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Milieu Counselor – Direct Support Professional in Bronx at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 5/29/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Bronx
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/29/2018

Job Description

PURPOSE:


The Milieu Counselor works with adult clients in a residential treatment setting and is responsible for ensuring that those portions of the treatment plan which deal with day to day and independent living skills are implemented.  Acting as a positive role model and providing therapeutic parenting, the Milieu Counselor is charged with the fundamental responsibility of the client’s health and safety.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Responsible for day‑to‑day care of the client in the program including helping consumers to maintain their personal hygiene, social guidance, use of leisure time, and food planning and preparation.
  2.    Develop, supervise and run activity sessions.
  3.    Accompany clients on trips and outings and supervise activities.
  4.    May be called upon to work one on one with a client who is displaying significant stress or assist with management issues as they relate to clients.
  5.     If required, perform therapeutic hold should a client be out of control.  All employees are required to attend appropriate training prior to performing such a therapeutic hold.
  6.    Drive the clients to medical, social or other necessary appointments.
  7.    Shares their experience and observation of the clients under care with the treatment team and immediately brings to the attention of the supervisor any unusual issues.
  8.    May be required to cook/prepare meals for residents within their cottage or division.
  9.    Other duties as assigned.

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Job Requirements


High School diploma is required.
Some work experience with a similar population in a residential setting.
A Driver’s License is required to meet all insurance requirements.