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Residential Counselor -Adult Community Clinical Services

at Burncoat Family Center

Posted: 2/4/2020
Job Reference #: 5669
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  • LocationUS-MA-Worcester
    PCN#
    2029
    # Positions
    1
    Experience (Years)
    2
    Category
    Residential Counselors/Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Overview

    Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Residential Counselor in Worcester, MA.

    CHL's Supported Housing Program provides outreach support services to sixty (60) residents who all live in their own apartments throughout the city of Worcester. Individual treatment plans are developed for each resident and staff visit residents at their apartments and provide home-based and community-based support and advocacy services. Staff is available to residents 24 hours per day via pager. All residents are DMH referred.

    As a residential counselor you will ensure clients follow their individualized treatment plans. Plans include rehabilitation services, support and education in the areas of hygiene, and medication and symptom management with the goal to improve their quality of life in an effort to get them ready for independent living. You will also provide transportation to and from appointments as well as social and recreational activities.

    Benefits:
    Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications
    Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)
    Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time
    CEU benefits
    Life and Disability insurance
    401k with agency contribution
    Wellness activity discounts
    Work related travel reimbursement

    Responsibilities

    • Serve as residential counselor for specified number of residents as requested by supervisor.
    • Develop, implement and document treatment needs assessments, treatment plan, and progress reviews as part of continuous quality improvement activities.
    • Work with residents to assist with activities of daily living and foster a sense of safety in the community which includes personal hygiene and self-care skills, money management and budgeting, symptom management, relapse prevention, use of public transportation and transporting, problem solving and conflict resolution, and other interventions as necessary.
    • Ensure healthful menu planning, food shopping, and meal preparation through coordination and assistance.
    • Monitor residents’ medication, refills, documentation of medications and changes, assist with attending appointments, and safe storage.
    • Lead two or more skill development or recreational group (s) per week as assigned.
    • Attend teams and case conferences, and collaborate with other providers for designated residents.
    • Provide outreach as designated to community-based residents.
    • Prepare daily log entries, incident reports and other required paperwork to ensure the program meets the standards.
    • Work with residents to maintain the residence on a daily basis including chores, bedroom upkeep, yard and other light housekeeping duties
    • Perform other related job duties as assigned in order to provide quality rehabilitation services.
    • Human Rights, dual diagnosis, infection control, CPR, First Aid, MAP, agency and divisional policy and procedures as well as other required competencies.
    • May include transporting residents in personal car or program vehicle, physical assistance, and close supervision.
    • Must be able pass required trainings including Medication Administration Program (MAP), CPR and First Aid.
    • Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

    Qualifications

    • Grade 5: Residential Counselor I: Associates degree in Human Services or HSD, HiSet or GED plus 2 years experience
    • Grade 6: Residential Counselor II: Requires a Bachelor’s degree; preferably in the field of psychology or human services
    • Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide a registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in a personal vehicle
    • All Bilingual applicants are strongly urged to apply
    • Must be able to pass a CORI background check

    Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

    If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.