Residential Counselor

Post# A118 · Baltimore, Maryland

PEOPLE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE

People Encouraging People offers quality mobile behavioral health services to people with serious and persistent mental health and substance abuse disorders. We continuously strive to provide these services with integrity, honesty and respect.

WE HAVE AN IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS AT OUR BALTIMORE LOCATIONS.

The Residential Counselor will be responsible for providing daily support and guidance in the development of independent living skills of intensive care clients assigned to housing units in PEP’s residential program. Services and specific assignments will be flexible based on the client’s needs.

Responsibilities: • Create a supportive home environment for chronically mentally ill clients enrolled in the PEP housing program. • Instruct, supervise and participate in performing household tasks with residents such as cleaning, meal preparation, household budget planning, grocery shopping, etc. • Assist residents in the development of daily living skills by identifying and meeting social, environmental and health care needs. • Plan, coordinate and participate in residential social activities. • Transport residents to and from PEP center, social activities, appointments and community locations as required. • Perform crisis intervention, emergency counseling and assistance; notify supervisor or on call person of clinical crisis and other emergencies in accordance with PEP policy. • Communicate and document activities and behaviors of residents in reports and records as assigned. • Inspect housing units periodically and report repairs and maintenance, as necessary. • Monitor and document medication compliance and report changes in symptoms, side effects, or over/under medication to the supervisor. • Assist and instruct clients in all areas of personal hygiene.

Principal Accountabilities: • Provide assistance in independent living skills • Monitor and document client medication • Satisfactory completion of all client-related assessments, notes and reports • Client safety

Requirements: • Excellent communication, problem solving and organizational skills. • A valid drivers license, clean driving record and reliable transportation. • The ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

Education: • AA (preferably in Human Services) with at least 1-year experience or BA (preferably in Psychology or Human Services). • At least 2 years working with mentally ill population

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