Interim, Inc. Relief Counselor- Salinas Program Location in Salinas, California

The Relief Counselor works in Interim's Short-Term Crisis Center program which is operated on a social rehabilitation therapeutic community model. The Relief Counselor assists residents in their recovery and rehabilitation process, provides supervision of residents and the facility and teaches social, living and disability management skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High school diploma or GED required.

Experience: One year experience in related field. BA in related field may be substituted for experience.

Skills/knowledge: Good written and oral English communication skills, ability to work as a member of a team, to accept supervision, to maintain appropriate boundaries while working in close inter-personal relationships. Ability to learn and apply principles of social rehabilitation. Ability to be responsible, flexible, empathic and able to relate effectively with clients, other staff, professionals and members of the community.

Physical/sensory requirements: Ability to drive an automobile and small passenger van; ability to see well enough to read medication bottles, data on a computer screen, client records, and to discriminate between different types of medications; ability to hear normal conversations and answer telephone; ability to verbally communicate with residents and staff; ability to access and monitor by sight and sound, all portions of facility, to monitor residents, maintain house safety and assist clients in evacuation of facility in case of emergency; hand, finger and body coordination sufficient to assist residents with food preparation and household tasks and to write in client records with clear handwriting.

Capable of the following extended activities: standing, sitting.

Capable of the following intermittent activities: lifting bags of groceries, bending to clean, assisting in moving resident's belongings.

Essential Job Functions Include but are not limited to the following:

Provide client-centered counseling focusing on the here-and-now. Listen, respond empathetically and engage in problem solving.

Identify, assess and respond to crisis situations. Set clear limits and ensure that both residents and facility are safe.

Assist residents with self administration of medications.

Document shift change information into the log and the resident’s progress notes.

Assist and supervise residents with cooking, housecleaning and yard maintenance.

SALARY: $15.50 per hour

HOURS: No set hours; vary as needed.

REQUIREMENTS: Over 18 (or having driver’s license a minimum of 2 years); valid California driver's license; auto in safe operating condition; auto liability insurance; good driving record; criminal record clearance; ability to pass physical exam as required by licensing; proof of authorization to work in the United States as required by Immigration and Reform Act of 1986.

Interim, Inc. is a private non-profit agency which provides residential treatment, affordable housing, supported education/employment and social rehabilitation programs for adults with mental illness.

*Applicants must complete an Interim Application for Employment in order to be considered for the position. To learn more about Interim and to apply for this position, please go to our website at http://www.interiminc.org/employment/ .

Interim, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Interim, Inc. is guided by the precept that in no aspect of its programs, services or employment shall discrimination or harassment be permitted because of sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, age, creed, religion, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law. To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, reasonable accommodations are made for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability, unless hardship, direct threat to health or safety, or other job-related consideration exists. Individuals who feel that they have been unlawfully discriminated against because of membership in one of the protected classes should contact the following: Director of Human Resources, Interim, Inc., PO Box 3222, Monterey, CA 93942. (831) 649-4522.