Community Residential Counselor

  •  Hiring Manager
  •  March 22, 2024

Federation of Organizations is looking for a full-time Community Residential Counselor to join our Residential Transitional Services team. This individual will provide supportive counseling and assist with integration into the community for individuals with psychiatric disabilities in a scattered site housing program.

The world does not run out of people to help…and we need people like YOU to help us make a positive change in the community!


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Two years of experience working with individuals with psychiatric disabilities (preferred)
  • Valid and clean NY State driver license 
  • Fingerprinting, criminal record check, approval from NYS Office of Mental Health


  • Meet with any clients the Community Integration Specialist assessed to have needs in regards to community integration, benefits and transportation needs as needed.
  • Assist Community Integration Specialist with development and maintenance of Tracking Reports on current benefits, when renewals are due and other community services needed.   
  • Completion of documentation for any contacts made in the EHR within 48 hours of occurrence.
  • Completion of Discharge Summary within one week of client’s discharge and any necessary follow up.
  • Provide linkage to other services in the community as needed.
  • Assist clients in procuring financial entitlements, including educating clients on how to keep track of renewals and changes to their benefits as needed.
  • Provide travel training and assist with finding linkages to their appointments and into their community as needed.
  • Research events in the community and coordinate trips with clients monthly.
  • Actively participate in weekly staff meetings and monthly high risk meetings.
  • Complete all required trainings monthly as per the agency-wide training schedule. 
  • Participate in supervision a minimum of once a month with the Community Integration Specialist and once a month with the Program Supervisor. 
  • Management of crisis situations under the direction of the Program Supervisor and document incidents as per agency policies/procedures..
  • Perform all other job duties as assigned.

SALARY: $19.95/hour

At Federation, we value a healthy work-life balance and prioritize the mental & physical wellness of our staff!


  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Retirement 401K Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Generous Paid Time Off for Full-time and Eligible Part-Time Employees
  • 13 paid Holidays for Full-time and Eligible Part-Time Employees
  • Long and Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • CALM App Subscription
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Career Growth & Promotional Opportunities
  • Comprehensive Paid Training
  • Supplemental Accident, Illness and Hospitalization Insurance
  • Supplemental Pet Insurance
  • Encouragement for Educational Professional Advancement
  • Employee Perks & Discounts on Broadway shows, theme parks, and other attractions
  • Eligibility for Federal/Public Loan Forgiveness

Federation of Organizations provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Founded in 1972, Federation of Organizations (Federation) is an innovative, multi-service, community-based social wellness agency. We are a major provider of health and wellness services, senior and children’s care, addiction recovery services, as well as affordable housing and support. Federation continues to serve thousands of community members across Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Manhattan.

Federation has developed innovative, successful programs that are designed to meet the needs of vulnerable populations, such as individuals in recovery, those living with chronic medical conditions, adult home residents, the homeless, low-income seniors and at-risk children

For more information about Federation of Organizations, please visit our website

Job Category: Residential Services
Job Type: Field Work Full Time
Job Location: long Island west babylon

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