Employment

Woodley House, Inc. has been a driving force in the mental health field since August 1958. We work with adults in the Washington, DC area who suffer from severe persistent mental illnesses. We stand behind DIGNITY AND RESPECT for all people and help our consumers move toward independences.  The following are current positions open within Woodley House.

Skills Training Specialist

A day in the life of a Skills Training Specialist can vary from day to day depending on the needs of our consumers. Some of the primary duties are overseeing consumers behaviors that need improving to live independent, emotional support and encouragement of consumers, medication monitoring, meal planning, and notation of progress or decline. The Skills Training Specialist works directly off the consumers Individual Recovery Plan (IRP) to help improve on areas addressed within the IRP. The Skills Trainer is in constant contact with the consumers Case Manager and is part of the team that works with consumers to address behaviors that affect successful integration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Skills Training Specialist

• Monitor all consumer’s on caseload which is generally up to 15 consumers.
• Enforces rules and regulations dictated by facility rules with DIGNITY AND RESPECT.
• Ensures all consumers are medication compliant.
• Assists in working with consumers on their IRP Goals and Objectives.
• Writes up reports of consumer behavior and activities on an independent and group setting.
• Submits reports to Clinical Director weekly that meet mandatory billable hours.
• Assists in resolving disputes amongst consumers with DIGNITY AND RESPECT.
• Check on proper medications and supplements compliance and discuss with consumers.
• Monitor and document that consumer is attending all group and individual therapy appointments.
• Perform and document individual and group interventions completed with consumer off of their IRP.
• Enforces rules and regulations dictated by facility rules with DIGNITY AND RESPECT.
• Writes up reports of consumer behavior and activity.
• Submits reports to Clinical Director.
• Observes any alterations or idiosyncrasies in consumer behavior and reports them to supervisor accordingly.
• Identifies signs of a consumer’s potential harm to self or others, and addresses these accordingly.
• Engages consumers in conversation and encourages socializing.
• Provides emotional support for consumers.
• Consults with physicians, nurses, dietitians, and therapists to ensure streamlined and top quality care for
consumers.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Communicates information clearly and effectively.
• Demonstrates patience and empathy.
• Exhibits strong organizational skills.
• Maintains professional but outgoing demeanor.
• Possesses excellent interpersonal and conversational skills.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the rules and guidelines for program.
• Possesses excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
• Works well with a variety of individuals.
• Communicates clearly and effectively.
• Maintains an encouraging and compassionate attitude.
• Remains calm during stressful situations.
• Is familiar with medications necessary to treat various forms of personality disorders and levels of depression.
• Recognizes the basic symptoms of personality disorders and depression.
• Works calmly and efficiently in a crisis.
• Exhibits excellent listening skills.

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field preferred.
• Work experience in counseling, social work, or group home preferred.

 

Residential Counselor

Midnight to 8:00 am
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
4:00 pm to midnight

A day in the life of a Residential Counselor can vary with the shifts. We have Standard Operating Procedures for each residential facility and shift. Some of the primary duties are overseeing resident behaviors that need improving to live independent, emotional support and encouragement of consumers, medication monitoring, meal planning and overseeing consumers prepares meals, and notation of progress or decline. The residential counselors are also part of a team that works with consumers to address behaviors that affect successful integration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Residential Counselor

• Monitor all consumer’s.
• Enforces rules and regulations dictated by facility rules with DIGNITY AND RESPECT.
• Ensures all consumers are medication compliant.
• Assists in preparing scheduled and planned meals and snacks for consumers.
• Observes dietary restrictions and guidelines of specific consumers.
• Writes up reports of consumer behavior and activity.
• Submits reports to residential supervisor.
• Assists in resolving disputes amongst consumers with DIGNITY AND RESPECT.
• Monitors distribution of proper medications and supplements to consumers.
• Ensures that all consumers attend group and individual therapy appointments.
• Observes any alterations or idiosyncrasies in consumer behavior and reports them to supervisor accordingly.
• Identifies signs of a consumer’s potential harm to self or others, and addresses these accordingly.
• Engages consumers in conversation and encourages socializing.
• Provides emotional support for consumers.
• Consults with physicians, nurses, dietitians, and therapists to ensure streamlined and top quality care for
consumers.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Demonstrates patience and empathy.
• Exhibits strong organizational skills.
• Maintains friendly and outgoing demeanor.
• Possesses excellent interpersonal and conversational skills.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the rules and guidelines of the facility.
• Possesses excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
• Works well with a variety of individuals.
• Communicates clearly and effectively.
• Maintains an encouraging and compassionate attitude.
• Remains calm during stressful situations.
• Is familiar with medications necessary to treat various forms of personality disorders and levels of depression.
• Recognizes the basic symptoms of personality disorders and depression.
• Works calmly and efficiently in a crisis.
• Exhibits excellent listening skills.

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field preferred.
• Work experience in counseling, social work, or group home preferred.

 

Residential Specialist Part-Time

A day in the life of a Residential Specialist can vary from day to day depending on the needs of our consumers. Some of the primary duties are working with apartment and home owner associations to discuss issues surrounding our consumers, looking for safe and secure new apartments, working to secure the lease, and working with HUD and HUD Contractors. The Residential Specialist works with the consumer and the consumer’s team to prepare for intake and discharge of consumer from our Supported Independent Living Program. Performing a walk through with consumer on move-in and move-out and requesting security deposit returns. On-call for emergency issues that may occasionally occur within the SIL program. Overseeing consumer behaviors needed to remain in an independent living supported setting, emotional support and encouragement of consumers, living condition, and notation of progress or decline. The Residential Specialists are also part of a team that works with consumers to address behaviors that affect successful integration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Residential Specialist

• Works with property management to obtain safe and secure apartments throughout Washington, DC.
• Enforces rules and regulations dictated by SIL rules and regulations with DIGNITY AND RESPECT.
• Acts as point of contact for property management and consumers in emergency situations.
• Documents all program related information and keeps track of records.
• Provide documentation needed for audits.
• Writes up reports of consumer behavior and SIL needs to report to supervisor weekly.
• Assists in resolving disputes amongst consumers and/or property management with DIGNITY AND RESPECT.
• Works with maintenance to address any maintenance concerns in SIL program.
• Observes any alterations or idiosyncrasies in consumer behavior and reports them to supervisor accordingly.
• Identifies signs of a consumer’s potential harm to self or others, and addresses these accordingly.
• Engages consumers in conversation and encourages socializing.
• Provides emotional support for consumers.
• Consults with physicians, nurses, dietitians, and therapists to ensure streamlined and top quality care for
consumers.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Communicates information clearly and effectively.
• Demonstrated ability to read, interpret, and explain leasing agreements.
• Demonstrates patience and empathy.
• Exhibits strong organizational skills.
• Maintains professional but outgoing demeanor.
• Possesses excellent interpersonal and conversational skills.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the rules and guidelines for program.
• Possesses excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
• Works well with a variety of individuals.
• Communicates clearly and effectively.
• Maintains an encouraging and compassionate attitude.
• Remains calm during stressful situations.
• Is familiar with medications necessary to treat various forms of personality disorders and levels of depression.
• Recognizes the basic symptoms of personality disorders and depression.
• Works calmly and efficiently in a crisis.
• Exhibits excellent listening skills.

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field preferred.
• Work experience in counseling, social work, or group home preferred.
• Work experience with leasing and HUD preferred.

 

 

If you are interested in applying for any of the above positions please submit your resume to:

Stellvonne Jackson, Office Manager
Email:  jobs@woodleyhouse.org
FAX: 202-629-1519