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On Call Counselor

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15.61

Location
Brooklyn, NY, United States

Posted on
Aug 02, 2020

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Overviewn nThis is an entry-level direct care position assigned to community residences.  Incumbents are assigned to shifts to ensure the provision of 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week coverage. Workers in this job category perform a wide variety of tasks and functions as part of a team providing client-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed rehabilitation and recovery services to consumers related to the care, nurturing, treatment, education, socialization, habilitation, recovery/healing, safety, security, and support of adults and transition age youth diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse disorder.  These tasks focus on supporting, instructing, and assisting recipients of services to develop the skills needed to attain personal goals, live, be educated, work, and socialize successfully in the community environments of their choice and also in maintaining a safe, clean environment. This includes hands-on assistance with daily living skills, including but not limited to hygiene, upkeep of physical space and living environment (including bed-bug prevention and treatment), laundry, shopping, meal planning and preparation, cooking, housekeeping, and traveling. In addition, workers also advocate for clients and support families or other caregivers in their efforts to assist these individuals.  nResponsibilitiesn nESSENTIAL TASKn nThroughout assigned shift performs regular inspections inside of the facility to ensure the safety of the consumers and residents, accountability of property, cleanliness of consumer rooms and common areas, cleanliness and security of the area immediately outside of the facility, and the security of any assigned vehicles. This includes hands-on assistance with daily living skills, including but not limited to hygiene, upkeep of physical space and living environment (including bed-bug prevention and treatment), laundry, shopping, meal planning and preparation, cooking, housekeeping, and traveling. Ensures that only authorized individuals are permitted access to the residence.nImmediately reports serious incidents, serious incident allegations, incidents, or sensitive situations to supervisors. Completes incident reports in accordance with Institute for Community Living policy.n Explains the types of services, recreational activities and other programs available to consumers and residents, instructs the consumer or resident in daily living skills, socialization skill enhancement and conflict resolution.nExecutes emergency plans as outlined in the policy and procedure manual under the direction of the assigned supervisor and adheres to program policy on securing the safety and well-being of consumers/residents, staff and visitors requiring emergency medical care.n Assists and instructs individuals in attending to personal hygiene, grooming, nutrition and daily living; ensures that sufficient and appropriate attire is available. This includes hands-on assistance with daily living skills, including but not limited to hygiene, upkeep of physical space and living environment (including bed-bug prevention and treatment), laundry, shopping, meal planning and preparation, cooking, housekeeping, and traveling.nReviews the staff communication log at the beginning of the work shift and makes entries in the staff communication log concerning security checks, crisis incidents, emergency situations, incident reports, or other essential elements of information designated by program managementnObserves the physical environment and performs housekeeping tasks as necessary to ensure the maintenance of a safe, clean, comfortable and healing environment for individuals. This includes hands-on assistance with daily living skills, including but not limited to hygiene, upkeep of physical space and living environment (including bed-bug prevention and treatment), laundry, shopping, meal planning and preparation, cooking, housekeeping, and traveling.nEnsures that the food provided or selected is appropriate for those on a special diet.nAccompanies consumers or residents on regularly scheduled or emergency visits to medical treatment facilities, social agencies, social activities, government offices, or other locations associated with the treatment or assistance of the consumer or resident.nExpected to comply with attendance rules and to report to work as scheduled and/or required on a regular basis. Must have availability and ability to work beyond the normal schedule as needed.nExpected to attend regular scheduled team, and staff meetings and supervisionnComplies with all required in-service training, and staff development activities.nMay provide monitoring of medications and make appropriate medication administration form entries in accordance with the medication protocol. May assist consumers/residents who are on a monitored medication regime.nAssists the clinical staff in accounting for residents/consumers. May assist in the filing of missing person reports on residents/consumers not accounted for in accordance with Institute for Community Living policy and procedure.nObserve individualsu2019 behavior and specific responses to treatment and rehabilitation programs, support services and medication and reports observations orally and/or in writing, including computer entries, as instructed and in accordance with applicable audit standards.nMay lead skills development or activity groups with individuals and families as appropriate.nMay assist and supervise individuals in meal preparation, laundry, and housekeeping tasks. This includes hands-on assistance with daily living skills, including but not limited to hygiene, upkeep of physical space and living environment (including bed-bug prevention and treatment), laundry, shopping, meal planning and preparation, cooking, housekeeping, and traveling.n n nQualificationsn nHigh school graduate or GED plus one year of related human services experience.   Specialized training or education in human services may be substituted for experience. NYS driveru2019s license may be required of some assignments

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