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Christian Roberts
Richton Park, IL 60471
Professional Summary

Responsible Child Development Counselor proficient in supervising, counseling and monitoring  infants to adults. Passionate and motivated, with a drive to acquire a permanent full time position; helping and assisting, children and adults in a group home settings or a residential child care facility.  Seven (7) years in Child Development Counseling, Vocational Counseling and Direct Staff positions.

  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Instructing
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Transportation
  • Operation and Control
Child Development Counselor Feb 2007Jul 2008 San Diego Center for Children San Diego, CA
  • Monitored a 60 to 80 client group home, where each client was provided individual attention and therapy treatment for children ages 6-14,  in a level 12 and 14 residential group home.
  • Routinely administered medication and treatment to residential clients that had neurological, social, psychological and emotional challenges.
  • Carefully supervised, counseled and assist clients that had behavioral difficulties, school problems, severe trauma and family dysfunctions
  • Assist with physical restraint to immobilize resident children who may become unruly; to prevent injury to staff members and/or clients from doing injury to themselves.
  • Catalog clear and concise communication for each client.
  • Supervised phone calls, prepared, served and supervised all meals and snacks.  Transport clients to outings and appointments.
  • Exemplified professional conduct; displayed role model behavior and kept appropriate boundaries.
  • Assist client with shower and dressing.
  • Encouraged and taught clients positive ways to deal with behavioral problems and/or issues.  Rewards were given to them when the goals that were sat, was met.
Vocational Counselor Sep 2006Jan 2007 J I L Homes Inc. D/B/A LIFE Lakeside, CA
  • Helped and assisted  four (4 ) disabled adults with intellectual/physical disabilities, to find and maintain meaningful and enjoyable employment, by teaching them interview skills, and how to job search along with maintaining their personal hygiene.
  • Helped and assisted clients make transition from the job training center, to the workplace. 
  • Provided on the job support and assistance, along with transportation to and from the workplace daily.
  • Identified clients job-related strengths and weakness, trained and coached clients for job readiness.
Direct Care Staff Sep 2004Aug 2006 Youth Beacon Group Home San Diego, CA
  • Provided care for six (6) disabled children in a level 4-I, ages 12-22.
  • Assist with administering routine prescribed medication along with keeping documentation.
  • Prepared daily meals.  Assist the clients with their showering and dressing on a daily bases along with other routine tasks.
  • Helped and oversaw that their homework was completed and correct.
  • Assist with physical restraints and recorded all incident for reporting.
  • Supervised client in outings and doctor's appointments.  Participate in treatment team meetings.  Supervised and accounted for all children in the facility.
  • Staff implemented therapeutic goals for each individual client and made sure they were reached.
Child Care Worker 1 May 1997Mar 2002 Nurse Finders/Polinsky Children Center San Diego, CA
  • Supervised and oversaw 150 to 200 children in residential cottages ages 0-18, that housed abused, abandoned and neglected children.
  • Assist with the development of the children and created daily plans. 
  • Participated in daily indoor/outdoor daily activities and programs.
  • Performed lite housekeeping duties to ensure a neat, clean and orderly environment; such as, bed making, washing laundry, taking inventory of clothes, linen, food and supplies.
  • Prepared incident reports, assist in physical restraints to immobilize children who may be, or become unruly.
  • Exemplified being a positive role model, a great team player, very understanding of each client situation, provide emotional support to children experiencing separation and anxiety.
  • Supervised phone calls, participate in team meetings; assist in intake and release of children
  • Observed and document the behavior; development and needs of the children.  Gave verbal, physical assurance and  guidance to children in distress.
Medical Career: Medical Assistant Jan 1996 Marc College San Diego, CA
High School Diploma: General Studies Jun 1994 Grossmont High School El Cajon, CA
Additional Information
San Diego Center for Children:
Professional Assault Crisis Training (PRO-Act) 2/20/2007 - 2/22/2007
Crisis Prevention/Invention Training 5/8/2007
Professional Assault Response Training (PART) 9/28/2007
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Previous Companies:

  • San Diego Center for Children
  • J I L Homes Inc D
  • B

Previous Job Positions:

  • Child Development Counselor
  • Vocational Counselor
  • Direct Care Staff
  • Child Care Worker 1


  • Marc College
  • Grossmont High School

Level of Education:

  • Medical Career
  • High School Diploma

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