Mission Statement: Bay Cove Human Services partners with people to overcome challenges and realize personal potential.
Your position as a relief counselor supports this mission as you provide direct care services to adults in a Bay Cove program in a manner that promotes the development of independent and community living skills and an improved quality of life. This is a non-exempt position.
Essential Functions of Position:
Follows program model including clinical, programmatic and quality protocols (for example, shift and log notes, house, meetings, trainings, data collection, etc).
Exercises good judgement in observing, supporting, and communicating about the shift.
Teaches and reinforces activities of daily living (such as medication management, hygiene, cleaning, personal property management, relationship development, budgeting, and safety).
Implements program activities to reinforce and develop skills which may include using the teachable moment.
Follows and implements all program safety procedures including crisis assessment, prevention and needed intervention.
Accompanies individuals to medical, dental and psychiatric appointments or leisure activities via public transportation or agency vehicle.
Maintains programmatic documentation.
Performs routine household and property maintenance tasks toward the general upkeep of the residence.
Upholds the principles of Positive Behavioral Supports and facilitates the rights of people served.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervising personnel.
Requirements for the Position:
GED or High School Diploma required.
Good verbal and written communication and basic computer skills.
Department of Public Health certification in medication administration is required. *Applicants lacking Medication Certification must become certified within 90 days of date of hire to retain employment*.
In person attendance for Orientation and Sign on.
Current driver's license and maintains a safe driving record.
A COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the position. One COVID-19 shot is acceptable, contingent on the individual receiving the second shot within theallotted time frame.
Utilizes a flexible and responsible work style that meets evolving needs of the agency.
Works with integrity and respects the dignity and value of all individuals.
Exhibits mission through job knowledge, pride in work role, and advocacy.
Promotes diversity and inclusion of all individuals.
Works in a collaborative, compassionate manner with stakeholder/partners.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in community and social service occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 348,600 jobs. Most projected new jobs in this occupational group are in counselor and social worker occupations, as their services will continue to be needed in areas such as drug abuse counseling and rehabilitation counseling, and also for school and career counseling. In addition to counselors and social workers, this group includes religious workers.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for community and social service occupations was $47,520 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.
Occupations within community services may include:
Health educators and community health workers
Marriage and Family Therapists
Medical and Health Services Managers
School and Career Counselors
Mental Health Counselors
As stated above, it is expected that employment will continue to grow in this area as it is a people occupation.