Employment Opportunities


Friday, 16 October, 2020

Substitute Residential Counselor

The prospective employee would work with 6-8 chronically mentally ill (including dual-diagnosed) adults in a licensed 24-hour community residential facility (CRF) on an as needed rotating (12 hour) shift basis; providing supervision, medication monitoring, behavior management, crisis intervention, assisting residents in developing/improving their Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills as well as performing housekeeping/common maintenance tasks and meal preparation. 

Substitute Residential Counselor Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of residents (including routine room checks)
  • Medication monitoring/assist with medication management & documentation
  • Behavior management; encouraging compliance with treatment plans and adherence to behavior agreements
  • Provides crisis intervention as needed and in accordance with established guidelines
  • Provides assistance (1:1 if needed) with ADL skills building and training
  • Daily housekeeping (minor & heavy)/completion of common maintenance tasks
  • Meal preparation (special diets included)
  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly documentation & administrative tasks (progress notes, house logs, fire drills, unusual incident reporting, etc.)

Substitute Residential Counselor Requirements:

  • High School/GED diploma; BS/BA degree preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience in mental health; other related fields may be considered
  • Health certificate with TB screening
  • CPR & First Aid Training
  • Food Handler’s Permit
  • D.C. Police Clearance
  • Computer proficiency (PC/Mac)

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of Susan Knight, LPC, at jobsresstaff@ccdc1.org.  We encourage people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities to apply.



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