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Resident Counselor - House of Mercy - FT (11p-7a)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > HOUSE OF MERCY

Principally supports the adult programs by: filing clientrelated information in the appropriate chart and section; auditing clientcharts to insure that critical documents have been completed, regulatory andprogram imposed timeframes met, necessary activities and benchmarkssuccessfully accomplished; monitoring program performance with regards toregulatory and accreditation performance improvement expectations; and servingas a teacher, coach, mentor, and role model to adult resident s and theirchildren.

Establishesrapport and develops a therapeutic relationship with clients. Consistently m aintains andemploys a therapeutic perspective/approach when dealing with clients, theirchildren, visitors and staff. Maintains appropriate professionalboundaries avoiding dual relationships.
Participates in House of Mercy s Performance Quality Improvement Processthrough the routine review and auditing of adult client charts insuring thatall regulatory, accreditation, and program related expectations are met in atimely and qualitative manner.
O bservesresident interactions, appropriately intervenes when behaviors are notconsistent with expectations, and teaches/coaches/role models conflictresolution/problem-solving skills as a means for effectively managingdifferences.
M entors and supports residentsand their children on basic living tasks.
P rovidessupports in connection with identified clinical initiatives and interventionsin the areas of: chemical dependency; daily living skills; parenting;self-sufficiency; behavioral/mental health; and, relationships.
Assures appropriate andtimely administration of medications for clients and children.
Performs BreathalyzerTests and collects urinalysis specimen for toxicology screens from residentsadhering to House of Mercy Chain of Custody guidelines and procedures.
Performs daily census review of resident living areas to document residentwhereabouts, insure appropriate supervision of children, identify any safetyconcerns, and advance the organization s security expectations.
Assists residents with the care and supervision of their children whennecessary/appropriate.
Documents and communicates all pertinent information/behavior/incidentsin a qualitative and timely manner, adhering to all House of Mercy policies andprocedures.
Provides accurate information on a client s behavior and progress foruse in treatment plan review and other case management meetings. Collaborateswith other treatment team members in carrying out treatment plans. Initiatescorrective action with residents who are not following treatment plan goals.


  • A Bachelor s degree in ahuman services related field from an accredited program, preferred.
  • CADC Certification, preferred.
  • Heartsaver AED (Infant, Child and Adult) orBasic Life Support (BLS) certified through the American Heart Association orAmerican Red Cross within four (4) months of hire.
  • First Aid certification (Infant, Child andAdult) through American Heart Association or American Red Cross within four (4)months of hire.
  • ValidDriver s/Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercy s Motor Vehicle SafetyStandards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive perIowa state law.
  • MedicationManagement Certification to be completed within three (3) months of hire.
  • Proof ofcompletion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within thirty (30) days of employment. Additional Information
    • Requisition ID: 2019-R
    • Schedule: Full-time
    • Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , Resident Counselor - House of Mercy - FT (11p-7a), Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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