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Resident Counselor
Summary
Title:Resident Counselor
ID:DSP RC 2
Department:Client Services
Description
RESIDENT COUNSELOR: Full-time position responsible for overseeing all activities of daily living in group home or apartment settings. Must be able to work rotating 2nd shift/overnight and every other weekend schedule. Will be required to have the ability to lift 50 lbs. HS Diploma or GED required. Must have valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation.

Typical 2 week rotating schedule:

Week 1

Monday 4:00p.m. – 8:30a.m.
Tuesday 4:00p.m. – 8:30a.m.
Wednesday OFF
Thursday OFF
Friday 4:00p.m. THROUGH Monday 8:30a.m.

Week 2
Monday OFF
Tuesday OFF
Wednesday 4:00p.m. – 8:30a.m.
Thursday 4:00p.m. – 8:30a.m.
Friday – OFF
Saturday - OFF
Sunday - OFF



TITLE: RESIDENT COUNSELOR
RESPONSIBLE TO: RESIDENTIAL CASEMANAGER

KIND OF WORK:

OBJECTIVE: TO PROVIDE SUPERVISION, INSTRUCTION AND GUIDANCE AS NEEDED TO CRS PARTICIPANTS IN GROUP HOMES OR HOME/APARTMENT SETTINGS, TO PROVIDE FOR HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT AND TO COMPLETE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION OF SERVICES.

DUTIES:

  • SERVES IN THE ROLE OF COUNSELOR OR RESIDENT COUNSELOR TO PARTICIPANTS.
  • PROVIDES SUPPORTIVE ENCOURAGEMENT TO INDIVIDUALS ON A PERSONAL BASIS
    EITHER IN A ONE-ON-ONE OR SMALL GROUP SITUATION AND GIVES
    INSTRUCTIONS, ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE ON PERSONAL PROBLEMS.
  • ENSURES THAT MEALS ARE PLANNED, PREPARED, AND SERVED WITHIN THE HOME
    WITH MAXIMUM PARTICIPANT INVOLVEMENT.
  • RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING HOUSE/APARTMENTS CLEAN AND INSPECTION READY AT
    GROUP HOMES AND COMPLETING WORK ON THE GROUNDS AS NEEDED AT ALL
    HOUSES.
  • ASSISTS INDIVIDUALS IN ALL ASPECTS OF MAINTAINING THEIR HOMES/APARTMENTS
    IN A CLEAN AND SANITARY MANNER.
  • RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING MEDICATION ORDERING AND TAKING AND COMPLETING REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.
  • RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING ENVIRONMENT CONDUCIVE TO GROUP INTERACTION AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.
  • SERVES AS A SITUATIONAL COUNSELOR IN ASSIGNMENTS DEALING WITH INDIVIDUALS
    WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES. AS ASSIGNED PROVIDES SUPPORTIVE
    SERVICES TO PARTICIPANTS IN MATTERS REGARDING ORIENTATION TO THE
    COMMUNITY.
  • HELPS INDIVIDUALS CULTIVATE APPROPRIATE SOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL, PERSONAL CARE
    AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND ATTITUDES USEFUL IN EVERYDAY
    COMMUNITY LIVING AND ADJUSTMENT.
  • ASSISTS PARTICIPANTS TO PLAN AND CARRY OUT RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND
    PARTICIPATES OR GIVES INSTRUCTION AND ASSISTANCE AS NEEDED;
    SUPERVISES GROUP TRIPS AND SOCIAL FUNCTIONS; ASSISTS INDIVIDUALS ON
    SHOPPING TRIPS.
  • IMPLEMENTS INDIVIDUAL PLANS, INCLUDING NECESSARY, ACCURATE DOCUMENTATION.
(I.E., DAILY DOCUMENTATION, MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORTS AND MONEY ENVELOPES.)
  • RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSISTING PARTICIPANTS IN BUDGETING AND OTHER TYPES OF
    MONEY MANAGEMENT AND COMPLETING ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IN
    REGARD TO MONETARY TRANSACTIONS.
  • RESPONSIBLE FOR SAFE TRANSPORTATION WITH PERSONAL VEHICLES AND/OR AGENCY VEHICLES.THIS MAY INCLUDE 15 PASSENGER VEHICLES AND/OR VEHICLES THAT REQUIRE A CDL LICENSE.
  • CONFERS WITH CASEMANAGERS AND OTHER STAFF REGARDING SPECIAL PROBLEMS;
    PARTICIPATES IN GROUP INTERACTION AND OTHER GROUP SESSIONS AS A MEMBER OF THE TREATMENT TEAM.
  • SUPPORTS INDIVIDUALS IN TAKING AND ORDERING MEDICATIONS INCLUDING
    MONITORING AND COMPLETING DOCUMENTATION AS REQUIRED BY
    INDIVIDUALS AND SPECIFIC PROGRAMS.
  • PROVIDES FOR SECURITY AND SAFETY WITHIN AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY.
  • SERVES IN A MANAGERIAL ROLE AS THE “STAFF PERSON IN CHARGE” WHEN ASSIGNED AS THE PRIMARY STAFF ON DUTY IN A GROUP HOME.RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
    HEALTH, WELFARE AND SAFETY OF PARTICIPANTS.

    TITLE: RESIDENT COUNSELOR
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  • NOTIFIES SUPERVISOR IMMEDIATELY WHEN INITIAL, SPECIFIC TRAINING IS NEEDED
    PRIOR TO WORKING AN ASSIGNMENT.
  • REPORTS CONTACTS WITH OUTSIDE AGENCIES/INDIVIDUALS IMMEDIATELY TO SUPERVISOR.
  • ATTENDS TRAINING AS ASSIGNED.
  • MAINTAIN EXCELLENT ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY TO ENSURE PARTICIPANT
    NEEDS ARE MET. REGULAR AND ON SITE ATTENDANCE REQUIRED.
  • RESPONSIBLE FOR WORKING WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS.
    OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
    KNOWLEDGE OF THE ORGANIZATION, FUNCTIONS, POLICIES, RULES AND PHILOSOPHY
    OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL SERVICES AND THE HANDICAPPED DEVELOPMENT CENTER.
    ABILITY TO SECURE THE CONFIDENCE, RESPECT AND COOPERATION OF THE
    PARTICIPANTS AND FAMILIES AND EXERCISE TACT, INITIATIVE AND GOOD
    JUDGMENT IN DEALING WITH THEM.
    ABILITY TO ANTICIPATE PROBLEMS AND TO COPE QUICKLY AND DECISIVELY WITH UNEXPECTED SITUATIONS AND BEHAVIOR.
    GOOD PERCEPTION AND MENTAL ALERTNESS.
    ABILITY TO KEEP TIMELY AND ACCURATE DOCUMENTATION OF SERVICES AND EXPENDITURES.
    ABILITY TO CARRY/ESCORT INDIVIDUALS IN EXCESS OF 50 POUNDS AND UTILIZE
    POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT TECHNIQUES DURING BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS.
    ABILITY TO REPORT ACCURATELY ON CONDITIONS.
    ABILITY TO LIFT FROM FLOOR/CARRY/TRANSFER INDIVIDUALS AND ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT IN EXCESS OF 50 POUNDS.
    NO CURRENT RECORD OF HABITUAL ALCOHOL INTOXICATION OR ADDICTION TO THE USE OF DRUGS.
    POSSESSES A CURRENT AND VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE AND MAINTAINS A GOOD DRIVING RECORD. MUST NOT BE DENIED COVERAGE BY THE HANDICAPPED DEVELOPMENT CENTER’S INSURANCE CARRIER.
    ABILITY TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE MEDICATION MANAGER CLASS.
    POSSESSES VALID CAR INSURANCE.
    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
    GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL OR G.E.D.
     
  • DENOTES ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION.

    THE STATEMENTS HEREIN ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED BY EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE CONSTRUED AS AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES, AND SKILLS REQUIRED OF PERSONNEL SO EMPLOYED.
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