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Youth Counselors work with delinquents and troubled youth in schools, social service organizations, and the juvenile justice system, providing supervision and guidance to those who have committed a crime or who have been identified as being at risk. Example resumes in this field highlight duties such as supervising youth behavior and ensuring their stability, safety, and well-being; and keeping the group home clean at all times. A bachelor's degree in a field such as counseling, social work or criminal justice is often required on the resumes of those interested in becoming Youth Counselors.

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Youth Counselor

Planned, organized, and coordinated all components of appropriate treatment programs for residential youth clients, including administrative, logistical, therapeutic and medical solutions.

  • Supervised, monitored, interacted with, and coordinated interaction between abused and troubled youth clients.
  • Prepared and cooked all meals and snacks for youth clients in accordance with specified guidelines.
  • Prepared and delivered detailed reports on individual residential youth clients and their treatments.
  • Maintained healthy and safe environments per KY state licensing requirements.
  • Trained and performed Safe Crisis Management techniques on youth clients when necessary.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
AS
Business Management
2

Youth Counselor

Regularly monitoring and reviewing the quality of the local youth work provision.

  • Mentored coaching and supporting individuals to facilitate personal, social and educational growth in young people as well as encouraging greater social inclusion.
  • Supervise family visits on assigned shifts and monitors youth in all activities and situation.
  • Communicate with Program Manager and other staff as needed on progress, problems as directed
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Sociology
3

Youth Counselor

ensuring the safety of detained juveniles and a positive change in their lives during the court process

  • Manage "units" of detained juveniles ranging from six to 20 at a time
  • Create and handle official court documents
  • Certified in Cognitive based treatment methods, C.P.R certified, mandated DCFS reporter, crisis aversion training
  • Member of newly formed Suicide Prevention Task Force Committee to study suicide statistics across the United States and update policies to properly handle/ prevent suicide attempts
  • Received Employee of the Quarter within first seven months of employment
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Sociology
4

Youth Counselor

Supervised children to ensure safety.

  • Participated in various activities with the children including homework, social events and healthy eating.
  • Became a role-model and mentor for children to reach out to.
  • Counseled the youth to seek to empower children of low-income households.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
5

Youth Counselor

Set up classroom before campers arrive. Check campers in and out at front desk. Clean activity space at day's end. Chaperone bus ride to and from taking and picking up students from school. Closed up classroom after campers left.

  • Helped write and implement a weekly schedule for your camp programs. Led a variety of small or large group activities such as arts and crafts, cooking projects, board games, indoor and outdoor recreation, homework help, and free time activities.
  • Communicate with parents about participant's experiences and report concerns to camp leadership.
  • Assisted in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
  • Attended all staff meetings and staff trainings.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
3
months
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
History Education
History
6

Youth Counselor

  • Interacted, supervised and mentored emotionally challenged youth
  • Collectively managed and resolved crisis conflicts
  • Developed strong time management and organizational skills
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BA
Communication And Social Welfare
7

Youth Counselor

Dedicated youth counselor, inspiring children to develop knowledge referencing problem solving capabilities, self-actualization, and perseverance.

  • Communicate with adolescents and teenagers to discuss and recognized problems
  • Arrange and provide counseling, food, and clothing
  • Assist and provide with education alternatives and job applications
  • Provide linkage to government assistance and community resources
  • Document youths negative and positive progress to implement enhanced approaches
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
C
Certificate
AA
Associate of Arts
BS
Human Services Management
8

Lead Behavior Youth Counselor

Providing mental health services to boys between the ages of 11 and 18.

  • Providing intensive counseling designed to help them learn to live successfully at home.
  • Counselors work with a small group of children on various life skills and training.
  • Experience with relevant populations such as at-risk or inner-city youth, mentally or behaviorally challenged children.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Management
9

Youth Counselor/teacher

  • Work/live in a rustic, outdoor setting 24 hours a day, 5 days a week with 10 to 15 at-risk (emotional, behavioral, and learning disabled) youth
  • Teach the at-risk youth how to succeed academically by teaching classroom lessons, as well as how to function in society by role modeling appropriate behaviors
  • Supervise extended trips such as canoeing, hiking, etc. to teach independent living skills in an outdoor environment
  • Document client progress for parole officers, court counselors, family, etc.
  • Received certification in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, including proper techniques to de-escalate youth and if necessary, physically restrain the youth from committing harm to themselves or others
  • Received certification in First Aid/AED/CPR
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
BS
Psychology
10

Behavior Youth Counselor

Providing the youth with information on budgeting and wise spending habits as a life skill.

  • Assisting in treatment planning and 1 on 1 sessions with the youth about their treatment.
  • Conducts daily documentation such as contact notes, milieu notes, and precautionary notes.
  • Involving the youth in 5k races throughout the year to heighten their positive social interactions.
  • Improving children's behavior through positive reinforcement and Trauma Informed Care techniques.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Psychology
Social Work Intern

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