Catholic Health Initiatives Resident Counselor- House of Mercy FT 3pm-11pm in DES MOINES, Iowa

Resident Counselor- House of Mercy FT 3pm-11pm

Description

MINIMUMKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY REQUIRED :

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a

human services related field from an accredited program, preferred.

  • CADC Certification, preferred.

  • Heartsaver

AED (Infant, Child and Adult) or Basic Life Support (BLS) certified through the

American Heart Association or American Red Cross within four (4)

months of hire.

  • First

Aid certification (Infant, Child and Adult) through American Heart Association

or American Red Cross within four (4) months of hire.

  • Valid

Driver’s/Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety

Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per

Iowa state law.

  • Medication

Management Certification to be completed within three (3) months of hire.

  • Proof of

completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within thirty (30) days of employment.

Qualifications

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Supports the educational and treatment related initiatives

of House of Mercy’s adult programs. Primarily serves as a teacher, coach,

mentor, and role model to adult resident’s and their children. Supports clients

through the provision of education and treatment supports in connection with

identified clinical initiatives and interventions in the areas of: chemical

dependency; daily living skills; parenting; self-sufficiency; behavioral/mental

health; and, relationships. Provides behavioral health intervention services to

identified children and adults.

ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS :

● Establishes rapport and develops a

therapeutic relationship with assigned clients. Consistently

maintains and employs a therapeutic perspective/approach

when dealing with clients, their children, visitors and staff. Maintains

appropriate professional boundaries avoiding dual relationships.

● Participates in the admission

process for all adult halfway house/residential care program residents

utilizing a warm, compassionate and empathic manner to ensure that they feel

welcome, appreciated, and understood. Orients new residents to program

guidelines and expectations.

● Observes resident interactions, appropriately

intervenes when behaviors are not consistent with expectations, and

teaches/coaches/role models conflict resolution/problem-solving skills as a

means for effectively managing differences.

● Facilitates

Life Skills groups teaching essential skills necessary for independent living. On

a daily basis models and mentors residents and their

children on basic living tasks.

● Provides education and treatment supports in

connection with identified clinical initiatives and interventions in the areas

of: substance use disorders; daily living skills; parenting; self-sufficiency;

behavioral/mental health; and, relationships.

● Consults and reviews complex

situations with the treatment team as they occur. Utilizes knowledge/skills

of intervention approaches/strategies to deal with children who are presenting

behavioral challenges.

● Provides

behavioral health intervention services to identified children and adults

consistently documenting interventions in conformance with House of Mercy and Medicaid

services expectations.

● Assures appropriate and timely

administration of medications for clients and children.

● Performs Breathalyzer Tests and

collects urinalysis specimens for toxicology screens from residents adhering to

House of Mercy Chain of Custody guidelines and procedures.

● Performs daily reviews of

resident living areas to insure safety, cleanliness, and organization of personal

items and notifies appropriate program personnel of ongoing issues/trends. Teachers,

coaches, and mentors residents in developing skills necessary to meet these

expectations.

● Transports residents and their

children as assigned. Assists child care and parenting staff with

transportation and supervision of residents and their children during

recreational and educational outings.

● Provides accurate information

on a client’s behavior and progress for use in treatment plan review and other

case management meetings. Collaborates with other treatment team members in

carrying out treatment plans. Initiates corrective action with residents who

are not following treatment plan goals.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS :

● Responds to volatile situations by mediating

to diffuse and resolve issues, modeling appropriate crisis intervention and

problem solving techniques.

Facilitates resident floor meetings.

● Participates in House of Mercy’s Performance Quality Improvement Process, seeks opportunities to improve/enhance programming, and makes

recommendations to support improvements/enhancements.

● Monitors and maintains

inventory of supplies (i.e., UA materials, OTC medications, etc.) necessary for

resident use, including ordering and stocking. Informs supervisor of supply

restocking needs well in advance of their depletion.

● Responds professionally to all

emergency situations following prescribed House of Mercy procedures and remains

calm throughout the situation.

● When requested, participates in

public relations and media efforts to promote House of Mercy and its programs.

● Knowledgeable about referral

and resource services outside of Mercy for use by residents.

● Encourages

and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity among resident

counselors. Fosters commitment to

House of Mercy goals and team spirit.

Job Professional Non-Clinical

Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-HOUSE OF MERCY

Daily Schedule 3-11pm

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0156807

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.