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(Essential) MH Residential Counselor I - Home Road Supervised Apartment Program

Company: Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
Location: Fredericksburg
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title
(Essential) MH Residential Counselor I - Home Road Supervised Apartment Program

Job Description

Supervises and provides independent living skills instruction to individuals who have serious and persistent mental illness and live in a supervised residential facility or home setting on a 24/7 basis. Work is performed under regular supervision and is guided by well-established and specific agency policies and procedures, quality assurance, professional practices and including ethical standards related to client interactions.

Job Category
Mental Health Services

Job Duties and Responsibilities

1. Instructs residents in basic independent living skills including: mobility; hygiene and self-care; home maintenance and safety; nutrition and home economics; social behavior and communication and functional academics; personal banking and money management, etc.
2. Leads residents in social and leisure activities.
3. Assists residents with physician appointments.
4. Transports residents.
5. Dispenses and records resident medications.
6. Records residents' progress notes and communicates resident's behavior to relieving staff members.
7. Provides supportive level counseling and refers problems to appropriate staff members as required.
8. Acts as liaison with family members and other concerned parties on behalf of the residents.
9. Greets visitors and supervises visitation to the facility.
10. Secures the facility per policies.
11. Monitor individual service plans in collaboration with resident, his/her family, and other service providers, as appropriate, under supervision of the Supervised Apartment Manager.
12. Provides timely and accurate documentation of Individual Service Plans, telephone contacts, funding requirements, DBHDS requirements, and other information to meet program, agency licensing and Medicaid billing requirements.
13. Provides overnight supervision to Apartment residents, responding to resident needs as necessary.
14. Performs supportive and administrative tasks to include cooking meals, kitchen clean up, running errands for residents, picking up supplies and medications, assisting with daily facility clean up.
15. Assists in the relocation of residents, their furniture and belongings.
16. Assists residents with electronic/technology gear.
17. Does related work as assigned.

Position Status
Part-time

Required Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of the practices and methods related to the instruction of the long-term mentally ill population including behavior management, independent living skills training and supportive counseling; considerable knowledge of human rights of the individual; considerable knowledge of common housekeeping practices; some knowledge of the operation of electronic medical records and associated documentation; ability to physically assist residents; ability to prepare accurate resident records; ability to establish rapport with SMI individuals and their families; ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other staff; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to function calmly in stressful situations; ability to observe, assess and record individual behaviors and functioning; ability to operate a vehicle; ability to effectively respond to crisis situations both behavioral and medical.

Associate's degree in related field and at least one year experience providing direct services to individuals with a diagnosis of mental illness; OR a high school diploma and at least one year experience providing direct service to adults with a diagnosis of mental illness (including 12 weeks of supervised experience under QMHP ).

Valid Virginia driver's license

Must possess all qualifications and skills required by federal and state regulations to bill Medicaid for the services provided.
Relationships require good communication and interpersonal skills to solicit information from and communicate information to program participants and families and collaborate with other care providers.

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Demands

Work involves considerable exposure to disagreeable environmental conditions such as the requirements to: interact with clients having unsanitary behaviors, poor hygiene and contagious illness and/or are potentially hostile and/or aggressive; drive a vehicle, and/or transport clients in inclement, if not severe weather; and lifting moderate to heavy weight objects in connection with assisting participants with household moves.

Shift Type/Hours Worked

Rotating shifts consisting of days, evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays in a 24/7 program.

Salary
$14.41 per hour

EEO Statement

RACSB is an equal opportunity employer and selects the best individual for the job based upon job related qualifications, regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, ancestry, marital status or disability. RACSB will make a reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless the accommodation will impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

Posting Number
179-2020

Open Date
10/13/2020

Close Date

Open Until Filled
Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Keywords: Rappahannock Area Community Services Board, Alexandria , (Essential) MH Residential Counselor I - Home Road Supervised Apartment Program, Other , Fredericksburg, Virginia

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