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POSITION TITLE: Counselor Aide (Part-Time)
LOCATION/DEPT: Harbor Light/IRU
REPORTS TO: Unit Coordinator
To provide each client with positive, professional and quality service; always promoting respect dignity and fairness to each client; while making appropriate referrals which will assist clients in reaching their maximum level of independence.
The backgrounds of the clients served by The Harbor Light Program will manifest a variety of inappropriate behaviors. When this occurs, employees are to respond within the context of the treatment environment of the site. Employee conduct (actions, dress, etc.) and interactions (conversations, written communications, etc.) with clients must also be within the treatment environment of the facility.
Counselor Aide support will be provided for IRU in order to ensure that the functions of this position are effectively achieved and the unit is kept orderly at all times. This includes client management, assistance with written and oral communication pertaining to client records and assisting clients with non-clinical needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This individual relates to, and interacts with, a wide range of contacts both within and outside the Salvation Army. In these contacts, they act as a representative of the Army and its mission.
Under general supervision of the Unit Coordinator with some freedom to plan, schedule and carry out responsibilities within established policies and guidelines.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position is required to do light physical work. Must be able to walk up two flights of stairs and lift up to 25 lbs.
In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use standard office equipment and PC.
The work environment for this position includes an office environment with a low noise level.
Must be able to work with clients that have poor social skills, suffer from mental illness, and have substance abuse problems.