Resident Counselor

Career Details:

Type: Resident Counselor

Hours: Full Time or Part Time

Shift: First, Second, or Third

Weekend Required: Yes

Weekend Shift Details: Per Contract

Location: Community Residences

City:

Openings: 1

Overview: 

The Residence Counselor provides training and support for our Community Home based residents geared toward independence in all activities of daily living.  This is an excellent entry level position into the fields of counseling/Social Work!

Qualifications: 
  • High School diploma or GED or ability to pass a TABE test. 
  • CPR and First Aid, or willingness to become certified.  
  • Must possess a valid, clean NYS Driver’s License.
  • Ability to clear a thorough background check.
  • Positive, customer-focused attitude. 
  • Experience in human services preferred.  
  • Flexibility and cooperation. 
  • Effective communication skills (verbal, written, and listening).  
  • Willingness to perform extra duties as needed. 
  • Ability to work effectively within a team. 
  • Ability to work effectively independently. 
  • Ability to work under stress, amid frequent interruption. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

Responsibilities: 
  • Accepts assignments from the Site Supervisor. 
  • Completes shift responsibilities daily.  
  • Serves as role model to residents with psychiatric disabilities to encourage increased independence. 
  • Medication supervision of resident self-administration, following agency practices.  
  • Documentation relating to medical and social condition of residents.  
  • Fulfills role as primary advocate for residents as assigned by Case Manager/Supervisor. 
  • Trains and assists residents in daily living skills to promote skill-building and independence.

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