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Catholic Charities of Cortland County Residential Counselors in Cortland, New York

Job Title: Residential Counselor Lawrence House Department: Residential Programs & Housing Position Status: Non-exempt Full time Supervised by: Program Manager General Statement of Duties: Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Residential Counselor provides direct care in a community residence setting. Emphasis is on training and assisting residents, and supervising activities of daily living. This position requires flexibility in the work schedule to respond to programmatic needs. Specific Duties or Typical Work Activities: - Participate in the intake and admission processes, when necessary - Orient incoming residents - Counsel skill development - Provide behavior intervention - Manage crises - Report and keep case records - Assess residents' functional abilities - Teach, assist and supervise residents in areas such as: - Nutrition - Finances - Self Care - Medication - Housekeeping - Leisure - Time Management - Social Skills - Utilization of Community Services - Participate in discharge planning - Provide follow-up in discharge planning - Related work, as required Required Knowledge and Skills: - Demonstrated ability to effectively provide assistance to persons with addiction problems - Verbal and written communication skills - Ability to work in a team environment - Computer and technology skills - Good interpersonal skills - Valid NYS Driver license, acceptable driving record, and adequate auto insurance coverage Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree and 1 year experience in a human services field or - Associate's Degree and 3 years of experience in a human services field or - Alternative experience and/or education as approved by the NYS Office of Mental Health Apply online: http://www.ccocc.org

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