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Residential Counselor

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TemPositions Health Care
May 1, 2024
West Haverstraw, New York
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We are currently seeking Residential Counselors to work within a community residence program assisting mentally ill and or mentally challenged individuals. Under the supervision of the Residence Manager, the Residential Counselors would be responsible for the provision of direct services for all individuals in the residence.


  • Work with individuals with mental or developmental disabilities by creating behavior plans, teaching self-care skills, cooking meals and doing laundry.
  • Assisting clients with daily personal tasks, including bathing and dressing.
  • Completing housekeeping tasks such as vacuuming, washing dishes and tidying.
  • Assist with planning client appointments and organizing schedules.
  • Shopping for groceries and preparing meals that meet specific client dietary needs.
  • Encouraging client engagement in social networks and communities.
  • Adhere to the organizations Code of Ethics.
  • Effectively communicate and support the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Accurately document service provision, daily notes, and other information as required.

Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma
  • COVID Vaccination Required
  • Experience in a residential setting dealing with Mentally Ill and/or Mentally Challenged individuals preferred, not required
  • Must be beyond probationary period
  • Must have no disciplinary action on file for past 12 months

Physical Demands/Qualifications:

  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds or more
  • Daily standing, bending and lift
  • Must be able to stand for at least eight hours at a time
  • Shifts: 11:00pm-9:00am


We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), marital or familial status, age, physical or mental disability, perceived disability, citizenship status, service in the uniformed services, genetic information, height, weight, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Applications from members of minority groups and women are encouraged.

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