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Life Skills Counselor

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Job Type
19 May 2023
Life Skills Counselor


Catholic Social Services, Women of Hope-Lombard

Housing and Homeless Division

Major Responsibilities

The Primary responsibility of the Life Skills Counselor is to ensure each shift is running smoothly, assist residents in performing their life skills and required chores.

Ensure all residents receive proper supports and certify services are delivered in accordance with state regulations and DBHID requirements.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist residents in developing life skills (Cleaning, cooking, hygiene, etc.)
Monitor and ensure residents are cooperating in daily life skills and required chores
Communicate issues to Life Skills Coordinator and Program Supervisor as they occur
Oversee and maintain safety of the residents and facility
Oversee laundry services
Assist with preparation for Mercy Caf day program
Dispense medication, log in new arrivals, discontinued-meds documented in log
Ensure medication room is in an orderly fashion, file all paperwork in designated binders
Check MAR against medication labels for accuracy, report discrepancy to Life Skills Coordinator and report in log book
Ensure all appropriate forms are in med room and staff office, report needs to Administrative Assistant
Assist in training of new employees during shadowing period
Give and receive daily reports: know emergency protocol
Execute fire drills when scheduled and assigned
Assist in answering the phone and door
Provides snow removal (Path)
Assist in any assignment deemed necessary by Life Skills Coordinator, Program Supervisor or Director
Meet weekly with Life Skills Coordinator
Participate in monthly staff meetings, weekly supervision, training and meetings required by both CSS and funders
Other task and duties as assigned


Ability to live, implement and communicate the values and mission of the agency
Requires minimum High School Diploma/GED
Comfort in working with women who have a history of homelessness and /or mental illness(including drug and alcohol addiction)
Shows hospitality to residents and is flexible with shift
Current Safe Food handling certification and certified in First Aid/CPR
Medication certification
Able to lift between 25-50lbs.
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  • Job Reference: 1010174389-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent