Residential Counselor at Wynnewood

Position: Counselor
Program: Wynnewood Residential Program
Reports to: Program Director

Fulltime/Non-Exempt -40 Hours/week

SUMMARY
The Counselor is an integral part of HELP’s continuum of care and is an integral part of the residential treatment team. The Counselor works with clients residing in our residential program from their initial point of contact with the Program through to their final discharge from the agency. The counselor takes direction from the Program Director and the Clinical Supervisor.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Screening/triage of potential clients in AURA
• Facilitate individual, group, and family sessions
• Educate and assist clients with community reintegration, accessing community supports, and skill-building.
• Assist clients with evaluating their skills, assets, and needs through the completion of an assessment tool utilized by the program for each client
• Engage in ongoing professional development through training.
• Maintain the client record of all primary caseload client files
• Document services provided in an accurate and timely fashion

SKILLS REQUIRED: Organizational ability, initiative, consideration of others, excellent written and oral communication skills. Evidence of ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in decision-making

QUALIFICATIONS
Valid CT Driver’s License, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or related field, or an Associate’s Degree and 2 years paid experience in a related field. Demonstrated interest in planning and pursuing educational studies that will enhance job performance

Supervises: No one
Supervised By: Program Director

 

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