Residential Counselor

Agency Name: 

Location of Job (city): 

West Columbia
  • Residential Counselor position requires every other weekend shift rotations

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Serves as a role model for residents to observe and learn socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors.
  • Ensures environment remains safe and normative culture remains positive throughout facility.
  • Contributes to formulation, implementation and revision of the resident individual treatment plan (ITP).
  • Promotes development of residents' daily living skills through appropriate assignment, instruction, and supervision of tasks.
  • Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, following proper restraint technique guidelines, and displaying neutral emotions
  • Ensures optimal communication by relaying pertinent resident care information for change of shift report, team logs, communication books and complex staff meetings.

Job Reports To: 

Jacqueline Abbott, LISW-CP, LCSW

Job Qualifications: 

Strongly prefer a Bachelors degree in psychology or a related field with a minimum of 1 year of direct care experience working with adolescents and children in a Residential Treatment Facility, educational or juvenile setting. A High School Diploma with a minimum of 1-3 years direct care experience with adolescents and children in a Residential Treatment Facility, educational/juvenile setting.

Requires valid Drivers License

Requires ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Must possess knowledge of therapeutic relationships, therapeutic processes, adolescent growth and development, limit-setting and behavior mana

Submit Resumes To (Name): 

Jacqueline Abbott, LISW-CP, LCSW

Submit Resumes To (Email): 

Jacqueline.Abbott@uhsinc.com

Employment Status (part-time, full-time, etc.): 

Deadline to Apply: 

Friday, 31 January 2020