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Residential Counselor Peer

Access Supports for Living

This is a Contract position in Rochester, NY posted October 22, 2021.

Residential Counselor PeerSchedule: Sun-Mon 4pm-12Rate: 15.50In this role you will have the opportunity to:Engage individuals with behavioral health needs in services that support their recovery and growth towards living in their community setting of choice.Support understanding and adherence to house rules, policies and practices for all residents and their visitors.To be an informal and be able to use sound judgment regarding the day to day operation of the residenceTo learn and develop skills t help individuals to create their own recovery-based service plansTo help people learn how to budget funds and manage a budget that leads to a greater level of independenceTo educate and orient incoming individuals to the house environmentTo educate and supervise individuals in taking and packing of medications until the achieve self-medication statusTo assist individuals to schedule medical appointments and related documentsTo assist individuals in learning how to use transportation resources available in the community.

On occasion to use agency vehicles in transport people to community events or appointments.To facilitate community meetings designed to plan meals, outings, assign chores, and listen to feedback from the community.To assist people in meal planning, preparation, and cleanup as part of their skill developmentTo assist people in learning skills associated with home management such as cleaning and laundry.Coordinate services with other providers and familiesQualifications: Candidate must have:Minimum 2 year experience with related population and demonstrated skills orAA with minimum 1 year experience with related population and demonstrated skills orBachelors in the field (Human Services, Psychological education, Social Work) with some experience with related population and demonstrated skillsThe ideal candidate should:Be motivated to engage with and support the recovery of those we serve.Be able to respond to routine and/or emergency medical needs when they ariseBe proactive to identify, resolve and report safety concerns at residenceBe able to communicate effectively both in verbal and written formsAccess offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage; an array of voluntary benefits (term life, whole life, identity theft protection and pet insurance); Healthcare and Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts; employer paid Short Term Disability, LTD and AD&D; a matching 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, accelerated holiday pay and tuition assistance.

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