ICL

Counselor- Part -time

Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Position Number
ME532803
Department
Myrtle Avenue CR/SRO
Type
Regular Part-Time
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt
Minimum Salary
USD $16,230.24/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $16,230.24/Yr.

Overview

JOB SUMMARY:  

 This is an entry-level direct care position assigned to community residences.  Incumbents are assigned to shifts to ensure the provision of 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week coverage. Workers in this job category perform a wide variety of tasks related to the care, nurturing, treatment, education, socialization, habilitation, recovery/healing, safety, security, and support of adults diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse disorder.  These tasks focus on supporting, instructing, and assisting recipients of services to develop the skills needed to attain personal goals, live, be educated, work, and socialize successfully in the community environments of their choice and also in maintaining a safe, clean environment.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL TASKS:

  • Throughout assigned shift performs regular inspections inside of the facility to ensure the safety of the consumers and residents, accountability of property, cleanliness of consumer rooms and common areas, cleanliness and security of the area immediately outside of the facility, and the security of any assigned vehicles. Ensures that only authorized individuals are permitted access to the residence.
  • Immediately reports serious incidents, serious incident allegations, incidents, or sensitive situations to supervisors. Completes incident reports in accordance with Institute for Community Living policy. 
  • Explains the types of services, recreational activities and other programs available to consumers and residents, instructs the consumer or resident in daily living skills, socialization skill enhancement and conflict resolution.
  • Executes emergency plans as outlined in the policy and procedure manual under the direction of the assigned supervisor and adheres to program policy on securing the safety and well-being of consumers/residents, staff and visitors requiring emergency medical care.
  • Assists and instructs individuals in attending to personal hygiene, grooming, nutrition and daily living; ensures that sufficient and appropriate attire is available.
  • Reviews the staff communication log at the beginning of the work shift and makes entries in the staff communication log concerning security checks, crisis incidents, emergency situations, incident reports, or other essential elements of information designated by program management 
  • Observes the physical environment and performs housekeeping tasks as necessary to ensure the maintenance of a safe, clean, comfortable and healing environment for individuals.
  • Ensures that the food provided or selected is appropriate for those on a special diet.
  • Accompanies consumers or residents on regularly scheduled or emergency visits to medical treatment facilities, social agencies, social activities, government offices, or other locations associated with the treatment or assistance of the consumer or resident.
  • Other job related duties that may be assigned.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 High school graduate or GED plus one year of related human services experience.   Specialized training or education in human services may be substituted for experience. NYS driver’s license may be required of some assignments.

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