Employment Opportunities

Thursday, 09 May, 2019

Residential Counselors in Mental Health Group Homes

A strong candidate for this position working in group homes with adults with mental health problems is a self-motivated, detail-oriented, energetic, compassionate and patient individual with a strong work ethic and a passion for working with individuals living with psychiatric disabilities in a community residential facility (CRF). 

           The prospective employee would work with 6-8 adults with serious mental illness  (including substance use problems) in a licensed 24-hour group home, a community residential facility (CRF) on a 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. 

Residential Counselors 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.)

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)

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


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