Hourly Reentry House Counselor

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SUMMARY OF POSITION: 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.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide 1:3 supervision and support to clients in the Washington County Mental Health CSIP Reentry House residence. 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:

Education: B.A in psychology or related field is preferred.

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.

 

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