PRN Residential Counselor, $15.00/hr

PRN Residential Counselor, $15.00/hr

Title:PRN Residential Counselor FLSA Status:  Non-exemptEmployment Status: Part-time
Reports To:  Operations Coordinator/Director of ProgramsDepartment:  Crisis and Homeless ServicesLast Evaluated: 9/23/20
Location:  Wrenn HouseSupervisory Responsibilities:  None
Summary Facilitates a safe and therapeutic residential environment for youth in crisis, working as a member of a team to oversee shelter operations and direct care services.

Specific position duties and responsibilities:
·         Provides direct care and case management as outlined in program policies and procedures, including but not limited to, responding to crisis calls, conducting initial screenings and facilitating admissions and discharges
·         Facilitates skill building and recreational program activities
·         Provides supervision of youth according to program guidelines and policies, maintaining an environment that promotes the safety and wellbeing of youth in care
·         Models care and respect to youth in care and their families, through interactions that are consistently strengths-based, developmentally appropriate and reflect implementation of best practice guidelines identified in the program’s policies and procedures
·         Facilitates meal preparation activities ensuring that prepared meals/snacks are balanced and youth are engaged in planning/preparation
·         Collaborates with shelter staff in a seamless delivery of services that aligns with the shelter’s guidelines and policies
·         Develops and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders from systems that impact program youth
·         Complies with all record management requirements
·         Completes daily facility maintenance and cleaning activities, ensuring the facility is orderly, clean, and in a good state of repair at all times
·         Expends agency funds as directed and maintains all required documentation
·         Provides shift change transition communication
 
General agency duties and responsibilities:
Completes all required trainings
Participates in agency outreach and fundraising events
Demonstrates a willingness to assist in other agency programs as needed
Acts as a custodian and demonstrates responsible and ethical use of agency property and facilities
Displays sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
Strives to embody the agency’s Code of Ethics while working towards the agency’s Mission
Learns and demonstrates Agency-wide Competencies including the areas of consumer and community relationships, continuous individual and agency-wide improvement, vision and purpose, respect and teamwork and positive leadership
Learns, develops, and models Positive Youth Development core competencies resulting in capacity to contribute to the mission of Haven House Services and be a resource to our youth and families, other partner organizations, and our community
Other duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications: ·         Bachelor’s degree in a human service field from an accredited institution. Two years of related experience working with target population or combination of education and experience that meets position requirements will be considered.
Knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of the NC Juvenile Court System, local community resources, and experience with client documentation and file managementStrong written and verbal communication skills
Other requirements: Valid North Carolina Driver’s License and satisfactory driving recordPersonal vehicle for use in conducting home visits and/or transporting clients in the event agency vehicles aren’t availableProof of current/valid car insuranceAcceptable background reportNegative drug screen resultsPost-offer employment physical and TB per licensing standardsPost-offer employment federal and state fingerprint checks
Work environment: Weekend and evening hours required Willingness to work holidays and during inclement weatherCulture of care and wellness in the office Potential exposure to bloodborne and/or airborne pathogens
Job Category: Residential Counselor
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: Morgan St.

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