Employment Opportunities

Friday, 26 June, 2020

Substitute Residential Counselor

A strong candidate for this “as needed” position is an individual who is self-motivated, detail-oriented, patient, compassionate has a strong work ethic, a flexible schedule and a strong interest in working with individuals living with psychiatric disabilities in a community residential facility.

            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. 

Job 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.)


  • 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)

Please send cover letter and resume to: jobsresstaff@ccdc1.org

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