Resident Counselor

Career Details:

Type: Resident Counselor

Hours: Regular Full-Time

Shift: First

Weekend Required: Yes

Weekend Shift Details: 2 Per contract

Location: Community Residences

City: Syracuse

Openings: 1

Overview: 

High school diploma. Must possess a valid and clean NYS drivers license. 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 and independently. Ability to work under stress amid frequent interruptions. Ability to meet deadlines. Capable of approval of NYS Criminal History Background checks. Category 1 requirements.

Qualifications: 

High School diploma or GED.  CPR and First Aid.  Must possess a valid, clean NYS Driver’s License. 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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