Residential Counselor II – Grant Street (8pm – 8am Wed) AON in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 12/9/2017

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  Facilitate and work with consumers on a variety of activities of daily living (ADLs) needed for consumers to become more self-sufficient and move toward recovery. Additionally, you will facilitate group therapy, manage intakes/discharges, monitor medications, create a safe environment for the consumers, help coordinate treatment, and advocate for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Responsible for direct service care to consumers as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

SALARY RANGE: RC II – $15.51/hr. – $18.60/hr. (Bachelor degree or higher)
Awake Overnight (AON) Differential: $1/hr.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

• Provide individual psychotherapy with consumers to provide support and insight.
• Facilitate group therapy sessions within the house.
• Coordinate clinical care with case management services and other services both inside and outside of MHCD.
• Assess consumers throughout the workday, and provide appropriate interventions.
• Encourage, support, and train consumers in activities of daily living (ADLs) – teaching consumers about hygiene, help make appointments, show how to do household duties/chores, such as cooking, cleaning, etc.
• As part of a multi-disciplinary system, help facilitate the treatment and continuity of clinical care.
• Complete intake and discharge tasks for consumers being place in the house as new residents or moving out of the house.
• Maintain household safety in regard to a variety of household chores and activities, such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry.
• Document all significant consumer interactions toward recovery and continuity of care.
• Complete necessary clinical documentation, such as the daily log, consumer record, and medication records.
• Respond to consumer and building emergencies, and facilitate appropriate interventions.  In emergency situations, contact other residential staff, your supervisor, or other clinicians when needed.
• Advocate for acceptance and integration of individuals with mental illness within the neighborhood and community in which they live.
• Required to attend scheduled team meetings.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:
RC II:  Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, human services, or related field.

CERTIFICATIONS:

QMAP (Qualified Medication Administration Person)
CPR &  First Aid
Physical and TB required. (must be completed prior to hire, and maintained during employment)

EXPERIENCE:   Two years of mental health experience or in related field preferred.  Must be 21 years of age or older to apply.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
• Excellent communication, organizational, and clinical skills:
• Must be able to multi-task and prioritize.
• Attention to detail in regard to clinical information.
• Must have a clear understanding of personal boundaries and be confident and self-assured in a variety of situations.
• Have the ability to de-escalate tense situations, and remain calm.
• Possess a high level of energy, with a positive and creative attitude.

Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   None

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:  Computer, telephone, facsimile, and other machines found in a residential facility.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Requires sitting, standing, bending, lifting.  Must be able to perform a variety of household tasks, climb stairs, move throughout the house, and quickly respond to emergencies. May require lifting 50 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Must meet qualifications under Chapter 7 of the Residential Care Facilities – Mentally Ill requirements.  Shift work and/or weekend work is required.  Certain programs may require a Class “S” driver’s license.

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