Residential Counselor

Job Description

Residential Counselors provide direct support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and brain injuries in residential settings. Staff members work in partnership with the individuals we serve, as well as their family members, friends, employers, and other support staff to assist with achieving personal goals and developing new skills in their homes and the community.

As a Residential Counselor, your responsibilities include facilitating and enhancing individual participation in the home and community, assisting with relationship development, meal planning, performing routine housekeeping duties, providing transportation, administering medications and other various duties.

Positions are offered full-time, part-time and on an interim basis.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED;
  • Valid Drivers license and use of personal vehicle for work related duties;
  • An acceptable criminal history review (CORI), National Background Check and drug screening;
  • Ability to perform and assist individuals in all aspects of activities of daily living;
  • Ability to lift, and/or transfer individuals according to need;
  • Ability to participate in all job training requirements as scheduled;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to adhere to and specifically follow written treatment plans, service plans and specialized protocols for the individuals CMHS serves.