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Residential Counselor – Wainscott

RISE Life Services, An Aid to The Developmentally

This is a Full-time position in Wainscott, NY posted December 11, 2020.

Welcome to Rise Life Services!

RISE Life Services (an Aid to the Developmentally Disabled Company) provides a residential and supported living environment dedicated to empowering people with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to RISE to their full potential.

Our core values of quality, dignity, and respect serve as our guiding principles in everything we do.

Among our finest assets is our dedicated workforce: a diverse, knowledge-based team of professionals committed to offering the highest quality of services that are compassionately delivered and responsive to the needs of the individuals we serve and their families.

We offer a competitive compensation benefits package, which may include the following: * $1500 Sign-On Bonus (payable after a 90-day satisfactory review)* Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
– Premier nationally recognized providers* Vacation/Personal/Sick Time Off* Life Insurance* Education Assistance* 401K Retirement Plan* Referral Bonus* Professional Development & Training opportunities* Salary for Wainscott Only
– $17.42/hr weekdays & $18.69/hr weekends About Our Program The Mental Health program consists of 16 residential group homes where participants are independent in many areas of daily living but require support and supervision.

They complete weekly training, schooling, treatment or employment.

Our team aid in activities such as shopping, cooking, money management, medication management and use of community services.

Our goal is to have the participants move toward more independent living.

Position Summary & Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Residential Manager, the Residential Counselor must ensure the safety and well-being of the Individuals served within our 24-hour operated Mental Health residential program.

Residential Counselors are to act as teachers and role-models, while providing counseling services demonstrating attentiveness and respect towards the Individual s dignity and individuality.

Residential Counselors will remain professional and communicate successfully with Individuals and their families/support, staff, Management and Administration.

Moreover, the Residential Counselor will foster a safe, home like environment that is caring, empowering and supportive to help Individuals progress to their desired permanent residential setting, ideally within two years.

Responsibilities: * Follows ALL posted and disseminated COVID-19
– related safety protocols for handwashing, visitation and community-based related guidance* Maintains professional boundaries while working with the 9 to 10 Individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness* Empowers, motivates, supports, and counsels Individuals in every aspect of daily living, while promoting independence* Encourages Individuals to be viable, integrated, and productive individuals of their community* Builds rapport with Individuals while demonstrating knowledge and understanding of psycho-social, psychiatric and medical assessments to better support Individuals in their recovery* Provides mental health services as outline in OMH Part 593.4 Definitions.

* Assertiveness/Self Advocacy training* Community Integration Services/resource* Daily Living Skills training* Health Services* Medication Management and Training* Parenting Training* Rehabilitation Counseling* Skill Development* Socialization* Substance abuse services* Symptom management * Observes, monitors and documents progress, or lack thereof, on person-centered service plans
– to be reviewed every 90 days via team meetings
– via PRECISION CARE; It is expected that the Residential Counselor complete the Individual Service Plan Review (ISPR) every 90 days via electronic database.* Executes good judgement when responding to site challenges and/or crises that may arise.

Able to stay calm and professional in a demanding, fast-paced, needs-driven environment disbursing attention between daily tasks, conversation/counseling, supervision, documentation, communication, appointments and recreation.* Documents all data on the appropriate forms, validating that attachments and communication protocols are being met.

All extensions to deadlines must be requested at least 24 hours in advance to your direct supervisor.* Interprets and executes Behavior Support Plans, as applicable* Safely operates a 13-passenger vehicle to provide transportation to Individuals needing to integrate the community for doctor s appointments, recreation, grocery shopping and/or emergent needs.

It is expected that Residential Counselors transport Individuals who are in psychiatric/medical crisis to supportive facilities such as DASH, CPEP, ELIH, Southampton Hospital and PBMC to name a few.* Adheres to van safety protocols including but not limited to regular gas refills (should always remain above half tank), maintenance/servicing and regular car washes.

All concerns must be immediately reported to Residential Manager or Program Coordinator/Operations Director.* Works well as a team member with supervisors, co-workers and other facets of Management.

Follows supervisor s instructions, leadership and guidance to support professional development.* Initiates and precisely completes duties in a timely manner being open to positive or constructive feedback.* Maintains the residence in a safe, clean, and stress-free manner.

COVID
– related orders as outlined by the Executive Order, CDC, DOH, and OMH MUST be followed.

Sanitizing/Sterilizing supplies must be used frequently throughout the day especially in high-traffic areas.

While the primary function of the overnight staff is to DEEP CLEAN the residence (washing walls/baseboards/organizing pantries/inventorying supplies/washing curtains/scrubbing all common areas/wiping down furniture), it is expected that all team members maintain a clean home.* Maintains compliance with all trainings and certifications throughout employment; Complies with additional trainings as assigned.* Documents monthly collateral contacts with service providers included, but not limited to physicians, therapists, ACT team members, etc.* Follows/documents OMH fire safety regulations that include, but are not limited to routine fire drills, weekly checks of smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, regular checks of dryer lint compartments, etc.* Assists Individuals in facilitating weekly community meetings, developing ideas for meal prep, recreational outings, and discussion of weekly accomplishments.* Maintains consistent and prompt communication with staff, support departments and Supervisors by way of telephone calls, text, Microsoft Outlook emails, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.

There are Full Time and Part Time positions available, variety of shifts open (must work weekends).

* Saturday and Sunday 6am-2pm* Friday
– Monday 2pm-10pm* Friday
– Tuesday 2pm
– 10pm* Friday and Saturday 10p-8a Required Qualifications * High School Diploma or GED* Valid NYS Driver s License Preferred Qualifications * 1 year of experience working within mental health / psychology / life coaching* Excellent Communication and Computer Skills Rise Life Services is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning and working environment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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