Residential Counselors

  • New Hope Treatment Centers
  • Rock Hill, SC, United States
  • May 30, 2017
Full time Medical/Health Care

Job Description

Position is responsible for the supervision and management of emotionally disturbed children and/or adolescents within a therapeutic residential milieu. The unique job functions outlined are designed with a focus on safety and quality.

  • Ensures the safety of all residents under their care by learning and implementing only those medical and life safety policies and procedures approved by New Hope Treatment Centers.
  • Reports immediately to the Team Leader and/or Team Supervisor any behavior which may disrupt the therapeutic milieu or which may indicate a potential problem for the resident.
  • Assists in the orientation of all new residents and provides continuing education and assistance with program rules and expectations.
  • Assists in the management of aggressive residents as needed, using only de-escalation and behavior management techniques approved by New Hope Treatment Centers.
  • Assists in the coordination of therapeutic activities, and oversees the completion of resident activities including but not limited to hygiene, chores, journaling, homework or other clinical assignments.
  • Provides timely and accurate documentation in the clinical record of resident behavior/treatment plan, and interventions provided and their effectiveness on a daily basis, using the format approved by New Hope Treatment Centers.
  • Maintains an awareness of the whereabouts of all residents under their care by providing constant supervision, regular rounds and resident counts throughout their shift.
  • Participates as an active member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Attends daily shift reports, staff meetings, resident staffing and all other required meetings.
  • Participates in staff growth and development training activities and maintains a minimum number of hours as required by New Hope Treatment Centers and its licensure agencies.