MHA in Ulster

PT Residence Counselor - Overnights

US-NY-Kingston
2 months ago
ID
2017-1086
# of Openings
1
Category
Residential

Overview

MHA in Ulster County, Inc. has a Part-Time (28.5 hours per week) overnight Residence Counselor position available in our residential program working with adults recovering from mental illness who may also have substance abuse issues. Residence Counselors provide case management services, teach life skills, and prepare individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse issues to live more independently in the community. These services will be individualized and client centered to enhance the functioning levels and quality of life of the client population. Responsible for daily & progress case notes, goal contacts, and supervising medication administration.

  • Schedule is:
    • Friday-Sunday OVERNIGHTS 10pm-8am

Responsibilities

  • Serve as an advocate for program participants and assist with programming, employment and public assistance as needed.
  • Provide a supportive environment; function as a positive role model and motivator for the program participants.
  • Insruct and assist residents in daily living skills including but not limited to budgeting, meal planning and preparation, hygiene, performance of general housekeeping duties, use of public transportation and development of social skills.
  • Supervise the administration and taking of medication as required and document in the MARS.
  • Implementation of individual service plans and record progress notes monthly.
  • Ensure the health, safety, and welfare of program participants in accordance with polocies, procedures and OMH certifying regulations.          

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent Required.
  • Must have a clean, valid, NYS driver license with 3 years of licensed driving experience.
  • Experience working with adults with mental illness preferable.

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