Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
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Job Title.
   Counselor I - Hammond House
Short Description of the Job.
   Human Services Agency in Saratoga Springs!
Complete Description of the Job.
   PROGRAM: Hammond House JOB TITLE: Counselor I 2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE QUALIFICATIONS: • A High School Diploma and experience providing direct treatment services, assessment, advocacy and crisis management • Clearance with all relevant background checks as per TSA policies and governing regulations • A vehicle, valid NY State Driver's License and a driving record acceptable to the TSA automotive program are required • Proficient in MS Office Suite and able to learn new data platforms PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Familiarity with Trauma Informed Care and Harm Reduction methods • Experience working in a residential setting • Familiarity with New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) regulations and guidelines • Experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS: • Be understanding of the needs of sensitive populations and demonstrate empathy • Have well-developed professional boundaries and high ethical standards • Demonstrate excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills • Possess strong crisis management and problem-solving skills • Have an ability to function as a member of team member and work independently SCOPE: Assisting in the operations of an 11 bed OMH licensed community residence with a focus on co-occurring disorders. The Counselor I reports to the Program Supervisor and Program Director. JOB DESCRIPTION: The Counselor I will have a broad range of duties including, but not limited to, the following: • Supervise the residents’ daily activities and service plans • Contribute to a safe and supportive therapeutic environment • Utilize techniques of therapeutic crisis intervention as needed • Adhere to and guide residents on all structural program expectations including house rules and daily routines • Function as positive role model for residents • Maintain appropriate boundaries with residents • Communicate effectively and professionally with residents, residents’ families, and collateral agencies • Document any and all significant events and fulfill all general record keeping responsibilities • Perform certain aspects of house maintenance, which may include housekeeping, heavy lifting and other physical exertion as required, grocery shopping, and ordering program supplies • Attend agency meetings, mandatory trainings and other activities including opportunities for professional development at the request of the Program Director or Agency • Organize and manage weekly recreational activities • Transport residents as needed • Additional duties as assigned by Program Director or Program Supervisor TSA offers a generous benefit package which includes: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance(s), 403(b), Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick, Personal Times, Flexible Benefit Spending, even your Birthday Off!
Job Category.
   Community/Social Services and Nonprofit
Job Level.
   Mid Career
Position Type.
   Full Time
For More Information Contact.
   Dawn Dawn, Program Director
Please no phone calls
Employer Info.
   Transitional Services Association, Inc.
127 Union Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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