• Assistant Counselor - Weekends

    Job Locations US-FL-Davie
    Job ID
    2018-2035
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Group Living
    Minimum Salary
    USD $10.00/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $12.00/Hr.
  • Overview

    The Assistant Counselor is responsible for performing a wide variety of client/residential-focused activities as directed by the Program Coordinator.  The Assistant Counselor is responsible for providing consistent structure, supervision and behavior management of clients.  The Assistant Counselor will assist with crisis intervention and incident reporting.  The Assistant Counselor is expected to maintain and model at all times appropriate behavior and interactions for co-workers and clients.  This individual may be expected to co-facilitate therapeutic groups with Program/Clinical Coordinator(s) and assist with group documentation.  The Assistant Counselor is responsible for attending all scheduled mandatory staff meetings and monthly supervision with Program Coordinator.  The Assistant Counselor will assist in planning activities for clients and will be responsible for supervising all activities.  He/she will be responsible for conducting on-going surveys of center, fire alarm and room alarm for maintenance needs.  The Assistant Counselor is responsible for completing Shift Task Sheet, Level System Daily Check List and any additional tasks delegated by Shift Leader and Program Coordinator.  This individual will be expected to answer the resident telephone and take messages if necessary as well as drive the company van when necessary. 

     

     If you require Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations to participate, please notify Chrysalis Health during the interview process.  Chrysalis Health, Inc. is committed to maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws. Chrysalis Health, Inc. offers equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment and to all employees regardless of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.

    Responsibilities

    The following are duties, responsibilities and leadership roles that the Assistant Counselor shall provide for the organization:

    • Demonstrates knowledge of Systemic Approach For Exploited and Traumatized Youth (SAFETY).
    • Demonstrates knowledge of crisis intervention, ability to respond to special clinical circumstances and incident reporting.
    • Maintains thorough documentation requirements in a timely manner.
    • Demonstrates skills and understanding in providing structure and supervision to SED/at-risk youth
    • Ability to answer the telephone and communicate in a professional manner.
    • Must be approved to drive company vehicle.
    • Provides support in activities of daily living; as appropriate.
    • Implements individualized treatment plan.
    • Observes youth for side effects of medication.
    • Attends treatment team meetings and provides information on the adjustment of the youth in the group home/shelter.
    • Interacts and shares observations with clinicians on the youths’ responses to the treatment plan.
    • Completes daily progress note on each youth.
    • Ability to report to work as scheduled, in a timely fashion and will an attitude oriented toward service.
    • Ability to understand and comply with all Chrysalis Health policies and procedures.
    • Presents in a professional manner in the community, in person, on telephone and in written communication including times of extreme stress and when others are upset.
    • Works effectively with culturally diverse groups and individuals experiencing an exacerbation of either psychiatric, substance use and/or medical symptoms, as well as experiencing a stressful situation.
    • Works cooperatively in the work environment and takes direction from management with dignity, respect and in a productive, professional manner.
    • Works cordially with others in a team setting.
    • Assumes a professional, helpful style in all encounters with visitors, vendors and other professionals and represents the company in a positive manner 100% of the time.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION/SKILL REQUIREMENTS

    Graduation with a high school diploma or GED equivalent with minimum of 2 years experience working with at-risk youth; Bachelor’s degree preferred.  

    • Must have knowledge of the principles and practices of the discipline.
    • Computer literate and proficiency to Internet, online applications and email.

    Bilingual a plus

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