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Residential Counselor- Star 1 & Star 2

Company: CareLink Community Support Services
Location: Norristown
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Residential Counselor

Company: CareLink Community Support Services

For over 60 years, CareLink Community Support Services has been dedicated to helping people with disabilities to live in the community with dignity and independence. Our rehabilitation services and professional staff provide the support that people with serious mental illness, physical disabilities and other developmental challenges need to be active, productive members of their communities.

Location: Norristown, PA 19401 (Star Program)

Sign-On Bonuses for DSP (If applicable):

  • $600 for full-time positions 40 hours per week (terms apply)
  • $300 for part-time positions 32 hours per week (terms apply)
  • $200 for PRN positions minimum 32 hours per calendar quarter (terms apply)Pay Rate: starting at $15.00 an hour (RC) $15.75an hour (PRN) +shift differential for weekends.

    Job Type: Full-time/ Part-time

    Star 1 Available Shifts for Direct Support Professionals:
    • 1st Shift (40 Hours) Tuesday through Saturday 8:00 AM- 4:00PM
    • 1st Shift (32 Hours) Friday through Monday 8:00 AM- 4:00PM (2 positions)
    • 2nd Shift (40 Hours) Sunday through Thursday 4:00 PM- 12:00 AM
    • 2nd Shift (32 Hours), Friday through Monday, 4:00 PM- 12:00 AM (2 positions)
    • 3rd Shift (32 Hours) Friday through Monday, 12:00 AM- 8:00 AM
    • PRN-On-Call/As needed- weekday daytime and weekend overnight shifts availableStar II Available Shifts for Direct Support Professionals:
      • 1st Shift, (32 Hours) Sunday through Thursday 8:00 AM- 4:00PM
      • 3rd Shift, (32 Hours) Friday through Monday 12:00 AM- 8:00 AM
      • 3rd Shift, (32 Hours) Friday through Monday 12:00 AM- 8:00 AM
      • PRN - on call/as neededBenefits:
        • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
        • Paid time off
        • Holiday pay
        • Bereavement leave
        • 403 (b) retirement plan
        • Long term disability
        • Employee assistance program
        • Basic life insurance and basic AD&D coverage at no cost to employees
        • Voluntary, employee paid benefit plans: Short term disability and Supplemental life insurance and AD&D
        • Referral program
        • Tuition reimbursementJob Description:

          This position is responsible to assist individuals participating in services in activities of daily living by implementing, supporting, and documenting activities that promote recovery, wellness and self-determination. This position is responsible for supporting community integration. The goal of this position is to promote the pursuit of independence for all individuals participating in service. The position is also responsible for the care and upkeep of the service location. The essential functions are established based upon the agency mission, values, and goals.

          Qualifications of the Direct Support Professional:

          Required Education: High School Diploma or GED

          Field of study: Human Services or related field

          Work Experience (preferred): 1 to 2 years

          Life Experience: Working in Human Services field or relevant life experience

          Certifications, Licenses, Registrations Required: Valid Driver's License, CPRP/RPRP Certification is preferred, Certified Peer Specialist is preferred.

          Essential Functions of the Direct Support Professional:
          • Participate in the development and implementation of service/recovery plans reflecting the individual's preferences, goals, lifestyles, and interests.
          • Assess, teach, evaluate, and supervise individual's skills in the areas of daily living, meal planning, housekeeping, career needs, and social, recreational, and community activities.
          • Complete written documentation daily that reflects the individual's recovery and progress on their goals as well as staff interventions.
          • Assist and oversee individuals with medication regimen including PRN medications.
          • Consistently engages in productive/therapeutic activities.
          • Encourage and support individuals in developing positive relationships with family and significant others.
          • Assist individuals through modeling, verbal teaching, and/or direct assistance with maintaining cleanliness and orderliness of their individual rooms and their residence.
          • Assist or prepare various foods for individual meals as required.
          • Ensure that any/all dietary considerations are followed. Food shopping must be completed and dietary preferences/concerns will need to be considered.
          • Locate and access community medical resources for individual needs as applicable and as instructed.
          • Take regular responsibility in shift activities, including but not limited to site trash removal, changing linens, making beds, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning common areas, which include but are not limited to the living room, kitchen, foyer, dining area, and hallways.
          • Maintain cleanliness of work areas, including assisting with maintenance of the kitchen, common areas, linen closets, medication storage areas, and staff office.
          • Use appropriate communication channels.
          • Respond appropriately to safety/emergency situations.
          • Drive agency vehicles in a safe manner following the applicable traffic laws for purposes of supporting individuals and/or the program.
          • Provide consistent and positive feedback to participants in relation to the progress made on their goals.
          • Provide individuals with opportunities to make informed decisions and support them in their decisions.
          • Actively uphold and advocate for individuals' rights.
          • Use knowledge of basic recovery principles and methods of rehabilitation in the performance of your job.
          • Ensure individuals participate in appropriate daily activities that promote recovery.
          • Use person centered language (non-judgmental or negative) in written documentation.
          • Communicate with individuals using language that promotes respect, acceptance and hope for their recovery
          • Work creatively with people in recovery with respect to their cultural heritage or cultural identification, age, disability, religious or spiritual identification.
          • Actively provides opportunities and support to the individual in finding and expressing spiritual growth/well-being.
          • Monitor, assess and report each individual's need for additional or replacement clothing or personal items and notify Program Supervisor.
          • Educate, discuss, and encourage residents to address their daily and long-term physical health.
          • Assist individuals who are on smoking precautions to maintain safety.
          • Encourage and assist individuals through modeling, verbal teaching, and/or direct assistance to engage in appropriate personal hygiene activities including but not limited to getting dressed, tooth brushing, showering, toileting, etc.
          • Review emergency procedures with individuals on a regular basis.
          • Assist and supervise individuals in the planning, initiation and participation of social and recreational activities based on their interests.
          • Support individuals in accessing the community through use of agency or public transportation.
          • Provide the individual with opportunities and supports to access the community resources in achieving their goals.Other Functions:
            • Adhere to agency/site policies and procedures and perform job within professional standards.
            • Perform occasional administrative activities, including but not limited to filing, copying, compilation, and collation of paperwork.
            • Complete paperwork/documentation as required.
            • Follow instructions accurately and thoroughly while completing assigned tasks within expected time frames.
            • Attend and participate in staff meetings with the goal of improving services.
            • Attend training programs with the goal of improving services.
            • Attend and participate in supervision on an on-going basis.
            • Performs job in a safe manner.
            • Reports/addresses safety concerns in a timely manner.
            • Reports/documents maintenance issues in a timely manner.
            • Monitor kitchen, housekeeping and linen supplies for replacement and notify Program Supervisor.
            • Adhere to the dress code policy and the site dress code procedures.
            • Adhere to supervisor's requests and display ability to take direction.
            • Show initiative and demonstrate good judgment.
            • Work as scheduled to assure coverage.
            • Have and project a positive attitude and image to individuals, family members, and outside contacts.
            • Cooperate with other staff and exhibit positive attitude toward position and agency mission.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
              • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
              • Strong collaborating skills, and an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
              • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines; high energy, self-motivated and proactive.
              • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
              • Ability to multitask and be flexible with regard to workload and assignments.
              • Ability to exercise judgment.
              • Knowledge of basic principles and methods of rehabilitation required.
              • Motivation . click apply for full job details

Keywords: CareLink Community Support Services, Philadelphia , Residential Counselor- Star 1 & Star 2, Other , Norristown, Pennsylvania

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