St. Joseph's Villa

  • Counselor II (Crisis Stabilization Unit) *$2,000 Bonus*

    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/2/2018 10:57 AM)
    Job ID
    Full Time and on an as needed basis: Weekends, Day shifts, Night shifts: 8-4 am, 12:30-8:30 pm and 4-12 am. | |
  • Overview

    The Counselor provides direct care for clients ages 5-17 residing in a short-term therapeutic Crisis Stabilization Unit serving a maximum of six children concurrently. The Counselor is responsible for providing therapeutic daily care to children experiencing behavioral and emotional challenges in an acute state of emotional crisis. In addition to direct client care, counselors are responsible for coordinating services according to clients’ treatment plans, facilitating therapeutic group activities, engaging families in crisis intervention and stabilization services to provide complete wrap-around services, and facilitating admissions and discharges from the CSU.



    • Maintains sight and sound supervision of children
    • Adheres to Medicaid regulations, DBHDS regulations, Villa regulations, and CSU policies at all times
    • Supervises and facilitates independent daily activities for clients
    • Creates and implements safety plans and Individualized Service Plans for clients
    • Provides psycho-education to clients to enhance social, community, and life skills
    • Administers medications in accordance with program procedures after successfully completing Medication Administration Training
    • Manages behaviors and maintains rewards and consequences in accordance with program procedures. Sets parameters and implements positive behavior supports
    • Assists clients with and supervises personal care if necessary, and washes clients’ clothing and bedding if necessary
    • Assists with preparing and serving pre-packaged meals
    • Maintains the cleanliness and orderliness of the unit
    • Utilizes restraints per Therapeutic Options training to maintain the safety of individual clients, staff members and group as a whole
    • Maintains appropriate and accurate documentation regarding clients as required
    • Follows appropriate chain of command within the unit and the Villa in emergency situations
    • Provides crisis intervention services in the home or community at the time of admission and transports client to the CSU after successfully completing Vehicle Training
    • Works regular shifts while providing coverage on a rotating on-call basis
    • Promotes good community relations and represents St. Joseph’s Villa in a positive manner to the community and families
    • Participates in staff meetings and weekly treatment team
    • Facilitates clinically appropriate and professional admissions and discharges of CSU clients
    • Links clients and families with external resources as clinically appropriate and necessary during discharge
    • Attends scheduled training programs for professional development that includes, at a minimum, trainings required by St. Joseph’s Villa and by regulatory and accrediting bodies


    • QMHP-C
    • BA/BS degree in approved human services field
    • One year related clinical experience with relevant population required. 
    • Proficient with Windows, Outlook, MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Experience with proprietary software preferred
    • Valid Virginia driver's license and good driving record
    • Excellent documentation skills


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