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Weekend Overnight Respite Counselor 

About the Organization Concern Housing is a non-profit agency committed to helping individuals and families to live in the community with dignity and enhanced opportunities through the provision of housing and support services. We are one of the largest housing agencies of this kind in New York State, currently serving approximately 1,300 individuals and families in over 240 locations. Concern offers a variety of housing options with individualized support services designed to support personal growth and independence. Our workplace culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding innovative ideas. Diversity at our agency means fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person's talent and strengths.  
Position Overnight Counselor, Respite  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Location Respite Program  
Days/Hours Saturday & Sunday; 12am-8am  

Concern Housing offers an Agency Sponsored Retirement Plan and Employee Sponsored 403(b) Retirement Plan for part time employees. Concern encourages employee growth, offering Educational Assistance and Scholarship Programs, Licensure Reimbursement and Possible Internship/Clinical Supervision. Referral Bonuses are also available!

The overnight counselor is primarily responsible for the overall monitoring and safety of Respite Guests and site.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete daily medication control counts.
  • Complete documentation (ie: progress notes and ER notes) as needed
  • Read log and respite shift summary emails for updates, instructions, and assignments
  • Complete hourly rounds past each respite room.
  • Read log for updates, instructions, and assignments.
  • Provide counseling as needed. Document updates in log, as needed
  • Crisis intervention, as needed.
  • Weekly medication counts; check for accuracy and corresponding documentation.
  • Perform hourly walk-throughs of site during shift. Complete overnight checklist sheet.
  • Provide bagged breakfast/lunch, as needed.
  • Participate in monitoring of morning meds, as needed.
  • Prompt guests needing to wake early.
  • Attend program’s monthly staff meetings.
  • Adherence to all policies and procedures as set forth in Concern’s personnel manual.
  • Remain current with all Agency required compliance documents and trainings.
  • Attend agency forums/meetings, as applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator/Behavioral Health Specialist.


Position Requirements

Requires a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent along with at least 2 years of experience in a similar role

Keywords: Mental Health, Human Services, Counseling, Social Work, Social Services, Peer Specialist

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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