Services for the Underserved

  • Therapeutic Center Lead Counselor

    Job Location US-NY-Brooklyn
    Category
    Developmental Disabilities
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Overview

    Therapeutic Center Lead Counselor

     

     

    Required Qualifications:

     

    • A Bachelor's degree in recreation therapy, social work, psychology or counseling or related human service field; demonstrated ability to supervise and lead other staff
    • Two years of experience working with individuals with IDD and behavioral health needs

     

    Primary Responsibilities:

     

    • During the shift in which the lead counselor is scheduled to work, he/she provides oversight of the START center counselors
    • Facilitate group and activities
    • Assures that all necessary documentation is completed during the shift
    • Facilitate admissions and discharges, assure inventory is completed, medication is counted, etc.
    • Provide direct care to guests including assistance with ADLs as necessary
    • Assist center guests with participation in scheduled daily activities
    • Provide de-escalation and intervention supports for guests experiencing stress
    • Assist guests with accomplishing goals and objectives during their stay
    • Facilitates shift exchange and communication
    • Communicate with the START clinical team regarding guest responses to interventions and what is learned about behaviors/signs/symptoms, setting events, triggers and effective interventions

     

               

     

     

     

    Qualifications

     

    • A Bachelor's degree in recreation therapy, social work, psychology or counseling or related human service field; demonstrated ability to supervise and lead other staff
    • Two years of experience working with individuals with IDD and behavioral health needs

     

     

     

    Company Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island.

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