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Residential Counselor - Per Diem (as needed)

PATHWAYS INC Greenwich, CT

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Job Description

Pathways, Inc. - Job Description

Position Title: Residential Counselor – Per Diem

Reports to: Program Manager

General Description: Provide coverage as needed in residential programs (Milbank Group Home and Davis Supervised Apartment) for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Residential counselors help facilitate residents’ adaptation to community living by providing guidance and hands-on assistance in accordance with a recovery based system of care. Per Diem Residential Counselor’s will provide coverage for regularly scheduled staff on an as needed basis. Per-diem counselors do not maintain a regular schedule.

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Monitor and supervise adults in group environment. Provide supportive services, teach independent living skills, and crisis intervention as necessary. Stay up-to-date on all resident issues.

2. Coordinate and supervise self-completion of routine household activities (e.g. meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry, etc.) including completion of assigned chores; provide hands-on assistance and teaching as needed.

3. Provide instruction and guidance in the developing of ADL skills (e.g. budgeting, personal hygiene, nutrition and wellness, social time, etc.).

4. Develop and conduct rehabilitative-oriented groups for residents.

5. For Milbank program: facilitate groups to fulfill 40 hours per month per client of group and 1:1 work concentrating on intense ADL, social and psychological rehabilitation.

6. Monitor resident’s self-administration of medication.

7. Document significant behavioral observations in Pathways’ cloud-based application, prepare written reports as necessary, report all unusual behaviors to social worker and program manager. Document all resident contact and collateral contacts.

8. Encourage resident’s attendance at planned activities (day program, jobs, events, etc.).

9. Conduct fire and functional drills, report repairs and replenish household supplies.

10. Participate in staff meetings, in-service trainings, case conferences and other meetings as required.

11. Ensure compliance with all federal, state and municipal regulation pertaining to program operation.

12. Stay up-to-date on all resident issues and be able to assist with appointments and counseling as necessary.

13. Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Knowledge of basic principles of human development and psychopathology.

2. Ability and interest in teaching, coaching and prompting the development of basic independent living skills.

3. Basic understanding of empathy for the needs of individuals with mental illness

4. Knowledge of basic first aid, crisis intervention, and emergency action principles.

5. Computer skills: knowledge of Microsoft Word, internet, cloud-based applications and tablet based applications.

6. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of information.

7. Ability to work 2nd, and/or 3rd shifts, including weekends and holidays.

Qualifications:

1. 1-2 years’ work experience in the mental health field; associate or bachelor degree in related field preferred

2. Experience in residential programs a plus.

3. Valid driver’s license, auto insurance and use of car during work hours.

Job Type: Per-Diem (as needed)

EOE - Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $15.00 to $16.50 /hour

Company Description
www:pways.org
Pathways is a private, non-profit agency that provides services for adults who suffer from severe and prolonged mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. Programs include safe, affordable housing with varying levels of support, case management, and rehabilitation services.
Our staff consists of a dedicated group of professionals and paraprofessionals, providing individualized care and attention, enabling each client to focus on personal strengths while learning and refining community living skills. Service plans are flexible and reflect a client’s goals, ability, and current level of functioning. Short term, transitional, and long-term support are available, depending on need.
Clients receive psychiatric care at local mental health clinics. Pathways’ staff works closely with psychiatrists and other members of the clinical team to ensure clients follow through with all treatment recommendations. Medication monitoring, psychoeducation, and crisis intervention are provided by Pathways to support clients’ efforts to manage their mental illness and live safely and productively in their home community.
Funding for Pathways is provided by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, the CT Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the United Way of Greenwich, and corporate and private donors. An active Board of Directors, comprised of community volunteers and relatives of mentally ill adults, establishes and maintains high standards for the quality of care and service provided.

PATHWAYS INC

Why Work Here?
Provides services for adults who suffer from severe mental illness

www:pways.org Pathways is a private, non-profit agency that provides services for adults who suffer from severe and prolonged mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. Programs include safe, affordable housing with varying levels of support, case management, and rehabilitation services. Our staff consists of a dedicated group of professionals and paraprofessionals, providing individualized care and attention, enabling each client to focus on personal strengths while learning and refining community living skills. Service plans are flexible and reflect a client’s goals, ability, and current level of functioning. Short term, transitional, and long-term support are available, depending on need. Clients receive psychiatric care at local mental health clinics. Pathways’ staff works closely with psychiatrists and other members of the clinical team to ensure clients follow through with all treatment recommendations. Medication monitoring, psychoeducation, and crisis intervention are provided by Pathways to support clients’ efforts to manage their mental illness and live safely and productively in their home community. Funding for Pathways is provided by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, the CT Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the United Way of Greenwich, and corporate and private donors. An active Board of Directors, comprised of community volunteers and relatives of mentally ill adults, establishes and maintains high standards for the quality of care and service provided.

Address

175 MILBANK AVENUE

Greenwich, CT
USA
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