Position: Residence Counselor in Supportive Housing
Reports To: Residence Director
Fountain House successfully addresses the devastating impact of serious mental illness. We were founded in New York City in 1948 with the belief that people living with mental illness can be active participants in their own and each other’s recovery. Each year, over 1,300 members come to Fountain House to contribute their talents, learn new skills, access opportunities and forge new friendships.
Fountain House creates a culture that transforms lives. Our members, in partnership with staff, operate employment, education, housing and wellness programs. They perform all activities, including advocacy, administrative support, building maintenance and food preparation that keep our community going. Members hold jobs, graduate from schools, develop social networks and experience fewer hospitalizations and improved overall health. Increased fulfillment, sense of purpose, and stability inevitably follow.
Fountain House has inspired the creation of hundreds of similar programs in 34 countries that serve more than 100,000 people annually. In 2014, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation recognized our global reach and the efficacy of our evidence-based model with the prestigious Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.
Fountain House provides professional development opportunities and promotes from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires personal growth and development.
• Ensure members are medication compliant and assist them with developing stronger medication management skills (verify that all medication bottles are current and ensure members are attending all medical and psychiatric appointments).
• Engage and work alongside members in the residence or apartment to perform necessary tasks for the upkeep of the residence and the well being of members.
• Assist members with all aspects of community support services and case management work (including housing and entitlements, clinical linkage and follow-up, etc.).
• Establish and update goals and record progress of members, with members.
• Prepare and submit paperwork (including service plans, progress notes, plan reviews, etc.), in a consistent and timely manner.
• Other duties, as assigned.
1. Must possess current and valid U.S. work authorization and be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without sponsorship.
2. BA/ BS required, particularly in a relevant human services field.
3. Clean driver’s record and driver’s license required.
4. Working knowledge of mental illness, including previous relevant paid employment.
5. Positive, energetic, dynamic and engaging personality.
6. Flexibility, as demonstrated by interchangeability with other staff in the residence, staying late or arriving early, if necessary to fulfill residence or member needs.
7. Excellent organizational skills.
8. Team approach.
9. Bi-lingual a plus.
10. Veterans are encouraged to apply.
1. Paid Time Off Accrued for maximum of 23 days
2. Ten (10) Paid Holidays
3. Paid Bereavement Leave
4. Medical, dental and vision plans
5. Life Insurance paid by Fountain House (2x salary)
6. Optional Life Insurance
7. Long-Term Disability
8. Supplemental Short-Term Disability
9. Tuition Assistance
10. Flexible Spending Account
11. Health Savings Account
12. 403(b) Retirement Plan