Resume Cover Letter

Mental Health Worker Resume

Without the brief Certification/Skills section on page two, this resume's format would be chronological. Enclosing the name in a shaded box makes the reader see the name first, even though the contrast between the letters of the name and the shaded background is less than that between black letters and a white background. With experience limited to part-time work and work during academic semesters, bullets point to duties and responsibilities at the various workplaces.

Sample Mental Health Worker Resume

Arnold Den
64, East 6 Street, • Lewistown, Montana, 03278, • (194)-465 0217


Jackson College, Jackson, MO Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, May 2006

  • Dean's List, three semesters
  • GPA: 3.65/4.0

Community College of Lafayette, Lafayette, MO
Associate Degree in Nursing, May 2002

Spring 2006 Bensen Heights Hospital, Jackson, MO
Psychiatric Unit.
•Interacted with broad range of inpatient psychiatric clients to complete
assessments and care plans.
Fall 2005 Jackson City Hospital, Jackson, MO
Med-surg Post-surgical Unit.
•Changed dressings, administered meds and IVs, removed catheters.
•Assisted with insertion of various drains used post-surgically.
•Assessed inputs and outputs.
•Performed EKGs.
Spring 2005 Phillip Rheims General Hospital, Belton, MO
•Trained new parents with proper care of newborns.
•Performed postpartum assessments.
•Assisted nurses during newborn assessments and birthing procedures.
•Evaluated and observed diagnosed procedures during labor and delivery.
Fall 2004 Saint Theresa Hospital, Fallon, MO Pediatric Unit. •Administered medications as prescribed. •Interacted with children during diversionary activities.
Spring 2004 Saint Theresa Hospital, Fallon, MO Medications and IV Therapy. •Prepared care plans and medications prior to administration. •Completed physical assessments on all patients.
Fall 2003 James L. Betts Retirement Home, Jackson, MO
PTs with ADLs.
•Interacted with PTs during group meals.
•Administered medications to PTs as required.


January 2004-Present Jackson City Hospital, Jackson, MO
Present Mental Health Worker, Part-time.
•Assess and complete BIWA withdrawal assessment sheets.
•Interview PTs to complete daily process notes.
•Complete observation sheets with levels of observation for each patient.
•Maintain safe milieu appropriate for patient safety.
•Provide crisis intervention as needed.
•Interact with peers and colleagues in a positive and therapeutic environment.
August 2002-January 2004 Child and Family Services of Lafayette County, Lafayette, MO
Residential Counselor, Part-time.
•Supervised residents' activities, recording daily personnel accountability.
•Administered prescription medication as needed.
•Interacted with peers to ensure safe and enjoyable environment.


Summers 2000-2002 Lafayette County Summer Recreation Center, Lafayette, MO
Lifeguard, Swim Instructor.


• Registered Nurse
• CPR, First Aid
• Lifeguard (three seasons)
• Health Care Provider
• American Red Cross
• Crisis Intervention


  • First Aid and Safety Member, U.S. Lifeguard Association
  • Sylvan Children's Care Center: Outpatient Services
  • Jackson Youth Intervention Association

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