Residential Counselor (Segue)

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SUMMARY OF POSITION:  A Residential Counselor promotes emotional stability for eight residents with psychiatric and/or trauma disorders through friendly daily interactions and supportive counseling in a DBT-informed community setting.

Specific Duties and Requirements:

  1. Develop residential goals with one or two residents: design objectives to meet goals in conjunction with the treatment team, keep records, share information with other agency clinicians and assist the resident in scheduling necessary appointments.
  2. Role model and teach living skills including cooking, housekeeping, laundry, budgeting, shopping and personal hygiene.
  3. Be familiar with and speak to DBT principles including skills, behavioral theory, contingency management, cognitive restructuring, validation, mindfulness and dialectics.
  4. Help residents become comfortable in the community through various outings including shopping trips, walks and recreational activities.
  5. Crisis intervention as needed.
  6. Monitor and administer medications to residents.
  7. Take responsibility for one or more administrative areas including but, not limited to weekly grocery shopping, house maintenance tasks, keeping fire safety records, or managing petty cash.
  8. Provide house coverage 40 hours/week including on-call asleep overnight.
  9. Provide residents transportation to medical appointments or community functions as needed.
  10. Perform other duties as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 Education:  B.A. in psychology or related field required.

 Experience:  Previous work with the psychiatric population is desirable.

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

 

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