The primary role of the Activities of Daily Life (ADL) Counselor is to provide support with an emphasis on monitoring for health & safety, assisting with ADL training, and housing support for individuals receiving services through the Enhanced Supportive Housing program.
Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side-by-side services, skill training, supervision (e.g. prompts, assignments, monitoring, and encouragement) and environmental adaptations to assist consumers with activities of daily living.
Services are to be outreach based and are to be provided in the home and in the community rather than in a facility.
Assist and support consumers to carry out personal hygiene and grooming tasks.
Provide nutrition education and assistance with meal planning, grocery shopping and food preparation.
Assist and support consumers by teaching skills necessary to perform household activities, including house cleaning and laundry.
Help consumer’s access reliable transportation and provide transportation assistance to consumers; including use of private vehicles, Medicaid transportation or public transportation (e.g. obtain a driver’s license and car, arrange for cabs, access bus line, and find rides). Assist consumers in becoming transportation independent.
Provide side-by-side support and coaching to help consumers socialize (arranging social outings e.g. going with a client to a basketball game, coaching and supporting a client before he or she goes to a family reunion).
Assist consumers with medication monitoring and management (e.g. ensure that clients are taking medications as prescribed by treating physician).
Provide education on health/mental illness issues related to individual needs.
Assure continuity of care when client is in the hospital, jail, respite, etc.
Engage in Person Centered planning and goal reviewing.
Report abuse and or neglect immediately to Unit Director
Carry on call phone as assigned monthly.
Advocate for consumers’ rights and preferences
Consult with community agencies, guardians, and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process
Monitoring for monitoring health & safety of consumers
Linking to outside resources
Assisting with maintaining benefits
Submit accurate and on-time daily chart documentation, and PCP reviews.
Document all collateral contacts and community-based activities.
Maintain up-to-date client charts and other information and documentation as required.
Participate in individual and/or group supervision.
Attend all required RHD meetings/trainings and perform other office activities as assigned.
Provide backup for other staff.
Minimum: 2 years’ experience working in a residential facility or mental health setting is preferred.
Strong problem solving skills
Education: Bachelor's Degree (degree in psychology, sociology, counseling, social work, education).
Valid Driver’s license required.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing with consumers and other staff
Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team.
Demonstrate clear understanding of the RHD Mission and Values and practice them in daily performance of job
Demonstrate ability to provide an individualized, recovery focused approach that promotes development of wellness self-management, personal recovery, natural supports, coping skills, and self-advocacy skills.
Demonstrate the skills necessary to assist and support clients with tenancy concerns, community living skills, medication management, linkage to community resources and crisis support;
Demonstrate working knowledge of all pertinent regulations ;
Demonstrate ability to develop productive and professional relationships with all program staff and other stakeholders of our program;
RHD North Crolina's ESH Program provides housing for persons with serious and persistent mental illness. Members of the team work together with the individuals served to promote symptom stability and appropriate use of medication; to restore personal, community living and social skills; promote and maintain physical health; establish access to entitlements, housing, work and social opportunities; and promote and maintain the highest possible level of functioning in the community.
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.