Mental Health Counselor

Full time Part time Buckelew Programs in Behavioral Health , in Healthcare , in Peer Support , in Recovery Community Organization , in Substance Use Disorder Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Experience Less Than 1 Year
  • Industry Behavioral Health
  • Qualifications Diploma

Job Description

The Mental Health Counselor I is responsible for providing support to clients in a residential setting so that they may achieve mental health stability. Provides daily independent living assistance to clients in a manner that facilitates recovery and independence.  Full-time and Relief positions available.


  • Work as part of team, providing prompt communication to all members.
  • Maintain accurate, timely and complete assigned documentation standards including client notations, mileage reports, etc.
  • Complete daily progress notes
  • Enter data into our Electronic Health Record 
  • Teach, assist and support clients in all aspects of activities of daily living that is helpful yet responsive to their readiness to take on increased responsibility.
  • Observe, monitor and report general tone and mood of clients. Ensure agency safety protocols are implemented and adhered too. Assist clients in practicing and implementing appropriate safety protocols. Act as positive role model.
  • Assist clients with shopping, meal planning and cooking daily; teaching skills as necessary.
  • Provide medication prompts and reminders and assure that medications are refilled in a timely manner. Provide medication assistance, proper storage of medications, and monitor client medication adherence as directed by specific program site.
  • Provide transportation in personal and agency vehicles as directed. Teach use of public transportation system. Assist clients to maintain all medical appointments.
  • Perform general housekeeping tasks (vacuuming, dishwashing, dusting, etc.) as needed.
  • Perform basic maintenance tasks (light bulbs, smoke detectors, loose screws, air filters, etc.). Report all major repairs needed to supervisor.
  • Ensure adequate household supplies; obtain and transport supplies as needed and directed.
  • Assure all services provided meet the highest standards of care. Ensure that services are delivered in a manner that facilitates progress toward identifiable client goals while maintaining a reasonable degree of client satisfaction.
  • Ensure that all legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements applicable to the program are adhered to and/or delivered, including compliance with program certifications as required (e.g., CARF, MediCal Regulations, HUD, etc.) and all licensing requirements.

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