TST Milieu Counselor (Relief)- Family Service of Rhode Island

Providence, RI 02905

Posted: 06/01/2023 Industry: Healthcare Services/Human Services Job Number: 3430

Job Description

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is recruiting candidates for Family Service of Rhode Island. Please read more about Skills for Rhode Island’s Future at the end of this job description. 

COMPANY NAME:  Family Service of Rhode Island 

JOB TITLE:  TST Milieu Counselor (Relief)

LOCATION: Multiple Locations

HOURS: Shift Varies

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide guidance and supervision of children/adolescents in a residential setting. To assist each resident to make decisions about daily life, conduct and discipline within the boundaries of Agency policy and the requirements of the contractual agreement with the Department of Children, Youth and Family. To provide an environment that promotes the physical and mental well-being of each child. Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) in the milieu setting. 
  • Provide a pattern of conduct so as to be a positive model of adult behavior with residents.
  • Interact with residents to encourage their involvement in all phases of the residential program.
  • Enforce rules and policies in an explicit and consistent way.
  • Maintains a positive environment for both residents and staff
  • Meet daily tasks of household management: menu planning and preparation, housekeeping (cleanliness and safety), grocery shopping, sleeping arrangements, etc.
  • Service and monitor recreational/educational activities within the shelter or out in the community.
  • Oversee and monitor the resident’s completion of daily chores and use of telephone in accordance with residential rules.
  • Maintain appropriate program records, reports, logs and/or data as required.
  • Establish and maintain a positive professional relationship with other social service providers, community trades people, neighbors and volunteers who affect the daily operation of the shelter and adolescents placed there.
  • Transport residents to appointments as required and to obtain appropriate documentation/information as necessary.
  • Provide emergency or crisis intervention techniques, such as passive physical restraint, when necessary.
  • Adhere to all requirements as mandated by contractual agreements and as set forth in state regulatory manuals.
  • Provide coverage/emergency support to other residential programs as required.
  • Drive company vehicle to transport client’s to and from events.  Company vehicles may include 15 passenger vans.
  • Responsible for distribution of any necessary medications in accordance with FSRI medication management policies and procedures.
  • Act as an advocate for the children/adolescents.
  • Attend quarterly staff meetings and/or in-service training/workshops at either a Children’s Services Program (i.e.., Farnum, Greenville, Sakonnet, Wilson, Quanacut) or administrative office location.
  • Required minimum of 20 hours per month within the Children’s Services Programs (i.e.., Farnum, Greenville, Sakonnet, Wilson, Quanacut).
  • Provide coverage/emergency support to other residential programs as required.
  • Provide ratio coverage for a minimum of 3 holidays per calendar year.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Successful candidates will have:

  • FSRI is looking for people who are empathetic, good listeners, enjoy working with youth, and see hope for the future for everyone no matter what barriers or struggles a person has faced.
  • We work 24/7 and need applicants who are willing and capable to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings as scheduled.
  • Candidates can have a variety of educational, work, and personal experience which may make them good candidates. Some backgrounds include previous residential work experience, obtaining Bachelor’s or similar in psychology, social work, or related fields. We also have staff who do not have Bachelor’s degrees but who have experience as Community Health Workers, childcare workers, or personal experience. We want to learn about you and what drives you and see if this role is a good fit.
  • Staff must have knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, racial and socioeconomic issues.  
  • The position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, registration, inspection and driving record.
  • In addition, the reliable transportation must have a minimum of three seats in addition to the driver’s seat.   
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to be trained in and implement de-escalation techniques utilizing Handle with Care when necessary. 
  • Ability to obtain & maintain CPR certification & first aid training
This position requires community visits, employees in this position must have the ability to:
  • Travel to and from community locations and residential site locations, which could include using walkways, stairs and/or elevators.
  • Ability to lift up to 20lbs.

For more information and a full job description, please visit Skills for Rhode Island’s Future website at www.skillsforri.com/jobs. Applicants interested in this position will be screened by Skills for Rhode Island’s Future and Family Service of Rhode Island will make the final hiring decisions. 

Our mission is focused on supporting unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Our goal is to get you back to work. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future’s team will guide and provide you with support throughout the hiring process.

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future has agreements with employers to recruit talent like you, making us a resource to get the unemployed and underemployed job seeker back to work.

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