Chugach Management Services, Inc Residential Counselor in Vergennes, Vermont

Summary/General Description Of Job:

Responsible for planning, coordinating, developing, and implementing a professional individual and group counseling program for assigned students. Providing a safe and positive living environment that delivers guidance to students to ensure positive group living relations and achievement in the program in compliance with government, corporate, and management directives.

Essential Duties & Job Functions:

  • Review detailed background file, conduct personal interview and recommend a program for each assigned student.

  • Maintain positive and effective relations with students. Provide guidance for students to achieve a positive attitude and proper behavior in the dormitory living situation, and to accomplish their goals and objectives.

  • Determine and recommend student visits to the counselor and health staff as appropriate.

  • Supervise, direct, and monitor dorm and student activities, as designated, including dorm government and peer court.

  • Assist with dorm and recreational activities both on and off Center.

  • Transport students, as needed, to and from recreational activities, airports, stores, bus stations, etc.

  • Prepare the morning report; pass list, and other administrative correspondence relating to students, including evaluations.

  • Direct students and assist in the cleanup and maintenance of the dormitory. Complete dorm and room inspections as assigned. Identify and communicate dorm maintenance needs to dorm supervisor or designee. Recommend or requisition supplies to provide needs for dorm living and safety of students.

  • Conduct continuous interpretation and evaluation of the progress of students’ specific development program. Coordinate problem cases and point out areas in which guidance and development techniques can be improved. Maintain documentation and records.

  • Serve as chairperson of the performance evaluation team; participate in other Center programs such as orientation, intergroup relations, and functional evaluations.

  • Conduct intense counseling services to students in first 60 days.

  • Monitor student progress in the program by ensuring compliance with established corporate and DOL Data Integrity guidelines.

  • Serve as CDO when assigned by management in absence of social development manager or dorm supervisors.

  • Maintain accountability of students and property. Adhere to standard safety practices.

  • Cultivate and maintain a positive Center climate that is free of harassment, intimidation, and disrespect, in order to provide a safe place for staff and students to work and learn.

  • Promote student attainment of career success standards through modeling appropriate skills, mentoring students, monitoring skill acquisition and intervening when inappropriate behavior is observed.

  • Assist with monitoring student clothing trips, as required.

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Accountable For:

  • Completing all mandated training requirements per government and management directives.

  • Timely and cost effective performance of duties.

  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing with all levels of Center staff and students.

  • Ability to develop rapport and positive working relationships with all departments

  • Timely completion and accuracy of all departmental work.

  • Dealing with a variety of people in a professional, courteous manner in diversified situations.

  • Adherence to established company safety policies and ability to work in a safe manner, using any required personal protective equipment (PPE) as may be required.

  • Compliance with company standard operating procedures and personnel policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling or related field, including 15 semester hours of instruction in social services related instructions.

  • One (1) year related experience and/or training.

  • Valid sate driver’s license.

  • Successfully pass background check and drug test.

Title: Residential Counselor

Location: Vermont-Vergennes

Requisition ID: VER10097