Residential Counselor

Takoma Park, MD
Dec 22, 2020
Jan 15, 2021
Full Time
As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

Rehabilitation counselors ensure that residents experience a safe and therapeutic living environment. They work with residents to enhance activities of daily living, appropriately engage in social activities, and work towards achieving treatment plan goals.

Principled Duties & Responsibilities

• Provides client-centered case management and psychiatric rehabilitation
services to clients with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and
substance use disorders within a residential or supported living program.

• Introductory knowledge of public social services programs and policies; how
to develop initiate and follow through with a plan of service; current health,
social services and mental hygiene resources and how to appropriately link
people to them Provides life skills training, behavior management, and crisis
• Supports clients in taking prescribed medication, including medication
administration. Has the ability and willingness to help clients maintain
residences that are clean, safe and healthful and promptly reports anything that
is unsafe, unclean, or in need of repair Conducts person centered treatment
planning and ongoing assessment.
• Supports (i.e. teaching, monitoring, providing prompting) clients in maintaining
adequate hygiene.
• Meets one-on-one with clients and establishes/maintains rapport
Other duties as assigned

Education & Experience

• H.S. Diploma, A.A. preferred
• 1 year experience preferred
• Medication Administration Technician in State of Maryland
• CPR/FA by American Heart Association (AHA)

Work Schedule:

Day shift

Every other weekend

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.