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Counselor(paget)

FRONT STREET MASTER

Job Description

SUMMARY: Provides services to Veterans at the Emergency Housing Program. This program provides temporary emergency shelter for up to 90 days (may be extended by authorization of VA personnel only) as required by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Assists Veterans with activities of daily living, meals and housekeeping. Provides and links with services including: therapeutic, rehabilitative and recovery services, structured group activities, VA coordination, clinical case management in collaboration with VA, living skills, housing search, outreach and discharge planning. Assists Veterans with progressing on their care plan goals. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Counselors working on the NOC shift are allowed to sleep during the shift. Other duties assigned as needed.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.

Cooking and Housekeeping

  1. Follow shift specific guidelines to ensure that three meals per day plus nutritious snacks are provided on time according to House Policies.
  2. Abide by the principles of good nutrition, food preparation, storage, menu planning, cooking, clean-up, food safety and food service principles.
  3. Follow provided menu and recipes, adhering to special diets as prescribed by physicians.
  4. Be knowledgeable on housekeeping and sanitation principles. Perform housekeeping duties as necessary.
  5. Assist and supervise Veteran daily chores including cleaning after meals. Ensure that Veteran chores are completed abiding by the principles of housekeeping and sanitation principles. Ensure that each Veteran completes his assigned chores on a daily basis.
  6. Assist Veterans in maintaining cleanliness of living areas, including Veterans’ rooms and community areas. Ensure that Veterans perform their own laundry.

Veteran Services

  1. Assist in identifying and accessing medical, educational, social, prevocational, rehabilitative or other community and VA services for Veterans, specific to Veterans’ needs, goals, care plans and housing.
  2. Assist Veterans with daily living activities including cooking, cleaning, showering, hygiene, and grooming, and other personal care assistance. Provide Veterans with counseling, training and assistance with daily living skills.
  3. Assist Veterans as necessary in attending appointments, outings, etc.
  4. Assist with medication management as required by the Paget Center Medication Policy.
  5. Monitor and report changes in Veteran’s physical or mental health status to the Veteran’s primary care providers and House Manager.
  6. Initiate preventative measures and create intervention methods for Veterans or conditions that pose a threat of danger or crisis.
  7. Monitor the Urine and Breathalyzer screening process.
  8. Report any substance use by Veterans to House Manager.
  9. Inform Veterans of personal rights and responsibilities, as well as agency confidentiality and grievance procedures.
  10. Maintain cooperative and professional working relationships and communications with Veterans, co-workers, family members and community partners.
  11. In a culturally competent manner, provide services to all Veterans without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age, sex, religion, handicap and all other protected groups.
  12. Provide input to management on improving the quality of programs and assist in monitoring program effectiveness.
  13. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Structured Groups

  1. Provide services including: therapeutic, rehabilitative and recovery services, group activities, VA coordination, clinical case management in collaboration with VA, independent living skills, housing search, outreach and discharge planning per VA contract.
  2. Help organize and conduct planned activities. Document mandatory group attendance by Veterans and notify supervisor of non-compliance.

Reporting and Documentation

  1. Report any abusive or disruptive behavior to the House Manager and team.
  2. Ensures the privacy and confidentiality of Veteran’s health information is protected in compliance with contractual requirements and local, state and federal laws including HIPAA and Welfare and Institutions Codes.
  3. Responsible and mandated to report any “suspected abuse of dependent adults and elders” directly to law enforcement and Adult Protective Services and any other agency as appropriate. Mandated to comply with suspected abuse reporting policies and procedures
  4. Keep clear, accurate, and professional records in Veteran’s files, staff logs, and other required communications in compliance with QASP and SOW requirements.
  5. Meet FSI guidelines for documentation.
  6. Communicate (written, verbal, and in-person) in a professional manner.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge, skill, or ability required to perform the job.

Education and/or Experience

  1. High School diploma or GED; one year relevant experience may be required; or equivalent combination of education and experience. B.A. or B.S. in social work or a related field; or two years experience in related field is preferred. Veterans are strongly preferred.

Knowledge

  1. Knowledge of requirements for providing services to Veterans. Knowledge of Veteran services preferred.
  2. Knowledge and conformity to all applicable HIPAA, OSHA, federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
  3. Knowledge of community services and resources and how to access them.

Language Skills

  1. Read, speak, write and understand English well enough to follow the regulations and requirements for providing services to Veterans.
  2. Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, Veterans, customers, vendors and the general public with awareness of multi-cultural considerations.

Mathematical Skills

  1. Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, and percentages associated with completing the requirements of the position.

Reasoning Ability

  1. Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  2. Competent in dealing with problems involving several variables in different situations.

Other Skills and Abilities

  1. Adjust tasks in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities.
  2. Maintain cooperative and professional working relationships with others.

Additional Requirements

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. If required to drive, valid California Driver’s License and corporate vehicle insurance eligibility and approval. Enrollment in the Department of Motor Vehicle Employer Pull Notice Program is required.
  3. Cleared by criminal background check prior to commencing work at the facility.
  4. Maintain valid First-Aid and CPR certifications.
  5. May be required to serve on company committees.
  6. Able to answer telephone professionally, understandably, and with proper etiquette.
  7. Attend mandated meetings and trainings; fulfill all coursework and training hours required.
  8. Work in a safe and acceptable manner, following established safety procedures.
  9. Resume subject to approval by VA liaison prior to hire.

Physical Demands: Must be met to successfully perform the essential job functions.

  1. Regularly required to talk, hear, sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  2. Frequently required to cook and clean, reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, stoop, lift up to 50 pounds, and may occasionally be required to kneel, crouch or crawl.
  3. Be physically, mentally and occupationally capable of performing assigned tasks.

Work Environments: Employee may encounter while performing essential job functions

  1. Noise level is usually low to moderate.
  2. Possible contact with hazardous and caustic household cleaning chemicals.
  3. The actions of Veterans may be unpredictable. Staff may be verbally assaulted and at times may be physically injured.
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Location US-CA-Santa Cruz
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate $14,000.00 - $16,000.00 /Year
Store Type Health Care

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FRONT STREET MASTER
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Location:
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Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
$14,000.00 - $16,000.00 /Year
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Job Description

SUMMARY: Provides services to Veterans at the Emergency Housing Program. This program provides temporary emergency shelter for up to 90 days (may be extended by authorization of VA personnel only) as required by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Assists Veterans with activities of daily living, meals and housekeeping. Provides and links with services including: therapeutic, rehabilitative and recovery services, structured group activities, VA coordination, clinical case management in collaboration with VA, living skills, housing search, outreach and discharge planning. Assists Veterans with progressing on their care plan goals. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Counselors working on the NOC shift are allowed to sleep during the shift. Other duties assigned as needed.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.

Cooking and Housekeeping

  1. Follow shift specific guidelines to ensure that three meals per day plus nutritious snacks are provided on time according to House Policies.
  2. Abide by the principles of good nutrition, food preparation, storage, menu planning, cooking, clean-up, food safety and food service principles.
  3. Follow provided menu and recipes, adhering to special diets as prescribed by physicians.
  4. Be knowledgeable on housekeeping and sanitation principles. Perform housekeeping duties as necessary.
  5. Assist and supervise Veteran daily chores including cleaning after meals. Ensure that Veteran chores are completed abiding by the principles of housekeeping and sanitation principles. Ensure that each Veteran completes his assigned chores on a daily basis.
  6. Assist Veterans in maintaining cleanliness of living areas, including Veterans’ rooms and community areas. Ensure that Veterans perform their own laundry.

Veteran Services

  1. Assist in identifying and accessing medical, educational, social, prevocational, rehabilitative or other community and VA services for Veterans, specific to Veterans’ needs, goals, care plans and housing.
  2. Assist Veterans with daily living activities including cooking, cleaning, showering, hygiene, and grooming, and other personal care assistance. Provide Veterans with counseling, training and assistance with daily living skills.
  3. Assist Veterans as necessary in attending appointments, outings, etc.
  4. Assist with medication management as required by the Paget Center Medication Policy.
  5. Monitor and report changes in Veteran’s physical or mental health status to the Veteran’s primary care providers and House Manager.
  6. Initiate preventative measures and create intervention methods for Veterans or conditions that pose a threat of danger or crisis.
  7. Monitor the Urine and Breathalyzer screening process.
  8. Report any substance use by Veterans to House Manager.
  9. Inform Veterans of personal rights and responsibilities, as well as agency confidentiality and grievance procedures.
  10. Maintain cooperative and professional working relationships and communications with Veterans, co-workers, family members and community partners.
  11. In a culturally competent manner, provide services to all Veterans without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age, sex, religion, handicap and all other protected groups.
  12. Provide input to management on improving the quality of programs and assist in monitoring program effectiveness.
  13. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Structured Groups

  1. Provide services including: therapeutic, rehabilitative and recovery services, group activities, VA coordination, clinical case management in collaboration with VA, independent living skills, housing search, outreach and discharge planning per VA contract.
  2. Help organize and conduct planned activities. Document mandatory group attendance by Veterans and notify supervisor of non-compliance.

Reporting and Documentation

  1. Report any abusive or disruptive behavior to the House Manager and team.
  2. Ensures the privacy and confidentiality of Veteran’s health information is protected in compliance with contractual requirements and local, state and federal laws including HIPAA and Welfare and Institutions Codes.
  3. Responsible and mandated to report any “suspected abuse of dependent adults and elders” directly to law enforcement and Adult Protective Services and any other agency as appropriate. Mandated to comply with suspected abuse reporting policies and procedures
  4. Keep clear, accurate, and professional records in Veteran’s files, staff logs, and other required communications in compliance with QASP and SOW requirements.
  5. Meet FSI guidelines for documentation.
  6. Communicate (written, verbal, and in-person) in a professional manner.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge, skill, or ability required to perform the job.

Education and/or Experience

  1. High School diploma or GED; one year relevant experience may be required; or equivalent combination of education and experience. B.A. or B.S. in social work or a related field; or two years experience in related field is preferred. Veterans are strongly preferred.

Knowledge

  1. Knowledge of requirements for providing services to Veterans. Knowledge of Veteran services preferred.
  2. Knowledge and conformity to all applicable HIPAA, OSHA, federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
  3. Knowledge of community services and resources and how to access them.

Language Skills

  1. Read, speak, write and understand English well enough to follow the regulations and requirements for providing services to Veterans.
  2. Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, Veterans, customers, vendors and the general public with awareness of multi-cultural considerations.

Mathematical Skills

  1. Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, and percentages associated with completing the requirements of the position.

Reasoning Ability

  1. Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  2. Competent in dealing with problems involving several variables in different situations.

Other Skills and Abilities

  1. Adjust tasks in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities.
  2. Maintain cooperative and professional working relationships with others.

Additional Requirements

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. If required to drive, valid California Driver’s License and corporate vehicle insurance eligibility and approval. Enrollment in the Department of Motor Vehicle Employer Pull Notice Program is required.
  3. Cleared by criminal background check prior to commencing work at the facility.
  4. Maintain valid First-Aid and CPR certifications.
  5. May be required to serve on company committees.
  6. Able to answer telephone professionally, understandably, and with proper etiquette.
  7. Attend mandated meetings and trainings; fulfill all coursework and training hours required.
  8. Work in a safe and acceptable manner, following established safety procedures.
  9. Resume subject to approval by VA liaison prior to hire.

Physical Demands: Must be met to successfully perform the essential job functions.

  1. Regularly required to talk, hear, sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  2. Frequently required to cook and clean, reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, stoop, lift up to 50 pounds, and may occasionally be required to kneel, crouch or crawl.
  3. Be physically, mentally and occupationally capable of performing assigned tasks.

Work Environments: Employee may encounter while performing essential job functions

  1. Noise level is usually low to moderate.
  2. Possible contact with hazardous and caustic household cleaning chemicals.
  3. The actions of Veterans may be unpredictable. Staff may be verbally assaulted and at times may be physically injured.
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