Intercept Youth Services
  • Timberville, VA, USA
  • Full Time

EPSDT Counselor

The EPSDT Counselor is directed by the Regional Manager to work one-on one with residents who pose a threat to themselves or others in the residential facilities. The EPSDT Counselor will work  with these residents during non-school and waking hours to provide additional supervision to maximize resident safety.

Education & Expereience: A high school graduate or GED, have six months experience working with children within at least one year of experience providing direct services to individuals with a diagnosis of mental illness and a proven minimum of 90 hours of related classroom training; OR

An associate's degree in a related field with three months experience working with children within at least one year of experience providing direct services to individuals with a diagnosis of mental illness; OR

A bachelor's degree in a related human services field from an accredited college or university or a bachelor's degree in a non-related field with enrollment in a master's or doctoral program taking at least three credit hours per semester.


  • Working no more than an "arm's length" away from the resident at all times
  • Administer first aid to resident in response to minor medical problems as appropriate.
  • Notify Resident Staff Supervisor and/or Program Director of any significant resident complaints.


  • Keep resident on established awake/asleep and activity schedules.
  • Guide resident in personal hygiene techniques and the proper care of their rooms and other living spaces.
  • Assist resident in meal preparation steps.
  • Guide and instruct resident in proper housekeeping and laundry procedures; supervise completion of daily chores.
  • Use good interpersonal communication skills to gain resident cooperation and resolve resident conflicts.


  • Exercise fair, firm and consistent use of behavioral system (point sheet).
  • Report threatening behaviors to the treating LMHP to be assessed for hospitalization if necessary.
  • Exercise appropriate intervention in accordance with the least restrictive alternative to protect resident from harming self or others.


  • Contribute to the formulation and implementation of the resident's treatment plan.
  • Interact with the resident in accordance with the treatment plan and the therapeutic process.
  • Maintain and conclude upon discharge therapeutic relationships with resident which does not allow self-disclosure of personal or social information.
  • Review progress notes and staff log documentation daily for compliance with company standards, report any discrepancies to the Program Manager and document on the compliance review calendar.
  • Record accurate and complete information in the resident chart.


Valid driver's license, safe automobile, and current and sufficient auto insurance.  Behavior management and First Aid/CPR training.  Medication Management certification may be required.

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