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

Date Posted: 6/4/2018

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Job Description


The Senior Milieu Counselor will perform all duties performed with the title Milieu Counselor.  Work with adults in a residential treatment setting and is responsible for ensuring that those portions of the treatment plan which deals with day to day and independent living skills are implemented. 

RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:

  • Assist the Assistant Residence Manager in the orientation of new Milieu Counselors.                              

  • Lead at least one weekly community meeting.

  • Act as liaison between milieu staff and the Assistant Residence Manger or Director regarding treatment planning and implementation.

  • Represent assistant residence manager at meetings, when designated.

  • Ensure the proper implementation of the Apartment routine and structure when the Assistant Residence Manager or Director is not present in the facility.  [Please note: The Sr. Milieu Counselor will display leadership skills in this area; not provide direct supervision]                     

  • Responsible for day‑by‑day care of the residents in the program including supervision of personal hygiene, social guidance, use of leisure time, and food planning and preparation.

  • Develop, supervise and run activity sessions

  • Accompany clients on trips and outings and supervise activities

  • 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.

  • Drive or escort the residents to medical, social or other necessary appointments.

  • Shares their experience and observation of the residents under care with the treatment team and immediately brings to the attention of the supervisor any unusual issues

  • May be required to cook/prepare meals for residents.

Job Requirements

Minimum educational level of a High School Diploma.  Minimum work experience of two years' regular in‑house experience working within a residential treatment program