Residential Counselor - Sandvig
Job Details
Sandvig - Tigard, OR
QMHA preferred
$13.50 - $13.50 Hourly
Health Care


Provides adults disabled by serious mental illness with supportive services as described in the Oregon Administrative Rules. This includes ensuring a clean and organized environment, supporting residents in their individual recovery goals, and assisting with medication administration as ordered by a licensed medical professional. Residential counselors may also lead activities, assist in the implementation of treatment plan interventions and provide skills training and activities as assigned.



  • Understands Oregon rules regarding Home and Community Based mental health services, which guarantee residents a maximum level of freedom and personal rights and assists them to follow a person-centered recovery plan.
  • Assists clients with daily living skills such as keeping appointments and completing household tasks.
  • Assists clients with individual goals dependent on their individual person-centered plans as well as their Residential Service Plans.
  • Oversees house safety (fire drills, security of house at night, resolving disputes among residents, etc.)
  • Responsible for seeing that the facility is kept clean, orderly, and safe at all times.
  • Ensures provision of healthy meals and kitchen clean up.
  • Proactively supports the agency-wide Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle program through coordination with the Health Educator.
  • Prompts residents to participate in organized physical activity at least once per shift (day & swing) and encourages mindfulness around healthy eating habits.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of food storage areas, common areas and employee office area.
  • Complete all shift duties required by each individual facility.
  • Assist residents with completion of deep cleaning, and laundry.
  • Complete contraband checks as allowed by resident and OARs.
  • Distribute medication in accordance with physicians’ orders.
  • Distribute medication according to Luke-Dorf, Inc. policy, including: comparing medication packaging to the eMAR, opening the medication, placing it into a disposable cup, handing the medication to the resident, and then signing the eMAR. All NARC sheets will be documented immediately after administering a medication and will reflect an accurate count of the medication at all times.
  • At the end of each shift, reviews each individual resident’s eMAR to ensure all documentation is complete.
  • Encourages residents to learn medication names, dosages, functions, and side effects (depending on individual Residential Service Plan).
  • Follow guidelines in the medication policy. Remains constantly alert to changes in medication and updates medication charts as needed.
  • Ensure that client rights are being protected.
  • Assist in crisis intervention. Answers crisis calls and contacts appropriate treatment team members.
  • Escorts and supervises residents during community outings.
  • Documents all meaningful interactions with residents during each shift according to policy and Oregon Administrative Rules.
  • Document all critical incidents in a timely manner and notifying supervisor immediately of any critical incident.
  • Knows supervisor’s contact information.
  • Completes shift summary and individual resident notes at end of each shift.
  • Adheres to all Luke-Dorf policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to the NASW Code of Ethics.
  • Grave yard employees must be awake, alert and dressed at all times.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by House Manager, Facility Administrator, or Residential Program Manager.


Other General Expectations:

  • Must have a criminal records clearance through the State Mental Health Division prior to starting employment.
  • Must be tested for tuberculosis within two weeks of date of hire.
  • Undergo a minimum of 16 hours pre-service orientation, which will include a review of house rules, policies, and procedures; education on psychiatric disabilities; an overview of resident service arrangements; a summary of each residents risk factors; medication management procedures; food service arrangements; a summary of resident’s assessment and residential service plan; TIER; and any other relevant information.
  • Will not work over 40 hours per week unless authorized by a supervisor.
  • Will report to work promptly and will adhere to all scheduling and attendance policies.
  • Regular in-service training on issues relevant to residential care to total not less than 8 hours a year. Training to be arranged by the Facility Administrator.
  • Attend and positively participate in required meetings
  • Pursues ongoing development of skills and competencies.
  • Follows all corporate polices, procedures, and protocols.
  • Complies with all Luke-Dorf, Inc. safety rules and regulations.
  • Follows through on all directives and instructions.
  • Maintains security of keys, files, and facility systems.
  • Will be required to work at other sites during times of temporary need.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • QMHA credentials preferred.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age and capable of implementing the emergency procedures and disaster plan.
  • Caregiving experience or experience working in mental health/social services required.



Luke-Dorf, Inc. residential operations are an essential part of Luke-Dorf, Inc. overall continuum of service and supports. As a member of a residential team, residential counselors will help to insure best practices, positive clinical outcomes, and quality of services.