Residential Counselor 2

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Minnetonka, MN, USA

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Overview: <ul> <li>Promote and assists in the development of a wholesome and therapeutic environment</li> <li>Apply job knowledge to unit duties and tasks</li> <li>Support and implement individual treatment plans and programs</li> <li>Plan and participate in all recreational and educational programming for residents</li> <li>Provides life skills training and management as directed by the needs of the program participant</li> <li>Plan and coordinate special program functions and free time on the unit</li> <li>Ensure adequate staff coverage</li> <li>Provide medication administration to residents, checking med administration for completions</li> <li>Work within and support the agency&rsquo;s treatment philosophy</li> <li>Provide leadership and direction to other Counselors</li> <li>When required, drive a program participant to events in the organization&rsquo;s van</li> <li>Observe, report, and document information regarding resident behaviors and actions</li> <li>Support and contribute to effective communication among team members, program participants, families and other outside professionals</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Assure situation assessment and interpretation is responsive to individual program participant needs</li> <li>Exercise good judgment when responding to program participant&rsquo;s needs</li> <li>Create a safe, therapeutic atmosphere on the unit</li> <li>Interfaces appropriately and professionally with program participant families and other outside professionals</li> <li>Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of individual program plans</li> <li>Provide a healthy and appropriate model for residents to emulate</li> <li>Assures proper medical care is provided as needed for the residents</li> <li>Well-being checks performed at least every 15 minutes or as designated</li> <li>When necessary perform restrictive holds</li> <li>Respond appropriately, as prescribed by program, to crisis situations as they occur</li> <li>Understand and apply principles of behavior management, as determined by the program</li> <li>Attend weekly meetings and supervision as needed for facility needs and licensure</li> <li>Assist unit supervisor in providing leadership in a team meeting and on the unit</li> <li>Personal growth and development</li> <li>Negotiating and mediating</li> <li>Must be able to work regularly scheduled working hours and overtime when needed</li> <li>Other duties as assigned</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p>Education/Experience</p> <ul> <li>BA/BS in Human Services, Social Services or equivalent experience</li> <li>One-year exemplary performance as a Residential Counselor preferred</li> <li>Must be 21 years of age</li> <li>Valid driver's license in good standing</li> </ul> <div id="gtx-trans" style="position: absolute; left: -46px; top: 26px;">&nbsp;</div>