Resident Counselor

Resident Counselor-FT 4:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight, Monday-Friday

FACETS is hiring a full-time Resident Counselor (RC) 4:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Monday through Friday for FACETS’ group home serving chronically homeless individuals, who are medically vulnerable, located in Fairfax, VA. Under the direction of the Director of Supportive Housing, the RC will provide supportive counseling, community living skills training, medication monitoring, and crisis interventions to chronically homeless individuals in a group home setting. The RC is responsible for maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment while implementing programming to facilitate residents’ attainment of rehabilitation goals. RC directly teaches independent living skills through group and individual training sessions and provides transportation as necessary. The RC is responsible for providing staff coverage for the safety and security of residents, and the program at all times. Familiarity with the chronically homeless population and the “housing first” model is essential. The successful candidate will have experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness that are seriously mentally ill, actively using substances, and/or medically vulnerable. Significant independence of judgment and exceptional interpersonal skills are required in this position. A candidate bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.




  • Assists with maintaining a safe environment at permanent supportive housing group home.
  • Documents clinical progress and ongoing needs of residents as required by HUD regulations, in a clinical format via face to face interaction with resident and collateral sources.
  • Monitors resident behaviors and environmental conditions related to health and safety. Addresses safety concerns with timely interventions.
  • Maintains accurate records of all maintenance requests and submits them to Director of Supportive Housing.
  • Maintains cleaning and repair supply inventory list and reviews list monthly.
  • Provides tenant education and assistance on basic unit maintenance including cleaning, repairs, lawn maintenance, etc.
  • Documents all services identified and provided, referrals made, and transportation provided. Enters all data into HMIS.
  • Participates in program staff meetings and conferences to share ideas and plans; works cooperatively with staff to meet FACETS goals.
  • Participates in and conducts in-service training for staff development. Actively supports FACETS’ mission oriented outcome evaluation and outcome management.
  • Represents FACETS in the community, in accord with Agency Mission, Vision, and Code of Ethics.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred plus two years of professional social work/case management experience with homeless and/or at-risk populations preferred.
  • Knowledge of current social service, homeless, and housing issues and methods/approaches to address issues.
  • Knowledge or understanding of tenant’s rights and responsibilities as well as “strengths based” case management.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Requires basic knowledge of facility and household cleaning and repairs.
  • Candidate must be able to lift items weighing 10-20 pounds.
  • Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, good driving record, and personal car insurance.
  • Must provide proof of COVID vaccination/or exemption letter
  • Candidate must be able to drive 15 passenger van.
  • Candidate will be required to pass criminal background and Child Protective

Services background checks.

FACETS opens doors by helping parents, their children, and individuals who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County. We meet their emergency shelter, food, and medical needs, help them gain safe, sustainable and permanent housing and work with them to end the cycle of homelessness and poverty through educational, life skills and career counseling programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity M/F/D/V.
Hourly Pay: 17/hour. Comprehensive Benefits Package
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