Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Not Indicated
What You Will Do:
University of Maryland Medical Center is currently seeking a Residential Counselor for our Community Psychiatry department in Harbor City.
This is a Per Diem/ As Needed position General Summary: Under general supervision, responsible for the overall, daily operations of the residence. Based on a strengths model and using identified counseling and communication skills, engages members to develop and maintain a supportive, therapeutic, safe, home-like atmosphere which is sensitive to individual cultural and functional differences. Counselors are assigned to Community Rehabilitation, Residential or Mentally Ill/ Homeless Programs. Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
Trains members on daily independent living skills by developing effective rapport as reflected in their Individual Rehabilitation Plan (IRP), or the Universal Treatment Plan (UTP).
Provides input and makes recommendations to the team on needs, skills, and preferences of members for the IRP/UTP.
Identifies social, environmental and health care needs and meets these needs by helping members develop daily living skills.
Instructs, supervises and participates in performing daily living skills/tasks with members, such as, cleaning, self-care/grooming, preparing meals, planning household budgets, food shopping, interpersonal relationships and clothing purchases. Supports members in daily routines and teaches relationship development and leisure skills.
Conducts and documents regular safety drills. Instructs and assists members to perform routine household maintenance.
Holds regularly scheduled house meetings and counseling groups with members. Communicates household activities to the team. Liaison to the neighborhood for members. Develops individualized natural supports and resources.
Completes daily billing sheets, house logs, maintenance request forms, medication documentation, progress towards IRP/UTP goals, and incident reports as they occur.
Provides transportation to and from scheduled appointments as needed while training members in independent travel as appropriate, at HarborCity only.
Provides crisis intervention and oversees the resolution of crisis for members in the residence
What You Need to Be Successful:
High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) is required. Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services related field is preferred. Bachelor’s degree may substitute for the experience requirement on a year for year basis.
Minimum of one (1) year experience in mental health services, or equivalent health services experience, is required.
For the Harbor City program: A current, valid, MD state driver’s license is required. Not more than two points on the driving record per year permitted.