Intercept Youth Services
  • Roanoke, VA, USA
  • Part Time

Resident Weekend Overnight Counselor

Part-Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Summary- The Resident Overnight Counselor is responsible for serving as a positive role model for residents.  The Resident Overnight Counselor contributes to the formulation and implementation of resident treatment plans, and works via role modeling and direct counseling to develop socially effective values, attitudes, and behaviors within residents.

Education/Experience- 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 human services 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.

RESIDENT PHYSICAL CARE

  • Make rounds every half-hour to ensure resident safety.
  • Prepare and dispense medication according to Intercept protocol. Review medication records daily for errors and/or omissions, report any discrepancies to Program Manager, and document on the compliance review calendar.
  • 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 medical complaint.

RESIDENT ACCEPTABLE HABIT & ATTITUDE DEVELOPMENT

  • Keep residents on sleep schedule. Ensure daily schedule is followed.  Guide residents in personal hygiene techniques. 
  • Ensure all cooking pots, pans, and utensils are removed from the strainer, put away, and kitchen is cleaned nightly.
  • Organize breakfast products and routine and assist in meal preparation steps as needed. Ensure kitchen is clean and food put away after breakfast.  Straighten and clean refrigerator and pantry nightly as needed. 
  • Check all rooms according to point sheet and guide residents in the proper care of their rooms. Ensure all common areas are straightened before leaving in the morning (i.e. magazines, video games, books, games, furniture, etc.) 
  • Ensure staff bath is clean each morning.
  • Ensure residents are to school (or other destination) on time.
  • Use good interpersonal communication skills to gain resident cooperation and resolve resident conflicts.

RESIDENT BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

  • Exercise fair, firm and consistent use of behavioral system (point sheet). Check resident's daily points, calculate, and post on the board.
  • Exercise appropriate intervention in accordance with the least restrictive alternative to protect resident from harming self or others.

RESIDENT INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICE PLAN IMPLEMENTATION

  • Contribute to the formulation and implementation of the resident's treatment plan. Interact with all residents in accordance with the treatment plan and the therapeutic process.
  • Maintain 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. Chart unusual sleeping habits and morning behavior in Progress Notes on a daily basis.  Note residents with hygiene concerns.
  • Review each resident chart no less than quarterly to ensure that documentation is current and properly filed.
  • Check thermostat for comfortable temperature and note in log book if too cold or hot.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

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. QMHP certification if applicable.  

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