Resident Counselor

Career Details:

Type: Resident Counselor

Hours: Regular Full-Time

Shift: Varies

Weekend Required: Yes

Weekend Shift Details: 2 Per Contract

Location:

City: Syracuse

Openings: 1

Overview: 

The Residence Counselor provides training for residents geared toward independence in all activities of daily living.  The Residence Counselor must meet category-one physical 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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