On-Call ADL Counselor
Family House NOW and WomanSpace Philadelphia
Womanspace Philadelphia is involved in the Mayor’s homelessness initiative project and serves as the only female residential treatment program for dually diagnosed, chronically homeless women. Special components address drug/alcohol addiction, mental illness
recovery, life skills, and parenting skills. Individual and group therapy is provided in an intimate home-like setting, with the ultimate objective being reintegration.
Family House NOW is a long-term residential treatment facility for women experiencing mental illness and chemical dependence, and their children. Special components address drug/alcohol addiction, mental illness, life skills, and parenting skills, as well as
prevention and intervention for the children. Family House NOW is one of only a few programs nationwide that works with mother and child in a residential treatment setting.
Job Requirements/Minimum Qualifications:
- Resident Chores/House Maintenance
- Support residents in maintaining the physical plant
- Support residents in completing their household tasks
- Maintain the building repair log
- Support residents in maintaining daily schedule.
- Food and Household Goods
- Assist, monitor and support the cook in meal planning, food inventory, the creation of a grocery shopping list, and grocery shopping as assigned by the Director.
- Support, assist and monitor meal preparation
- Support implementation of Nutrition Program, if applicable
- Monitor and assist at meal time
- Monitor the food and household budget
- Medication and Health Management
- Assist residents in securing prescriptions
- Log new medication in medication log book
- Monitor the resident’s self-administration of all medication and log in medication log as assigned by Director
- Assist residents with scheduling medical appointments and follow up on medical recommendations when necessary
- Collect and document collection of residents’ urine samples as assigned
- Distribute and collect initial and discharge Consumer Satisfaction Survey
- Assist residents in conflict resolution
- Provide crisis intervention
- Participate in program milieu
- Attend and/or facilitate educational groups and meetings ( e.g., meal planning, housing, budgeting and Community Meeting)
- Actively support residents in facilitating socialization and recreation activities
- Document educational groups and any other significant resident contact
- Conduct, facilitate and document fire drills as assigned by the Director
- Participant in Case Consultation Meetings, Staff Meetings and supervision as assigned by the Director
- Inventory each resident’s possessions upon admission and discharge
- Assist residents in securing all benefits for which they are eligible (e.g. Welfare)
- Read log daily an document in log at the end of each shift
- Escort residents to meetings, etc. as assigned by Director
- Provide emergency coverage for next shift
- Coordinate referrals to housing resources as needed
- As assigned by Director to ensure continuity of care
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic
information, veteran, or disability status.
- High School Diploma or G.E.D. required
- Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
- Minimum 1 year experience working in Drug and Alcohol and/Mental Health setting
- Valid Driver's License
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.