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Residential Counselor – SH, NOC


Job Description:

Part of the Telecare family, the Orange County Crisis is expanding from a 6 bed to a 15 bed (24 hour) residential program for adults with a severe mental illness experiencing a mental health crisis. Length of stay is up to 14 days. The On-Call Residential Counselor (PSC I) performs a variety of duties such as assisting clients with activities of daily living, as needed. The Residential Counselor provides direct client support and case management services to all residents using Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery principles. Provides education and support to residents and their families. Collaborates with other services and agencies such as the Conservator’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, Probation Department and County Mental Health Services. QUALIFICATIONS On-Call Position One (1) year of experience working with the severely and persistently mentally ill population, and demonstrated ability to perform at a consistently high level as a Residential Counselor is required. High school graduation or a G.E.D. equivalent is required. Necessary skills include knowledge of psychology or sociology, knowledge of mental illness behaviors and treatment principles of interviewing to acquire information and the ability to interact with other residents of the team, clients, family residents and community services. The ability to read, write & speak English is crucial along with basic math skills. Must have valid California driver’s license, a DMV clearance for insurability, a vehicle (approved for safety), and proof of insurance; must have knowledge and ability to use public transportation. Applicant must be fingerprinted and receive clearance from the Department of Justice and The Office of inspector General. Must possess a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and receive a motor vehicle record clearance. Must have completed first aid and CPR training or obtain certification within four (4) weeks of hire. Bilingual Spanish pref. EOE AA M/F/V/Disability Telecare Corporation is fully committed to a strong equal opportunity program . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability status, creed, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or other basis protected by applicable antidiscrimination laws. TMJ Job Location Orange, California, United States Position Type Part-Time

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