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Counselor, Mental Health Program (Suffolk County) – Full-time (Options for Community Living, Inc.)

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Counselor, Mental Health Program (Suffolk County) – Full-time (Options for Community Living, Inc.)

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The counselor provides various support services to residents with psychiatric disabilities in the community residence.  The counselor also trains and assists residents in the activities of daily living.  Reports to the Program Supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in the planning and evaluation of individual service plans and monitor plan objectives on a regular basis.
  • Write progress notes on service plan on a weekly basis.
  • Train and assist residents in the activities of daily living including household maintenance.
  • Oversee medication maintenance and assist residents in the development of self-medication skills as needed.
  • Provide case management and follow-up service.
  • Provide counseling, behavioral intervention and crisis management service.
  • Provide transportation for residents as needed.
  • May occasionally attend team meetings, discharge meetings.
  • Provide household maintenance checks and repairs.  Conduct fire drills at community residence as needed.
  • Notify the Program Supervisor/Program Manager of any medical or psychiatric emergency.
  • Carry out duties of the Assistant Supervisor on an as needed basis in the event of staff vacancies or workload consideration.

Must be a high school graduate or the equivalent and possess a valid driver’s license.  Some college preferred.

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