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direct care counselor

  • Provide direct care for at-risk adolescent males in a residential setting. 
  • React to crisis situations in a professional manner and keep the community, clients, and myself safe at all times.
  • Set up appointments for clients and make sure they arrive to these appointments on time. 
  • Communicate directly with clinicians, case managers, and other members of the treatment team through meetings, phone calls, and emails.
  • Work with therapists, doctors, social workers, probation/parole officers, teachers, and so on to provide the best care for the clients I work with on a daily basis. 
  • Prepare the youth to move into independent living or reunification with their families. 
  • Keep documentation daily and organize paperwork and files of clients.
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direct care counselor

  • Provide support for clients during and between group therapy, provide meal support for two meals and two snacks per day, chart on client’s participation and agendas assigned to them by therapist, perform other office duties as assigned.
  • Collect information about individuals or clients, using interviews, observational techniques, and other assessment methods.
  • Counsel individuals to help them process their feelings and motivations, encourage and provide support for clients’ eating disorder recovery.
  • Document patient information including session notes, progress notes, interventions  to help them understand problems, deal with crisis situations, define goals, and develop realistic action plans. jobs as needed.
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direct care counselor

  •   Serve as a Residential Overnight Counselor to adolescent residents/detainees with mental health disabilities consisting of but not limited to:  ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and ODD.
  •    Provide a therapeutic environment to help residents/detainees observe and learn socially effective values, attitudes, and behaviors.     
  •   Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment. 
  •    Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
  •    Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with problems.
  •    Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
  •    Counsel clients and patients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
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direct care counselor

  • Provide consumers with help moving in and out of beds, baths and wheelchairs, and with dressing and grooming.
  • Care for consumers by changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning, and assisting with activities of daily living.
  • Plan, prepare, and serve meals to consumers, according to prescribed diets.
  • Maintain records of consumer care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to consumers to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
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direct care counselor

  • Set boundaries and guidelines of expectations for my shift
  • Observed and documented behavior changes to enforce the safety of the home
  • Disciplined any unnecessary behavior that was unwarranted
  • Delivered boys to school, church, and other outside activities and services
  • Distributed medicine in a timely manner
  • Held weekly life groups for daily and life development 
  • Responsible for the boys daily well being including nutrition, sleep and personal interaction