Personal Care Provider (Residential Counselor)

Posting ID : A1068475341
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Nonprofit

POSITION TITLE:Residential Counselor
DEPARTMENT:R.S.S.
STATUS:On-Call, Non-exempt
REPORTS TO:Site Coordinator

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Under the guidance of the Site Coordinator, the Residential Counselor/Personal Care Provider provides support and guidance with residents in a manner that emphasizes acceptance, yet supports and responds to residents' needs and readiness for growth and assumption of increased responsibility. The Residential Counselor/Personal Care Provider may also assist in facilitation of client wellness, education and advocacy group meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. However, consideration will be given to persons with education in the Social Sciences field.

Experience: Two or more years experience in providing and maintaining a home-like setting for others, e.g., a family, foster home, or group home. Experience with people with a mental illness is preferred.

Personal: Ability to relate well to others, to work on many projects simultaneously, and to be empathetic, warm, firm stable and supportive with clients. Must be a positive team player. Must have valid California drivers' license. Must be able to pass Community Care Licensing fingerprinting and background check.

Physical Requirements: Capable of the following intermittent activities: stretching, bending, kneeling, twisting, squatting, reaching above and below the shoulder, pushing, pulling, grasping and lifting up to 40 pounds in weight. Physically capable of the following intermittent activities: walking, driving, writing, standing and sitting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The statements contained in this job description are general details of the position that are necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, and are not an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The employee is responsible to perform other related work that is assigned or that should be performed to do the job well. This is a guideline to help understand the responsibilities of the job and a tool to help measure your performance regarding the position. Also, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable an employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of this position:

1.Provide support and guidance with residents in a manner that emphasizes acceptance, yet supports and responds to residents' needs and readiness for growth and assumption of increased responsibility. May assist in facilitation of client wellness, education and advocacy group meetings.
2.Participate in program planning and help implement program goals.
3.Provide crisis intervention and crisis management services.
4.Assure that medications are refilled in a timely fashion so there is a continuing supply.
5.Assist and supervise residents taking prescribed medications.
6.Be aware of the general physical health of residents, and assist with scheduling of, and transportation to, medical appointments.
7.Monitor and assist residents with issues involving SSI, MediCal, pharmacy and rent bills.
8.Assist residents with personal hygiene, room care, laundry, etc.
9.Help plan, implement, support and encourage resident involvement in all areas of home care, socialization, recreational outings, and activities of daily living.
10.Help facilitate, plan, and implement social, recreational and other groups and outings, meetings and activities.
11.Perform general housekeeping and maintenance tasks such as vacuuming, dusting, dishwashing, mopping and disinfecting floors and bathrooms, replacing light bulbs, etc.
12. Remain aware of general mood and tone of the residents and act in a manner responsive to the situation.
13.Provide assistance to residents as requested.
14.Generally act as a positive role model.
15.Keep current notes in resident's charts, log book and other similar sources of information.
16.Participate in regular staff, house, shift change, and supervision meetings.
17.Remain with clients as assigned, whether in the house or on an outing, until relieved by another staff member.
18.Participate in the maintenance of a positive, safe, open and cooperative environment in the RSSs and throughout Buckelew Programs for both clients and staff.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

This job description is not an exclusive list of roles and responsibilities while working in this position. You will be responsible to perform other work that is assigned or that should be performed in order to do the job well, this is a guideline to help understand the responsibilities of the job and a tool to help measure your performance regarding your position.

Status: This position is non-exempt, on-call.

Buckelew Programs reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way that does not violate federal, state, and local laws and regulations and Buckelew's policies and procedures. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains "At-Will." The abovementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified employees who, because of a physical or mental impairment that significantly limits a major life activity, require a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of this position. EEO/AA


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