Residential Counselor II
Foundations Recovery Network - Palm Springs, CA

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Position Summary

Assists in maintaining milieu and providing client centered care for clients and acts as a shift lead.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for reviewing pass down information obtained from Resident Counselor III.
  • Acts as shift coordinator.
  • Conducts psycho-educational groups.
  • Participates in milieu related meetings (i.e., level change, house meetings, etc.).
  • Performs case management duties as directed.
  • Answers all calls and directs accordingly.
  • Responsible for appropriately charting significant events that occur regarding client treatment during assigned shift.
  • Ensures that all doors are locked and secure throughout the assigned shift.
  • Responsible for assigning transportation services as needed and/or directed.
  • Responsible for conducting room searches and communicating the need for urine drug screenings to outside medical services as necessary.
  • Escalates issues and/or concerns regarding residents to Lead Resident Counselor.
  • Monitors resident computer and telephone usage.
  • Assists with the admissions process.
  • Performs ground checks every 30 (thirty) minutes throughout shift.
  • Performs all other duties as required or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to inspire client confidence in the FRN Staff and the FRN Model of Treatment.
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate through conduct and communications the stability required to effectively assist clients and their family members through the FRN Model of Treatment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills. Position continually requires demonstrated professionalism, tact and diplomacy.
  • Must have general knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing and spreadsheets (MS Word, Excel).
  • Understanding of diverse cultures and gender specific issues and the ability to incorporate needs of gender and culturally diverse groups into the organization.
  • Understands need for and maintains appropriate confidentiality at all times when interacting with clients, residents, families, visitors, referral sources and all other contacts.
  • Must possess a current, valid drivers license and have the ability to obtain a Class B license.
  • Must possess current CPR/First Aid certification.

Education and Experience
  • High School diploma or GED required, two years college preferred.
  • Licensed or certified as a chemical dependency counselor required and/or registered to become license or certified also required
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in Healthcare field.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
  • Sits, stands, walks, and moves intermittently during work hours.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and/or move up to 40 pounds.
Position requires some work on the computer requiring manual dexterity and visual acuity.

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