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Personal Support Service Counselor

Department: 620 - Roanoke House
Location: Silver Spring, MD

The Rock Creek Foundation, which is a part of the Affiliated Santé Group, provides community-based treatment of individuals with both psychiatric needs and developmental disabilities, employing values-based management services. RCF’s commitment to serving all populations led the organization to secure Medicaid funding for such services, a new use of Medicaid funds at the time. We aim toward an ideal of enlightened communities, which will demand the rights of all our clients’ life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! 

The Rock Creek Foundation is looking for a Full-Time Personal Support Service Counselor will provide individual and group services to consumers, in Silver Spring, MD. The hourly rate for this position starts at $13.50.

Shifts/Availability

  • Monday - Friday

Commitments

  • Assists individual in achieving personal support goals as stated in their annual person-centered plan, which may entail taking individual on social/recreational activities, getting haircut, grocery/clothes shopping.
  • Assist in meal preparation, assisting individual with maintenance of their personal space, etc.
  • Assist individual in preparing weekly schedule of activities based on person centered plan goals
  • Counsels residents in identifying and resolving social or other problems
  • Compiles records of daily activities for assigned individual.
  • Submits incident reports on Electronic Medical Record as needed
  • Supervises individual on sponsored trips and social functions
  • Ascertains need for emergency medical services (911) if needed
  • Transports individual in personal vehicle
  • Escorts individuals on trips outside establishment for shopping
  • Plans menus and assists in preparing meals, if needed
  • Attends dress and physical appearance of persons served, if needed
  • Implements annual person centered plan and record appropriate data

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma (or equivalent) and/or one (1) year of related experience.
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Maryland Board of Nursing CMT course, as well as other DDA core trainings.
  • Must have knowledge of the Internet and Microsoft Office software (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook).
  • Must be able to be trained on Electronic Medical Record Software.
  • Must be able to work with “high-risk” consumers who have mental illnesses as well as developmental and physical disabilities (ie: must have patience, and must be able to effectively communicate with diverse consumers, etc.).

Benefits 

  • These aren’t desk jobs.  Meet people where they are, in the community, and work with them and provide mental health based services that are seriously effecting their lives. Go home every day knowing that you made a true impact

  • Training, supervision, and assistance with CEUs and licensing costs

  • Work-life balance  - we value family, flexibility, and vacation time

  • Medical/Health Insurance (2 plans to choose from)
  • High Deductible Plan - HRA funded by Employer
  • Dental Plan (2 plans to choose from)
  • Orthodontia Plan (included in Dental Plan)
  • Vision Plan
  • Life & AD&D Insurance with Voluntary Plans for Spouse and Children
  • Voluntary Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Plan
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Advocacy Plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Aflac Voluntary Plans
  • Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Continuing Education Programs

 

Affiliated Santé Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Affiliated Santé Group participates in E-Verify.

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