Kaydeross House – Counselor II

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s Degree and at least one year of experience providing structure and supervision to SED/At Risk Youth or equivalent experience
  • Preference will be given to those with a Bachelor’s degree and/or supervisory experience
  • A vehicle, valid NY State Driver’s License, and a driving record acceptable to the TSA automotive program are required. Must be willing and able to safely perform driving responsibilities as assigned.
  • Computer proficiency required

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS:

The Counselor II must be understanding of the needs of sensitive populations and their families, possess excellent organizational and time management skills, be empathetic, and have good professional boundaries and follow through. Must be able to work well independently, as part of a team, and make effective use of supervision.  Must subscribe to strict standards of professional ethics and confidentiality and demonstrate ability to structure and nurture in compatible ways.

SCOPE:

The Counselor II reports directly to the Program Director and is supervised jointly by Program Director and Program Supervisor.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Morning Counselor will have a broad range of duties including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise all group home residents during work hours
  • Contribute to a safe and supportive therapeutic environment
  • Utilize techniques of therapeutic crisis intervention as needed
  • Participate in any and all activities designed by staff as a team
  • Adhere to all structural program expectations including house rules and daily routines
  • Perform certain aspects of maintenance of the house, which may include housekeeping, heavy lifting and other physical exertion as required
  • Function as a positive role model for residents
  • Communicate effectively with residents, their families, staff members, and community organizations
  • Strive for personal and professional growth
  • Participate in all required staff meetings (minimum weekly)
  • Document any and all significant events and fulfill all general record keeping responsibilities which include writing progress notes, incident reports, resident log and staff logs, UCR’s, etc.)
  • Assist in the design and implementation of life skills program
  • Assume on-call duties as assigned
  • Meet with your primary resident weekly to review upcoming scheduled appointments
  • Complete meal count and food production sheet and maintain supply and food inventory lists
  • Fulfill staff and program leadership role in absence of Program Director and Program Supervisor
  • Transport Clients as assigned
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director or Program Supervisor

Instructions for Application