Home Intervention Counselor #735

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Are you interested in joining a dynamic and dedicated team of counselors who make a significant difference in the lives of those in need? If the answer is yes, then we have a wonderful opportunity at Home Intervention! We currently are hiring for someone full time to work overnights on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This position is perfect for someone who wants to enjoy numerous consecutive weekdays off to tend to life’s many other responsibilities and/or activities. We offer a competitive starting salary and a generous benefits package.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:  Provide direct care to consumers in crisis at a community based facility in Barre, VT. Responsible for doing related tasks which provide for a safe environment.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor the condition and behavior of consumers.
  • Work together with a team to design and implement problem-solving strategies to address difficult and potentially lethal consumer behaviors.
  • Utilize a positive recovery model, provide supportive counseling and support the consumer in increasing/enhancing their problem solving strategies and coping skills.
  • Participate in treatment planning; assist in writing treatment plans based on input from the team and consumer.
  • Work with client to create customized Behavioral Support Plans tailored to each individuals needs.
  • Write Discharge Summaries after client has left the program.
  • Coordinate and assist consumers with attendance at appointments, programs, or activities.
  • Consult with consumer’s out-patient treatment team to provide continuity of care and attention to specific goals, discuss expected outcomes and assess for readiness for discharge.
  • Accurately observe, monitor, and document consumer behavior.
  • Make referral to and assist consumers in interactions with appropriate community resources and agencies as determined by the consumer and team.
  • Quickly and accurately assess danger and risk posed by consumer to self or others, and intervene to control dangerous behavior using NAPPI skills and implementing suicide precaution levels.
  • Assist consumer with medications and monitor for effects.
  • Assist and encourage consumers in meeting basic daily needs (rest, nutrition, bathing, grooming) as well as monitor the physical well-being of the consumer by taking vital signs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree curriculum plus 0-2 years relevant experience preferred; or 2 years of college plus 2-4 years experience; high school plus 4-7 years experience; or the equivalent.  Must have a valid drivers license, clean driving record, and have access to a safe, reliable, insured vehicle.

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