Weekend Awake Overnight Residential Counselor

Employer
Way Station, Inc.
Location
Frederick, MD
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Company overview: Way Station, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate and quality behavioral health care, housing and employment services to adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance addictions; children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges; veterans with service needs. Way Station embraces the principles of recovery and resilience and is committed to providing evidence-based, consumer-driven, and family-focused services. Headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, Way station has programs in four counties in Maryland and employs over 600 people. In 2015, Way Station served more than 5,000 individuals. Position Summary: The Residential Counselor is required to have the general knowledge of mental illness and people of intellectual disabilities; oversees the daily activities to achieve individuals stated goals. Support clients in daily care of home including housekeeping, maintenance and assist in meal preparation. Assist client community outing: must be able to lift 20lbs or more Essential duties and responsibilities: Assist in facilitation of member activity as assigned Assist with medication monitoring and money management planning according to policy. Assist with arranging and providing transportation. Transport, accompany and participate in member's appointments as needed. Medication Monitor requires to carry 3-5 pound medication boxes upstairs to clients home. Promote and ensure the health safety and security, organization, and home-like atmosphere of the residential environments of designated residents. Monitor clients' self-administration of medication, as needed Promote effective relationships among members, families and service providers and provide information as appropriate regarding mental illness and Way Station services. Skills and Abilities Ability to perform individual assessment, planning and implementation in both structured and unstructured settings. Ability to prioritize member needs and manage time to complete assignments daily Ability to communicate Way Station's mission to the community through frequent interactions with neighbors, landlords and business people. Skills in word processing and ability to learn computer skills. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation concepts, and a general understanding of mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Education and Experience: Applicant must be able to clear a state and federal background check. Possession of a high school diploma or GED. Positively referenced relevant work, student or volunteer experience. Must have valid driver's license and safe driving record . (License cannot be provisional). Possession or use of a four passenger car to be used to transport Way Station clients Must be covered under an active auto insurance policy and a valid copy of auto insurance is required prior to hire. Must be available to work evenings and weekends. Way Station is an EOE/M/F/D/V Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status Job Posted by ApplicantPro