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Therapeutic Center Counselor in Brooklyn at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 9/10/2018

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Job Description

Position Overview


Therapeutic Center Counselor
 
Essential Job Functions:
  • Provide the highest quality of care and service to all guests
  • Maintain effective, positive, and quality operations at the center
  • Assist guests to achieve personal goals; work on behalf of guests to overcome barriers; respect guests' personal beliefs, choices, and interests
  • Provide appropriate assistance to promote health and wellness; communicate with medical professionals and record information regarding health events, conditions, and status
  • Administer medications according to physician instructions
  • Provide first aid/CPR and seek emergency medical care when needed
  • Help guests with ADL’s when necessary (eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, and toileting walking/maintaining stability)
  • Serve as role model and mentor, demonstrate desired behaviors, and coach guests using approved techniques and strategies
  • Use approved physical intervention techniques when necessary to protect guests
  • Maintain cleanliness of program
  • Drive company vehicle to transport guests to activities
  • Act in a professional manner and communicate effectively with others
  • Complete training programs, attend required meetings and follow all policies and procedures of the START center
 


Qualifications


 
• Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or other human service related field and a minimum of 2 years' experience working with individuals with IDD and behavioral health needs
 
 


Company Overview


Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island.