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Residential Counselor- West Chester

Company: CareLink Community Support Services
Location: West Chester
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Title: Residential Counselor- West Chester EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. DESCRIPTION: Residential Counselor/ Direct Care Company: CareLink Community Support Services For over 60 years, CareLink Community Support Services has been dedicated to helping people with disabilities to live in the community with dignity and independence. Our rehabilitation services and professional staff provide the support that people with serious mental illness, physical disabilities and other developmental challenges need to be active, productive members of their communities. Location: West Chester, PA 19382 (Reservoir, East Market, and Golf Club Program) Sign-On Bonuses for DSP (If applicable): $600 for full-time positions 40 hours per week (terms apply) $300 for part-time positions 32 hours per week (terms apply) $200 for PRN positions minimum 32 hours per calendar quarter (terms apply) Pay Rate: $16.00 an hour (RC) $17.00 an hour (RC) 2nd shift only $16.20 an hour (PRN) shift differential for weekends. Job Type: Full-time/ Part-time Reservoir Rd Location: 1st Shift 7:00 AM- 3:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday 1st Shift 7:00 AM-3:00 PM Friday through Monday 2nd Shift 3:00 PM-11:00 PM Sunday through Thursday 2nd Shift 3:00 PM- 11:00 PM Friday through Monday 3rd Shift 11:00 PM- 7:00 AM Friday through Monday PRN-On-Call/As needed East Market Street Location: Available Shifts for Direct Support Professionals: 1st Shift 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Sunday through Thursday 3rd Shift 12:00 AM- 8:00 AM Friday thorugh Monday PRN-On-Call/As needed Golf Club Location: Available Shifts for Direct Support Professionals: (40 hours) 2nd Shift, Tuesday through Saturday, 4:00 PM- 12:00 AM PRN-On-Call/As needed Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance Paid time off Holiday pay Bereavement leave 403 (b) retirement plan Long term disability Employee assistance program Basic life insurance and basic AD&D coverage at no cost to employees Voluntary, employee paid benefit plans: Short term disability and Supplemental life insurance and AD&D Referral program Tuition reimbursement Job Summary This position is responsible for providing for consumer care for transition age consumers. This position is responsible for assisting with the therapeutic implementation and documentation of consumer treatment activities. This position is to promote the pursuit of independence for all consumers served. Essential Functions Participate in the development and implementation of individualized service plans, treatment activities, case conferences, etc. Consistently assess, teach, evaluate, and supervise consumer's skills in the area of daily living, meal planning, housekeeping, vocational, social and recreational needs. Execute professional daily progress notes, log book entries and other related paperwork as required. Assist and supervise consumers in the planning, initiation and participation of social and recreational activities. Monitor, assess and report each consumer's need for additional or replacement clothing or personal items as applicable. Monitor kitchen, housekeeping and linen supplies for consumer's and keep supervisor informed of needs. Review emergency procedures with consumers on a regular basis. Respond appropriately to emergency situations. Transport clients as necessary/appropriate. Perform job within framework of agency, site and professional standards. Participate in staff meetings and training programs. Participate in supervision on an on-going basis. Attend and participate in agency events. Adhere to agency/site policies and procedures. Project a positive attitude and image to clients, family members and outside contacts. Cooperate with other staff and exhibit positive attitude toward position and agency mission. Use appropriate communication channels. Participate in achievement of agency goals and mission. Display motivation and interest in working creatively with people who have disabilities. Demonstrate the ability to make sound judgements regarding the welfare of consumers. Possess knowledge of basic principles and methods of rehabilitation. Provide casework services to aid residents in adjusting to their specific situations. Maintain cleanliness of work areas, including assisting with maintenance of the kitchen, common areas, linen closets, medication storage areas, and staff office. Take regular responsibility in shift activities, including but not limited to site trash removal, changing linens, making beds, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning common areas which include but are not limited to the living room, kitchen, foyer, dining area, and hallways. Assist consumers with maintaining cleanliness and orderliness of their individual rooms and their residence. Assist or prepare various foods for consumer meals as required. Ensure that any and all dietary considerations are followed. Food shopping must be completed and dietary preferences/concerns will need to be considered. Locate and access community medical resources for consumer needs as applicable and as instructed. Supervise and assist with consumer medication regiment including PRN medications. Assist consumers who are on smoking precautions with cigarette dispensing. Perform occasional administrative activities, including but not limited to filing, copying, compilation, and collation of paperwork. Assist consumers with personal care needs including assisting/encouraging consumers with daily showers, tooth brushing and other hygienic activities, eating meals, getting dressed, mobility issues, etc. Encourage consumers to toilet properly if applicable. Ensure consumers participate in appropriate daily activities. Ensure that documentation is completed. Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned. Other Functions Assist with employee relations counseling, unemployment, and exit interviewing. Attends and participates in regular supervision. Responds appropriately to emergency situations. Performs job within framework of agency, site, and professional standards. Participates in staff meetings and training programs. Attends and participates in agency events. Adheres to agency/site policies and procedures including HIPAA requirements. Cooperates and coordinates with Regional Director on all operational issues. Projects a positive attitude and image to staff, participants, family members, and outside contacts. Uses appropriate communication channels. Completes assignments independently and within specified time frames. Participates in achievement of agency objectives, goals, and mission. Displays motivation and interest in working creatively with people who have mental illness/disabilities. Demonstrates the ability to make sound judgements regarding the welfare of people served. Displays ability to take direction. Demonstrates knowledge of basic principles and methods of clinical psychology and psychiatric rehabilitation. Follows agency dress code. Performs job in a safe manner. Adheres to supervisor's requests. Cooperates with other staff and exhibit positive attitude toward position and agency. Contributes to the growth and development of services. Shows initiative and demonstrate good judgement. Follows instructions accurately and thoroughly. Works as scheduled to assure coverage. Performs job in a safe manner. Reports/addresses safety concerns in a timely manner. Qualifications Required Education: High School Diploma or GED Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree Field of study: Human Services or related field Work Experience: 1 to 2 years Certifications, Licenses, Registrations Required: Valid Driver's License, CPRP/RPRP Certification is preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Strong collaborating skills, and an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines; high energy, self-motivated and proactive. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to multitask and be flexible with regard to workload and assignments. Ability to exercise judgment. Knowledge of basic principles and methods of rehabilitation required. Motivation, interest and ability to work empathetically with people with disabilities, specifically transition age consumers. Ability to work independently required. Must be able to write and speak English in an understandable manner. Ability to handle effectively multiple tasks required. Ability to take direction. Ability to prepare meals, perform general housekeeping and maintenance duties required. Ability to make sound judgments regarding the health/welfare of consumer required. Ability and willingness to drive agency van required. WC21 PIc5359ff4881b-35196-32941236

Keywords: CareLink Community Support Services, Wilmington , Residential Counselor- West Chester, Other , West Chester, Delaware

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