Residential Counselor

Alexandria, VA
$18.89 - $25.89 Hourly
Jan 08, 2019
Jan 22, 2019
Full Time

Residential Counselor
(Four Part-Time Openings)  
The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Residential Counselor positions.

An Overview
The Residential Counselor provides direct support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities in a residential program, completes assessments, and writes daily progress notes and incident reports.  The Residential Counselor supervises the daily living activities of individuals in a group home setting and guides residents in the development of self-help skills and assists in the development and implementation of residents' person-centered plans.
What You Should Bring

The Residential Counselor will have some knowledge of providing supports to adults with intellectual disabilities that promote individual choice, community inclusion, and self-determination.  The Residential Counselor will have some knowledge of person centered practices, universal language and positive behavioral supports. The Residential Counselor will have some knowledge of using strategies/techniques to facilitate development of meaningful relationships, community connections and recreational and social activities; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, their families and co-workers
The Opportunity

  • Supports residents in the development and implementation of an individualized service plan that reflects person centered practices;
  • Instructs and guides residents in the completion of tasks to assist with the development of skills in: completion of daily living skills and tasks including personal hygiene; managing finances; planning social and leisure activities; making healthy choices for health, nutrition and safety; and accessing the community;
  • Monitors medication management of residents by observation and/or administration, as applicable, and reports concerns to support team and/or supervisor;
  • Monitors, evaluates and records residents' progress through written progress notes;
  • Completes all applicable assessment documents to develop person centered service plans; writes progress notes and incident reports;
  • Maintains clinical records following all applicable licensing and Medicaid regulations;
  • Ensures interior and exterior routine cleaning, maintenance and reports repairs needed via the maintenance request system and follows up to ensure completion;
  • Attends supervisory and staff meetings on a regular basis;
  • Performs related work as required.

About the Department
The Center for Adult Services (CAS) provides programs and services in Aging; Adult Protective Services; Clinical & Emergency Services; and Community & Residential Support Services for seniors and for persons with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. CAS provides compassionate and effective person-centered services based on best practices.  Our teams support self-determination, safety and recovery for Alexandria residents affected by abuse, neglect, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders.

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