Express Employment Professionals – Mohawk Valley, NY | 118 Columbia Street, Suite 103 The Landmarc Building Utica, NY 13502


Resident Counselor

Our Client, The Rescue Mission of Utica, is seeking a Resident Counselor to support their expanding and dynamic organization.

Our Mission Statement:  The Rescue Mission of Utica is a Christian ministry unconditionally endeavoring to assess and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the people coming for assistance. 

Job Title:  Resident Counselor                   

Job Summary:  The Resident Counselor will function to maintain a safe and secure living environment for residents in the Enriched Living Center, a 52-bed OMH-certified residence for people with mental illness.

 Essential Job Functions

  • Interact with the residents as frequently as possible in order to build trust and rapport.
  • Promote, model and teach acceptable social behaviors to the residents.
  • Monitor the security camera system to maintain a safe environment.
  • Teach the residents with: personal hygiene, laundering, and social skills.
  • Prompt and assist residents to maintain the cleanliness of their rooms.
  • Assist in housekeeping duties, and oversee the cleaning of residents’ rooms, as necessary.
  • Monitor medications with the residents: supervise the self-administration of medications by residents.
  • Perform hourly rounds of the building by checking doors, windows, alarms, and looking for liquid spills, etc.

 Minimum Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma (or equivalent), preferably with one year of experience with the severely and persistently mentally ill population.
  • Compassionate, caring demeanor
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries with residents
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Agreement with Rescue Mission of Utica’s Mission Statement
  • Clean/valid NYS Driver’s License preferred

Status: Full time, part time 3-11pm e/o weekend and Part time 7-3pm e/o weekend

Pay Rate: $11.00 per hour

 Benefits:  We offer a competitive pay rate and comprehensive benefit package for eligible employees to include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holidays and paid training.

 Express Employment Professionals and The Rescue Mission are Equal Opportunity Employers