Residential Counselor I / II LOD

Job Locations US-NY-Cheektowaga
Posted Date 1 day ago(5/29/2020 10:10 AM)
Residential Care Mental Health
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Varied Shifts
Corporation Name
Living Opportunities of DePaul (LOD)


Apple Blossom, a DePaul Apartment Treatment Program, is looking for dedicated and passionate candidates to join our team! Under the direction of the Residence Manager, the Residential Counselor provides care, rehabilitative training, support and supervision for the development and / or enhancement of community living skills to residents.


Provide teaching, monitoring and recovery oriented supports in accordance with OMH 593 and 595 including the following rehabilitative services; Assertiveness/Self-Advocacy Training, Community Integration/Resource Development, Daily Living Skills, Health Services, Medication Management Training, Parenting Training, Rehabilitative Counseling, Skill Development, Socialization, Substance Abuse Services, and Symptom Management. 

Ensure that each resident on his or her caseload receives comprehensive planning in a person centered approach for; admission (including the completion of admission notes), ongoing recovery oriented services, and discharge. 

Observe, monitor, document, and report resident behaviors as well as their progress in accordance with agency standards.  

Assist Residents in the preparation of nutritious meals, including food preparation when needed.

Assist in planning, implementation, and support of recreational activities.

Provide safe transporting of resident when needed.

Complete household chores assigned by supervisor to maintain cleanliness and safety standards.

Supervise and document resident medications in accordance with agency policies.
Perform any other duties necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the community residence.


RC I:  High school diploma or GED required.  Human services experience preferred.  Driving record that meets agency’s “clean driving record policy”.


RC II:  QMHS Standard.  Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, or an Associate’s degree in Human Services with 3-years FT related paid experience, or a High school diploma and 5 years related paid experience.  Driving record that meets agency’s Clean Driving Record Policy.





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