Unit Counselor

Top Unit Counselor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Unit Counselor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Unit Counselor resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.8% of Unit Counselor resumes contained Ensure Safety as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Unit Counselor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Ensure Safety

high Demand

2. Treatment Plans

high Demand
Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Participated in updating and summarizing treatment plans at clinical staffing.
  • Conducted diagnostic assessments determining the nature and extent of client's addiction(s) and created individualized treatment plans.
  • Developed comprehensive treatment plans that included short and long term goals and brief interventions based on through stages of change.
  • Implemented and assist in the completion of individual treatment plans and interventions.
  • Worked with superiors to create customized treatment plans based on patient need.
  • Assisted each patient's individual needs through personalized treatment plans.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans for patients.
  • Completed client treatment plans and case notes.
  • Communicated with other members of the healthcare team regarding treatment plans to ensure consistency and maximize effectiveness of treatment.
  • Complete psycho/social assessments and progress notes for psychiatric unit Coordinate and participate in treatment plans.

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3. Crisis Intervention Activities

high Demand
Here's how Crisis Intervention Activities is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Participate in crisis intervention activities as needed.

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4. Girls

high Demand
Here's how Girls is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Camp Juniper Knoll East Troy, WI, 53120 I stayed overnight as a counselor monitoring girls ages 7 to 16.
  • Worked with girls with various disabilities and needs, accommodated those girls as necessary for a fun and memorable camp experience.
  • Worked under the direction of the Camp Director to provide a positive camping experience for the girls in my care.
  • Assisted in planning, teaching, and coordinating all activities for a camp of girls, aged 7-17 years.
  • Guided a group of 20-30 girls in grades 2-12 during their one-week stay at this overnight camp.
  • Engaged girls as young as age six in various crafts, activities, and sports.
  • Mentor and help young girls gain confidence and push their limits of their comfort zone.
  • Supervised girls ages 5 to 18 years of age at Girl Scouts camp.
  • Helped Science Counselor engage girls in nature and science lessons during camp.
  • Mediated conflicts between the girls.
  • Worked with Girl Scouts ages 5-12 in groups of 10-23 girls.
  • Mediated conflicts within weekly groups that strengthened girls ability to communicate and compromise.
  • Scheduled and planned activities for 11-20 girls, ages 11-17 Encouraged girls during all activities and helped them work towards their goals
  • Designed and implemented program activities for girls in grades 1-12 Engaged with campers and other staff members to facilitate fun and learning
  • Planned and ran weekly activities for girls with respect to age and interests Completed training in group facilitation and risk management
  • Camp Counselor working with girls in 2nd-12th grade Archery Certified, ACE (High Ropes and Low Ropes trained)
  • Worked with and mentored girls ages 7-17 Taught sportsmanship and respect through responsibility delegation and games
  • Camp Wind in the Pines -Summer camp counselor with girls ages 6-12.
  • Worked with girls ages 5-15 Led girls in camping activities
  • Spirit of Katniss") and we would take the girls on adventures around the camp.

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5. Recreational Activities

high Demand
Here's how Recreational Activities is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Discussed programs related to adjusting socially, recreational activities, and dormitory living.
  • Supervised children aged 8-15 with daily recreational activities
  • Coordinate and supervise patient recreational activities.
  • Monitor visits and recreational activities.

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6. Group Therapy Sessions

high Demand

7. Daily Activities

high Demand
Here's how Daily Activities is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Assisted and participated with campers in daily activities and social events of the camp.
  • Guided the youth in daily activities, chores, and recreational activities.
  • Programmed and led daily activities for children ages 6-16 years old.
  • Helped direct the daily activities of the campers.
  • Provide a safe and structured environment for a diverse population Assist homeless and substance abused clients with daily activities

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8. Substance Abuse

high Demand
Here's how Substance Abuse is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Referred and coordinated the admission of clients to psychiatric/substance abuse hospitals, outpatient organizations and social service agencies.
  • Experience - Works well with clients with substance abuse and mental health issues.
  • Provide care to all adults with substance abuse problems.
  • Supervised children and adolescents with substance abuse and or psychosocial problems.

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9. AGE Groups

high Demand
Here's how AGE Groups is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Organized outdoors, cooking and art oriented activities with a wide range of age groups.

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10. CPR

high Demand
Here's how CPR is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Assisted in badge work* Supervised health and safety of campers* Administered First Aid and CPR if needed
  • Maintain American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification.
  • Received certification in CPR/First Aid; Safe Crises Management Techniques
  • Work with/watch over campers -Participate in/watch over all activities -CPR certification/First-Aid certification

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11. Mental Health Services

high Demand

12. Crisis Intervention

high Demand
Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Reported all resident behavioral problem incidents in writing to supervisor and utilized appropriate crisis interventions with help from the operational staff.
  • Utilized TCI-Crisis Intervention techniques and operated suicide/crisis counseling services.
  • Provided counseling, classification, case management and crisis intervention services for a caseload of male felons.
  • Escort witnesses to court during trial procedures and provide crisis intervention.
  • Identified and responded to patient needs for effective crisis intervention.
  • Implemented Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) techniques.
  • Maintain PART (crisis intervention) certification.
  • Perform crisis interventions as needed.
  • Participate in required trainings and intervene when residents are having conflicts/ crisis intervention.
  • Facilitated 12 Step Groups Case Management Crisis Intervention Liaison between Clients and Nursing Staff Facilitated Family Sessions

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13. Independent Living

high Demand
Here's how Independent Living is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Assessed and developed plans for independent living.
  • Work alongside clients to develop treatment plans aimed at their goals for recovery and integration to independent living.

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14. Correctional Facility

high Demand
Here's how Correctional Facility is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Provide supervision and manage delinquent youth offenders in a secure residential/correctional facility.

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15. Positive Role Model

average Demand
Here's how Positive Role Model is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Acted as a positive role model to influence and encourage young girl scouts in their transition to young ladies Accomplishments/Skills.

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16. Anger Management

average Demand
Here's how Anger Management is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Instructed offenders in social competencies by conducting psycho-educational groups involving conflict resolution, anger management, and problem solving.
  • Provide cognitive behavioral counseling to incarcerated men; anger management, conflict resolution, social skill-building
  • Facilitated anger management, stress management and behavioral management groups.
  • Counseled patients with ADHD, anger management issues, and mental challenges; formulated behavior modification plans and techniques.
  • Facilitated and co-facilitated groups on substance abuse, anger management, life skills, relaxation etc.

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17. Program Areas

average Demand
Here's how Program Areas is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Prepare and deliver lessons in the assigned program areas.
  • Transported 6-8 campers in a SUV to and from program areas safely at least once a week.

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18. Daily Schedule

average Demand
Here's how Daily Schedule is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Supervised all hourly documentation of patients on daily schedules provided comprehensive counseling.
  • Coordinate with unit assistants regarding daily schedules.
  • Guided campers in daily schedule and acted as supervisor for over 20 campers.
  • Cared for and supervised clients in residential treatment Recorded medical records and daily observations Arranged daily schedule, planned and directed activities

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19. Conflict Resolution

average Demand
Here's how Conflict Resolution is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Trained new Detention Officers, scheduling, and security of facility, conflict resolution and strong inter-personal skills.
  • Assisted the clients with enhancing their problem solving skills and conflict resolution skills.

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20. Incident Reports

average Demand
Here's how Incident Reports is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Maintain accurate program records, including incident reports, logs, and daily attendance reports.

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21. Safe Environment

average Demand
Here's how Safe Environment is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Organized events for girls ages 5-14 and creates a safe environment 24 hours a day.
  • Assist and maintain a safe environment for all girls and staff.
  • Provided a safe environment for both employees and inmates.

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22. Oversaw

average Demand

23. Appropriate Curriculum

average Demand
Here's how Appropriate Curriculum is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Created and implemented appropriate curriculum for all students from grades 8-12.

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24. Resident Retention

average Demand

25. Patient Care

average Demand
Here's how Patient Care is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Assisted Professional Staff in providing patient care keeping within the goals and objectives of the facility.
  • Participated in the provision patient care and psychosocial needs of the individual.

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26. Law Enforcement

average Demand
Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Coordinated psychiatric evaluations and treatments with child protective services and law enforcement agencies.
  • Collaborate with Johnson County Law Enforcement
  • Provide support to law enforcement (e.g.

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27. Vital Signs

average Demand
Here's how Vital Signs is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Monitor and document client vital signs, physical condition and behavior as needed.

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28. Log Book

average Demand
Here's how Log Book is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Keep daily inspection, and log book of all activity on units, during work shift.
  • Maintained and kept records in the log book on a daily basis.
  • Monitor clients take their medication and document in medication log book.
  • Conducted and monitored random drug testing throughout the facility Documented all Resident movement using patient management software and log book.

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29. Staff Members

average Demand

30. Educational Activities

low Demand
Here's how Educational Activities is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Coordinated, created, and lead educational activities for children of varying age's groups.
  • Organized and planed events and educational activities for young girls Teach activities and facilitate team building

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31. Relationship Building

low Demand

32. Powerpoint

low Demand
Here's how Powerpoint is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Created PowerPoint presentations containing statistical data and goal accomplishment for quarterly updates.

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33. Fire Building

low Demand

34. Unit Activities

low Demand
Here's how Unit Activities is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Compile information and prepares reports on unit activities and progress.
  • Organized, planned, and facilitated unit activities.

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35. Social Activities

low Demand
Here's how Social Activities is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Conducted any recreational or social activities.
  • Engaged patients in social activities of recreational therapy, outdoor functions, and mealtimes.

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36. Social Support

low Demand

37. IP

low Demand
Here's how IP is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Participate in planned interventions with residents as directed, including the use of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Monitored and documented patients level of participation and change in mood to ensure patient
  • Maintain multiple databases of patient information and generate monthly reports on services provided.
  • Provide assistance to the individual to participate in community activities.
  • Screened participants to ensure eligibility for the program.
  • Cultivated relationships with patients through counseling.
  • Participate in management and supervision meetings.
  • Managed the needs and discipline for a unit of twenty high school students enrolled in a youth treatment facility.
  • Negotiated and drafted agreements for office equipment sales and leasing, technology transfer, product licensing and distribution.
  • Led worship services and religious sacrament such as baptism, communion, weddings and memorial services.
  • Supervised and trained approximately 15 senior and junior counselors on camp site and on off-site trips.
  • Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.
  • Assisted with several groups that the inmates participated in and raised money for.
  • Planned, implemented, and supervised daily camp activities and off-site trips.
  • Hired on as CSU Counselor after a full-time summer internship.
  • Engaged patients to participate in process groups and education classes.
  • Followed all procedures covering inmate security, care and discipline.
  • Share in the leadership responsibilities of the unit.
  • Participate in or conduct orientation for new residents.
  • Maintain relationships with contacts within agencies.

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38. CPI

low Demand
Here's how CPI is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Maintained certification of CPI (Crisis Prevention and Intervention)y.
  • Monitored resident behaviors, activities, daily tasks, and group therapy on the units Obtained certification in CPR and CPI.

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39. Ethics

low Demand
Here's how Ethics is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Practice in an ethical manner, as defined by the NASW Code of Ethics and the policies of Gateway.

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40. Applicable Laws

low Demand

41. Sensitive Situations

low Demand

42. Serious Incidents

low Demand

43. Behavioral Issues

low Demand
Here's how Behavioral Issues is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Performed advocacy and crisis intervention as well as assisting clients work through emotional/behavioral issues.
  • Identify and respond to camper behavioral issues, and report concerns to camp leadership.
  • Apply consequences for behavioral issues.

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44. Special Needs

low Demand

45. Safety Procedures

low Demand
Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Enforce health and safety procedures in the unit

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46. Personal Growth

low Demand
Here's how Personal Growth is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Fostered the development of communication, citizenship, and personal growth through emotional and educational support and guidance.
  • Encourage personal growth, sportsmanship, punctuality, cleanliness, and safety.
  • Encouraged personal growth and development while improving outdoor living skills.
  • Planned, coordinated, and executed activities while guiding campers in personal growth and daily living skills each day.

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47. Weekly Schedules

low Demand
Here's how Weekly Schedules is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Created weekly schedules, resolved internal conflicts and was able to think on my feet in leading activities.

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48. Residential Setting

low Demand
Here's how Residential Setting is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Supervised children and adolescents in a residential setting.
  • Provide individual, group, and family counseling to youth, aged six to eighteen, in a secure residential setting.
  • Worked with adolescents who had drug/alcohol addictions in a residential setting.

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49. Business Units

low Demand

50. Data Entry

low Demand
Here's how Data Entry is used in Unit Counselor jobs:
  • Worked with Homeless, Data Entry of Projects.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Unit Counselor

Ensure Safety17.8%
Treatment Plans11.3%
Crisis Intervention Activities9.8%
Girls7.5%
Recreational Activities7.5%
Group Therapy Sessions5.5%
Daily Activities4.6%
Substance Abuse4.3%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Unit Counselor

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Ensure Safety
Ensure Safety
13.8%
13.8%
2
2
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
8.7%
8.7%
3
3
Crisis Intervention Activities
Crisis Intervention Activities
7.6%
7.6%
4
4
Girls
Girls
5.8%
5.8%
5
5
Recreational Activities
Recreational Activities
5.8%
5.8%
6
6
Group Therapy Sessions
Group Therapy Sessions
4.3%
4.3%
7
7
Daily Activities
Daily Activities
3.5%
3.5%
8
8
Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
AGE Groups
AGE Groups
3.1%
3.1%
10
10
CPR
CPR
2.8%
2.8%
11
11
Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
2.5%
2.5%
13
13
Independent Living
Independent Living
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Correctional Facility
Correctional Facility
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Positive Role Model
Positive Role Model
1.9%
1.9%
16
16
Anger Management
Anger Management
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
Program Areas
Program Areas
1.5%
1.5%
18
18
Daily Schedule
Daily Schedule
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
1.4%
1.4%
20
20
Incident Reports
Incident Reports
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Safe Environment
Safe Environment
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Oversaw
Oversaw
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Appropriate Curriculum
Appropriate Curriculum
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Resident Retention
Resident Retention
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Patient Care
Patient Care
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Log Book
Log Book
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Educational Activities
Educational Activities
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Relationship Building
Relationship Building
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Fire Building
Fire Building
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Unit Activities
Unit Activities
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Social Activities
Social Activities
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Social Support
Social Support
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
IP
IP
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
CPI
CPI
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Ethics
Ethics
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Applicable Laws
Applicable Laws
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Sensitive Situations
Sensitive Situations
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Serious Incidents
Serious Incidents
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Behavioral Issues
Behavioral Issues
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Special Needs
Special Needs
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
Weekly Schedules
Weekly Schedules
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
Residential Setting
Residential Setting
0.6%
0.6%
49
49
Business Units
Business Units
0.6%
0.6%
50
50
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.6%
0.6%

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