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Residential Counselor - CRTC w/ $500 Sign on Bonus

Company: Volunteers of America - Minnesota & Wisconsin
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


  • High School Diploma or GED Required
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • A current and valid Driver's license with minimal violations on record
  • Experience with adolescents in residential/hospital setting preferred

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote and assists in the development of a wholesome and therapeutic environment
  • Apply job knowledge to unit duties and tasks
  • Support and implement individual treatment plans and programs
  • Plan and participate in all recreational and educational programming for residents
  • Provides life skills training and management as directed by the needs of the program participants
  • Provide medication administration to residents
  • Work within and support the agency's treatment philosophy
  • When required, drive a program participant to events in the organization's van
  • Observe, report, and document information regarding resident behaviors and actions
  • Support and contribute to effective communication among team members, program participants, families and other outside professionals
  • Assure situation assessment and interpretation is responsive to individual program participant needs
  • Exercise good judgement when responding to program participant's needs
  • Create a safe, therapeutic atmosphere on the unit
  • Interfaces appropriately and professionally with program participant families and other outside professionals
  • Assists in the planning, development and implementation of individual program plans
  • Provide a healthy and appropriate model for residents to emulate
  • Participate in a work culture that is healthy and inclusive
  • Assures proper medical care is provided as needed for residents
  • Well-being checks performed at least every 15 minutes or as designated
  • When necessary perform restrictive holds
  • Respond appropriately, as prescribed by program, to crisis situations as they occur
  • Understand and apply principles of behavior management, as determined by program
  • Attend weekly meetings and supervision as needed for facility needs and licensure
  • Must be able to work regularly scheduled working hours and overtime when needed
  • Strong emotional intelligence and resiliency
  • Compassion for individuals dealing with mental health concerns
  • Clear verbal and written skills
  • Must be motivated and willing to learn
  • Any other duties as assigned

Physical Demands:

  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Stairs
  • Sitting
  • Running
  • Pushing
  • Pulling

Keywords: Volunteers of America - Minnesota & Wisconsin, Minnetonka , Residential Counselor - CRTC w/ $500 Sign on Bonus, Other , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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