Job Title: Supportive Living Counselor
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Supportive Living
Reports to: Director of Behavioral Health
Supervisory Responsibilities: No
Summary: The Counselor will work directly with clients in the Supportive Living level of care, engage their immediate family member(s) and supportive significant others, and work collaboratively with clinical directors and other staff, as needed, to meet the client’s individual needs. Additionally, the Supportive Living Counselor will develop individualized service plans, assure coordinated care; and collaborate with the community partners and linkages to assist clients in accessing available and necessary resources.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provide individualized service plans based on an assessment of each client’s strengths, challenges, and needs in consultation with immediate past and/or concurrent service providers.
2. Performs service plan updates and progress reviews every three months as indicated, assessing ability to live independently.
3. Maintains case record documentation in accordance with program policy and procedure and OASAS Regulations
4. Coordinates client care with treatment providers and referral sources, attending treatment-planning conferences and case conference.
5. Monitors residence for cleanliness and safety. Facilitates weekly House Meetings with residents.
6. Provides weekly counseling and/or support with each resident.
7. Ensures referrals and follow-up to community resources, such as vocational/ educational, child care, etc., whether direct or through other providers. Monitors residents’ performance of daily living skills, utilizing community resources, and engagement in self-help; providing assistance, direction, and encouragement as indicated.
8. Provides linkage and coordination with Peer Advocates.
9. Ensures clients and their significant others have been trained in the use of Narcan.
10. Attends staff meetings, transfer case conference, respective treatment case conference, and in-service trainings as scheduled.
11. Maintains current certification by attending relevant workshops and trainings.
12. Submit Monthly Statistics, participate in monthly QA/QI meeting and monitor program improvement plans or Corrective Action Plans as needed.
13. Performs other duties as requested.
Working conditions and physical demands:
Potential for unpredictable clients or clients under stressful situations that require consistent support.
Education and/or experience:
GED or High School Diploma required
Three (3) years’ experience in the treatment of Substance Use disorder
Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies:
CASAC or other QHP required
Proficient computer skills
Proficient oral and written communication skills