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Residential Counselor (MAH123)

Towson, MD, USA Req #1094
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

GENERAL SUMMARY:Under the supervision of a Program Specialist/Program Coordinator, participates in the initial assessment, intervention, planning and re-evaluation of residents needs based on behaviors. Acts as case manager for assigned residents. Serves as a role model for residents on and off grounds for various activities. Instructs, assists, and monitors residents in accordance with rehabilitation plans. Assists in providing a safe and therapeutic environment according to established policies and procedures.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:1. Orients new residents staff members, visitors, and volunteers to the program. 2. Functions as a team member to develop rehabilitation plans that meet resident's needs. Act as a case manager for assigned caseloads of residents, depending on program assignment. 3. Observes resident's behavior to assess their level of functioning. Serving as a role model to residents, instructs, assists, and monitors the day-to-day program activities (e.g., individual and group social, recreational, and daily living activities on grounds and off grounds on community trips. Guides and directs residents in maintaining rules and basic program guidelines. Observes, assesses, and records resident behaviors. Observes and records resident vital signs and medication compliance. 4. Assists in providing a safe and therapeutic environment according to established policies and procedures. Provides additional and or relief coverage as indicated by staff shortages and or unexpected or unusual clinical needs of the residents. 5. Completes written documentation of rehabilitation plan, services, behaviors, and progress in compliance with Mosaic and program standards. Reports pertinent observations to rehabilitation team. 6. Participates in the evaluation of program effectiveness and efficiency and works to ensure continuous improvements quality of services.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:1. Work requires the ability to read, write, and speak English well enough to maintain documentation and other record keeping tasks and working knowledge of specific patient population served, e.g., children and adolescents or adults with mental disorders-normally acquired through high school education or higher, including a relatively brief period of special training in high school or college. 2. Work requires one-to-three month orientation period to obtain sufficient familiarity with behavioral rehabilitation methods, procedures and techniques, Program policies and procedures, and specific patient population. 3. Must possess valid driver's license at time of hire. Must have a current driver’s license with 3 or fewer points at the time of hire. 4. Must have a vehicle during working hours and utilize that vehicle for work related duties, including transporting clients as necessary. 5. Must have interpersonal skills sufficient to establish therapeutic relationships with mentally ill residents and to communicate and work effectively with residents in accordance with rehabilitation plans. 6. Must possess analytical skills sufficient to handle routine administrative details, such as completing Program reports. 7. Work requires standing and walking, walking up and down stairs to monitor residents and participate in program activities, driving program vehicle to transport residents, and the ability to physically assist residents with daily tasks.

WORKING CONDITIONS:1. Normal activity center environment, where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust or noise. Depending on position, you may have some exposure to cigarette smoke in areas designated for residents' smoking. 2. Works in resident care environment where there is some exposure to communicable disease.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:Reports to Program Coordinator or Program Specialist.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Towson, MD, USA