Are you passionate about helping foster children and families?
Join an ethnically and culturally diverse team of multidisciplinary professionals. Unity Care has a wide-range of rewarding positions serving underserved foster youth and families in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Placer Counties. As a member of the Unity Care team you will receive competitive benefits, training, and professional development opportunities.
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Residential Counselor - Group Home
Residential Counselor - Group Home
About Unity Care
Our mission is to provide quality youth and family programs for the purpose of creating healthier communities through lifelong partnerships. Headquartered in San Jose, with incredible weather, culture and sports, and the SF Bay and ocean just minutes away. Unity Care offers a wide range of services benefiting at-risk and foster youth and their families throughout Northern California. Its signature program, established in 1993, focuses on serving the housing needs of youth in foster care and beyond. The organization provides more than two dozen community-based, education and behavioral health programs, transforming the lives of over 6,000 youth and families annually. We are proud to have one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse workforce in the Bay Area. We have a friendly, servant-leader culture with significant growth opportunities.
The Residential Counselor assists the Facility Manager with the daily oversight of operations of Unity Care Group’s residential treatment program and staff. This role is responsible for providing therapeutic interventions to youth and families in residential and community settings. The Residential Counselor partners and collaborates on a team of mental health professionals with the overarching goal of meeting the permanency goals of the youth and families served in the Residential Program.
Bachelor's Degree or 4+ years of experience working with at-risk youth or adolescent children in a residential setting.
Ability to thoroughly document, and in a timely manner, into Electronic Health Records for program-required documents
Must be a confident and responsible role model with excellent judgment
Must able to work well independently in high stress environments
Must display a proven dedication to youth through leadership and/or mentoring experience
60 completed college units from an accredited institution
Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with at-risk youth or adolescent children in a residential setting preferred but not required
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):
Monitor group home residents’ general health and safety; knows where each resident is and with whom at all times.
Teach residents socially acceptable habits of behavior and appearance and how to behave in public
Demonstrate professional boundaries and appropriate self-disclosure when interacting with residents
Based on training, implement appropriate authority and discipline to set limits for behavior and help each resident practice self-control
Participates in the implementation of treatment plans, crisis intervention plans, and safety plans as created by licensed clinicians
Maintain a daily log which monitors each resident’s behavior and feelings as they are related to current situations in daily living as well as school information, medical visits, and incident reports.
Implement emergency procedures in the event of crisis situations – both behavioral and environmental.
Keeps record and receipts for expenditure and operates home within daily budget.
Follows daily living schedules for residents. Is responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the structured program and ensures that proper food and rest are provided.
Coordinates and supervises educational and recreational programs.
Attend regular staff meeting.
Responsible for daily management of the group home to keep in ordinance with Community Care Licensing requirements: meal planning and preparation, keeping the house, yard and van clean and orderly, supervising chores that are the responsibility of the resident, and transportation of the resident.
Generates own billings from the delivery of services
Manages own documentation and prompt submittal of billing.