Counselor Assistant
New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, Inc. - Fort Pierce, FL

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DESCRIPTION

To assist the clinical staff in the observation, supervision, monitoring and treatment delivery to residents enrolled in In-Patient Programs.

DUTIES

1.0Assists clinical staff in the observation, supervision and monitoring of residents in the milieu.
1.1Assists in the orientation of new residents to the program.
1.2Assists residents in increasing ADL skills using hands-on techniques as needed.
1.3All residents on special precautions (close observation) are monitored according to facility protocol and procedure.
1.4Recognizes signs of aggressive behavior and responds promptly to crisis situations.
1.5Appropriately utilizes verbal and physical intervention techniques (NAPPI) to redirect and prompt residents to safe and appropriate behavior.

2.0Guides and participates in resident therapeutic milieu.
2.1Conducts educational lectures and skill development group discussions.
2.2Readily develops and establishes therapeutic relationships with residents.
2.3Effectively interacts with resident's family and significant others.
2.4Is familiar with assigned residents, assists in the development of individual treatment plan goals, and assists and encourages residents in implementing and carrying out appropriate aspects of the plan.
2.5Participates with supervisor in regularly scheduled meetings and activities to increase clinical understanding of residents and program.
2.6Coordinates written assignments and individual goal setting activities with assigned groups.

3.0Prepares written documentation and record keeping for residents as assigned.
3.1Medical record entries are factual and concise and documented using the PIP format.
3.2Medical record entries are in correct sequence and according to protocol and procedure.
3.3Close observation checklists are completed in a timely and accurate manner and according to protocol and procedure.
3.4Documents neatly, legibly and in accordance with accepted charting standards.

4.0Performs other duties as requested.
4.1Miscellaneous duties are performed according to instruction.

QUALIFICATIONS

AA in Human Services or related field or 2 years experience in related field will substitute for degree requirement.
Good interpersonal and writing skills. Must have a valid Florida Driver's License with 6 points or less in the last 3 years.
1.0Assists clinical staff in the observation, supervision and monitoring of residents in the milieu.
1.1Assists in the orientation of new residents to the program.
1.2Assists residents in increasing ADL skills using hands-on techniques as needed.
1.3All residents on special precautions (close observation) are monitored according to facility protocol and procedure.
1.4Recognizes signs of aggressive behavior and responds promptly to crisis situations.
1.5Appropriately utilizes verbal and physical intervention techniques (NAPPI) to redirect and prompt residents to safe and appropriate behavior.

2.0Guides and participates in resident therapeutic milieu.
2.1Conducts educational lectures and skill development group discussions.
2.2Readily develops and establishes therapeutic relationships with residents.
2.3Effectively interacts with resident's family and significant others.
2.4Is familiar with assigned residents, assists in the development of individual treatment plan goals, and assists and encourages residents in implementing and carrying out appropriate aspects of the plan.
2.5Participates with supervisor in regularly scheduled meetings and activities to increase clinical understanding of residents and program.
2.6Coordinates written assignments and individual goal setting activities with assigned groups.

3.0Prepares written documentation and record keeping for residents as assigned.
3.1Medical record entries are factual and concise and documented using the PIP format.
3.2Medical record entries are in correct sequence and according to protocol and procedure.
3.3Close observation checklists are completed in a timely and accurate manner and according to protocol and procedure.
3.4Documents neatly, legibly and in accordance with accepted charting standards.

4.0Performs other duties as requested.
4.1Miscellaneous duties are performed according to instruction.