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Counselor Assistant

Location:Fort Pierce, FL
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Substance Abuse
Description:To assist the clinical staff in the observation, supervision, monitoring and treatment delivery to residents enrolled in In-Patient Programs.
Duties:1.0 Assists clinical staff in the observation, supervision and monitoring of residents in the milieu.
1.1 Assists in the orientation of new residents to the program.
1.2 Assists residents in increasing ADL skills using hands-on techniques as needed.
1.3 All residents on special precautions (close observation) are monitored according to facility protocol and procedure.
1.4 Recognizes signs of aggressive behavior and responds promptly to crisis situations.
1.5 Appropriately utilizes verbal and physical intervention techniques (NAPPI) to redirect and prompt residents to safe and appropriate behavior.

2.0 Guides and participates in resident therapeutic milieu.
2.1 Conducts educational lectures and skill development group discussions.
2.2 Readily develops and establishes therapeutic relationships with residents.
2.3 Effectively interacts with resident's family and significant others.
2.4 Is familiar with assigned residents, assists in the development of individual treatment plan goals, and assists and encourages residents in implementing and carrying out appropriate aspects of the plan.
2.5 Participates with supervisor in regularly scheduled meetings and activities to increase clinical understanding of residents and program.
2.6 Coordinates written assignments and individual goal setting activities with assigned groups.

3.0 Prepares written documentation and record keeping for residents as assigned.
3.1 Medical record entries are factual and concise and documented using the PIP format.
3.2 Medical record entries are in correct sequence and according to protocol and procedure.
3.3 Close observation checklists are completed in a timely and accurate manner and according to protocol and procedure.
3.4 Documents neatly, legibly and in accordance with accepted charting standards.

4.0 Performs other duties as requested.
4.1 Miscellaneous duties are performed according to instruction.
Qualifications:AA in Human Services or related field or 2 years experience in related field will substitute for degree requirement.
Good interpersonal and writing skills. Must have a valid Florida Driver's License with 6 points or less in the last 3 years.


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