Hillcrest Family Services
  • Hillcrest Supported Living
  • Iowa City, IA, USA
  • $27,500.00 - $33,050.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Visiting Counselor

 

About the Organization

 

Hillcrest Family Services is a non-profit organization that assists adults and children in need of help. Every day, Hillcrest builds confidence in hundreds of people and families. We're a place where compassion is commonplace. Where our passion soars and faith restores.

 

About the Program

 

Hillcrest operates several homes for adults with mental illness who are trying to transition back into the community. These residences offer the following services:

 

  • Available to adults with mental illness and staffed by healthcare professionals 24 hours each day
  • Support skills are taught including independent living, community integration, personal care, coping skills and resource development
  • Other counseling for emotional disorders is available
  • The residences are managed by healthcare professionals who work with clients to build satisfaction in their lives

 

Your Responsibilities

 

As a Visiting Counselor, your primary responsibilities include providing case coordination, skills teaching, counseling, crisis intervention and support services to consumers in the Hillcrest Supported Living Programs. In addition, you will:

 

  • Providing case coordination for each consumer
  • Conducting assessments and create service plans based on client needs, wants, and abilities.
  • Assisting in obtaining appropriate community resources or services for each consumer
  • Establishing and maintain funding for each consumer  
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What you need

 

  • AA degree and/or two or more years experience in the human services field required
  • Must be able to drive agency vehicles.
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What Makes You Stand Out

 

  • Knowledge of brain injury and chronic mental illnesses, behavioral and rehabilitation theories as well as group and family counseling skills
  • Must be skilled in handling crisis situations via phone and in person
  • Excellent time management, organization, and flexibility
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Staff Perspective

"The best aspect of being a visiting counselor is that although you are working with individuals that are struggling and need assistance, you get to take part in that journey with them; helping them live independently in the community, and develop healthy coping strategies as well as follow through with using them. The position really is more like being a counselor, mentor, social worker, and support system, all wrapped in one, referred to as a "Visiting Counselor"."

-Current Visiting Counselor

                                            

Additional Information

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job posting are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines. A complete list of job duties may be requested at any time during the job application process.

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