New Hope Treatment Centers

Residential Counselor

Under the supervision of Residential Managers, Team Leaders, Team Supervisors, and Clinical Counselors, a Residential Counselor (RC) is responsible for overseeing day-to-day activities of adolescents (12-21 years of age) with diagnoses of intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and concomitant psychiatric and behavioral challenges in a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) environment. This includes caring for the safety of the residents, monitoring their attitude and mental behavior, and ensuring they are following all the rules and regulations set forth in the program.

Ensure the safety of all residents under their care by learning and implementing only those medical and life saving policies and procedures approved by New Hope Treatment Centers (NHTC).
Reports immediately to the Team Leader or Team Supervisor any behavior which may disrupt the therapeutic milieu or which may indicate a potential problem for the resident.
Assists in the orientation of new residents and provides continuing education and assistance with program rules and expectations.
Assists in the management of aggressive residents as needed, using only de-escalation and behavior management techniques approved by NHTC.
Assists in the coordination of therapeutic activities, and oversees the completion of regular activities including, but not limited to, hygiene, chores, journalizing, homework or clinical assignments.
Using the approved NHTC format and prescribed intervals, accurately documents resident’s behavior, use of interventions, and the effectiveness of treatment plans.
Maintains an awareness of the whereabouts of all residents under their care by providing constant supervision, regular rounds and resident counts throughout their shift.
Attends daily shift reports, staff meetings, resident staffing and all other required meetings
Participates in staff growth and development training activities and maintains a minimum number of hours as required by NHTC and managed care organizations.
Additional Responsibilities:
Provides individual and family counseling with the approval of the treatment team
Supervises therapeutic trial visits
Assists with the transportation of residents in facility vehicles
Follows lesson plans as provided by teachers and occasionally lead classroom activities and lesson plans
Within a treatment team setting, may severe as primary advocate for up to three residents, providing scheduled individual counseling and summarizing a resident’s behavioral progress
May serve as Acting Team Leader responsible for providing support to the Team Supervisor and assisting with the functioning of the unit.
Will require evening, night, weekend, and holiday work.
Other duties and tasks are assigned by the Residential Manager, Team Leaders, or Team Supervisor.
Education/Experience: High School Diploma/GED equivalent and two years of relevant experience or a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and you must be at least 21 years of age.

At this time we are hiring for 2nd shift (3:00 PM-11:30 PM) and 3rd shift (11:00 PM-7:30 AM).

Counseling / Education / Training / Healthcare

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