Residential Counselor – Single Steps #874

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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:

  • 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.
  • Role model and teach living skills including cooking, housekeeping, laundry, budgeting, shopping and personal hygiene.
  • Be familiar with and speak to DBT principles including skills, behavioral theory, contingency management, cognitive restructuring, validation, mindfulness and dialectics.
  • Help residents become comfortable in the community through various outings including shopping trips, walks and recreational activities.
  • Crisis intervention as needed.
  • Monitor and administer medications to residents.
  • 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.
  • Provide house coverage 40 hours/week including on-call asleep overnight.
  • Provide residents transportation to medical appointments or community functions as needed.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.



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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