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Residential Counselor

Location : Santa Maria, CA
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : Santa Maria-RESID013973
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services

Job Description :

Position Summary: 

The Residential Counselor provides direct and indirect services to both individuals and groups of members served.




  • Demonstrates the Company mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders

  • Provides safe, effective and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care

  • Establishes, maintains, and co-facilitates a therapeutic relationship with members served

  • Provides case management, schedules appointments, communicates with conservators and treatment teams, arranges and conducts group outings and activities

  • Provides daily living assistance including promoting and assisting members served in developing self-help skills

  • Orders, logs and distributes medication

  • Maintains the inventory and orders equipment and supplies for activity programs, as directed

  • Drives members served in the Program van on outings

  • Completes incident reports and forwards to Supervisor in compliance with established policies and procedures

  • Notifies appropriate agencies of any known or observed incidents of abuse

  • Assists with admissions and discharges

  • Provides medical assistance: takes temperatures, blood pressure, pulse and provides First Aid when needed

  • Observes, records and reports members served behavior as per applicable State, County and Company guidelines

  • Reviews and implements members served service plans

  • Actively participates in team meetings and service planning meetings as directed

  • Demonstrates knowledge of management of assaultive behavior techniques

  • Responds to emergency/crisis situations

  • Must assist with restraint of members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training

  • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.

Required Qualifications :


  • High School graduation or a G.E.D. equivalent

  • At least one (1) year of direct service experience in a mental health setting

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment 



  • Associates’ Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field



  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Knowledge of psychiatric treatment modalities

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