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The CMT also known as Residential Counselor is responsible for supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in a community-based home. The Residential Counselor primarily provides assistance to the individuals in the development of linkages to the community through recreation planning, transportation, accompaniment to community-based events, and in personal care as needed. Other responsibilities include providing assistance with household maintenance, budgetary/financial management, shopping, and meal preparation.


  • The CMT reports to the Delegating Nurse, or the Agency Nurse who are most times called the Case Manager who also reports to the Co-Ordinator of Clinical Services or Director of Nursing Services.


Educational Requirements:

  • Must have completed a Twenty (20) Hours CMT Training Class.
  • Must have a GED/High School Diploma.

Experience Requirements:

  • Must have at least 1 year of related experience working with children or adults in a care-giving setting.
  • Must have a good driving record, reliable vehicle, and valid, current Driver’s license for a minimum of 2 years with no more than 2 points on the license. 
  • Must be able to successfully complete training requirements of Centerbility.
  • Must possess strong communication skills and demonstrated care-giving skills.

Credential Requirements:

  • Must have a current valid CMT License from the State of Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON).
  • Must have a current valid CPR/BLS/First Aid certificate from American Heart Association (AHA)



  • Implements Nursing Plans and follows-up on nursing recommendations.
  • Handles medical appointments as assigned. Arrives for appointments on time, with appropriate information about the individual’s medical history and current condition.
  • Administers medications according to regulations.
  • Observes and documents medical issues in a clear and timely manner, providing follow-up as required.

Individual Plan Implementation and Maintenance

  • Reviews plans and demonstrates familiarity with each individual’s plan
  • Implements each individual’s plan as prescribed and asks for clarity if necessary.
  • Records data on outcomes and Target Behaviors accurately and promptly.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with Behavior Support Plans and implements plan in a consistent manner.

Incident Reporting

  • Demonstrates good judgment when reacting to incidents or resident injuries.
  • Follows the agency’s policies and procedures for reporting incidents.
  • Completes incident reports completely, correctly, and promptly

Community Integration and Participation

  • Locates and facilitates individual’s participation in community and leisure activities to include sharing information about new activities and providing transportation to appointments or activities in a personal automobile.
  • Encourages regular exercise and healthy lifestyles via training, planning, and advocacy.
  • Coordinates supports so the individual may worship as he/she chooses to include transportation to house of worship when indicated.
  • Actively encourages family involvement.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and flexibility.

Personal Care:

  • Provides instruction, guidance, follow-up, monitoring, and assistance, when necessary, in personal grooming and hygiene.
  • Assists with and/or dispenses medications and other medical treatments to the individual as necessary 

Financial Management:

  • Assists individual with the responsible management of his/her personal funds as per the Individual Plan.
  • Provides assistance with banking as per the Individual Plan.

Communication and Documentation

  • Uses effective, respectful, and frequent communication with the individual and the individual’s family members and/or other
  • interested parties.
  • Documents and completes required records and reports in a clear, consistent, and legible manner.
  • Communicates with the family to ensure appropriate support provision to the individual served.
  • Provides training to relief staff members. Provides training documentation to Administrative Supervisor.
  • Submits paperwork that is complete and legible by prescribed due dates.
  • Accurately records work hours on time sheet.
  • Accurately records mileage on travel reimbursement log.

Household Maintenance

  • Performs household tasks as assigned.
  • Demonstrates willingness to maintain household.  
  • Takes initiative in cleaning/completing chores or making minor repairs or situational enhancements such as changing a light bulb or shoveling a path through the snow that extends from the door to the driveway or street.
  • Demonstrates awareness of safety measures.
  • Prepares meals according to the preferences and special diets of the individuals.
  • Promotes a pleasant, family-style atmosphere at mealtimes.


  • Demonstrates appropriate workplace behavior, modeling the agency’s philosophy.
  • Demonstrates positive role-model behavior.
  • Maintains confidentiality in regard to Individuals and in relation to staff issues.


  • Completes all required training and updates on time.
  • Demonstrates respectful interactions.
  • Operates as a team player.
  • Is Punctual; begins and ends work on time.
  • Is Dependable; comes to work when scheduled.

Mental, Physical, and Visual Demands
Must respond professionally to stressful situations. May require lifting.

Working Conditions

  • Works in the Group Home, Residential Home and Assisted Living Unit.
  • Must be able to respond to emergencies effectively.

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