Employment Opportunities


Thursday, 24 October, 2019

Residential Counselors in Mental Health Group Homes

Residential Counselors work in licensed, 24/7 staffed group homes with 6-8 adults living with serious mental illness.  Strong candidates are self-motivated, detail-oriented, energetic, compassionate and patient individuals with a strong work ethic and a passion for working with individuals living with psychiatric disabilities in a community residential facility (CRF).  RCs work on a rotating (12-hour) shift basis.

Residential Counselors Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of residents (including routine room checks)
  • Medication monitoring/assist with medication management & documentation
  • Assisting residents in developing/improving their Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills
  • 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 or relevant field
  • Health certificate with TB screening
  • CPR & First Aid Training
  • Food Handler’s Permit
  • D.C. Police Clearance
  • Basic computer skills

Benefits (for full time staff; part time staff receive some benefits):

  • PTO (vacation/sick/holidays)
  • Medical/Vision/Dental/Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Long-term disability
  • Voluntary life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Immediate 403(b), with employer contribution after two years of employment
  • Credit union and banking partners including M&T Bank and State Employees Credit Union of Maryland
  • Educational assistance after one year of employment
  • Professional development

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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