Job: Residential Counselor

Title Residential Counselor
Location Weston, WV
Job Information

Do you enjoy working with families? Do you have an degree in education, social work, criminal justice, sociology, or psychology, and want a hands-on experiences working for a reputable company? Do you enjoy providing community based behavioral health services? Looking for a career change? Just starting out your career in behavioral health? 

Home Base Inc. is seeking enthusiastic, reliable and ambitious Residential Counselors for their Community Based Group Homes, to serve families in the Lewis and Upshur County areas! Home Base Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefits package: health, dental, vision, IRA after two years of service, tuition reimbursement, and hands-on training! Join our team as a Residential Counselor today! 

If you want to gain hands-on experience, while working for a reputable and professionally established company, APPLY TODAY!  ***RESUME IS REQUIRED FOR SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION! ***

Job Title: Residential Counselor

Reports to: Site Clinician


Residential Counselors hold a high school diploma with at least two years of experience with the targeted population. A Bachelor’s degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university is preferred. Candidates with a license will also be given preference.  

Purpose: The Residential Counselor is the primary care provider to the group home residents. They are individuals in pursuit of a career in child welfare, either in the clinical, administrative, or social work fields. Their primary purpose of a Residential Counselor to provide the client with a consistent, positive, safe, and nurturing environment. It is expected that the Residential Counselor, in this capacity, will have the greatest, of all staff’s, impact on the lives of the group home residents. As such they are given the guidance of seasoned, trained supervision, but are also called upon to advocate for, and guide supervisory staff, in the provision of services for the client. Residential Counselors are in charge of the supervision of clients and are likened to the floor managers of production facilities. They are frequently called upon to assess policy and the decisions of supervisory staff.


The responsibilities for Residential Counselors include but are not limited to:

Ensuring clients participate in daily scheduled activities
Assisting clients with all aspects of daily living skills and time management, including waking in the morning, preparing for the day, completing chores, performing educational requirements, as well as keeping track of personal progress on the client’s treatment plan
Preparation of meals for clients in accordance with menu, including the participation of clients in meal preparation as a programmatic implement
Maintaining current knowledge of client treatment plan goals and objectives
Implementing treatment activities under supervision of clinical staff
Transporting client to extracurricular activities
Transporting client to activities associated with the client’s service plan, such as doctor appointment or JPO check-in
Housekeeping duties including the supervision of client chores
Maintenance of facility vehicle
Coordinating supportive group counseling sessions on a daily basis
Providing individual supportive counseling to clients as needed
Developing personal work plans which reflect motivation and an attempt to better themselves as a professional in the field and a person as a whole
Maintain a working knowledge of the agencies policies and procedures and comply with all regulations therein
Conduct monthly fire drills according to policy
Liaison with client families, school personnel, court official, DHHR representatives and any other persons involved in the welfare of group home residents
Interact with clients in all aspects of daily life especially recreational and social development activities
Document progress of clients on a daily basis
Prepare transition reports at the end of shift including petty cash receipts, incident reports, and any other relevant information effecting the supervision of the group home clients
Maintain documentation in a neat and orderly fashion in compliance with regulations
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Site Clinician or Executive Director

The starting salary for Residential Counselors is $24,600. 

Home Base Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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