Visiting Counselor-Cedar Rapids - Part TimeHillcrest Family Services, Cedar Rapids, IA
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Founded in 1896, Hillcrest Family Services is a not-for-profit health services and education provider serving over 20,000 individuals each year. With primary programming and administrative offices in Dubuque, Hillcrest also operates programs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Clinton, Washington, Ottumwa, Monticello, Maquoketa and Thomson, IL. The agency operates with an annual budget in excess of 20 million, has 500 employees, and is accredited by the Joint Commission and Coalition for Residential Education (CORE).
1. To develop and maintain contacts with potential employers in target industries and occupations.
2. To meet with potential employers and inform them of our program and its benefits.
3. To educate and advise employers about brain injury and/or mental illness.
4. To provide employer with appropriate information regarding the client's abilities.
5. To assist each consumer in obtaining and maintaining employment.
6. Assist consumers in finding employment, based on assessed strengths, abilities, needs and preferences of the consumer.
7. Once employed, conduct job training and direct task instruction to assist each consumer in learning job tasks, responsibilities, and policies and procedures.
8. To advocate for and assist in creating job accommodations when necessary.
9. Develop a plan of supports for each consumer and facilitate social integration to achieve good work relationships.
10. Maintain good communication with employers to best monitor each consumer’s job performance and assist in any way to ensure job success.
11. Teach consumers necessary coping, behavioral and social skills for the workplace and develop crisis and behavioral plans when needed.
12. To provide transportation training for maximum independence.
13. To maintain a complete and updated clinical record for each assigned consumer.
14. To adhere to all licensing, regulatory and agency guidelines and deadlines.
15. To document significant information in each file in a clear and timely manner.
16. To complete time sheets daily and monthly billing information accurately.
17. To provide case coordination for each consumer assigned.
18. To assist in the gathering of intake and discharge information.
19. To conduct assessments for each consumer and develop individualized service plans that reflect each consumers’ vocational needs, strengths, and preferences.
20. To communicate and coordinate services/resources with other community providers/supports on a regular basis.
21. To establish and maintain funding for each consumer.
22. To obtain required amount of billable hours as assigned by Program Coordinator.
23. To function as a member of the therapeutic team.
24. To attend and participate in all scheduled team meetings.
25. To participate in all agency available training opportunities and other training as assigned by Program Coordinator.
26. To adhere to all licensing, regulatory , and agency guidelines on training requirements.
27. Demonstrate automobile safety. To participate in weekend and holiday on-call schedule.
28. To abide by all state and federal traffic regulations.
29. To drive in a safe, responsible and courteous manner.
30. To have up to date vehicle insurance coverage and valid driver’s license.
31. Provides crisis intervention services by being on call as scheduled.
32. When scheduled, to be available by pager or cell phone on a 24-hour/7 day a week basis to respond to consumer crisis on a rotating basis.
33. To remain within a 30 mile radius of Dubuque when on call.
34. To respond immediately and document each crisis as instructed.
35. Respond to each crisis call in a thoughtful and helpful manner via phone or in person, as required.
36. Follow up promptly and contact necessary parties as needed.
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Cedar Rapids, IA
Human and Social Services
|Years of Experience||2-5 Years|