Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
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Job Title.
   Counselor-Progressive Steps Apartment Program
Short Description of the Job.
   Saratoga Human Services Agency!
Complete Description of the Job.
   PROGRAM: Progressive Steps Apartment Program JOB TITLE: Counselor QUALIFICATIONS: A High School Diploma and experience working in a mental health or related field 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 Experience providing direct treatment services in a residential setting Familiarity with New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) regulations and guidelines 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: Working with an assigned caseload of residents in the apartment program. The Counselor reports to the Program Supervisor and Program Director. JOB DESCRIPTION: Meet with residents assigned to caseload on a regularly scheduled basis to address issues related to personal and inter-personal functioning in the context of semi-independent apartment living Work with residents in areas including problem solving, crisis counseling, roommate conflicts and/or family conflicts, care and maintenance of apartment, money management, daily and long-range planning, medication management, and parenting skills Participate in the resident admission/discharge process as appropriate Work in conjunction with other staff to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents Instruct, assist, supervise and monitor activities of daily living in the apartment such as personal hygiene, menu planning, and cooking, and outside the apartment in areas such as banking, laundering, and food shopping Develop, implement, and monitor resident-specific program plans and likewise work closely with residents to obtain long and short term goals in areas including social, vocational, personal, and daily living Actively participate in the planning and coordination of structured leisure and recreation activities for program residents Act as a liaison between the agency, residents, and outside organizations in a professional and appropriate manner; function as a resident advocate Attend agency meetings, mandatory trainings, and other activities including opportunities for professional development, at the request of the Program Director or Agency Perform certain aspects of maintenance of the apartment, which may include housekeeping, heavy lifting and other physical exertion as required Assume additional duties as assigned by Program Director or Program Supervisor TSA offers a generous benefit package which includes: Vacation, Sick Personal Time, Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance(s), 403(b), and much more!
Job Category.
   Community/Social Services and Nonprofit
Job Level.
   Mid Career
Position Type.
   Full Time
For More Information Contact.
   Kathy Butler
Employer Info.
   Transitional Services Association, Inc.
127 Union Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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