$15 – 16/hr
Title: Program Residential Counselor
Job Description: Responsible for the overall running of the house, scheduling the implementation of each resident's IPP during the weekdays, making sure the program paperwork is updated daily, and providing input for IPP development and progress reviews.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Live in the house, sleep in on week nights and ensures that residents get ready for work or day program and leave the house properly dressed with either a lunch bag or money for lunch.
- Create a home-like atmosphere; maintain high standards of housekeeping.
- Schedule and ensure the implementation of the following tasks (either by delegating or performing in person): cooking, cleaning, food purchasing, grounds maintenance, and resident's involvement therein.
- Maintain running food and supply shopping list for house. Make sure the food shopping and cooking follows the menu posted in the house.
- Ensure that resident's clothing are in adequate supply and in good repair and schedule shopping trips for residents as necessary.
- Help clients with bathing and grooming as needed. (observe if toe nails need trimming - make appointment with podiatrist if needed) Ensure that each resident has an assigned laundry day and performs laundry (including bedding) with the assistance of the staff on duty.
- Ensure that residents' bedding and bath linens are clean and in a good state of repair. Inform office of items that need to be replaced. May be given money to purchase items during normal working hours.
- Ensure that house is clean after residents leave for their day program (check that the bed is made in each bedroom, the bedroom is picked up, there is no odor in any room or rest of house, make sure kitchen is clean and dishes washed/put away, straighten up linen and supply closets, and mop kitchen floor if needed).
- Ensure maintenance and repair of vehicle, equipment, furnishings, and building by informing Program Coordinator II and scheduling the work of repairmen or taking items to be repaired.
- Ensure that the schedule of programmatic activities set by the Program Coordinator II is implemented; report to Program Coordinator II on any incidents or difficulties with program implementation.
- Ensure daily implementation of clients' medical plans, behavior plans, diets, etc.
- Administer and chart medication, order medication when low.
- Conduct periodic house meetings with the residents.
- Conduct and document fire drills once a month.
- Act as a liaison between administration and other staff through daily communication book. Get a report from weekend staff on Sunday evening and check that they have filled the appropriate documentation (med charts, progress notes, activities logs, any incidents, etc). Communicate incidents to Program Coordinator II.
- Coordinate with weekend counselor to produce a biweekly list of community outings and schedules those outings.
- Leave a list of housekeeping chores and programmatic activities for weekend staff; make sure that there is gas in the van and food needed to cover the weekend.
- Leave instructions for other direct care staff.
- Communicate important information to other staff through the Communication Book to ensure consistent care.
- Ensure that all logs and learner data sheets are filled by direct care staff and informs Program Coordinator II of any incident or immediate concern.
- Check staff's time sheets on a regular basis to ensure that they are entering their hours as worked and are not running into overtime. Notify Program Coordinator II so that substitute staffing can be provided to avoid overtime.
- Attend meetings of interdisciplinary teams, and staff meetings as required. Write summary of meetings.
- Help in scheduling and arranging transportation to doctor's and therapist's appointments. Take residents to appointments if needed.
- Ensure that Metro Mobility and other rides are arranged (and appropriately canceled, if needed).
- Occasionally stay on duty for sick residents or snow days, or holidays if no office staff is available.
- Provide basic orientation to new staff as directed by the Program Coordinator II.
- Provide input to Program Coordinator II for developing IPPs and progress reviews.
- Collect pay stubs and other financial information from residents and keep in locked cabinet.
- Keep active communication with clients' day programs, case managers, and families. Keep friendly communication with neighbors.
- Maintain own work eligibility by keeping Mantoux test, CPR, First Aid, Med Administration certification, and Minnesota driver's license up-to-date. Also attend required training.
- Other duties as requested by Program Director or Program Coordinator II in keeping with client care requirements.