Residential Counselor

Baltimore, MD

Posted: 12/13/2023 Job Number: 23-15322 Pay Rate ($): 18.0

Job Description


Health Advocates Network is currently seeking a Residential Counselor to work at a facility in Baltimore, MD. These are registry positions with our company.

Pay Rate: $18 - $22 / hour

Shift details:
  • All Shifts

Job Summary:

We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Residential Counselor to join our team. As a Residential Counselor, you will be responsible for providing direct care and support to residents, promoting their well-being, and assisting them in their daily activities. You will play a crucial role in creating a supportive and therapeutic environment, fostering positive relationships, and helping residents develop essential life skills.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide direct care and support to residents, ensuring their safety, well-being, and comfort.
  • Assist residents in daily activities, such as meal planning and preparation, personal hygiene, medication management, and household chores.
  • Foster a therapeutic and supportive environment by establishing positive relationships with residents, promoting open communication, and encouraging their active participation in their treatment plans.
  • Implement and monitor individualized treatment plans, ensuring that goals and objectives are met.
  • Facilitate group activities and therapy sessions, promoting socialization, skill-building, and emotional well-being.
  • Observe and document resident behavior, progress, and any changes in mental or physical health, adhering to confidentiality and privacy policies.
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team, including therapists, nurses, and psychiatrists, to ensure effective communication and coordination of care.
  • Provide crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques when necessary, following established protocols and guidelines.
  • Attend training sessions, workshops, and team meetings to enhance knowledge and skills in providing quality care.
  • Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures, including health and safety guidelines.

Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma and or a Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or a related field is preferred;relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Previous experience working in a residential setting or with individuals with mental health challenges is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish meaningful relationships with residents.
  • Compassionate and patient nature, with a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
  • Ability to adapt to changing needs and situations, while maintaining professionalism and composure.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to handle challenging situations effectively.
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency in documenting and maintaining accurate records.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation, as some travel may be required.

Benefits:
  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals with mental health challenges.
If interested, please apply through this job post. You may fax a copy of your most recent resume to 877-858-623. If you have any questions, please feel free to call at (800) 928-5561 and ask to speak with Rashida (Monday-Friday 8: 30 AM-5: 00 PM PST).


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