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Residential Counselor - Day & Swing Shifts

Posted: August 23, 2016

Job Description

Residential Counselor - Day & Swing Shifts

Are you someone with hands-on work experience and a passion for serving previously homeless adults with chronic mental health and chronic substance abuse co-occurring disorders?

Are you a client advocate with adept clinical assessment and strong case management experience?

Do you have the ability to make long lasting and solid connections with people?

Are you seeking to grow your counseling skills in a well-respected, residential treatment program?


Baker Places, Inc. is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following dynamic position:
Residential Counselor - Day & Swing Shifts

Baker Places, Inc. is a non-profit residential treatment agency that has provided the San Francisco community with alternatives to institutional care since 1964. All agency services are provided from the philosophy of social rehabilitation which integrates teaching daily living skills in a safe and healthy environment.

Conduct client intake interviews, facilitate groups, perform clinical assessments, de-escalate clients and manage crisis intervention, assist in creating active client treatment/discharge plans and goals, maintain manual and electronic client records, and coordinate/link clients to resources in the community.

Residential Counselors are responsible for supervising and participating in minor household repairs and cleaning tasks.

1. Provides supportive counseling in a milieu environment assisting clients with their mental health wellness and recovery goals.
2. Engages with clients to create active treatment plans, goals and discharge plans.
3. Provides milieu treatment, crisis intervention, and crisis assessment as necessary.
4. Performs medication management in accordance with regulatory standards.
5. Maintains accurate and up-to-date client files, required charts, progress notes, and records as required.
6. Performs data entry into electronic health record system.
7. Initiates and maintains contact with other treatment providers in the community mental health system to ensure coordination of client care.
8. Fosters a positive working relationship with members of the community.
9. Responsible for the maintenance and protection of a safe and healthy program environment.
10. Assists residents in meal preparation and general housekeeping duties of the facility.
11. Attends and participates in supervision, staff meetings, and training.
12. Other duties as assigned.

Candidates applying for this position will possess:
-Extreme passion for our agency's mission in maintaining a positive, upbeat attitude
-Exceptional organizational skills with reliability and consistency in work performance
-Flexibility with a team player mentality
-Ability to work with minimal to moderate supervision
-An extreme focus on good judgment with a proactive approach to problem-solving
-Ability to maintain a professional demeanor with great interpersonal and communication skills
-Ability to multi-task with the capability to learn quickly and integrate efficiently

Current Residential Counselor - Day & Swing Shifts
The following shift(s) are available and cannot be altered or changed. Please do not apply unless you are available to work the listed open shift(s) in its entirety.

Shift # 1 (benefitted position)
Sun: 7:00am-3:00pm
Tue & Wed: OFF
Thurs: 7:00am-3:00pm
Fri: 7:00am-3:00pm
Sat: 7:00am-3:00pm

Shift # 2 (benefitted position)
Sun: 12:00pm Noon-8:00pm
Mon:12:00pm Noon-8:00pm
Tue & Wed: OFF
Thurs: 9:00am-11:00am/2:00pm-8:00pm
Fri: 12:00pm Noon-8:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm Noon-8:00pm

Shift # 3 (benefitted position)
Sun: OFF
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:00pm
Sat: OFF

Shift # 4 (benefitted position)
Sun & Mon: OFF
Tues: 2:30pm-10:30pm
Wed: 2:30pm-10:30pm
Thurs: 9:00am-11:00am/4:30pm-10:30pm
Fri: 2:30pm-10:30pm
Sat: 2:30pm-10:30pm

Shift # 5 (benefitted position)
Sun: 11:00am-7:00pm
Mon: 2:30pm-10:30pm
Tues: 2:30pm-10:30pm
Wed: 2:30pm-10:30pm
Fri: 9:00am-11:00am/2:30pm-8:30pm

Shift # 6: (benefitted position)
Sun: 2:30pm-10:30pm
Mon: 2:30pm-10:30pm
Tues & Wed: OFF
Thurs: 9AM-11:00AM/4:30-10:30pm
Fri: 2:30pm-10:30pm
Sat: 11:00am-7:00pm

Shift # 7 (benefitted position)
Sun: OFF
Mon: OFF
Tue: 7:00am-3:00pm
Wed: 7:00am-3:00pm
Thurs: 7:00am-3:00pm
Fri: 7:00am-3:00pm
Sat: 7:00am-3:00pm

Shift # 8 (benefitted position)
Sun: 7:00am-5:00pm
Mon: 7:00am-5:00pm
Tue & Wed: OFF
Thurs: 7:00am-5:00pm
Fri: OFF
Sat: 7:00am-5:00pm


1. Bachelor's degree in a social services related field is preferred but not required.
2. AT LEAST ONE YEAR experience working with adults who are chronically, severely mentally ill OR who have chronic substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS related issues.
3. Must have basic knowledge of the DSM-IV.
4. Must have basic computer knowledge/skills. Maintaining AVATAR, our electronic client records system, is required.
5. Must be able to attend the program's mandatory weekly staff meeting, which takes place every Thursday morning from 9am-11am. Please do not apply if you cannot attend the staff meeting.
6. Must be able to obtain a Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance. Individuals with serious criminal offenses in their background may not be able to obtain a DOJ clearance as dictated by our State Licensure.


Compensation & Benefits

Compensation is $18.44 per hour.
Classification: Regular, full-time, non-exempt.

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long term and Short Term disability, Flexible Spending, Employee Assistance Program, Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan, Generous Paid Time Off.


Applicants who have had any criminal justice activity in the past five years cannot be considered for employment at Baker Places. Candidates who are proficient in reading and writing Spanish are encouraged to apply. Due to the high volume of resumes, only applications sent via this website will receive an acknowledgement of receipt. BAKER PLACES, INC. is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity. NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS ACCEPTED!

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