Bloom House Residential Treatment Center (RTC) Residential Counselor
About Homeward Pikes Peak
The mission of HPP is to work with individuals and families in our community to achieve their full potential through supportive housing and recovery services, to rebuild dignity & self-sufficiency, and to permanently exit homelessness. Our efforts focus on overcoming the barriers to developing and maintaining stable housing and sober living. To do this, we adhere to commonly held social work values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. We believe that these values infuse the work of HPP and are a guidepost to which our staff and partners should aspire.
This position is responsible for working with the Director of the Program to provide counseling and support for pregnant and parenting women (PPW). Residential Counselors will address addictions to drugs or alcohol, lead recovery skills groups and oversee daily activities. This will be a dynamic position on a small team and will require the Certified Addiction Technician to collaborate with the treatment and program teams to meet the needs of mothers and infants in the program. The Residential Counselor reports to the Director of Sober Homes and Recovery Services. To maintain our standing with the Colorado Behavioral Health Agency as a Special Connections Contract provider, only women will be considered for this position.
Counselors will work 12-hour shifts – daytime, 7 AM – 7 PM. Specific day assignments will made with the supervisor.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide individual and group counseling and support for pregnant and parenting women through recovery groups, life skills, parenting classes, and relapse prevention programs in a residential setting. Support clients in their recovery and work with the Program Coordinator and SUD Counselor) to ensure the client is working through their individual service plan. May employ motivational interviewing and support to build recovery skills of residents.
• Support each client’s individual service plan for recovery and provide feedback and support.
• Coordinate any immediate needs as well as follow-up to facilitate incident reports to the final resolution of the emergency.
• Monitor and communicate the wellness and behaviors of the clients overnight and on weekends. Document as needed.
• Supervising residents’ daily schedule, recreation, chores, mealtimes, etc.
• Document all client encounters in the online electronic health record.
• Provide clients with transportation to appointments when necessary.
• Monitor adherence of clients to the Bloom House RTC policies and procedures.
• Provide support to Project Director, Program Coordinator, Volunteer teachers, or contractors who come on-site to work with residents.
• Other duties as assigned.
HOMEWARD PIKES PEAK TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintains prompt and regular attendance.
• Attend and participate in staff meetings.
• Documents all patient contacts and other clinical information in the health record system.
• Maintain office environment to professional standards and display abundant teaming skills.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
• Current Addiction Specialist (CAS) certification and completion of all requirements at the CAT and the CAS levels required. Registration with CO DORA is required.
• 1 – 3 years of certified addiction experience required.
• A bachelor’s degree in a related human Service Field is preferred but not required.
• Understanding of regulations and standards regarding privacy and confidentiality in the provision of direct services.
• Experience with motivational interviewing techniques. Understands the principles and concepts of trauma, resiliency, recovery, and wellness-orientated lifestyle.
• Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, flexibility, creativity, compassion, and professionalism.
• Possesses good communication skills.
• Understands client rights, confidentiality, ethics, and roles.
• Possesses a willingness to seek supervision and/or ask for direction.
• Self-starter with an ability to work independently with minimal supervision and within a team.
• QMAP certified (or willing to obtain), First Aid, CPR
• Understanding of HIPPA regulations and standards regarding privacy and confidentiality
• Familiarity with using electronic health records and documentation.
• Successful candidates must submit to and pass, pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit at a desk or conference table; and talk or hear when interacting with various individuals and groups.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to airborne viruses, bacteria, or other bodily pathogens carried by residents or present in the residential treatment center. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and fumes or airborne particles when walking between buildings. The noise level in the work environment can range from very quiet while in a private office or the treatment center, to loud in the shared office spaces.
Compensation and Benefits
The pay for this position is $22-24 per hour. This is a full-time position of three 12-hour shifts weekly. There may be opportunities for overtime.
HPP offers paid vacation, and sick leave for full-time, regular employees. Other benefits include medical, vision and dental insurance that the employee may select at one-half the cost of the monthly premium. Additionally, short-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, life
insurance, and EAP is provided at no cost to the employee. Participation in 401K is also offered.
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Homeward Pikes Peak is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Homeward Pikes Peak makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.