Community Healthlink

Relief Residential Counselor Substance Abuse Continuum

# Positions
Experience (Years)
Residential Counselors/Rehabilitation Specialists


Community Healthlink’s (CHL) acute inpatient substance abuse treatment services provide 24 hour nursing care and observation for clients that are recovering from drug and alcohol dependence.  There are 3 programs that offer services from detoxification to various levels of intensity in treatment and all clients are offered help with aftercare placement.


All of the programs are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and two of the programs have been awarded a three year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).


Individuals can gain access to the programs by calling a centralized admissions department for a screening. 


  • Must have the ability to work various shifts and weekends
  • Provide supervision of clients while on the unit
  • Demonstrate appropriate and respectful interactions with patients and the community as outlined in agency policies
  • Complete all appropriate paperwork in a timely and accurate manner
  • Facilitate client intakes and discharges when necessary
  • Search clients' belongings and supervise drug test screenings as needed
  • Transport clients to and from appointments as required
  • Facilitate psycho-social groups for the clients as requested
  • Demonstrate positive communication skills in dealing with clients, visitors, and other members of the health care team


  •  Grade 5: Residential Counselor I:HSD/HiSet/GED or Associate's degree required
  • Grade 6: Residential Counselor II: Bachelor's degree required; degree and/or coursework in social work, counseling, psychology or related field preferred.
  • Good communication and time management

  • Previous experience with the programs population preferred

  • Knowledge of the Massachusetts continuum of care for substance abuse

  • Current valid US-issued driver's license and ability to provide registered and insured automobile for work related purposes

  • CDAC/LDAC preferred

  • All bilingual candidates are strongly urged to apply


    Must be able to pass a CORI background check 


Community Healthlink is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin 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.






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