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Include These Counsellor Skills
- Counseling skills
- Psychology knowledge
- Empathy and a non-judgmental approach
- Patience and perseverance
- Problem-solving orientation
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Attention to details
- Emotional stability
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Dear Mr. Knauer:
When I learned of your search for an experienced Counsellor to join your team, I hastened to submit my resume for your consideration. With 14+ years of strong experience assisting individuals in overcoming both short- and long-term mental issues and disorders through relationship building and medication oversight, I feel confident that I would significantly benefit your patients in this capacity.
From defining patient goals and conducting intake assessments to forging trusting relationships and maintaining detailed and confidential records, my extensive experience in mental health counseling has prepared me to make a strong contribution in this position. With expertise in supporting adults experiencing challenges such as addiction, mental illness, and psychosocial stressors, my additional strengths in communication and organization position me to thrive in this role.
Highlights of my background include the following:
Providing individual and group counselling for adults suffering from severe and chronic mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-morbid disorders as a Counsellor with the Hillside Medical Center.
Holding responsibility for the security and safety of patients in my care, reporting suspicious acts and behavioral changes when needed.
Administering psychological assessments, designing individualized treatment plans, and leading interventions when necessary in collaboration with family members and staff.
Determining the appropriateness and necessity of pharmaceutical medications and prescribing, monitoring, and modifying drugs and dosages to achieve desired outcomes.
Addressing a breadth of service and resource needs by identifying and securing resources across the community, utilizing my extensive network of professional contacts.
Writing incident reports, recording medications, maintaining charts, and managing appointment schedule.
Producing documentation for counselling sessions, treatment plans, and utilization reviews while ensuring steadfast compliance with all safety and confidentiality regulations.
With my comprehensive experience in mental health counselling and treatment, coupled with my unwavering dedication to helping those in need overcome emotional challenges in their lives, I will swiftly surpass your expectations for this role. I look forward to discussing the position in further detail.
Thank you for your consideration.
Lance D. Russo