisis intervention and behavior management in a milieu setting
  • Supervised residents, including crisis intervention, taught daily living skills, supportive counseling and medication monitoring.
  • Provided crisis intervention to residents requiring inpatient voluntary or involuntary psychiatric and or substance abuse treatment.
  • Applied crisis intervention strategies calmly and effectively, responding quickly to situations requiring care or intervention.
  • Provided temporary crisis intervention services for adult clients with mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders.
  • Provided crisis intervention counseling to clients facing emotional trauma and was responsible for handling emergency situations.
  • Provided supportive counseling, case management, and crisis intervention to adults with psychiatric disabilities.
  • Assisted individuals with symptom management and behavior management plans, and provided on-site crisis intervention.
  • Provided behavior modification, counseling, and crisis intervention services to residents with special needs
  • Provide behavior modification, counseling and crisis intervention services to adults with mental illness.
  • Provided crisis intervention in a residential treatment facility for children with sexual trauma issues.
  • Ensured completion of daily activities and provided supportive counseling and crisis intervention as needed.

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2. Behavioral Issues

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Here's how Behavioral Issues is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Spearheaded the development of a residential rehabilitation program serving teenagers with chronic behavioral issues in collaboration with the program manager.
  • Provide full educational services to residents under therapy for various behavioral issues by teaching entire high school curriculum.
  • Perform direct care responsibilities for adolescents with various psychological and behavioral issues within the residential milieu.
  • Provide counseling and crisis intervention for adolescent, residential clients with emotional and behavioral issues.
  • Worked in a residence directly with developmentally delayed and autistic adolescents with behavioral issues.
  • Provided counseling services for at risk adolescents experiencing mental health and behavioral issues.
  • Assist children and adolescents who are experiencing serious emotional and behavioral issues.
  • Served adolescents with mental health and behavioral issues at residential facility.
  • Worked in residential environment with children with psychological and behavioral issues.
  • Nurtured and closely supervised children with emotional disabilities and behavioral issues.
  • Observed, evaluated and reported behavioral issues to upper management.
  • Provided support to transitional-aged youth with emotional and behavioral issues.
  • Provided vigilant supervision and assisted children with behavioral issues.
  • Counseled adolescents who have severe emotional and behavioral issues.
  • Monitored behavioral issues and development of campers.
  • Worked hands on in the wilderness with up to ten male teenagers who had developmental delays and also behavioral issues.
  • Work with a diverse group of youth: Probation youth, mental disorders, boarder line, and behavioral issues.
  • Worked at a Department of Mental Health residential treatment program for adolescent boys with significant mental health and behavioral issues.
  • Level 14 group home serving 6 males ranging from ages 14 to 18 with varying mental and behavioral issues.
  • Provided direct care to adolescent residents with behavioral issues and CHINS (Child in Need of Services) referrals.

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3. Independent Living

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Here's how Independent Living is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Implement updated treatment plans for behavior modification and socialization in preparation for reintroduction into the general population and independent living.
  • Assisted adults with intellectual disabilities develop independent living skills, as they worked to integrate into their surrounding community.
  • Maintained the overall safety and well-being of residents in Transitional Housing Program for Teens transitioning to independent living.
  • Develop and implement service/recovery plans reflecting individual program participant's preferences, goals and interests towards independent living.
  • Assisted clients in developing and implementing plans to promote successful transitions to independent living and self sufficiency.
  • Provide education, modeling and monitoring to residences regarding medication compliance independent living skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborated and assisted registered nurses and clinical staff to develop individual programs for self-help and independent living.
  • Provided on-site supervision and case management services to mentally disabled clients in an independent living environment.
  • Worked in a multifaceted approach to assist residents in transitioning from residential care to independent living.
  • Encouraged daily support of independent living skills, self-esteem building and participate in community resource services.
  • Teach independent living skills, med management, develop community involvement activities and daily events.
  • Implemented appropriate recreation activities for residents to develop hobbies, interests and independent living skills.
  • Implemented rehabilitation and behavior management plans to help foster personal growth and independent living skills.
  • Teach activities for daily life-skills directed towards independent living for family and community reintegration.
  • Implemented appropriate activities to develop and practice daily and independent living skills of residents.
  • Prepare individuals for the transition into adulthood and or independent living through community interaction.
  • Administered medication, prepared clients for the transition from residential to independent living.
  • Participate in devilment of transitional planning for residents graduating to community supported/independent living.
  • Provided supervision and assisted in developing independent living skills through demonstration and coaching.
  • Assisted residents with developing the skills and resources necessary for successful independent living.

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4. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Worked with therapists and psychiatrists on individual treatment plans in conjunction with psychotropic medications to target and extinguish treatment specific behaviors.
  • Developed and maintained a therapeutic environment using behavioral management techniques and milieu therapy according to individual treatment plans.
  • Work with an interdisciplinary treatment team to develop individual treatment plans which guide counselor interactions with each resident.
  • Understand and implement residents Individual Treatment Plans, Individual Educational Program and objectives and positive behavior support guidelines.
  • Generate required documentation such as weekly/monthly chart notes, comprehensive/quarterly treatment plans/ updates and clinical peer supervision.
  • Implement behavioral assessment/treatment plans, including compliance procedures, and accurately collect direct observation data.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans aimed at stabilizing symptoms and re-integrating clients into the community.
  • Collaborate with clinical director and primary therapist to develop strategy for individual treatment plans.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and services for emotionally/behaviorally challenged boys and their families.
  • Helped develop and implement individualized treatment plans for adolescents admitted to Pearl Street Center.
  • Followed through with behavioral treatment plans, oversaw activities, and maintained required documentation.
  • Provided effective implementation of individual treatment plans of residents through Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and provided care to individual with developmental issues.
  • Maintain up-to-date clinical records and treatment plans reflecting activity with all assigned consumers.
  • Implemented behavioral treatment plans, administered medications, and documented daily behaviors.
  • Coordinated with interdisciplinary treatment team to develop and implement client-centered treatment plans.
  • Participate in the development/implementation of treatment plans and report progress at team/reviews/meetings.
  • Worked with a multidisciplinary team to implement individualized client treatment plans.
  • Monitored progress and assisted with implementation of treatment plans for resident.
  • Updated treatment plans for assigned residents and submitted monthly dormitory reports.

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5. Mental Health Services

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Here's how Mental Health Services is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Coordinated mental health appointments/medications by contacting providers in the community to continue related mental health services while in the facility.
  • Provided and promoted mental health services to individuals with mental retardation and autism in different facilities.
  • Provide quality mental health services to consumers through one-on-one including skills training and development.
  • Served as Liaison between mental health services by monitoring and documenting behavior
  • Provided mental health services to individuals with psychiatric diagnosis.
  • Empowered residents and shelter guests, as a group to sustain a healthy communal living experience while delivering mental health services.
  • Linked to medical and mental health services; treatment planning and assessment utilizing the Addiction Severity Index & ASAM criteria.
  • Assist in treatment assessment and planning, coordinating mental health services, other community services and discharge planning.
  • Collaborated with County Mental Health Services and other health service providers.
  • Entered data for mental health services.
  • Work cooperatively with an inter-disciplinary team to plan and implement mental health services Monitor at-risk behaviors and intervene appropriately.

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6. Personal Care

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Here's how Personal Care is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Assisted adults with developmental disabilities with daily living activities including personal care, skill building, shopping, and administered medications.
  • Provided quality personal care and home management aimed at increasing the individuals' independence and participation in the community.
  • Support older individuals with developmental disabilities and significant medical challenges by: Assisting with personal care and hygiene.
  • Provide direct care support including conducting personal cares, med administration, meal preparation, household tasks and documentation
  • Support routines of male adolescents through assisting personal care routines, recreational activities, homework supervision and assistance.
  • Provided personal care and rehabilitation services to four adults for the Department of Developmental Services.
  • Implement individualized programs to ensure that each client receives home-like therapeutic and personal care.
  • Assisted individuals with disabilities -Attended for the personal care of individuals with disabilities.
  • Administered personal care by providing services such as ambulatory and personal hygiene assistance.
  • Provide personal care, including transporting individuals to doctors appointments.
  • Provided personal care to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Provide personal care to those with developmental and physical disabilities.
  • Aided residents with personal care and assured resident safety.
  • Provide personal care assistant to mentally challenged patients.
  • Supervised residents and provided personal care.
  • Received Personal Care Assistant Certification.
  • Support and encouragement in learning daily living skills, and assistance with personal care such as dental hygiene, bathing etc.
  • Assisted mentally challenged Adults and children in private homes with bathing, dressing, feeding and all phases of personal care.
  • Monitored the comfort and safety of individuals, while ensuring that the medical, nutritional and personal care needs were met.
  • Assist clients with personal cares to include personal hygiene, positioning, elimination, dressing, shaving, hair and nails.

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7. Recreational Activities

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Here's how Recreational Activities is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement appropriate recreational activities based upon individuals' preferences and provides adequate and appropriate supervision.
  • Developed and create recreational activities with community partners and encourage residents to participate to continue to foster their interpersonal skills.
  • Provided ongoing rehabilitative support including psycho educational therapy, individual and group therapy, along with leisure and recreational activities
  • Organized, supervised, and encouraged client participation in social, educational, and recreational activities.
  • Helped in promoting community inclusion by assisting residents' into the community to various recreational activities.
  • Monitored medication intake, provided individual counseling, coordinated recreational activities and wrote weekly progress notes.
  • Encouraged involvement in social and recreational activities while assisting individuals in participating in these activities.
  • Accompanied residents to social-recreational activities in the community and supervises resident participation in planned activities.
  • Directed activities for the residential unit and scheduled recreational activities for latency and adolescent ages.
  • Provide leisure/recreational activities of individuals choice, increase individual's self initiative in leisure activities.
  • Planned and implemented recreational activities, communication and aggression management, and medication control.
  • Administered medications daily, and safely used transportation to provide recreational activities for residents.
  • Planned, participated and engaged youth in therapeutic programming and recreational activities and outings.
  • Organized and supervised all daily recreational activities and outings for entire residential facility.
  • Direct and participate in on- and off-campus recreational activities for residents of institutions.
  • Supervised clients in the community and during recreational activities to promote social relationships.
  • Assisted in planning recreational activities and compiled records of daily activities of residents.
  • Implemented and coached formalized recreational activities to role model and encourage client participation.
  • Provided advocate time, planned organized and supervised indoor and outdoor recreational activities.
  • Tutored and supervised recreational activities with residents, bookkeeping, served as counselor.

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8. Daily Living Activities

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Here's how Daily Living Activities is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Assist individuals with daily living activities Facilitate proper medical care Assist with personal goals, recreation and daily household living
  • Supervised daily living activities to achieve an improved quality of life through integration in community activities.
  • Provided assistance and training with daily living activities to clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Organized and facilitated group activities for residents and assisted them in daily living activities.
  • Evaluated the level of functioning acquired with daily living activities for future independent living
  • Provided supervision/support in activities of daily living activities and facilitated community living skills.
  • Assisted individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome in carrying out daily living activities.
  • Assist residents in learning to perform daily living activities independently.
  • Offered disabled individuals assistance and training with daily living activities.
  • Managed daily living activities and positive behavioral token system.
  • Assist client with daily living activities and administering medication.
  • Administer medications and monitor client daily living activities.
  • Implement daily living activities and other therapeutic programs.
  • Supervised and assisted adolescents with daily living activities.
  • Completed documentation of Residents daily living activities.
  • Supervised and supported daily living activities.
  • Supported and reinforced the therapeutic plan of the youth by providing guidance and direction to residents in their daily living activities.
  • Led, planned, and implemented daily living activities in a sub-acute residential facility serving emotionally disturbed hearing and deaf youth.
  • Provide supervision and guidance for residents during meals, recreation, group therapy sessions, school, daily living activities.
  • Assisted residents in daily living activities, making decisions regarding their life, and attending to personal needs and mobility.

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9. Direct Supervision

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Here's how Direct Supervision is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Provided direct supervision of other residential counselors and assigned their campus positions as needed to ensure appropriate monitoring of residents.
  • Participated in the development of unit activities, recreation activities and spiritual life awareness while providing direct supervision as required.
  • Direct supervision and observation of emotionally disturbed and/or delinquent children during all assigned activities, areas and shifts.
  • Provided direct supervision and assistance to consumers in group home with developmental disabilities.
  • Implemented behavior management programs, which included direct supervision and intervention strategies.
  • Provided direct supervision and care for adolescents in a residential setting.
  • Provided direct supervision, guidance and crisis intervention services to residents.
  • Provided direct supervision and guidance for adolescent residents with emotional issues.
  • Provide direct supervision of residents and implement all scheduled activities.
  • Provided direct supervision of special needs children with handicapping conditions.
  • Provide direct supervision over medication and hygiene maintenance compliance.
  • Provided direct supervision of youth during daily program activities.
  • Provided direct supervision and crisis intervention to Juvenile offenders.
  • Provide direct supervision to individuals in residential programs.
  • Provided direct supervision and supportive interaction with residents.
  • Provide direct supervision to level I Residential Counselors.
  • Direct supervision, monitoring and safety of residents.
  • Provided direct supervision and ensured safety of residents.
  • Provide direct supervision to designated department and/or disciplines.
  • Direct supervision to clients during non-instructional times.

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10. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Managed medication distribution, patient care and medical needs in a 16 bed exclusive detox/rehabilitation, residential facility.
  • Collaborate with other professional disciplines to ensure effective patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes.
  • Utilized correct body mechanics in performing patient care activities to prevent injury.
  • Provided direct patient care to children hospitalized emotional or psychiatric disorders.
  • Directed and provided patient care including appropriate documentation.
  • Provided patient care in lock-down behavioral care facility.
  • Accompany patients to out-patient care and extra-curricular activities.
  • Monitor medical supplies and medications, perform direct patient care, and help residents program their own goals to increase independence.
  • Maintained accurate record of patient care, progress and complications in order to have productive and informative meetings with case managers.
  • Provided direct patient care to patients with emotional and psychiatric disorders and ensured the safety and well-being of the patients.
  • Maintained records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor.
  • Provided physical and emotional care to patients on an assigned unit as a member of the patient care team.
  • Supervised the well-being of Clients* Facilitate groups* Provide patient care* Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)* Medicaid billing
  • Provided direct patient care to clients during short-term psychiatric hospitalization, to include individual and group therapy.
  • Maintained daily records of physically and mentally disabled patient care, condition, progress and concerns.
  • Provide optimal patient care while effectively assessing and planning the care and treatment of patients.
  • Direct patient care; shower, feed, outings, and play activities with residents.
  • Provide direct patient care through group and individual counseling in accordance with current treatment plan.
  • Rendered direct patient care with activities that focused on daily living for inpatient care.
  • Provide patient care for individuals with developmental disabilities in a group home setting.

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11. Developmental Disabilities

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Here's how Developmental Disabilities is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Mentored and Counseled individuals with Developmental Disabilities
  • Assisted residents with developmental disabilities with activities of daily living Passed prescribed medication to the residents Documented resident's behavior and treatments
  • Provided daily living guidance and instruction to persons with developmental disabilities and mental illness; Held Lead Counselor and Acting Manager positions
  • Job Duties: Aiding in daily normalization activities such as activities and assisting male teenagers with developmental disabilities and behavioral issues.
  • Worked in direct care in a residential setting with men and women with varying developmental disabilities and mental retardation/mental illness.
  • Worked in a residential setting with individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities, supervising daily living and activities.
  • Provide training to individuals with developmental disabilities in the area of self-care, communication, self-direction and independent living.
  • Supported Living Assistants provide training and support to individuals with developmental disabilities living in their natural home environment.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of treatment and behavioral goals for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Maintain and initiate Day program and Council adults with developmental disabilities in particular social issues and behaviors.
  • Provided direct behavioral health counseling to adults with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities in a residential setting.
  • Provided direct support, guidance, education, advocacy, and supervision for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Provided assistance for adults with developmental disabilities and autism; contributing valuable insight to the developmental program.
  • Monitored and assisted in daily living skills for home residents with developmental disabilities and psychiatric disorders.
  • Assisted individuals with developmental disabilities in acquiring the skills needed to establish and achieve personal goals.
  • Provided direct care through program implications for four female residents with various developmental disabilities and behaviors.
  • Provided support and taught independent living skills to individuals with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD).
  • Administer medications complete medication log book as outlined in the Division of Developmental Disabilities medication training.
  • Assist adults with developmental disabilities to fully enjoy social and recreation experiences in the community.
  • Provide on-site direct behavioral health care support to individuals with developmental disabilities in residential setting.

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12. Medical Appointments

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Here's how Medical Appointments is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Assist individuals with developing their activities of daily livings skills Accompany individuals on medical appointments Assist individual with learning laundry skills.
  • Provided care to individuals with disabilities including transportation, meal preparation, house cleaning, medical appointments and medicine distribution.
  • Transport residents to various school events, medical appointments and court appointments, providing appropriate supervision and intervention as necessary.
  • Accompanied clients to medical appointments, facilitated behavior modification groups and functioned as a liaison between clients and family therapists.
  • Provided daily living assistance to consumers including but not limited to scheduling medical appointments and assisted consumers with food shopping.
  • Coordinated all medical appointments, confirmed the completion and accuracy of all related documentation, attended appointments when needed.
  • Organized transportation for and escorted patients to personal and medical appointments, court hearings and recreational activities.
  • Managed and administered daily medications, coordinated resident activities, medical appointments and meetings with social workers.
  • Administered proper medication to consumers as well as provide transport to medical appointments and documenting professional case-notes.
  • Ensured individuals attended mandatory meetings, transported them to medical appointments, family visits and community outings.
  • Assisted individuals to develop self-management skills, meal planning and preparation, and transportation to medical appointments.
  • Provided patient supervision, manually checked vitals, administered medications and accompanied patients on medical appointments.
  • Transported clients to medical appointments and assisted with daily care needs including medication monitoring.
  • Accompany consumer on medical appointments, ensure all related documentation is accurate and complete.
  • Administered and documented medications, accompanied clients to medical appointments and work placement locations.
  • Transport persons-served for community activities, medical appointments and other individually based needs.
  • Assisted residents with ADL, occasionally accompanied to medical appointments, administered medications.
  • Provided necessary transportation to clients to various medical appointments and activities as needed.
  • Transported clients to and from medical appointments Maintained records of controlled medications.
  • Coordinated transportation of clients to and from recreational activities and medical appointments.

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13. ADL

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Here's how ADL is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Conducted ADL meetings and accompanied residents to medical, educational, and vocational appointments.
  • Assisted developmentally challenged individuals with ADL skills and integrating into society.
  • Complete all necessary clinical documentation meeting agency deadlines.
  • Encourage individuals with their ADL-everyday hygiene.
  • Supported individuals in completion of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) tasks, while also maintaining a daily log book.
  • Provided assistance with ADL's, administer medication, coordinate all extracurricular activities, and provide a comfortable and safe atmosphere.
  • Assisted individuals with performing their ADL skills such as grooming, toileting, tooth brushing, dressing, undressing and bathing.
  • Teach and assist clients with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills to maintain a clean and orderly environment.
  • Provided support with ADL s, attended 12 step meetings with clients, and was part of a treatment team.
  • Assisted in all aspects of home life such as meal planning, ADL's, preparation budgeting and leisure time.
  • Helped and guided individuals in completing their Activities of Daily Living (ADL'S) and individual daily goals.
  • Completed weekly apartment unit inspections assisting client with ADL skills, monitoring client's medication and money management goals.
  • Support of developmentally disabled/ mental health clients with ADL's while ensuring client safety, security and well being.
  • Assist with the assessments clients meeting their daily ADL skills; personal hygiene, money management, medication compliance.
  • Provided general support services to include general assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) and administrative functions.
  • Prepared ADL's, passed medication and documented the pass, including countable substance and G-tube med passes.
  • Assisted in ADL's and escorted clients into the community for shopping, 12-step meetings and other activities.
  • Assist with residents ADL'S based on their plan book, driver certified--assist with planned outings
  • Facilitated client ADL's and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life.
  • Assisted individuals with ADL's, document daily outcomes, input/output, intake of food and beverages.

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14. Medication Administration

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Here's how Medication Administration is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Monitored and supervised medication administration.
  • Monitored for safety and crisis intervention for the clients Oversight of Medication Administration Assisted in office administration Transported to and from appointments
  • Ensured accurate and timely documentation including but not limited to daily charting, medication administration record, and incident reports.
  • Assist with medication administration, Medicaid Waiver documentation, service and behavior plan implementation, household maintenance, and cleaning.
  • Aided in the development of skills necessary for independent community living, including medication administration and the management of finances.
  • Dispensed psychiatric and non-psychiatric medications to clients and properly documented medications given to clients in their medication administration records.
  • Provided one-on-one direct support, assistance with activities of daily living, medication administration, transportation, and recreation.
  • Provide monitoring, supportive counseling, medication administration, and crisis intervention to adult residents with serious mental illness.
  • Coordinate services for consumers including transportation, housing, medication administration, financial management, and service appointments.
  • Assisted residents living with developmental disabilities with different living skills, also health maintenance and medication administration.
  • Managed household for chronically mentally ill adults; provided counseling services; assisted nurse with medication administration.
  • Assisted MH individuals with daily living activities included but not limited to meal preparation and medication administration.
  • Supervised medication administration, preformed Medicaid billable services focused on clients goals from their individualized service plans.
  • Render guidance with activities of daily living encompassing hygiene maintenance, ambulatory assistance, and medication administration.
  • Provide direct care, crisis intervention, routine medication administration and accompany clients to medical appointments.
  • Maintained meticulous state supervised logs for medication administrations and overall health care and history of clients.
  • Trained on Administration of psychotropic drugs; facilitate proper medical care including medication administration to clients.
  • Received training in first aid/CPR, therapeutic crisis intervention, high-risk intervention, and medication administration.
  • Administered and documented medications with strict adherence to requirements outlined by the Pennsylvania Medication Administration.
  • Received doctors' Orders transcribed orders to a medication administration sheet and administer such medications.

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15. Residential Treatment Setting

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Here's how Residential Treatment Setting is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Provided for the physical and psychological needs of emotionally, behaviorally impaired children and adolescents in a residential treatment setting.
  • Assisted in developing and maintaining a therapeutic environment in a residential treatment setting for assigned residents as a counselor.
  • Extended ability to provide clinical care to emotionally behaviorally impaired children and adolescents in a residential treatment setting.
  • Provided therapeutic intervention for adjudicated male youth with emotional and behavioral challenges, in a residential treatment setting.
  • Provided direct clinical care for adolescents experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties in an acute residential treatment setting.
  • Implemented behavior modification intervention techniques in a residential treatment setting for seriously emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children.
  • Provided counseling services to adult clients with significant, long-term psychiatric disabilities within a residential treatment setting.
  • Supervised students in a residential treatment setting and implemented activities and treatment programs as designated by Individual
  • Monitor client medications and provide quality care and close intensive supervision in a residential treatment setting.
  • Lead by example and role model for all staff and students appropriate professional behavior within a residential treatment setting.
  • Serve as a role model for the students and exemplify appropriate professional behavior within the residential treatment setting.
  • Provided quality youth care and close intensive supervision of female adolescent clients in a residential treatment setting.
  • Provide youth with intensive, strength-based individual, group, and family therapy in residential treatment setting.
  • Provide direct child care for emotional disturbed adolescence and teens placed in residential treatment setting.
  • Provided hands on supervision of adult clients in an intensive residential treatment setting.
  • Provide close intense supervision of adult members in a residential treatment setting.
  • Monitor group of children in a residential treatment setting.
  • Supervised boys aged 10-16 in a residential treatment setting.
  • Supervised children ages 4-14 in a residential treatment setting.
  • Developed and maintained therapeutic environment in a residential treatment setting Provided structure and supervision in support of residing residents.

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16. Meal Prep

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Here's how Meal Prep is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Provide residential care for adults with intellectual disabilities to include meal preparation
  • Administered medication, assisted in meal preparation and household maintenance.
  • Provided transportation completed daily logs assisted with meal preparation.
  • Facilitated meal preparation and delivered them to various patients.
  • Aided in meal preparation and occupational routines/tasks.
  • Perform housekeeping and meal preparation.
  • Assisted adolescents in meal preparation.
  • Provided meal preparation and facilitation.
  • Assist in all activities of daily living such as meal preparation, dressing, bathing, feeding, and oral hygiene.
  • Assist, monitor, and teach individuals as needed in grocery shopping, menu planning, meal preparation and clean up.
  • Assisted with meal preparation, personal hygiene, dispensed medications, and transported client to medical visits, school, etc.
  • Assisted and modeled daily living chores and activities, such as: meal prep, household chores, and personal hygiene.
  • Promoted a high quality of living in all areas including medications administration, meal preparation, housekeeping, and personal hygiene.
  • Assist each individual client in obtaining skills; this may include meal preparation, transportation, fulfilling household chore responsibilities.
  • Assist client with daily living skills, meal prep, housekeeping, administer medications, transport to various activities and appointments
  • Assist with client care, daily activities, meal preparation, household chores, medication monitoring and any extra-curricular events.
  • Executed daily operations of supervised geriatric clients in daily activities such as recreation, meal preparation, and chores.
  • Assisted with daily needs, including self-care, hygiene, meal preparation, feeding and any other daily activities.
  • Supervised youth service partners, meal preparation, house maintenance, and other in-house activities as scheduled or needed.
  • Assisted residents with activities of daily living - including appointment and medication reminders, meal preparation, and transportation.

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17. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Completed all CPR, medication and sensitivity training necessary to work with the mentally/physically disabled.
  • Received Certification in emergency First-Aid and CPR.
  • Certified in (CPR/First Aid, Overview of DDD, Medication, IHP, Behavior/Crisis management and Preventing Abuse and Neglect)
  • Trained in the Psycho-Educational Treatment Model (PEM), First Aid and CPR, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI).
  • Maintained CPR, First Aid, Defensive Driving, Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) certifications, and Gentle Teaching.
  • State of NJ DDD Certification Training including medications, positive approaches, CPR/First Aid, HIPAA, and crisis prevention.
  • Assisted clinical team with MDT and the HDS data tracking also maintained crisis management with supervisors and CPR/First Aide certification.
  • Performed crisis intervention, completed appropriate training to include medicine administration, restraint, and CPR and First Aid.
  • Received CPR and First Aid training, Professional Assault Response Training and also 40 hours of Professional Education Training.
  • Completed annual mandatory training including Crisis Prevention, HIPPA, Safety and Security, CPR and First Aid.
  • Specialized training in CPR, First Aid, Mandatory Reporting, Company Vehicle Safety, Non-violent Crisis Prevention.
  • Trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Trauma Informed Care, Risking Connection and CPR and First Aid.
  • Trained in multiple disciplines in mental health including, but not limited to Crisis Prevention and CPR.
  • Responded to emergencies by quickly and efficiently contacting emergency services or administering First Aid and CPR.
  • Trained in First Aid and CPR and Handle With Care Crisis Intervention and Behavior Management System.
  • Certified in OMRDD medical training, CPR, First Aid, and other required training programs.
  • Intervene and resolve crisis situations as well as provide emergency CPR and First Aid when required.
  • Performed emergency response including crisis management, first Aide, CPR, and fire safety response.
  • Provide training in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and CPR for all staff on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain core training certifications including CPR/FA, OSHA, CPI, MAP and Driver Safety.10.

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18. Group Therapy Sessions

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Here's how Group Therapy Sessions is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated daily group therapy sessions, administered medication, and documented and discussed behavior issues with caseworkers.
  • Develop and facilitate group therapy sessions over wide spectrum of topics that incorporates motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Provided individual psychotherapy with clients to provide support and insight while facilitating group therapy sessions.
  • Facilitated group therapy sessions focused on evidence-based practice aggression replacement training.
  • Facilitated group therapy sessions with residents ages fourteen to seventeen.
  • Facilitated daily group therapy sessions with approximately 30 adolescent males.
  • Counseled delinquent teens one-on-one, mediated group therapy sessions.
  • Facilitated group therapy sessions, provided one-on-one counseling.
  • Facilitated group therapy sessions and activities with residents.
  • Provided individual counseling and led group discussions and served as mediator to all group therapy sessions.
  • Designed and conducted weekly group therapy sessions to address depression, anxiety and healthy coping skills.
  • Provided group therapy sessions with males and females aged 16-21 who have DSM-IV TR diagnosis.
  • Promote the core values of hope and resiliency through individual or group therapy sessions.
  • Monitored safety issues, led group therapy sessions, and taught daily living skills.
  • Conducted individual and group therapy sessions, coordinated activities, updated daily log book.
  • Program Contributions: * Facilitate 3 group therapy sessions a week with 8 youth.
  • Aided clients in group therapy sessions as well as administered medication to consumers.
  • Organized and led weekly after-school group therapy sessions on loneliness and body image.
  • Assisted in the psychotherapy of clients to include facilitation of group therapy sessions.
  • Conducted and lead group therapy sessions with individuals with mental health issues.

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19. Substance Abuse

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Here's how Substance Abuse is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Provided group and individual counseling for adolescents related to substance abuse, interpersonal and abuse issues in a residential setting.
  • Provided shift coverage as needed in community residential programs serving adults with developmental disabilities, substance abuse and mental illness
  • Facilitated the maintenance of a substance-free living environment for adults who struggled with substance abuse/addiction and their children.
  • Compiled data from psychological assessments and substance abuse histories into integrated clinical summaries for the resident and family.
  • Counseled adolescent females struggling with substance abuse and mental health diagnoses using Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused techniques.
  • Conducted intake assessments for those experiencing substance abuse problems to identify emergent, urgent and routine treatment protocols.
  • Provide supportive services for adults diagnosed with serious and persistent co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorder.
  • Supervised daily activities of residential treatment program for individuals living with mental illness and substance abuse.
  • Provided rehabilitative counseling by educating resident in socialization, substance abuse services, and symptom management.
  • Provided counseling and support to individuals in a residential setting with mental illness/substance abuse history.
  • Provide support for a residential program serving adults with developmental disabilities and/or substance abuse issues.
  • Managed home for residential patients at private hospital specializing in psychiatric and substance abuse treatment.
  • Stimulated residents with behavior and substance abuse dependency through various individual and group activities.
  • Monitored residents with mental health and co-occurring substance abuse problems in a residential setting.
  • Monitored distribution of medications to help individuals deal with addictions and substance abuse.
  • Supervised clients in a residential substance abuse detoxification and transitional living program.
  • Supervised daily unit operations on adolescent correction/residential substance abuse treatment facility.
  • Counseled adolescent female residents who were diagnosed with substance abuse addictions.
  • Supported consumers diagnosed with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorder.
  • Educated and counseled clients with substance abuse education and behavioral responsibilities.

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20. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Sustained a safe environment for widely diverse population including those with pervasive serious mental illness and recuperating veterans of several wars.
  • Monitored activities and whereabouts of residents; maintained a physically safe environment, Administered medication in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Provided the clients with a secure and safe environment by closely monitoring behaviors and anticipating unsafe situations and handling them appropriately.
  • Provided a mentally and physically safe environment for juvenile clients in intensive treatment for severe mental illness and behavioral problems.
  • Provide a safe environment while promoting self-sufficiency, advocacy, and support and while leading recreational and Educational activities
  • Maintained a safe environment under Developmental Disability Administration (DDA) standards for seven mentally disabled adult women.
  • Collaborated with a team of professionals to create and maintain a safe environment for severely emotionally disturbed children.
  • Create a therapeutic and safe environment for patients Assist in individual and group therapy through cognitive behavioral interventions
  • Provide individuals with the opportunity to focus on rehabilitation and greater independence in comfortable and safe environments.
  • Assisted individuals with behavioral and psychological problems, while maintaining a safe environment and providing emotional support.
  • Provided a safe environment and intensive supervision for mentally ill residents in a residential treatment program.
  • Provided safe environment and responsible for implementing PCP goals and documentation of consumers behaviors during shift.
  • Provided a safe environment for individuals living together in to develop confidence and skills domestically.
  • Facilitated appropriate behavioral interventions with residents, while assuring a safe environment and consistent milieu.
  • Facilitated group activities focusing on teaching coping skills and maintaining a safe environment.
  • Facilitated family meetings with adolescents to ensure a therapeutic and safe environment.
  • Monitored activities and whereabouts of residents and maintained a physically safe environment.
  • Provided a therapeutic and safe environment that promoted recovery from substance addiction.
  • Provided Counseling to client in a safe environment while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Coordinated activities to provide a safe environment while encouraging teamwork.

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21. Incident Reports

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Here's how Incident Reports is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Documented behaviors when necessary, completed incident reports, kept open communication with therapists regarding observations and client information.
  • Complete shift documentation including case notes, incident reports, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, and resident inventory.
  • Develop detailed incident reports for anything deemed unusual or dangerous to send to licensing for evaluation.
  • Completed incident reports on any facility damage, medical emergencies or any incidents regarding residents.
  • Administered patient medications, recorded all consumer information, and provided incident reports if needed.
  • Documented daily interactions and observations of residents including daily logs and special incident reports.
  • Demonstrated documentation and maintained crisis interventions, daily shift reports, and accident/incident reports.
  • Documented behaviors and activities in accordance with agency practices, and generated incident reports.
  • Prepared county documentation including unusual incident reports and mandated child abuse reporting as needed.
  • Compiled and completed necessary documents such as incident reports and daily behavioral logs.
  • Reinforce positive behaviors established by program, including writing incident reports as necessary.
  • Record and report incident reports by interpreting program protocol policies and procedures.
  • Performed crisis intervention and processing, and generated detailed incident reports.
  • Generated monthly progress reports and retained incident reports as needed.
  • Completed incident reports and notify appropriate parties when necessary.
  • Implemented program and completed daily documentation including incident reports.
  • Generated incident reports and initiated corrective action when appropriate.
  • Documented incident reports for the health information department.
  • Documented physical or behavior incident reports when needed.
  • Documented incident reports and monitored goal books.

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22. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Work collaboratively with other staff members to ensure that residents' goals are developed and appropriately implemented.
  • Organized/implemented group outings and recreational activities, facilitated team meetings, and trained other staff members.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to perform assessments and facilitate individual treatment plans.
  • Document and communicate information about residents to other staff members.
  • Completed paperwork and maintained communication log to other staff members.
  • Participated in ongoing communication and collaboration with other staff members.
  • Established development activities and education efforts for staff members.
  • Maintained communication between all staff members.
  • Maintained communication with staff members.
  • Participated in setting new rules and protocol for the campus and complete all required paperwork for residents and the staff members.
  • Obtained significant training focusing on difficult client populations and sought to educate fellow staff members in order to reduce staff frustration.
  • Supervised second shift at residential treatment center enforcing house rules and expectations for 27 youth ages 5-18 and eight staff members.
  • Managed a team of 4 staff members in treatment team planning to enforce compliance of all clinical safety protocols and procedures.
  • Facilitated, organized, and supervised monthly staff meetings, training sessions, workshops, and in-services with staff members.
  • Performed behavioral management training and counseling with staff members, filed petitions, and testified factual data for various cases.
  • Administered medications to clients and maintained daily report of medications giving to other staff members to administer to clients.
  • Work in a group home with a team of two other staff members and a total of 5 clients.
  • Consult with staff members regarding treatment plans while educating clients and families about the client's rights and responsibilities.
  • Trained to safely restrain the mentally challenged residents when they become physically abusive towards other residents and staff members.
  • Worked effectively within a team of coworkers, maintained communication with staff members through communication logs and shift change.

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23. Positive Role Model

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Here's how Positive Role Model is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated physical, recreational, social and educational activities and provided clients with a positive role model.
  • Demonstrated positive role modeling to residents.
  • Promote and maintain a positive relationship with community members and neighbors; demonstrate a positive role model image for the residents.
  • Served as a positive role model that was committed to helping guide the residents to a better quality of life.
  • Provided a positive role model for youth and maintained a climate conductive to nurturing and growth needs of youth.
  • Served as a positive role model for clients to observe and learn socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors.
  • Served as a positive role model in areas of interpersonal relations, social behavior, and appropriate dress.
  • Act as a positive role model at all times as well as a mentor for these young ladies.
  • Perform as positive role model and work directly with adolescent girls and boys in residential treatment program.
  • Provide supervision, behavioral management, positive role modeling and teaching social skills in a therapeutic milieu.
  • Serve as positive role models as I work directly with adolescent boys in the residential treatment program.
  • Provided a positive role model, in areas of life skills, health care social and recreational activities
  • Provided life skills, positive role modeling and supervision for a population of foster care children.
  • Served as a positive role model for students the Chinese and American cultural exchange summer program.
  • Set examples as a positive role model, and implemented specific behavioral plans for each resident.
  • Served as a positive role model to youths with emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders.
  • Provided positive role modeling to bright, yet struggling adolescents in grades 9 through 12.
  • Assisted and acted as a positive role model for the clients through their daily routine.
  • Provided positive role modeling, and promote a sense of well-being for all program participants.
  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and being a positive role model for the youths.

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24. Service Plans

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Here's how Service Plans is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Participated actively in the development of individualized service plans in conjunction with social services professionals, assigned clients and their families.
  • Developed individualized customer oriented individualized service plans, client monitoring, client in-take, client centered projects and goal management.
  • Provide Residential Treatment Services when indicated in individual client service plans and meet any related requirements established by State standards.
  • Develop individualized treatment/service plans to assist residents in building skills, increasing independence and improving their quality of life.
  • Collaborate with nurses, social workers and behavioral therapists to develop service plans for developmentally disabled adults.
  • Conducted intake needs assessments and developed individual service plans for emotionally disturbed, learning disabled female adolescents.
  • Implemented Individualized Service Plans and established programs for persons with intellectual disabilities and other special needs.
  • Practiced a person-centered philosophy, implemented Individual Service Plans, and thoroughly documented daily progress notes.
  • Job responsibilities included facilitating individual service plans that were created and implemented by the program specialist.
  • Implemented individualized service plans and developed crisis prevention for clients and customers in the residential program.
  • Develop and implement individualized service plans that draw upon clinical experience and knowledge under supervision.
  • Document daily progress notes and behavioral charts while reviewing individualized service plans with residents.
  • Developed and supervises instructional programs designed for each resident by implementing individual service plans.
  • Developed and implemented Individualized Service Plans and served as role models for consumers.
  • Developed and implemented service plans, counseled clients in crisis management and resolution,
  • Performed case management services, wrote and implemented service plans and monitored medication.
  • Developed Individual Service Plans and provided delivered treatments for residents as needed.
  • Maintain current records and documentations to assess progress towards individual service plans.
  • Facilitated assessments for development and implementation of various individualized service plans.
  • Facilitated implementation of Treatment Service Plans and participated in periodic reviews.

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25. Conflict Resolution

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Here's how Conflict Resolution is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Develop a therapeutic non-judgmental relationship which aided me in Conduct analysis to address conflict resolution which led to positive outcome.
  • Implemented and facilitated curriculum based lessons that educated residents on problem solving, conflict resolution and life skills.
  • Supervised and provided advice regarding appropriate home and community behavior, engaging in conflict resolution when necessary.
  • Utilized motivational interviewing, counseling techniques, crisis intervention techniques, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Coached youth in conflict resolution and helped residents develop problem solving techniques and communication skills.
  • Facilitate therapeutic individual and group activities including life skills, conflict resolution and program adjustment.
  • Ensured the safety of all residents by identifying behaviors and implemented conflict resolution when necessary.
  • Provided one-on-one counseling, crisis assessment, conflict resolution, and intervention for emergent situations.
  • Foster quality and diversity in problem identification and conflict resolution among residents and co-workers.
  • Facilitated conflict resolution, problem solving and self-soothing mechanisms for severely emotionally disturbed children.
  • Implemented skill building, conflict resolution, adequate crisis intervention and emotion management.
  • Facilitated conflict resolution groups and coached residents to use appropriate replacement coping strategies.
  • Assisted residents with conflict resolution and Documented residents' behavior and all incidents.
  • Counseled and used crisis intervention techniques to assist residents with conflict resolutions.
  • Provided clients with conflict resolution, interpersonal and independent living skills.
  • Manage crisis situations by following agency protocol and facilitate conflict resolution.
  • Aided clients in the development of verbal non-aggressive conflict resolution and mediation
  • Exhibited excellent communication, conflict resolution and strategic planning skills.
  • Provided conflict resolution, administered medication, and completed compliance paperwork
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution, conflict management and crisis intervention techniques.

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26. Social Activities

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Here's how Social Activities is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Supported residents with daily living skills, administered psychotropic medications, provided structure and discipline, and coordinated appropriate social activities.
  • Organize, arrange, supervise and participate in various recreational, psycho-educational and social activities daily.
  • Educate students about healthy living skills and conducts recreational and social activities enhancing skill acquisition.
  • Facilitated and conducted transportation of residents to day support, recreational and social activities.
  • Supervised daily social activities in therapeutic community for mentally and emotionally challenged adults.
  • Provided transportation and facilitated attendance to recreational/social activities in the community.
  • Assist residents in planning, choosing and participating in leisure/social activities.
  • Monitored and engaged children in social activities including off campus outings.
  • Planned, coordinated, and participated in residential social activities.
  • Planned and conducted recreational social activities for individuals with disabilities.
  • Provided transportation of individuals to scheduled appointments or social activities.
  • Implemented healthy living skills and conducted recreational and social activities.
  • Conducted recreational and social activities enhancing skill acquisition and merriment.
  • Assist in recreational/social activities and provide transportation as needed.
  • Developed and implemented educational and social activities for clients.
  • Led social activities and supervised residential living.
  • Conducted recreational and social activities.
  • Supervised recreational and social activities.
  • Organized recreational and social activities.
  • Provide transportation to various destinations for the purposes of but not limited to medical attention, educational functions, social activities.

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27. Student Learning

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Here's how Student Learning is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated student learning by helping with school work and assignments.
  • Utilized Discrete Trial Training to encourage student learning and foster community development of social skills within the classroom.
  • Earned positive verbal and written feedback from parents regarding classroom instruction and student learning success.

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28. Crisis Management

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Here's how Crisis Management is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Implemented behavior modification, behavior management, crisis management, and mental health intervention for emotionally disturbed students and adolescence.
  • Provide case management services, provide supportive counseling, medication supervision and education, financial literacy and crisis management.
  • Possess and apply knowledge of therapeutic processes, adolescent growth and development, behavior management and crisis management.
  • Implemented the program's behavior management policies; including crisis management strategies and physical interventions if necessary.
  • Provide crisis management while providing structure and counseling support for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed adults.
  • Case management, medication monitoring, transportation service, supportive counseling, and crisis management.
  • Provided crisis prevention counseling and utilized recreation as a therapeutic solution for crisis management.
  • Provide transportation service, supportive counseling, crisis management, recreational and social activities.
  • Practiced therapeutic relationships and behaviors, as well as crisis management of adolescent females.
  • Engaged in crisis management sometimes resulting in physical management of clients.
  • Provide safety and assist in crisis management for resident/ consumer population.
  • Provided counseling, behavioral interventions, and crisis management services.
  • Provided crisis management in situations where individuals required psychiatric hospitalization.
  • Performed behavior and crisis management, which involved restraining residents.
  • Stay prepared to assist coworkers in Safety Crisis Management.
  • Help residents in crisis and implement crisis management procedures.
  • Provided residents with supportive counseling and crisis management.
  • Provide crisis management, advocacy and counseling services.
  • Used crisis management daily and performed administrative duties.
  • Provided crisis management and physical intervention when needed.

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29. Community Integration

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Here's how Community Integration is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated community integration activities with individuals.
  • Promote full community integration for individuals with disabilities through active engagement, independence, and involvement in community activities and gatherings.
  • Focus on socialization and community integration to help clients become more acclimated and independent after discharge from hospitalization and or incarceration.
  • Billed for therapeutic client interactions including activity therapy, skills training sessions, medical appointments, and guided community integration.
  • Provided behavioral programming, coaching and community integration for developmentally delayed consumers in institutional and community group home environments.
  • Aided clients in running specialized programs designed to teach independence in hygiene, behavioral control and community integration.
  • Provided counseling to individuals with mental illness - with efforts to facilitate healthy residential life and community integration.
  • Worked with individuals with developmental disabilities, light household duties, participate in community integration, medicine administration.
  • Created and facilitate weekly Therapeutic groups to motivate and prepare residents for community integration and life changes.
  • Facilitate access to community integration to ensure that desired outcomes and goals are attempted and successfully implemented.
  • Promoted goal completion by assisting with increased independence, self-esteem and community integration in each individuals lives.
  • Monitor clients activities, safety, document activities - Administration of medication - Crisis Intervention, community integration
  • Encouraged and implemented community integration by using resources, exploration, role modeling and other teaching strategies.
  • Documented and carried out daily activities of individuals such as community integration outcomes and medical appointments.
  • Promote community integration and education to lessen the stigma usually associated against those with mental illnesses.
  • Escorted individuals to community integration appointments, community outings, shopping trips, and medical appointments.
  • Supported client's personal, career and educational goals as well as encouraged individual community integration.
  • Assisted individuals with activities of daily living skills directed towards independent living and community integration.
  • Collaborated with house manager to implement recreation goals for each client that included community integration.
  • Developed client's individual goals focusing on acquisition of daily living skills and community integration.

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30. Anger Management

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Here's how Anger Management is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated anger management, problems solving and self esteem groups for emotional compromised children from abused and neglected situations.
  • Worked with residents to develop effective problem solving skills related to gaining employment, anger management, and conflict resolution
  • Provided one-on-one counseling as well as facilitated a once-a-week anger management support group and answered the 24-hour crisis line.
  • Give daily conflict resolution and anger management as needed while providing everyday life skills for advancement to independent living.
  • Utilized behaviorally based intervention methods to address: anger management/impulse control/improve communication skills and conflict resolution.
  • Provided individual counseling focused on socialization skills, anger management, vocational and personal concerns.
  • Developed unique anger management program to improve student scores on anger management tests and activities.
  • Facilitated psychotherapy groups for patients with a substance abuse diagnosis and led anger management groups.
  • Facilitated group counseling sessions for focusing on self-esteem, responsibility, and anger management.
  • Facilitated anger management sessions, conflict resolution and self-esteem workshops for cottage residents.
  • Assisted with development of anger management & conflict resolution with their individual therapist.
  • Developed and facilitated college preparation and anger management groups for students.VI.
  • Service Learning/Counseling sessions on Anger Management, Budget and Medication Management.
  • Facilitate educational groups on self-esteem, anger management and proper nutrition.
  • Helped clients develop better communication, anger management and relationship skills.
  • Monitored resident's behavior and taught behavior/anger management techniques accordingly.
  • Assist residents in anger management skills and counsel inappropriate behaviors.
  • Implemented individual resident counseling and facilitated anger management sessions.
  • Helped facilitate groups around anger management and communication skills.
  • Facilitated weekly individual sessions and anger management group therapy.

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31. Community Outings

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Here's how Community Outings is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated community outings, assisted with academic and parenting issues, and provided documentation of services.
  • Administered and managed medication, meal preparation, integrated consumers in art activities and community outings.
  • Coordinated therapeutic activities and/or community outings, prepared and submitted written summaries on each client.
  • Provide support, supervision, skills training and community outings for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Organized community outings and activities that integrated clients with disabilities into the mainstream community.
  • Planned community outings for clients and solicited volunteer opportunities for clients to participate in.
  • Helped create and follow behavior plans, administered medication, planned activities/community outings.
  • Assisted in crisis situations and supervised therapeutic activities, including community outings.
  • Managed occupational, and rehabilitative group activities and community outings.
  • Supervised community outings and implemented crisis counseling as needed.
  • Transport individuals on community outings and administer medication.
  • Transport and monitor all residents during community outings.
  • Planned and implemented residential vacations and community outings.
  • Transported residents to and from work/activities/community outings.
  • Accompanied students on recreational and community outings.
  • Assisted in recreational activities and community outings.
  • Planned and initiated community outings for residents.
  • Accompany residents on appointments and community outings.
  • Promoted individual independence during community outings.
  • Planned community outings and recreational activities.

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32. Residential Treatment Facility

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Here's how Residential Treatment Facility is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Provide individual attention and treatment-oriented services to cognitively and emotionally challenged adults living within a six-bed, adult residential treatment facility.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining a therapeutic environment in a residential treatment facility for assigned residents according to policy and procedures.
  • Direct care worker responsible for monitoring and assisting clients with daily activities and their overall stability in a residential treatment facility.
  • Facilitated life skills and social skills groups for adjudicated adolescents in a residential treatment facility and foster youth.
  • Provided therapeutic supports to developmental, emotional, and behavioral health challenged youth in a residential treatment facility.
  • Provide counseling services to underprivileged, delinquent, and/or emotionally disturbed youth living in a residential treatment facility.
  • Provided life skills/coping skills training, supportive counseling to adolescent male sex offenders in a Residential Treatment Facility
  • Provided individual and group counseling and skill building activities to teenage mothers in a residential treatment facility.
  • Provided support for intellectually or developmentally disabled children with behavioral and mental health disorders residential treatment facility.
  • Provided counseling and discharge planning services for adult schizophrenic patients living in a residential treatment facility.
  • Worked as a night-shift residential counselor at a psychiatric residential treatment facility for children and adolescents.
  • Provided care and treatment for adolescents with behavioral and psychological disorders in a residential treatment facility.
  • Managed caseload of 11 youth presenting emotional and behavioral challenges in a residential treatment facility.
  • Supervised and guided the daily activities for adolescent male sex-offenders in a residential treatment facility.
  • Monitored group of teenage boys within a residential treatment facility; logged therapy interactions.
  • Provide individualized, direct care services to adolescent clients within an in-patient residential treatment facility
  • Provided client supervision in a 24-7 residential treatment facility for adolescent sex offenders.
  • Conducted individual and group counseling sessions at a short-term acute residential treatment facility.
  • Provided efficient supervision to troubled teens in a long term residential treatment facility.
  • Provided counseling services for emotionally disturbed children in a residential treatment facility.

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33. Community Resources

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Here's how Community Resources is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities in their home enhancing their independent living skills and increased ability to access community resources.
  • Interacted with patients, patient families, and clinical team and community resources establishing relationships and providing positive customer service.
  • Facilitate the provision of home-based supports and community resources for individuals with developmental disabilities, utilizing a team-based approach.
  • Aided individuals in utilizing community resources by assessing individuals for needs, and appropriately completing referrals to community agencies.
  • Provided employment related services and developed community resources to help members obtain and secure competitive work.
  • Appropriate recreational activity and structured living environment, connecting clients with community resources, teach Life-Skills.
  • Participate in the creation and implementation of community activities, community resources and aftercare treatment program.
  • Assisted residents in the utilization of community resources and in recreational and educational planning.
  • Referred individual utilizing the organizations services of community resources to help facilitate self -sufficiency.
  • Maintained communication with community resources and served as primary contact when shift supervisor.
  • Maintained active involvement in treatment planning and referral for community resources and services.
  • Evaluate and document consumer progress and assist with utilization of community resources.
  • Researched available community resources and coached clients on contacting and utilizing resources
  • Helped organize and facilitated clients' utilization of community resources.
  • Coordinated and utilized community resources to address individual needs.
  • Provided residents with independent living skills and community resources.
  • Researched community resources and connected clients to appropriate services.
  • Network with community resources for recreational opportunities for clients.
  • Identified and linked residents to appropriate community resources.
  • Utilized community resources to ensure continuity of care.

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34. ISP

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Here's how ISP is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Worked with emotionally disturbed adolescents Provided transportation Assisted with goals in treatment Dispersed Medications Field Trips Developed Behavioral Management Systems
  • Fulfilled all necessary documentation according to Oregon Administrative Rules specifications for individuals with I/DD that display challenging behaviors.
  • Supervised medically compromised, mentally ill clients in a permanent group home setting, including dispensing medications.
  • Mentor residents Assist with patient therapy Assist with the physical activity of residents Dispense daily medication
  • Compiled daily reports including records for dispersed medications, transported and attended appointments with children.
  • Assisted residents on individual problems and settling disputes and instructed residents on household routines.
  • Increase insight into available food options with an awareness of cultural and socioeconomic disparities.
  • Coordinated activities, dispersed medication, and maintained a safe and sanitary environment.
  • Dispense medication to those residents taking prescribed medication in accordance to policy.
  • Monitored the behavior of the individuals which included mediating disputes and/or counseling.
  • Trained in storing, monitoring and dispensing resident medications per prescribed protocol.
  • Dispense and administer medication in keeping with Department of Health regulations.
  • Dispensed medications to residents according to local standard operative procedures.
  • Acquired certification to dispense medication according to individualized health plans.
  • Verified that proper medication levels were dispensed by co-workers.
  • Dispense medications and maintain accuracy of client medical records.
  • Developed written reports of negative behavior displayed by residents.
  • Completed daily logs on resident behavior and disposition.
  • Supervised residents who displayed aggressive and psychiatric disorders.
  • Conducted therapeutic group sessions, dispense medication daily.

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35. Special Needs

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Here's how Special Needs is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Participated in activities that enhanced the social, educational and emotional development of children with special needs.
  • Provided group and individual counseling to residents and offered personalized care for residents with special needs.
  • Developed skills involving crisis intervention, special needs education and behavior management.
  • Identified individual and family therapy services for a special needs population.
  • Monitored adults with special needs, administered medication and collected data
  • Provided therapeutic environment for middle age special needs adults
  • Developed and implemented IEP goals for special needs individuals
  • Provided daily living skills coaching, coping skills and structured activities for special needs clients with behavioral issues and complex trauma.
  • Worked as a Residence Counselor in a group home providing individuals with special needs the support to get through the day.
  • Assured special needs, and mental health resident's basic needs were met including meals, exercise, hygiene and sleep.
  • Meet the special needs of each individual, including teaching them life and communication skills on how to successfully become independent.
  • Worked with special needs individuals to assist with everyday living needs and counseling them to return to the community.
  • Group Home setting, assisted elderly special needs people with various tasks throughout the day and into the evening.
  • Develop, plan and coordinate programs that tailored to the special needs of autistic and other mentally challenged individuals.
  • Provided care and supervision for children within a group home setting for children with a variety of special needs.
  • Managed clients with special needs at their programs and help with their activities of daily living (ADL).
  • Provided live-in care, education and companionship for teenage boys at a residential school for special needs children.
  • Empowered and assisted special needs children to become as self-sufficient and to live according to their fullest potential.
  • Constructed a customized recreation program for special needs adult, to include planning, implementing and data collection.
  • Counseled young adults with special needs, while helping with everyday living, recreational and outside activities.

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36. Residential Program

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Here's how Residential Program is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Assist the Unit Manager in clinical management of residential program providing supervision to Residential Counselors responsible for the direct care of residents
  • Provide behavioral observations and interventions to children with moderate to severe emotional and behavioral problems in a therapeutic residential program.
  • Committed to overseeing residential programming and providing appropriate support to meet residents' physical, emotional, and psychological needs.
  • Provide direct service in a residential program to promote psychiatric rehabilitation using evidenced based practices.
  • Supervised and participated in daily activities and assessed the daily functioning of the residential programs.
  • Provided case management services for adults with chronic mental illness in a general-level residential program.
  • Provide a safe structured therapeutic environment for troubled adolescents in a residential program.
  • Monitor and assist juvenile residents in a residential program with emotional and behavioral problems
  • Implemented and maintained therapeutic intervention activities for clients in the residential program.
  • Provided direct care to mentally challenged clients receiving agency residential program services.
  • Worked with Senior Residential Counselor and Residential Program Manager to develop.
  • Provided counseling services to residential program participants on a daily basis.
  • General maintenance and security checks for residential program Bay City Residence.
  • Work closely with another residential counselor in residential program.
  • Participated and/or lead daily activities of the residential programs.
  • Designed and implemented community building activities for residential programs.
  • Worked with juvenile offenders in a secured residential program.
  • Monitored women living within the residential program.
  • Document individual progress in the residential program.
  • Proposed several new and unique residential programs.

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37. Daily Routines

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Here's how Daily Routines is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Assisted with daily routines, administered medication, assisted with contacting and communicating with government agencies and other agencies when necessary.
  • Facilitated daily routines consisting of assisting adolescents as they partake in social activities and exposure to daily living skills.
  • Provided supervision to residents in all aspects of their daily routines and completed appropriate daily documentation.
  • Supported individuals served during daily routines while facilitating appropriate boundaries and social interactions with clients.
  • Monitored clients behaviors, distributed medicine appropriately, and assisted clients with daily routines.
  • Provided information to program residents on daily routines to aid rehabilitation and autonomy.
  • Supervised and monitored at risk adolescents in daily routines, and organized activities.
  • Participated in recreational activities and ensured adherence to daily routines and schedules.
  • Supervised residents with mental disabilities helping them with functions of daily routines
  • Supervised daily routines of juvenile residents while maintaining a structured environment.
  • Supervised adolescent females ages 9-18 during scheduled daily routines.
  • Maintained daily routines for residents ensuring a healthy environment.
  • Assisted mentally challenged individuals with daily routines.
  • Provided supervision and assistance through daily routines for at-risk male youth who have sexually offended and living in a residential setting.
  • Maximize the safety of the clients through following daily routines, regulating all interpersonal interactions, and by practicing strategic decision-making.
  • Maintain and mentor the daily routines for behaviorally and emotionally challenged youth, in a structured and secure group home environment.
  • Interacted with residents in all aspects of their daily routines; aided each individual in meeting treatment goals and managing behaviors.
  • Guided mentally handicapped children with daily routines, such as: hygiene, cleanliness, dressing, showering, and eating.
  • Assisted with daily routines, development of life skills, and maintaining resident files to ensure availability of concrete client information.
  • Monitor children during shift Assist children in daily routines daily progress notes Supervise/Monitor visitations and phone calls Attend outings with children.

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38. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Developed and maintained close working relationships with social workers, therapists and family members in creating individualized behavioral modification plans.
  • Worked in a collaborative capacity with psychiatrists, social workers, probation officers and administrators.
  • Work closely with resident's psychiatrists and social workers for more integrated and multidisciplinary treatment.
  • Maintained consistent communication with Probation Officers, Social Workers, court-appointed representatives and parents.
  • Translate student's personal experiences to clinical terminology for psychologists and social workers.
  • Served as liaison between social workers, probation officers and residents/facility.
  • Communicated pertinent client formation to social workers and case managers.
  • Maintain communications with sending parent/guardian and or social workers.
  • Confer and maintain a working relationship with various professional persons providing services to resident children such as social workers and therapists.
  • Ensured communication with families and social workers, working with therapist to ensure appropriate treatment methods, and weekly team meetings.
  • Maintained daily documentation and met with therapists, social workers, and probation officers as necessary to assess resident's progress.
  • Meet with management, clinical coordinators as well as social workers and state staff to discuss client needs and current placement.
  • Prepare monthly progress reports, for social workers and probation officers, detailing services provided and youth progression within the program.
  • Worked with a team of social workers, counselors, therapist to report changes, conditions for betterment of the client.
  • Worked closely with clients, clinical staff, social workers, and clients' families to develop strength-based Individual Treatment Plans.
  • Aided the social workers and case managers in creating individualized plans, goals, and requirements for residents the program.
  • Coordinate with social workers, psychologist, and team members in an effort to assist clients with sexual assault trauma.
  • Completed case reporting, engaging clients to identify needs consulting with case managers directors and social workers to review strategies.
  • Report successes and concerns to parents/guardians, case workers, social workers, PO's weekly or as deemed necessary.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with case managers, social workers, and guardians by communicating with them about the youth.

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39. Residential Services

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Here's how Residential Services is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Provided supervision counseling and other residential services to individuals with developmental disabilities in a setting while following a specific treatment plan.
  • Assisted in the coordination of residential services and provide social and living skill-development training required to increase resident individual independence.
  • Coordinate activities regarding repairs/improvements with Housing Coordinator of residential Services, landlords, superintendents of the buildings and vendors.
  • Provide educational support and residential services for persons with emotional/challenging behaviors, intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities.
  • Assist in coordination of residential services and providing professional treatment and care to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • Collaborated with a team to provide residential services to adults with mental health and developmental disabilities.
  • Provided residential services to 6-14 year old children experiencing significant behavioral, emotional and psychiatric challenges
  • Provide Daily Living activities to Autistic and Traumatic Brain Injury clients receiving Residential services.
  • Facilitated continuity of care between residential services and mental health case management services.
  • Supervised, counseled, and provided residential services to adults with disabilities/special needs.
  • Assisted with coordinating residential services and provided professional treatment and care to residents.
  • Group home providing residential services to people with varying levels of developmental disabilities.
  • Assist in coordination of residential services and professional treatment to residents.
  • Provide clients who are developmentally disabled with appropriate community residential services.
  • Provide quality clinical and residential services within the therapeutic milieu.
  • Coordinated residential services and administered medication to residents.
  • Coordinated residential services provided professional treatment/care to residents.
  • Insured residential services were provided to include counseling, offering guidance and support for the individual's recovery and family intervention.
  • Assisted in the coordination of residential services and provided professional care and treatment to residents with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Provide direct residential services to adults with developmental disabilities (DMR) and to adults with cognitive disabilities (DMR).

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40. Emotional Support

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Here's how Emotional Support is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Provided emotional support and helped clients become involved in their personal well-being through participation in community recreation programs and other activities.
  • Provided emotional support to clients and assisted in the enhancement of motor skills and encouragement of self-esteem and self-sufficiency.
  • Provided supervision and social/emotional support for women and their children living in a residential alcohol and drug treatment center.
  • Provided educational and emotional support, participated in therapeutic activities, such as athletics and speech therapy.
  • Provide emotional support and guidance to Consumers while planning and participating in educational and recreational activities.
  • Provide behavioral, academic, and emotional support with constant supervision in a therapeutic setting.
  • Provide direct assistance to clients who are incapacitated and provide emotional support by providing companionship.
  • Conducted daily group counseling sessions and provided daily ongoing emotional support.
  • Provided structure and emotional support to patients with underlying traumatic experiences.
  • Listen and provide emotional support and encouragement to psychiatric patient.
  • Demonstrated outstanding interpersonal skills in providing emotional support to residents.
  • Offered emotional support to residents while encouraging independent coping skills.
  • Provided emotional support and encouragement attended treatment planning meetings.
  • Provided emotional support for adolescents with severe psychological disturbance.
  • Provided emotional support to campers.
  • Provided personal and emotional support.
  • Provide emotional support for individuals.
  • Provide emotional support to consumers.
  • Provided patients and families with emotional support and instruction in care, independent living, and adaptation to disability and illness.
  • Provided emotional support and helped to develop the essential skills needed to continue on a productive path in life.

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41. Vital Signs

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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Administer medication and measure vital signs as ordered under supervision of nurse manager Provide supervision and counseling during client daily.
  • Monitored residents self-administering medications, vital signs, and documented any medical ailments to the Residential Supervisor or Nurse.
  • Obtain vital signs and followed up with timely accurate medical records-keeping procedures.
  • Assess resident vital signs and administration of resident medications.
  • Monitor vital signs and administer daily medication.
  • Perform clinical-related tasks - monitoring vital signs and administering medications to clients in compliance with MAP policies and organization's protocol.
  • Administer glucose test strips, monitor vital signs, dispense required medication and handle and dispose of hazardous material.
  • Check vital signs such as temperature and heart rate; give medication under the direction of medical staff.
  • Take, accurately interpret, and document vital signs (i.e., blood pressure, pulse).
  • Assist clients with activities of daily living, vital signs, administer medication via G-tube & PO.
  • Observe, monitor, and record resident vital signs including temperature, pulse, and blood pressure.
  • Prepared documentation for individuals such as intake/outtake, vital signs, blood sugar, and ISP.
  • Monitored vital signs, assisted with feeding, bathing/grooming, positioning and range of motion exercises.
  • Take vital signs and observe resident to detect response to specified types of medications.
  • Performed health care related tasks, such as monitoring vital signs and medication.
  • Performed administration of medication (AMAP), Vital signs and finger sticks.
  • Monitor and record vital signs; perform daily testing of blood glucose levels.
  • Maintain resident's records with accuracy of documented activities and vital signs.
  • Maintain records of patient care, cook meals and take vital signs.
  • Washed, dressed checked vital signs and prepared meals for consumers.

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42. Client Care

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Here's how Client Care is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Provided direct to supports including client care and transportation services to developmentally disabled adults.
  • Direct client care and supervision in residential setting; autistic and emotionally disturbed population.
  • Collaborated with inter-disciplinary team in providing assessments and coordinating client care services.
  • Participated in case management and client care coordination.
  • Provided assistance with client care/contact where applicable.
  • Communicate with other team members, counselors, nurses, doctors, and people of the community to ensure client care.
  • Conducted case management services in collaboration with referral sources to engage and enhance the quality and continuity of client care.
  • Participated in weekly clinical staffing and present any pertinent information regarding client care and progress or blockages toward treatment goals.
  • Improved safety and education of staff, teaching fire and safety skills, proper feeding techniques and personal client care.
  • Document all assessment, consultations, teaching plans, referrals, treatment plans and progress note of client care.
  • Supervised and assisted clients with daily living skills, client care needs, case management, and medication monitoring.
  • Directed client care and supervision in a residential setting to problematic children & adolescents ages 5 to 21 years.
  • Provide direct client care, maintain/model appropriate boundaries, and teach applicable coping and problem-solving skills.
  • Documented observations, information pertinent to client care and services provided to clients in progress notes.
  • Maintain log sheet of client care and problems to report and discuss with supervisor.
  • Suggested new improvements aimed at improving client care while saving the company finances.
  • Maintained proper record keeping of clients activities to enhance continuity of client care.
  • Monitored client care, from the detoxification phase through the daily recovery process.
  • Worked as part of an inter-disciplinary team to develop strategies for client care.
  • Provided direct client care, behavior modification for youth in a residential facility.

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43. Ensure Safety

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Here's how Ensure Safety is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Provide Structure for Disadvantaged Youth Supervise Youth to Ensure Safety in Placement Setting Document Individual Daily Progress Administer Medication
  • Processed disruptive and self-injurious behaviors with children and adolescents to ensure safety and cultivate healthier coping skills.
  • Provide therapeutic intervention to residents to ensure safety, organization and compliance to household schedule and routine.
  • Supervised students in daily activities/ routines in order to reinforce appropriate behavior and ensure safety.
  • Performed therapeutic crisis intervention techniques as needed to ensure safety of residents and staff.
  • Supervised night time headcount to ensure safety of mentally challenged population.
  • Provided supervision and ensure safety and well-being.
  • Supervised disabled clients to ensure safety.
  • Provided direct care for at-risk residential children ages 5-17 to ensure safety and protection in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Provide milieu therapy, behavior management and crisis intervention services, plan and implement activities, and ensure safety of students.
  • Provide direct care to youth to ensure safety and protection of their human rights in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Completed walk through/visual checks of the environment to ensure safety of client's living space by use of Dorm Safety Checklist.
  • Interacted with high school juniors and seniors in a residential setting to ensure safety and facilitate academic and social enrichment.
  • Monitored residents with mental illness during sleeping hours to ensure safety and security of both the facility and the residents.
  • Focused on communication as key focus to ensure safety and structure in milieu for the at risk youth.
  • Minimize conflict that may result in crisis using CPI techniques and physical restraint if necessary to ensure safety.
  • Provided care to disabled clients in their home environment, to ensure safety in their daily living.
  • Initiated a system, which reduces behaviors and accidents in the group home to ensure safety.
  • Supported group of teenage females ages 14-18 to ensure safety and security within group home setting.
  • Observe clients to ensure safety and to make sure they are not exhibiting harmful behavioral characteristics.

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44. Community Activities

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Here's how Community Activities is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Provide skills to building relationships and encouraging participation in community activities to help improve socialization and engaging in age appropriate activities.
  • Coordinated and monitored recreational, vocational and community activities for residents while supervising and participating with residents during the scheduled activities.
  • Promoted clients to participate in community activities which contribute to the development and utilization of skills necessary for independent living.
  • Followed treatment and behavioral plans, maintained accurate documentation, and assisted with daily living and community activities.
  • Ensured consumers were safely transported to all medical and therapy appointments as well as community activities.
  • Served in public relations capacity at community activities as a representative of Adventist Behavioral health.
  • Aided in the supervision and transportation of residents for medical purposes and special community activities.
  • Develop, coordinate and participate in resident and community activities ensuring active consumer participation.
  • Assisted with basic house chores, administered medication, coordinated community activities.
  • Provided therapeutic physical and technical support services to clients in community activities.
  • Transport and accompany residences as requires for appointments and community activities.
  • Connected individuals with existing community activities as well as other services.
  • Developed and implemented rehabilitation plans, organized and executed community activities.
  • Encourage residents to become more involved in strength based community activities/supports.
  • Provided individuals with supports to ensure access to community activities.
  • Prepare the consumer to fully participate in chosen community activities.
  • Planned and supervised client activities including recreational and community activities.
  • Accompanied consumers to doctor's appointments and community activities.
  • Provided each individual with support needed in community activities.
  • Transported and accompanied residents to appointments and community activities.

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45. Medication Management

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Here's how Medication Management is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Provided teaching and support regarding assertiveness /self-advocacy, community integration/resource development, daily living skills, health services, medication management.
  • Monitor medication management of residence by observation and or administration as applicable and reports concerns to support team or supervisor.
  • Facilitated rehabilitation therapy groups, daily wellness and recovery-oriented activities, and medication management for adults experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Helped residents to gain levels of independence, education, personal/home management skills, socialization, and medication management.
  • Provided instruction in daily and independent living skills, behavior management, medication management, and crisis intervention.
  • Helped clients learn medication management, provided medication according to HCP orders or medication documentation- MAP Certified.
  • Provision of home visits, safety assessments, collateral service provider consultations, advocacy and medication management.
  • Provided support in daily living skills, medication management, socialization and integration into the community.
  • Performed Medication Management of individuals medication regimens assigned by physicians in a community and residential setting.
  • Monitored psychiatric medication management of clients, looking for adverse side effects or improvement with medication changes
  • Maintained appropriate documentation on residents to include clinical notes, medication management and safety assessments.
  • Assisted residents with medication management, daily living skills, crisis management and socialization.
  • Referred clients to drug and alcohol assessments and psychiatric evaluation and medication management.
  • Facilitate groups on daily living skills, medication management, and community integration.
  • Supervised each client's medication management, including administering and keeping inventory records.
  • Assisted homeless residents with day to day living skills, medication management/distribution.
  • Trained in and provided medication management to residents and disbursed prescribed medications.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to develop community support networks and provide medication management.
  • Educate and counsel residents about medication management and 12-step recovery programs.
  • Implemented medication management, service plans, and community integration activities.

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46. Group Homes

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Here's how Group Homes is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Provided direct services to mentally ill adults in residential settings including group homes and independent living apartments.
  • Developed and implement behaviorally based individual treatment plans for severely at risk adolescents in group homes.
  • Provided services to residents associated with group homes and supervised apartment programs.
  • Worked in group homes caring for mentally and physically disabled individuals
  • Supervised one of the two-locked door Group Homes in MA that served individuals with cognitive developmental disability and mental illness.
  • Job duties were still the same but expanded to management of overnight staff in the 5 group homes we served.
  • Supervised activities of adults with traumatic brain injuries, drug addiction, alcoholism and mental illness in residential group homes.
  • Provided direct care services in group homes for persons with mental and developmental disabilities assisting them with daily living tasks.
  • Coordinate activities in residential group homes order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings.
  • Worked with children/adolescents who were from level 14 group homes, juvenile detention centers, and on probation.
  • Coordinate activities in residential facilities in secondary school and college dormitories, group homes, or similar establishments.
  • Support intellectual adults who are struggling with developmental disability that resides in residential homes or group homes.
  • Maintained orderliness and documentation for internal, state, national audits for certification of the group homes.
  • Aided mentally and physically handicapped adults complete basic daily living tasks in their residential group homes.
  • Handled and maintained proper documentation for petty cash and consumer's funds for the group homes.
  • Assisted with successful transitions of residents from residential to home, foster care and group homes.
  • Worked both night and day shifts in residential or group homes whilst going to school.
  • Assisted up to 20 consumers within 6 homes (group homes and personal residence).
  • Worked in several city group homes with consumers with intellectual disabilities and psych disorders.
  • Worked in two of the group homes in the community for emotionally disturbed adolescents.

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47. at-Risk Youth

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Here's how at-Risk Youth is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated positive reinforcement activities to assist at-risk youth with behavior management and daily social skills
  • Served as a mentor/role model to at-risk youth with severe emotional/behavioral disorders.
  • Supervised and counseled at-risk youth with varying behavioral problems.
  • Co-facilitated weekly diversion groups for at-risk youth.
  • Facilitated therapeutic groups for at-risk youth residents.
  • Developed behavioral modification program for at-risk youth.
  • Mentored at-risk youth, documented daily progress reports, provided individual, group and family counseling, and administration of medications.
  • Provide counseling to at-risk youths and complete daily paperwork such as milieu notes, incident reports, critical, etc.
  • Worked with at-risk youth; managed day-to-day activities; counseled in family crisis situations; secured the facilities during presence.
  • Maintain a safe, nurturing environment for deaf at-risk youth by setting a structured schedule and a positive atmosphere.
  • Provided direct care assistance to at-risk youth as well as children along the autism spectrum in a residential setting.
  • Organized community service projects in conjunction with Community Corrections for restoration of a home and school for at-risk youth.
  • Supervised at-risk youth ages 12-14 in a residential setting, implementing the HBC program and performing daily behavioral assessments.
  • Supervised at-risk youth, facilitated groups individual and family sessions, conducted bio-psycho-social intakes, taught youth life skills
  • Served as a counselor to at-risk youth who were in the custody of the state of North Carolina.
  • Provided counseling, enrichment, and support to at-risk youth in the community in a direct, personal environment
  • Counseled at-risk youth in a residential setting as well as, helped youth foster coping skills and resiliency.
  • Worked with at least 15 or more at-risk youth, in need of psychological and medical treatment.
  • Provided house supervision in a 12-bed residential facility for at-risk youth living in a transitional living program.
  • Served as a residential counselor for at-risk youth boys ages 6-18, with various mood/behavioral disorders.

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48. Household Chores

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Here's how Household Chores is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Coordinated daily activities, delegated household chores, monitored medication, and managed resident's finances.
  • Complete household chores assigned by supervisor to maintain cleanliness and safety standards.
  • Prepared Nutritional meals and maintained household chores.
  • Assist clients with the planning of daily household chores including; meals, laundry, cleaning, hygiene and recreational hobbies.
  • Helped clients with daily tasks such as hygiene, household chores (folding laundry, setting the table, etc.)
  • Facilitated group sessions with clients to discuss adult daily living skills such as social skills, household chores and daily hygiene.
  • Assist with household chores, and personal hygiene care, scheduling and maintaining medical and personal schedules.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly living environment while also assisting residents in their involvement in household chores.
  • Help residents in basic daily living skills such as bathing, dressing, grooming and household chores.
  • Assisted mentally ill clients with household chores, and daily aspects of living while monitoring their medications.
  • Assisted clients with activities of daily living, such as bathing, household chores, laundry.
  • Assist disabled and head injured residents in daily activities including household chores and cooking.
  • Assisted with meeting personal goals and daily household chores set by staff and clients.
  • Ensured policies were followed, attended scheduled daily meetings, and completed household chores.
  • Trained clients on independent living skills including personal self-care and routine household chores.
  • Monitor residents as they complete household chores and laundry for the Unit.
  • Assist with daily household chores- Laundry, wash dishes, cook meals.
  • Guide Service Recipients through household chores, life skills, and education.
  • Monitored client's daily household chores and weekly routine laundry schedule.
  • Prepared meals, assist with household chores, assist with showers.

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49. Intensive Supervision

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Here's how Intensive Supervision is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Provide a physically and emotionally safe therapeutic environment and, intensive supervision and security for adolescents in the residential treatment program.
  • Provided a nurturing environment and close, intensive supervision and security for female adolescent residents in the residential treatment program.
  • Provide a nurturing environment and close, intensive supervision and security for developmentally disabled residents in the residential facility.
  • Provide nurturing environment and intensive supervision for residents with mental and physical handicaps through behavior management techniques.
  • Provide a nurturing environment and close, intensive supervision and security for developmentally disabled individuals.
  • Provided intensive supervision of 12 or more adolescents in a residential behavioral treatment facility.
  • Provide a nurturing environment and close, intensive supervision and security for male adolescents.
  • Provide close intensive supervision of female adolescent clients in a locked residential treatment center.
  • Provided intensive supervision and direction to emotionally and behaviorally challenged children and adolescents.
  • Provided close intensive supervision of male adults while giving quality professional treatment.
  • Provided quality youth care and intensive supervision.
  • Created and implemented daily procedures to ensure a nurturing environment and close, intensive supervision for children in the group home.
  • Create and implement measures to ensure a nurturing environment and close, intensive supervision for members of the facility.
  • Provide care to elderly consumers and close intensive supervision of male and female consumers in their personal home.
  • Maintained quality youth care and close intensive supervision of female and male adolescents in a residential medical setting.
  • Supported the quality care of youth; close intensive supervision of both adolescent female and male clients.
  • Ensured close, intensive supervision and security for females and males in the residential treatment program.
  • Provided a supportive environment and close, intensive supervision for adults in the residential treatment program.
  • Provided intensive supervision to a population of clients suffering from an assortment of mental illnesses.
  • Provide intensive supervision to five or more residents confined to a therapeutic group home facility.

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50. Girls

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Here's how Girls is used in Residential Counselor jobs:
  • Worked with severely emotionally disturbed girls and boys individually and in groups, employing behavior modification, emotional counseling and restraint.
  • Facilitated therapeutic residential treatment facility for minority and culturally diverse pregnant and/or parenting young girls between the ages of 14-18.
  • Assist in providing community based residential programs that serve adolescent girls and young women with serious emotional and behavioral problems.
  • Provided counseling and case management to adolescent girls with a multitude of behavioral dysfunctions residing in an acute care facility.
  • Provided Dialectical Behavior Therapy for adolescent boys and girls with emotional and behavioral challenges in a residential home.
  • Supervised teenage girls in group/residential facility placed in custody of Department of Children Services and Juvenile Court.
  • Provided structured and nurturing treatment with adolescent girls with psychiatric diagnosis, combined with behavioral problems.
  • Provided therapeutic interventions for teenage girls in a structured treatment facility address identified functional problems.
  • Counseled adolescent girls with sexually abusive background along with attachment and behavior disorders.
  • Co-facilitated group therapy and counseled Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) teenage girls.
  • Provided counseling and case management for adolescent girls experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties.
  • Provided individual behavioral interventions to girls aged 7-18 in a residential treatment facility.
  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for young girls in a group home environment.
  • Facilitate family meetings and group interactions with individual girls and their peers/family members.
  • Assist adolescent girls with occupational therapy; administered medication with a nurse assistance
  • Monitored and supervised adolescent girls ages 9-17 in a therapeutic residential setting.
  • Supervised adolescent girls in a highly structured staff secure residential treatment program.
  • Supervised 5 adolescent boys/girls within residential home; problem sexual behavior population.
  • Provide services for severely emotionally disturbed teenage girls in a residential setting.
  • Counseled adolescent girls with behavioral and emotional difficulties in a residential setting.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Residential Counselor

Crisis Intervention15.3%
Behavioral Issues14.8%
Independent Living13.6%
Treatment Plans8.4%
Mental Health Services5.9%
Personal Care4%
Recreational Activities3.9%
Daily Living Activities3.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Residential Counselor

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
12.1%
12.1%
2
2
Behavioral Issues
Behavioral Issues
11.7%
11.7%
3
3
Independent Living
Independent Living
10.8%
10.8%
4
4
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
6.7%
6.7%
5
5
Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services
4.7%
4.7%
6
6
Personal Care
Personal Care
3.2%
3.2%
7
7
Recreational Activities
Recreational Activities
3.1%
3.1%
8
8
Daily Living Activities
Daily Living Activities
3%
3%
9
9
Direct Supervision
Direct Supervision
3%
3%
10
10
Patient Care
Patient Care
2.7%
2.7%
11
11
Developmental Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities
2.5%
2.5%
12
12
Medical Appointments
Medical Appointments
2.2%
2.2%
13
13
ADL
ADL
2%
2%
14
14
Medication Administration
Medication Administration
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Residential Treatment Setting
Residential Treatment Setting
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Meal Prep
Meal Prep
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
CPR
CPR
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
Group Therapy Sessions
Group Therapy Sessions
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse
1.5%
1.5%
20
20
Safe Environment
Safe Environment
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Incident Reports
Incident Reports
1.4%
1.4%
22
22
Staff Members
Staff Members
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
Positive Role Model
Positive Role Model
1.3%
1.3%
24
24
Service Plans
Service Plans
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Social Activities
Social Activities
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
Student Learning
Student Learning
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Crisis Management
Crisis Management
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Community Integration
Community Integration
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Anger Management
Anger Management
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Community Outings
Community Outings
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Residential Treatment Facility
Residential Treatment Facility
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Community Resources
Community Resources
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
ISP
ISP
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Special Needs
Special Needs
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Residential Program
Residential Program
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Daily Routines
Daily Routines
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Social Workers
Social Workers
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Residential Services
Residential Services
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Emotional Support
Emotional Support
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Client Care
Client Care
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Ensure Safety
Ensure Safety
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Community Activities
Community Activities
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Medication Management
Medication Management
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Group Homes
Group Homes
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
at-Risk Youth
at-Risk Youth
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Household Chores
Household Chores
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Intensive Supervision
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50
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