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

Summary: The Resident Flex Counselor is responsible for serving as a positive role model for residents.  The Resident Flex 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 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.

  RESIDENT PHYSICAL CARE

  • Facilitate resident medical and other outside appointments, including but not limited to setting appointments, communicating appointments to appropriate staff, and transporting residents.
  • Administer medications as appropriate.
  • Review medication records daily for errors and/or omissions, report any discrepancies to Program Manager, and document on the compliance review calendar.
  • Maintain and oversee medication records, including but not limited to communicating with the pharmacy to obtain new prescriptions and refills, and all necessary record keeping for same.
  • 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 established awake/asleep and activity schedules.
  • Guide residents in personal hygiene techniques and the proper care of their rooms and other living spaces.
  • Assist residents in meal preparation steps.
  • Guide and instruct residents in proper housekeeping and laundry procedures; supervise completion of daily chores.
  • 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).
  • 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 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.
  • Review each resident chart no less than quarterly to ensure that documentation is current and properly filed.

 

OTHER PROGRAM SUPPORT

  • Facilitate resident community meetings.
  • Notify Resident Staff Supervisor and Program Director of any unusual events, accidents, medical problems, etc.
  • Report any property damage or maintenance concern to the Staff Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to listen, read, and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.  Ability to communicate information and ideas so that others will understand.  Ability to prepare and effectively present information to management and other external groups.  Ability to present a positive attitude and role model customer service excellence with every interaction.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to understand implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making.  Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

 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.  Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) that can provide clinical supervision must be able to supervise up to two employees towards their license.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to travel (to meetings, appointments, etc.) requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle with or without accommodation.
  • Contact with internal/external parties requires the ability to hear as well as the ability to communicate verbally.
  • Close computer work requires clear vision as well as the ability to adjust focus when returning to other tasks.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Duties require working in office environment with moderate noise level, including computers, printers, ringing phones, copy equipment.

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