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Emergency? Need Help Now? (802) 229-0591

Reentry House Counselor (#6132)

Location: Barre, VT
Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Reentry House staff provides support and skill coaching to Washington County Mental Health Services clients reentering the community through the Department of Corrections in a residential setting. This staff person will also follow the containment plan in place for house clients and manage the environment in accordance with this plan.

Job Requirements

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide 1:3 supervision and support to clients in the Washington County Mental Health CSIP Reentry House residence for up to 40 hours per week. This may include evenings, overnights, weekends or holidays.

  • Participate in agency training with the aim of understanding clinical principles, skills assumptions and strategies within one year.

  • Role model and teach living skills including cooking, housekeeping, laundry, budgeting, shopping and personal hygiene.

  • Coach, teach and reinforce skills to assist clients in emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness as needed.

  • Assist the clients in accessing the community and participating in activities that may improve the quality of life for this client, such as walks, shopping and recreational activities.

  • Crisis intervention as needed.

  • Perform environmental sweeps of the client’s residence in accordance with written treatment plan.

  • Transport clients as needed for community outings, medical appointments or community functions.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience: Previous work with the psychiatric or criminal justice population is desirable.

Additional: Valid driver’s license, excellent driving record and safe, insured vehicle required.

Education Requirements

B.A in psychology or related field is preferred.

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