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St. Mary's Residential Counselor

Department: 632 - Tippett House
Location: Rockville, MD

About Us:

At Rock Creek Foundation, we believe that having a disability and/or a mental illness should not prevent anyone from having the opportunity to participate in everyday life. Thatís why we have been pioneering the field of behavioral health services for the dually-diagnosed: people living with developmental disabilities as well as severe and persistent mental illness. We want to ensure that each person we serve can develop the skills they need to live as independently as possible, in their own communities and is able to realize his or her potential in ways that they could not do so before.

We are currently in search for Residential Counselors to work with courageous, high functioning individuals with severe mental challenges in our Great Mills and Lexington Park, MD residential homes.


  • Assists in planning recreational activities.
  • Counsels residents in identifying and resolving social or other problems.
  • Compiles records of daily activities of residents. Writes and submits incident reports as needed.
  • Supervises group-sponsored trips and social functions.
  • Ascertains need for and secures services of physician.
  • Answers telephone and sorts and distributes mail.
  • Escorts individuals on trips outside establishment for shopping or to obtain medical or dental services.
  • Plans menus.
  • Comply with COMAR, MHP and company regulations.
  • Implement resident rehabilitation plans and record appropriate data.
  • Record and submit all necessary documentation for billing.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • High school diploma (or equivalent).
  • Three (3) yearsí experience in the Mental Health field.
  • Must possess a valid driverís license with less than two (2) points as well as current automobile insurance.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to move/lift up to 50lbs.
  • Availability to work nights and weekends.
  • MHA experience preferred.
  • CMT preferred.
  • Drivers Licenses, personal vehicle, and current automobile insurance.
  • Two of fewer MVR points


  • These arenít 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
  • Proven internal growth and opportunity for career assistance. Work-life balance - we value family, flexibility, and vacation time.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Personal protective equipment provided and required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Daily temperature and symptom screenings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place

Salary: $11.00-$12.00 per hour.

Our Mission is to create and support opportunities that empower individuals to choose, obtain and maintain socially-valued roles in our community.

Our Vision is to foster a premiere community-based system that promotes individual change and personal achievement while providing a national model for service innovation.

Our Values are believing in the individual spirit as the most powerful catalyst for change.  We believe in the power of renewal to create opportunities for growth within an existing way of life.  We are committed to invention, empowering new life management skills to facilitate personal, social, and professional opportunities.

Rock Creek Foundation 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. Rock Creek Foundation participates in E-Verify.


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