Residential Care Counselor


Responsible for the care and safety of assigned
children.  As a member of the
multidisciplinary treatment team assumes primary residential care counselor
role.  Responsible for input into the
formulation of a therapeutic residential treatment plan and the
implementation observation and documentation of this program under the
direction of the Residential Care Supervisor.





A.    Participates in maintaining
a safe and therapeutic environment.


Participates in the
development and operationalization of the residential care plan for assigned
children according to established Department and Program-based procedure and


Maintains and documents
level of child observation as ordered by the physician or Program Director each


assigned children in daily routines and assists with activities of daily


reports and actively resolves potential/actual problems in the Program.


Demonstrates appropriate
critical incident follow-up skills by timely verbal reporting to Residential
Care Supervisor or Nursing Supervisor/Program Nurse and documentation in
child�s chart.


Intervenes in disruptive
milieu or destructive to self/other child situations providing timely
therapeutic intervention(s).


B.     Adheres
to Hospital Departmental and Program policies and procedures.


Attends Program meetings
as assigned.


current certification in crisis management.


current CPR certification.


current ERS Safety & OSHA certifications.


Attends Program
staff development meetings as assigned.


follows all Hospital and Departmental policies and procedures.


follows all Program-based policies and procedures.


C.     Actively
participates in the residential child care planning process under the direction
of the Residential Care Supervisor.


Participates in the initial
admission interview process as assigned.


Works to
support initial therapeutic alliance with child and family on admission.


Completes initial milieu
assessment within a 24 hour period. 
Develops initial problem list and residential care plan within 24 hours
of admission.


residential care plan and problem list on a daily basis revising as necessary.


Communicates individual
child residential treatment plans in an ongoing manner to other Program staff
including liaison with other multidisciplinary treatment providers.


participates in DPC�s treatment team and shift report.


Is aware of
Program QA indicators and responsibilities related to such.


Accurately documents significant child/family
observations/milieu treatment in the child�s chart in a timely fashion.


Offers information and knowledge acquired through
experience to other staff via formal/ informal staff development forums.


Supports and contributes to the development of
residential care plans/behavioral management.


Assists and teaches child
in activities of daily living and personal hygiene based upon child�s level of


Demonstrates ability to set consistent and
supportive therapeutic limits within guidelines of Hospital Program and
Department standards.


Institutes behavioral programs specific to the needs
of the child in collaboration with off-line clinicians.


Participates and assists in
organizing Program activities.


Consistently models to children/families appropriate
and therapeutic interpersonal staff/child interactions.


Supports and participates in
recreation therapy program


Handles crisis situations in a safe effective
manner utilizing the least restrictive safe patient care alternative.


Takes the initiative to seek formal/informal
supervision incorporating suggestions for improvement/changes in job


Other information:



Degree in a Human Service field.
 Other education and
experience considered and may be substituted for educational requirements at
the discretion of the Hiring Manager.



Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to
provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging
processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the
care process.





Six months to one year of direct child care work
with emotionally impaired youth.


Current Bradley Hospital Crisis Management
certification or enrollment in Bradley Hospital course.


Current CPR certification.


Current ERS Safety & OSHA certification.




Performs independently within Program policies and
practices. Refers specific

complex problems to supervisor where clarification of  Program policies and procedures

may be required.







Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Bradley Hospital USA:RI:East Providence


Work Type: Per Diem


Shift: 4


Union: Non-Union