El532807 Unit Counselor

Institute For Community Living Brooklyn , NY 11201

Posted 3 weeks ago

JOB SUMMARY:

The Unit Counselor performs a wide variety of tasks related to the care, nurturing, treatment, education, socialization, habilitation, recovery/healing, safety, security, and support of residents. The Unit Counselor interacts directly with the residents and assures that all areas of the facility are clean and functioning as required.

ESSENTIAL TASKS:

  • Participate in or conduct orientation for new residents.

  • Responsible for helping to meet the program needs of residents and developing the spirit, values and culture of the Neighborhoods.

  • Responsible for all communication to residents regarding program processes and activities.

  • Assign tasks to neighborhood residents including light cleaning, maintenance of a Neighborhood message board, meal service and wake-up call.

  • Facilitate daily Neighborhood meetings.

  • Participate in planned interventions with residents as directed, including the use of Motivational Interviewing.

  • Provide social support to residents, including verbal assistance to help residents to help themselves with regard to day-to-day life in the residence and efforts to get and keep housing and employment.

  • Will provide residents on both a group and an individual basis with transportation for housing placement, service appointments, recreational, or other service plan related purposes as appropriate.

  • Assists with meal-related activities such as warming-up food as required, serving it and performing clean-up activities.

  • Document neighborhood activities and interactions with residents as directed.

  • Participate in crisis intervention activities as needed.

  • Participate in management and supervision meetings.

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Effective problem-solving skills

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work with diverse individuals

  • Ability to work as a member of a team

  • Ability to make reasonable and sound evaluative judgments

  • Ability to create and compose written materials

  • Ability to effectively and efficiently respond to questions from persons served

  • Ability to facilitate a meeting

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent plus some experience in a human services facility

  • Veteran preferred

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