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Residential Counselor

Company: Evolve Treatment Centers
Location: Encinitas
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Evolve Treatment Centers is looking for passionate and enthusiastic Residential Counselor to join our team at one of our 6-bed teen residential treatment centers in Encinitas, CA!This position involves providing supervision to up to 6 six adolescents who are in residential treatment for 30-60 days for issues related to mental health and substance abuse. Residential Counselors support clients in their daily activities and facilitate groups with our clients. This position is challenging yet rewarding as our staff have the opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of teens and their families. This is a great position for someone who may be interested in going back to school to pursue a degree in the mental health or social services field.The ideal candidate is experienced, dedicated, and excited about working with teens with mental health and substance abuse issues. We are looking for someone who is flexible and willing to adjust to the ever-changing nature of residential treatment. Residential Counselors must be patient, resilient, reliable team players, and must know how to maintain appropriate boundaries.As an RC you will be a critical health worker, and so could be exposed to COVID, or on occasion work with clients with COVID. Evolve follows all state and local requirements regarding PPE and has strict guidelines for a safe work environment.Primary Responsibilities and Duties:Provide one-to-one support and supervision to clients struggling with mental health and substance abuse issuesEstablish positive and nurturing relationships with the clients, within professional boundaries, in accordance with the policies and proceduresMaintain vigilance and awareness of the milieu while monitoring the behavior, activities, and safety of the clientsEngage in activities with the clients, such as, hikes, equine therapy, surf therapy, and fitness groupsCreate a constructive therapeutic community in accordance with the Center's policesConduct and facilitate psycho-education groups and recreational activitiesPerform crisis management and interventions as necessaryDemonstrate model behaviorsMaintain accurate and detailed documentation of all shift activitiesOversee and participate in meal-times and assist clients with life skills (i.e. laundry, dishes, and making bed)Requirements:Must be at least 21 years of age or olderMust have a valid driver's license to drive company van for recreational activities and be able to commute to RTC locationMust be able to attend weekly Treatment Team meeting from 9am-12pmAble to remain calm in a crisis for safety of our clientsMust have a clean record and be able to pass a CA livescan background check and receive physical and drug clearance.Must be able to participate in physical and recreational activities with clients, as well as always provide line of site of clientsMust provide full attention at all times for client's safety.Preferred Qualifications:BA in Psychology, Social Work, or related fieldSome prior experience working in a mental health settingPrevious crisis management experiencePrevious experience working with teensAdditional Information:Part-time positions typically consist of 2-3 shifts/week plus the Treatment Team Meetings (paid)Open shift times are as follows: 6am-2pm Mon-Wed AND 6am-2pm or 2 pm-10 pm SAT-SUNThis position pays $21/hr depending on experienceCOVID-19 considerations:Masks are required at all times and will be provided. Upon coming to work, all employees get their temperatures checked. We also have plenty of PPE (e.g., gloves) and hand sanitizer readily available. We have increased housekeeping and sanitization.

Keywords: Evolve Treatment Centers, Encinitas , Residential Counselor, Other , Encinitas, California

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