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Resident Counselor
Summary
Title:Resident Counselor
ID:CRS- RC
Department:Client Services
Description

The Handicapped Development Center is currently looking for individuals who:

  • Are caring and passionate about their work

  • Will advocate on behalf of the individuals we serve

  • Who want to work in a health care/social service field

Some benefits we offer:

  • Relaxed atmosphere

  • Health, vision and dental for full-time employees

  • Paid time off

  • Casual dress

  • Hands on training

If these are things that interest you please look at our Resident Counselor position:

Full time positions to assist individuals with disabilities in group homes, apartments, and family home settings with activities in daily living, including personal care and accompanying out to community events. Must be able to foster an encouraging environment and work with individuals on skills of daily living which is not limited to cooking, cleaning, laundry and budgeting. 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

Check out our Job Preview Video to gain a real perspective of what joining our mission looks like: https://youtu.be/0OzpGy-LOBQ

 

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.

    ABILITY TO USE BASIC COMPUTER PROGRAMS (MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE) TO COMPLETE ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION AND PERFORM BASIC FUNCTIONS RELATED TO COMPUTER USE. (I.E. KEYBOARDING, EMAIL, DATA ENTRY)

ABILITY TO USE COMPUTER TO NAVIGATE AND ENTER INFORMATION INTO WEB-BASED SOFTWARE

 

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.

    REVISED: 11/17

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