RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR
Foundations Recovery Network - Michael's House - Palm Springs, CA

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Michael's House, part of Foundations Recovery Network, is a residential treatment center that provides integrated treatment to persons with addiction and/or mental health conditions. Through the use of the Foundations Treatment Model, our staff addresses the complex needs of individuals who are struggling against co-occuring disorders. Responsible for reviewing pass down information obtained from Shift Lead Resident Counselor. 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 patient 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 urine analysis as necessary. Escalates issues and/or concerns regarding residents to Lead Resident Counselor. Monitors resident computer and telephone usage. Dispenses patient medications in absence of nurse.
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 patients 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 patients, residents, families, visitors, referral sources and all other contacts. Must possess a current, valid driver's 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, Certification in Alcohol and Drug Studies, AA or BA preferred. Minimum of 1 year experience in Healthcare field.

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