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Counselor-Behavioral Primary (Full Time)

Company: Genesis Healthcare
Location: highland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


This position assists residents in the special rehabilitation program by providing program implementation through documentation, supervision, and training in social, cognitive, and other skills necessary for maximum independence and functioning.

Essential Position Duties

1. Works cooperatively with other Interdisciplinary staff under the supervision of the STP Clinical Director, STP Director, and/or or Assistant STP Director. Performs job duties as assigned by supervisory staff.

2. Performs resident assessments and initiates care plans within 72 hours of admission.

3. Types and maintains timely HS 231s (-Certs-) on individual residents.

4. Implements standard behavioral treatment procedures with all residents (motivational point system/token economy, privilege system, behavioral contracting, quiet time, etc.).

5. Uses behavioral and cognitive principles (including positive reinforcement, prompting, extinction, chaining, etc.) to analyze and teach new behavior patterns to residents.

6. Implements individualized behavioral programs and provides feedback to supervisory staff on their effectiveness.

7. Attends and actively participates in meetings pertaining to department practices and resident treatment plans (e.g., behavioral services meeting, behavioral treatment meeting, nursing/program meeting).

8. Identifies and gives constructive feedback to administration regarding problem areas in resident care and departmental practices/roles.

9. Monitors and supervises residents according to facility policies. Ensures a safe environment for residents.

10. Conducts both large and small psychoeducational, process, and activity groups and outings under the supervision of the STP Clinical Director, STP Director, and/or or Assistant STP Director.

11. Works cooperatively with members of other departments in providing the best possible interdisciplinary care to residents.

12. If assigned, acts as Care and Safety trainer under the supervision of the Clinical Trainer.

13. Completes daily data collection/summarization as assigned.

14. Writes monthly/quarterly documentation on assigned residents, according to department standards, in a timely manner. Ensures documentation is accurate, informative and descriptive of the resident's condition, nursing care provided and resident's response to the care.

15. Performs secretarial duties including, but not limited to, photocopying, typing, and filing.

16. Demonstrates safe and appropriate use of facility Care and Safety procedures using the principles of least restrictive treatment.

17. Participates in the facility Quality Assurance and CQI process. Serves on committees and develops/implements improvement.

18. Participates in Professional Assault Response Training - principles when necessary, i.e., verbal (de-escalation, active listening, calm talk, etc); physical escort, physical standing restraint, physical wall restraint, physical prone restraint; and mechanical soft and leather restraint.

19. Identifies, reports and responds to extreme behavior, such as verbal aggression, biting, hitting, kicking, throwing items (food, objects, bodily fluids), self-inflicted injuries, property damage, substance abuse, etc., in accordance with applicable local, state and federal regulations and SunBridge policies and procedures.

20. Maintains an awareness of and support for facility marketing goals and efforts.

21. Drives facility van to and from outside activities.

22. Attends mandatory in-services and facility/department meetings as required.

23. Ensures that all OSHA and safety standards are followed, as applicable to the position and in the business location or workplace in accordance with state and federal regulation and SunBridge Policies and Procedures.

24. Maintains safe and clean work area and adheres to location/company safety standards for the healthcare professional.

25. Complies with all Infection Control, Standard Precautions, and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional in accordance with state and federal regulation and SunBridge Policies and Procedures.

26. Adheres to location and department/company policy and procedures.

27. Adheres to established HIPAA confidentiality standards of patient/resident and client location information.

28. Performs all other tasks or duties as assigned.


Genesis HealthCare, Inc. and all affiliated entities (collectively, "Genesis") provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, actual or perceived disability, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, amnesty, military status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Genesis takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. These policies are fully supported by the CEO, COO and all members of the leadership team. If you require any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in completing the online application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact (877)456-6726. This phone number is for ADA related accommodation requests only, not for routine employment inquiries.

Keywords: Genesis Healthcare, Highland , Counselor-Behavioral Primary (Full Time), Other , highland, California

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