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Residential Counselor in Sanford, FL at Aspire Health Partners

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

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Job Description

Position works 32 hours per week and is benefit eligible.  
POSITION REPORTS TO: Residential Services Program Manager
STATUS: Nonexempt
• Provide direct services to include support, assistance and training as identified in the resident’s treatment plan.
• Serve as the primary counselor for treatment planning purposes for a specific number of residents and meet weekly with the resident for goal planning and support.
• Participate in the interdisciplinary team development of resident’s treatment plans including goals and objectives.
• Provide direct support, individually and in groups to include: activities of daily living skills acquisition, support groups and leisure/recreational activities. Ensure these activities are directed towards assisting the individual to achieve the highest degree of independence possible.
• Provide necessary communications and coordination between the program and others invested in the resident’s treatment including case manager, families and significant others under the direction Program Supervisor.
• Maintain clinical records through timely preparation of weekly, monthly and extended progress notes, treatment plans, functional assessments, attendance rosters, etc. Complete within expected timeframes any billing documentation including SAL’s, functional assessments and any other required materials.
• Participate with residents in house meetings during assigned shift and assist residents towards empowerment through their involvement in residence decision making to include issues of daily operations.
• Participate in in-service training activities and monthly staff meetings as required.
• Obtain a Florida Chauffeurs license to transport residents as program needs dictate.
• Maintain and further develop job related skills. Attend all agency required training’s within expected timeframes.
• Employee will complete trainings, attend and/or participate in meetings as required by SCMHC and/or regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with mandates, and to maintain certifications and licensure.
• Employee maintains the integrity of the clinical record through timely and accurate completion of all required paperwork. Documentation required is program specific and may include, but is not limited to, treatment plans, assessments, psychosocials, SALs, progress notes, tracking forms, and intra-agency referrals. Employee shall submit paperwork to appropriate departments as required.
• Employees are responsible for ensuring they complete all required paperwork and training in order to receive a computer log-in to gain access to communication mediums used in conjunction with agency business.
• Employees will possess at a minimum, basic computer literacy skills needed to utilize all communication mediums used in the conjunction with agency business to include but not limited to; agency intranet, on-line computer training, agency email, applicable software programs.
• Employees will set up, maintain and use daily (where applicable) the following communication tools to keep abreast of agency updates; intranet, agency voice mail, and agency email.
• In the provision of above services, the employee may need to transport a client based on priority service needs. Only Center-approved vehicles will be used by authorized employees to transport clients in accordance with Agency transportation policy.
• Many clients are in severe emotional distress and employee must be able to communicate effectively and participate in both verbal and physical de-escalation techniques. Ability to excel in a stressful, constantly changing environment is required.
• Adhere to all Agency Policies & Procedures.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by Supervisor.


Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors Degree preferred; High School Diploma/G.E.D. required and one year previous experience in a mental health setting. Specialized training and/or higher education may be substituted for experience.  Ability to pass DOT physical for driving responsibilities.