Lead Residential Counselor CRR
2401 Penrose Avenue
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Lead Residential Counselor is responsible for supervising residents during
scheduled shifts and provides individual support (i.e., life skills) for assigned residents.
In addition, the Lead Residential Counselor will provide leadership to Residential
Counselors assigned to the ICRR. All work is performed in accordance with state
regulations, catch policies and procedures and professional mental health standards.
BRIEF OUTLINE OF DUTIES:
1. Functions under the direction and supervision of the Program Coordinator and
assumes responsibility for the unit.
2. Supervises and provides leadership, guidance, and support to Residential
Counselors on the shift(s).
3. Responsible for implementing program goals and objectives.
4. Reinforces the mission and vision of the program in all interactions.
5. Demonstrates problem solving and critical thinking skills.
6. Ensures staff perform all aspects of client care in an environment that optimizes
safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care or safety errors.
7. Assists in developing and carrying out individual plans for consumers and in
preparing them to make transition to a less structured residential/treatment program.
8. Provides counseling and training for target population.
9. Facilitates interaction among consumers and leading group activities.
10. Assists consumers with learning and achievement of activities of daily living.
11.supervising consumers during meals.
12. Escort consumers on trips into the community.
13. Transport and/or accompany consumers in agency van. A valid PA driver’s license
14. Attend monthly treatment team meetings, departmental staff meetings, in-service
trainings and any other meetings/trainings as directed by the Program Coordinator.
15. Provide crisis intervention when necessary.
16. All other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology, anthropology,
political science, history, criminal justice, theology, counseling, education or a related
field and 5 years of mental health direct care experience, of which 2 years shall include
supervisory experience required.
WORK AUTHORIZATION/SECURITY CLEARANCE (IF APPLICABLE)
Must have an acceptable PA criminal history, FBI clearance and Child Abuse clearance done prior to hire.
Must be physically able to: a) assist with lifting client; b) carry heavy documents c) sit,
stand, walk, bend, kneel and climb; d) restrain clients in emergency situations.
Multiple locations available.
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5p.m.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CATCH Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or
genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CATCH Inc. complies with applicable state
and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the
company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including
recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence,
compensation and training. CATCH Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment
based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national
origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the
ability of CATCH’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
Applicants as well as employees who are or become disabled must be able to perform the
essential job functions either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The organization
shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with