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Residential Counselor I - Residential RecoveryBONUS

Company: Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewIn accordance with Health First Colorado (Colorado"s Medicaid Program) we are pleased to begin covering residential, inpatient, and withdrawal management substance use disorder (SUD) services within a brand new program set to begin in March. Please keep in mind that this position will not start until the month of March and start date is subject to change. Please apply to be considered for this amazing opportunity with an exciting new program!Provides milieu management, psychoeducation groups and ensures safety of individuals in a substance use residential and inpatient program. 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.BONUS OPPORTUNITY!! Three phase bonus paid out in 3-$500 increments. $500 on first paycheck, $500 on 6 month anniversary, and $500 at 18 month anniversary.Must work a minimum of 20 hours/week to be eligible for bonus. Bonus will be pro-rated if working less than 40 hours. Responsibilities Essential Duties: Interacts with a client population that is new to recovery and may be experiencing post-acute withdrawal symptoms as well as mental health symptoms. Residential counselors will provide guidance, safety, stability and direction to these patients. Identifies emergency signals and situations and reacts appropriately. Performs accurate and timely documentation at all times, including admissions, shift notes, discharges, inventories and screening of clients" personal belongings, and charting of all significant interactions with each client. Monitors and documents client"s vital signs, physical condition and behavior, as needed. Must be able to administer blood pressure assessments, utilizing blood pressure cuffs, when Nurse is not available. Monitors Breath Alcohol (BA) tests as needed and documents appropriately. Assist Nurse in conducting Random Urine Drug Testing. Facilitate or co-facilitate psychoeducation and/or process groups. Assign and monitor residential unit chores, including main areas, hallways, bedrooms and bathrooms. Collaborate with kitchen staff regarding meals, snacks. Assists with the planning, conducting and supervision of patient activities, including community meetings, groups, 12-step, family/friend visitation, recreational activities and life skills. Practices OSHA safety standards and disposes of biohazard waste according to OSHA standards. Assists patients in developing Recovery/Relapse Prevention plans. May assist in transporting admitted clients to hospitals, aftercare or other approved services as directed by the Shift Coordinator or Program Coordinator. Individual may be exposed adverse weather conditions during loading and unloading passengers. Effectively responds to the client"s needs and problems, initiates and maintains positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, email and other requests. Adheres to all Jefferson Center Policies and Procedures. Other Duties (Productivity Performance Measures, Professional Growth/Development, Relationships/Communication) Ensures Adverse Incident Reporting (AIR) procedures are followed during shift. Attends mandatory in-services, staff meetings, clinical supervision, and on-line training as required. Participates in supervision by coming prepared with an agenda. Reports high risk/problem cases using a problem solving approach as well as feedback. Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment. Participates in staff development activities that enhance professional growth. Have an understanding of how trauma impacts the lives of the people being served, so that every interaction is consistent with the recovery process and reduces the possibility of retraumatization. Participates in the Center"s training/educational programs designed to enhance knowledge about Trauma Informed Care, the impact of trauma and trauma recovery. Ensure that delivery practices are guided by the principles of trauma informed care and the principles of addiction treatment. Maintains effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, subordinates, upper management, visitors and the general public. Uses language and behavior to promote dignity and respect. Corporate Compliance including documentation on practice in accordance with regulatory requirements and clinical guidelines. Exhibits enthusiasm, respect, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment. Must be sensitive to the diverse cultural and situational needs of the patients. Note: Employees are held accountable for all 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. Qualifications Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required: High school diploma or equivalent required. Certified Addiction Technician (CAT) preferred upon. Individuals hired without certification will outline a training plan and must obtain CAT within 18 months of hire. Six months work experience in behavioral health or equivalent combination of education and experience. Current QMAP and CPR/First Aid Certification preferred or ability to obtain within six months of hire.. Valid Colorado Driver's License with a driving record that meets agency requirements. Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage requires applicant must be 25 years or older. 2021 Salary Range: Grade 49 Below Bachelor"s $31,000-$39,400Salary is determined based on years of total relevant experience. As an example, a candidate with 6 years of relevant experience would receive a salary of $34,900.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.

Keywords: Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Denver , Residential Counselor I - Residential RecoveryBONUS, Other , Lakewood, Colorado

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