For over 50 years, East House has been moving lives forward by empowering individuals with persistent mental illness and substance use disorders to recover and to live healthy, fulfilling lives in their community. Our family of dedicated East House employees takes pride in accompanying our clients through every obstacle and success on their journey towards recovery and independence.
East House offers work-life balance and flexibility, along with a great hands-on, experiential opportunity to work in a client-centered environment. If you are looking to join a knowledgeable team, learn something new every day, and truly make a difference in people’s lives, then this opportunity may be right for you!
Counselor – Mental Health Apartment Program
Provides orientation, assessment, treatment planning, individual and group counseling, education/information, case management, referrals, and transportation to mental health clients in an apartment program. Works one on one with our clients to develop an Individualized Service Plan that is timely and based on client-identified goals and objectives. Participates in the development and maintenance of a therapeutic community for our clients and addresses the needs of the residents that arise during work shift. Supervises and coaches clients in developing functional skills necessary for daily living such as personal grooming, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, meal preparation, and using public transportation. Facilitates trainings, workshops, group meetings, and recreational activities and spends time with clients. Maintains familiarity with all clients in the unit through participating in Case Reviews, reviewing communication logs, etc. Provides education and support to clients’ family and friends. Assists with the daily operation of the residence through light housekeeping, cooking, inventory, and grocery/supply shopping. Monitors the clients’ self-administration of medication, keeps accurate and thorough records, responds to emergencies, and works with clients to make appointments and obtain appropriate outside services such as medical or dental care, therapy, or financial assistance. Collaborates with other East House staff and external treatment providers to make referrals and/or coordinate services, working together to enable clients to transition to more independent living in the future. This East House program is licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH).
Hours: 35 hours per week, Tuesday through Saturday, Tuesday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Wednesday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Thursday 2:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, and Saturday 2:30 Pm to 10:30 PM
Valid NYS motor vehicle license, safe driving record, and an insured personal vehicle for use at work are required.
Wages are determined based on job-related education and experience.
The East House benefits package includes a choice of two affordable HMO medical plans, generous paid time off, a choice of two vision plans, a dental plan, a 401(k) plan with company match and annual safe harbor contribution, short term and long term disability insurance, company paid and optional employee life insurance, flexible spending accounts, financial assistance for employee education and training, employee discount programs, paid mileage, paid holidays, shift differentials, and more.
East House Corporation is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. East House Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.