12 December 2018
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Mental Health Counselor resume 1

Maxine Curry
Dayjob Limited
The Big Peg
120 Vyse Street
Birmingham B18 6NF
England
T: 0044 121 638 0026
E: info@dayjob.com


PERSONAL SUMMARY

A collaborative and patient-focused individual who is able to accurately assess clients and then come up with an appropriate mental health diagnosis. Maxine can bring her own unique abilities, qualities and skills into a counselling relationship. She gives people help and hope in their hour of need and has a non-judgmental attitude towards those who have mental health issues. In her present job she works as part of a team that provides out-patient and residential mental health treatment to high risk groups. During her career she has helped people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, depression and personality disorders. Right now she would like to work for an organisation that has a reputation for providing quality and responsible mental health services.


CAREER HISTORY

Mental Health Counselor - Start Date - Present
Employers name - Location
Responsible for providing all healthcare services in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures.

Duties;

  • Noting a patient’s response to treatment and intervention.
  • Determining whether a patient represents a risk to themselves or others.
  • Showing patients how to access community services that can be beneficial to them.
  • Performing all related administrative tasks.
  • Managing patients who are abusive and physically threatening.
  • Providing consultation to people who have suffered sexual abuse and family violence.
  • Organising treatment groups.
  • Administering an initial psychological assessment of clients.
  • Discussing cases with the team psychiatrist.
  • Ensuring psychosocial assessments are provided in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Educating clients and also members of the general public about mental health.
  • Case conferencing with other agencies.
  • Writing reports to courts, schools and other community agencies as necessary.
  • Accompanying patients to off-unit tests.


JOB TITLE - Start Date - End Date
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JOB TITLE - Start Date - End Date
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KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Professional

  • Mentally strong and able to deal with life threatening situations such as when people are threatening to commit suicide.  
  • Always respecting a patient’s rights.
  • Experience of dealing with people who are suffering from phobias, sleep problems, stress and suicidal thoughts.
  • Promoting independent living.
  • Experience of providing both group and individual therapy.
  • Daily living skills training.
  • Participating in case conferences.
  • Aware of cultural diversity issues.
  • Leading supportive psycho-educational groups.


Personal

  • Willing to use own personal vehicles for visits and for engaging in work related community activities.
  • Honest and trustworthy.
  • Maintaining high standards of professionalism.
  • Committed to helping people improve the quality of their life.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Psychological rehabilitation
Crisis intervention
Wellness activities
Psychiatric trauma
Clinical supervision
Conflict resolution
Behavioural management
Symptom monitoring
Treatment planning
Treatment referrals
Psychological assessment techniques


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

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School name       -  Subjects / Grades          Study Dates


REFERENCES

Available on request.
 



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