The Senior Direct Care Counselor will implement the mission of the Mental Health Division. He/she will provide all residential services to clients and perform, coordinate and/ or monitor designated programmatic administrative or clinical functions.
Develop and document Program Specific Treatment Plans (PSTPs) and reviews, outlining rehabilitative goals and interventions, which reflect program participant preference and meet DMH and Agency standards.
Participate in the development of the Individual Service Plan (ISP) and attend other treatment meetings.
Document monthly progress notes.
Perform interventions with clients that address their identified goals and result in skill development.
Provide linkage with other program staff and other service providers.
Communicate program participant's progress, mental status, and any changes in daily notes.
Provide support and supervision to clients.
Participate in or facilitate group work as delegated by Supervisor.
Identify and address community integration issues for clients on caseload or as designated.
Monitor and document medication administration.
Perform, coordinate, and/or monitor a range of programmatic clinical and administrative responsibilities as delegated by Supervisor.
Supervise overnight staff as delegated by Supervisor.
Provide coordination and leadership to program team during shifts, vacations, or sick leave in the absence of Supervisor.
Ensure a clean, safe and home-like living environment for clients.
Provide crisis intervention (which may include SOLVE techniques) and access emergency services as needed.
Participate in core trainings and maintain certification of required trainings (CPR/First Aid, SOLVE, MAP).
Attends and actively participates in supervision and staff meetings.
Remain alert at all times throughout scheduled workday.
Ensure clients are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with Advocates' Human Rights Policy.
Perform all duties in accordance with the agency's policies and procedures.
Strictly follow all agency Performance Standards.
BA/BS in related field and 2 years experience; or H.S. Diploma/GED and 3 years related experience.
Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
High energy level, superior interpersonal skills, and ability to function in a team atmosphere.
Must be organized, detail oriented and posses the ability to multitask.
Must have basic computer knowledge.
Ability to communicate effectively including in writing.
Must have sensitivity to the needs of the population.
Ability to read English and communicate effectively in the primary language of the program to which he/she is assigned.
Must hold a valid driver's license. Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.
Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) plan and a holiday/vacation package.
Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.