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Residence Counselors Needed

The Bridge

Description

The Bridge mission is to change lives, by offering help, hope and opportunity to the most vulnerable in our community. We offer a comprehensive range of evidence-based rehabilitative services, including mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing, vocational training and job placement, healthcare, education and creative art therapies. Bridge services are tailored to each individual we serve to support their recovery and independent living goals. Thousands of men and women have benefited from Bridge services, helping them lead more productive, independent and satisfying lives. To learn more about The Bridge, go to www.thebridgeny.org

The Bridge is currently seeking Residential Counselors for their new residential program in the Bronx

Scope of Position :

Under the supervision of the Program Director the Residence Counselors will assist clients with various activities and documenting of daily living including but not limited to cooking, cleaning, general apartment maintenance, shopping, traveling, taking medication, symptom management, personal hygiene, money management, self-advocacy, utilizing community resources and other areas as appropriate. Residence Counselor responsibilities will also include escorting clients to various appointments as needed.

Essential Position Functions :

Performs restorative services and ADL’s to assist clients with cooking, cleaning, general apartment maintenance, shopping, traveling, taking medication, symptom management, personal hygiene, money management, self-advocacy, utilizing community resources and other areas as appropriate; escorts clients to outside appointments throughout the community utilizing public transportation to obtain benefits, medical doctor, psychiatrist or dentist when necessary, shopping, etc.; motivate clients to develop skills needed to maintain housing; assist and encourage individuals to develop natural supports and include these supports in Support Plans and client related meetings; timely completion of required documentation for every client contact as per agency policy; ensure documentation meets regulatory guidelines for level of care; co-facilitate groups if requested in areas including but not limited to wellness, leadership, housing, stability, employment and education, relationships, and healthy decision making; assist in preparing program for audits; provide crisis intervention, as necessary compliance with requirements, including facilitating appropriate admissions and discharges, maintaining census, documentation and incident reporting; ability to work with consumers/residents, families, and staff in a caring and respectful manner, and with due understanding of and consideration for cultural differences; conduct apartment inspections on multiple floors, utilizing stairs; immediately reports serious incidents, serious incident allegations, incidents, or sensitive situations to supervisors; completes incident reports in accordance with Bridge policy; accounts for consumers, performs diligent searches, and files missing person reports on consumers not accounted for in accordance with policy and procedure; provide an environment where clients have the ability to and are comfortable accessing services at any time of day or night; attend staff meetings, supervision and trainings as required. Any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

Experience working with mental health, crisis intervention and managing trauma triggered behavior. Excellent time management skills; stress resistant, flexible; team player; open to feedback; creative; excellent organizational skills; willingness to perform CPR/First Aid/AED/CPI/Naloxone. Preferred knowledge of AWARDS

Salary

Competitive.

Contact

Please forward resume and cover letter to:

Anazaris Santos, Program Director

E-mail: asantos@thebridgeny.org

Posted on 02/07/18; CVMHA ID #11857