COUNSELOR IC – Overnight Awake
Under the supervision of the Program Director or the Assistant Program Director, the Counselor I works in a residential treatment program which is operated on a social rehabilitation therapeutic community model.
Essential Job Functions Include but are not limited to the following:
1. Help maintain the safety of client and the community by assessing for current potential of suicidality, violence and substance abuse. Communicate this information to staff team and document on staff journal.
2. Remain aware of general mood/tone of house and act in manner responsive to situation. Identify, assess and respond to crisis situations.
3. Willingness and ability to work in crisis emergency situations.
4. Provide informal supportive counseling and guidance to individual residents.
5. Document in staff journal and residents’ progress notes. Enter information into computer files and databases.
6. Assist residents with self administration of medications. Maintain updated knowledge of psychiatric medications and keep accurate medication records.
7. Assist and supervise residents with cooking, housecleaning, and meal planning.
8. Perform housecleaning duties, cooking and clerical work on a daily basis as noted in daily overnight shift checklist.
9. Participate in monthly staff meetings and work as part of the staff team.
10. Other duties as assigned by the Assitant Director or Program Director.
HOURS: Full-Time, 33 hours/week on average. The Counselor IC is required to be awake at all times.
1) Education + experience: High School Diploma/GED required; B.A. and two years experience in related field preferred.
2) Experience: Examples of acceptable experience include, but are not limited to work with adults with psychiatric disabilities and/or substance abuse disorders using a social rehabilitation model; work in a residential or in-patient treatment program or providing counseling or support services to this population.
3) Skill/knowledge: Good written and oral English communication skills, word processing and data entry retrieval computer skills preferred; ability/willingness to learn computer skills required, ability to work as a member of a team, to accept supervision, to maintain appropriate boundaries while working in close inter-personal relationships. Ability to learn and apply principles of social rehabilitation. Knowledge of community resources desirable. Ability to be organized, responsible, flexible, empathic and able to relate effectively with clients, other staff, professionals and members of the community.
4) Physical/sensory requirements: Ability to drive an automobile and small passenger van, ability to see well enough to read medication bottles, data on a computer screen, client records, and to discriminate between different types of medications, ability to hear normal conversations and answer telephone, ability to verbally communicate with residents and staff, ability to access and to visually and audibly monitor all portions of facility to monitor residents, maintain house safety and assist clients in evacuation of facility in case of emergency; hand, finger and body coordination sufficient to assist residents with food preparation and household tasks, to write in client records with clear handwriting, and to use the computer keyboard and mouse.
Capable of the following activities: standing, sitting., climbing stairs. Capable of the following intermittent activities: lifting bags of groceries, bending to clean, assisting in moving resident’s belongings.
REQUIREMENTS: Over 18, or driving over 2 years. Valid California driver's license. Auto in safe operating condition. Auto liability insurance. Good driving record. Criminal record clearance. Good general health and ability to pass physical exam. Proof of authorization to work in the United States as required by Immigration and Reform Act of 1986.
Interim, Inc. is a private non-profit agency which provides residential treatment, affordable housing, and social rehabilitation programs for adults with psychiatric disabilities.
***Applicants must complete an Interim Application for Employment in order to be considered for the position. To learn more about Interim and to apply for this position, please go to our website at http://www.interiminc.org/employment/ .
Interim, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
Interim, Inc. is guided by the precept that in no aspect of its programs, services or employment shall discrimination or harassment be permitted because of sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, age, creed, religion, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law. To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, reasonable accommodations are made for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability, unless hardship, direct threat to health or safety, or other job-related consideration exists. Individuals who feel that they have been unlawfully discriminated against because of membership in one of the protected classes should contact the following: Director of Human Resources, Interim, Inc., PO Box 3222, Monterey, CA 93942. (831) 649-4522.