St. Joseph's Villa

  • Residential Counselor

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/11/2019 2:23 PM)
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  • Overview

    Under the direction and supervision of a Behavior Specialist, Program Manager, or Clinical Supervisor, assists with providing supervision to clients in Crisis Stabilization Unit serving children ages 5 – 17 with behavioral and emotional challenges, and with cognitive or developmental delays.

    All work is performed within a systems-based framework and a psycho-educational model. Work is performed collaboratively with and in support of other services offered by St. Joseph's Villa.

    All work adheres to the highest professional ethic standard and in compliance with St. Joseph’s Villa’s mission, values and guiding principles.


    Assists clients with personal care and personal hygiene including feeding, toileting and bathing

    Assists in creating a safe and healthy environment

    Coordinates with culinary services for ordering and obtaining meals and food supplies

    Prepares meals and snacks

    Assists with escorting clients to locations and activities off the unit

    Assists with transporting clients to off-campus appointments and locations

    Assist clients with laundry

    Prepares rooms for client admissions and discharges

    Assists with providing sight and sound supervision

    Assists with answering unit phones and faxing documents

    Monitors supplies needed on the unit and assists with obtaining same

    Represents the Villa in a positive manner in all interactions with families, placing agents and the community at large

    Participates actively in staff meetings

    Attends scheduled training programs for professional development that include, at a minimum, training(s) required by St. Joseph’s Villa, and regulatory and accrediting bodies

    Bed checks every 15 minutes(5-10 minutes, if needed)

    Complete thorough initial file review of any newly admitted clients

    Performs other duties as assigned or required


    • High School diploma or G.E.D required (BS/BA degree in related field preferred)
    • Six (6) months experience working with behavior issues and/or mental health diagnoses required
    • Valid Virginia driver’s license and excellent driving record
    • Job Type: Part-time


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