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Residence Counselor

Company: MOHAWK OPPORTUNITIES, INC.
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Residence Counselor - Full Time

We welcome college grads or students working towards a degree in human services. Great opportunity to gain experience in human services. We provide training and staff development.

We DO NOT do personal care personal care AND we DO NOT do physical restraints. Everything we do with our clients is verbal engagement and interactions including supportive counseling and teaching.

Mohawk Opportunities is committed to helping individuals living with Mental Illness, HIV/AIDS and those who are homeless achieve stable community living and independence by providing:
Housing that is safe and affordable,
Services that facilitate growth and recovery,
Relationships built on a foundation of caring and respect, and
A sense of hope for the future.

Responsibilities of the Residence Counselor are to provide services to adults who have a diagnosis of mental illness and living in a group home. Specific duties of the Residence Counselor included:
Provide supportive counseling;
Providing rehabilitation skills such as teaching of daily living skills including medication management and coping skills, crisis intervention and prevention;
Recreation activities for socialization and stress reduction; and
Maintaining a healthy and clean environment for our clients ensuring clients are doing their chores correctly and by assisting with cleaning activities.

Skills/Qualifications for the Residence Counselor include:
College classes in human services, BA preferred.
Demonstrated ability in helping others.
Valid and insurable driver's license.
Experience working with people who have a diagnosis of mental illness or other human service experience.
Both the ability to work independently and as a team member.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
The ability to be organized and have good time management skills.
The COVID-19 vaccine is required or properly approved exemption consistent with applicable laws.

Salary and Schedule of the Residence Counselor positions:
$15.78/hour; $32,822.40/annual equivalent. Overtime is available in our group home setting, $23.67/overtime pay rate
Overtime is available in our group home setting, $21.42/overtime pay rate.
Excellent benefits, staff training, generous paid time off, and 30 minute paid meal break.
Supportive work environment.
Agency vehicles available for business use.

Residence Counselor Schedules at Curry Home and Jones Home:

Curry House Schedule 1:

Sunday - Off

Monday - Off

Tuesday - Off

Wednesday - 8:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday - 1:00pm -11:00pm

Friday - 1:00pm-11:00pm

Saturday - 1:00pm- 11:00pm

Curry House Schedule 2:

Sunday- 1:00pm-11:00pm

Monday- 1:00pm-11:00pm

Tuesday- 1:00pm-11:00pm

Wednesday- 10:00am-8:00pm

Thursday - Off

Friday - Off

Saturday - Off

Curry House Schedule 3:

Sunday- 8am - 6pm

Monday -8am-6pm

Tuesday -8am- 6pm

Wednesday -1pm - 11pm

Thursday -Off

Friday - Off

Saturday- Off

Jones Home Schedule:

Sunday- Off

Monday- Off

Tuesday- 3:30pm-11:30pm

Wednesday 11:00am -7:00pm

Thursday 3:00pm -11:00pm

Friday 4:00pm-11 :00pm

Saturday 2:00pm -11:00pm

Emmanuel House:

Sunday - 1:00pm - 11:00pm

Monday - 1:00pm - 11:00pm

Tuesday - 1:00pm - 11:00pm

Wednesday - 1:00pm - 11:00pm

Thursday - Off

Friday - Off

Saturday - Off

Visit our website at www.mohawkopportunities.org.

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Requirements

Skills/Qualifications for the Residence Counselor include:
College classes in human services, BA preferred.
Demonstrated ability in helping others.
Valid and insurable driver's license.
Experience working with people who have a diagnosis of mental illness or other human service experience.
Both the ability to work independently and as a team member.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
The ability to be organized and have good time management skills.
The COVID-19 vaccine is required or properly approved exemption consistent with applicable laws.

Benefits
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Life insurance
Retirement Plan
Tuition Reimbursement
Reduced memberships for BJs and Verizon Wireless
Staff Training and Development
Generous paid time off
Agency Vehicles are available for business use
Paid lunch
Make a difference in a work environment where you matter!
Culture of Caring

Keywords: MOHAWK OPPORTUNITIES, INC., Schenectady , Residence Counselor, IT / Software / Systems , Schenectady, New York

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