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Residential Counselor - Withdrawal Management

Company: Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

BONUS OPPORTUNITY ELIGIBLE At Jefferson Center, it is our policy and our mission to be inclusive and mindful of the diversity of everyone who comes through our doors. We are passionate about building a community where mental health matters and equitable care is accessible to all races, ethnicities, abilities, socioeconomic statuses, ages, sexual orientations, gender expressions, religions, cultures, and languages.The Residential Counselor at Withdrawal Management provides milieu management and ensures safety of individuals that are intoxicated and/or experiencing withdrawal.The Residential Counselor position has both full time and part time positions open This position allows for longer workdays and shorter work weeks (i.e., 10-hour shifts).Essential Duties:Assessment and documentation of levels of intoxication, including breath alcohol levels, withdrawal symptoms, vital signs, physical condition, mental status and behavior.Identifies signs of an emergency and reacts appropriately. Ensures Adverse Incident Reporting (AIR) procedures are followed during shift.Monitor milieu to ensure safety and to make sure client needs are met. Including but not limited to cleaning/organization of shared spaces, restocking supplies, ensuring doors and windows remain closed/secure.Effectively responds to client needs and problems. Engages clients in discussions to identify goals and build rapport; provide referrals to supportive services when needed.Serves as Acting Shift Coordinator when coverage is needed (pay differential is provided).Practices OSHA safety standards and disposes of biohazard waste according to OSHA standards.If given approval, must transport clients to and from hospitals, aftercare, or other approved services as directed by the Shift Coordinator. Individuals may be exposed to adverse weather conditions during loading and unloading of passengers. Must adhere to transportation safety guidelines.Assisting in maintaining outreach vans and reporting any vehicle accidents, damage or needed maintenance.Adhere to all Withdrawal Management and Jefferson Center Policies and Procedures.Participate in supervision by coming prepared with an agenda. Report high risk/problem cases, utilize a problem-solving approach, and work to integrate feedback.Perform accurate and timely documentation at all times.Adhere with Corporate Compliance requirements in accordance with regulatory requirements and clinical guidelines.Exhibit enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment.Maintain effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, upper management, visitors, and the general public. Use language and behavior to promote dignity and respect.Demonstrate cultural competence in working with clients from diverse backgrounds, and exhibit knowledge and skills to develop therapeutic alliance with patients.Participate in staff development activities to enhance professional growth.Ability to prioritize responsibilities and effectively manage time independently.Address the whole health needs of the client by ensuring that appropriate releases are in place for other providers, and by making appropriate referrals as needed.Understand how trauma impacts the lives of the people being served, ensure that every interaction is consistent with the recovery process and reduces the possibility of re-traumatization.Ensure that delivery practices are guided by the principles of trauma informed care and the principles of addiction treatment.Note: Employees are held accountable for all essential and other duties of this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:Minimum of High school diploma or equivalent, and Certified Addiction Technician (CAT) or ability to obtain CAT within eighteen months of hire.Preferred Bachelor's degree in a related field (psychology, counseling, human services, or social work) and Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) or ability to obtain CAS within 18 months of hire.Valid Driver's License with a driving record that meets agency requirements. Ability to drive at night and in all types of weather. This position requires traveling between Jefferson Center locations and hospitals. Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage requires applicant must be 25 years or older.Jefferson Center's Substance Use Treatment Programs require pre-employment drug testing.Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Salary Grade 49 - Below Bachelor's$35,500 to $45,200 Salary is determined based on years of total relevant experience Salary is based on 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) or 40 hours per week. Less than 40 hours/week will be prorated and adjusted to the appropriate FTE.Grade 50- Bachelor's Degree$38,100 to $48,600 Salary is determined based on years of total relevant experience Salary is based on 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) or 40 hours per week. Less than 40 hours/week will be prorated and adjusted to the appropriate FTE. BONUS OPPORTUNITY Three phase bonus paid out using the following schedule. Based on full time (40 hours/week). Prorate if less than 40 hours/week. Must work a minimum of 20 hours/week to be eligible for bonus. $500 1 month anniversary $500 6 month anniversary $500 1 year anniversary ($1,500 Total)Benefits Include (Must work a minimum of 20 hours/week to be eligible for benefits):Flexible work schedule and remote work options (Jefferson Center will offer relocation assistance, up to $1,500, to out of state candidates willing to relocate to Colorado. Please contact Recruiting for more information.)Medical (Kaiser or Cigna), Delta Dental, and EyeMed Vision insurance plansLife, LTD/STD, and malpractice insurance paid by Jefferson Center401(k) plan with matching employer contribution and 403(b) option15% Wellness Discount on medical insurance plans for participating employees1 Paid Wellness Hour per week (based on FTE)Health Insurance Reimbursement up to $125 per monthGenerous Paid Time Off plus 13 paid holidays per yearEmployees with 1 year of service are eligible for Supplemental Parental Leave up to 60 hours (based on FTE)Extended Paid Bereavement Leave up to 20 daysTrauma Informed Care LeaveTuition Reimbursement after one year of employmentPublic Service Loan Forgiveness and Colorado Health Services Corps loan repayment plan options for participating employees.COVID-19 Vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption is required for employment with Jefferson Center for Mental Health. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated (Received final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen) and provide proof, or have an approved medical or religious exemption, prior to their first day of employment. Information on how to request an exemption will be provided at the time of offer.EducationRequiredDiploma or betterPreferredBachelors or betterAssociates or better

Keywords: Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Denver , Residential Counselor - Withdrawal Management, Executive , Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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