Community Healthlink

Residential Counselor -Worcester Residential Assistance Program/Shelter Plus care*

US-MA-Worcester
PCN#
2086
# Positions
1
Category
Residential Counselors/Rehabilitation Specialists

Overview

WRAP - Worcester Residential Assistance Program: Since 1994 WRAP has been providing services to thirty-five high-risk individuals who reside in their own apartments, some of which are subsidized by HUD. Supported services are funded through DMH and consist of psychological rehabilitation and relapse prevention. Staff is available twenty-four hours a day via pager. Residents are homeless upon admission and have resided in the People in Peril (PIP) Shelter, Oasis House, or other emergency housing. Referrals are made through DMH.

Responsibilities

Primary Counselor: Serve as residential counselor for specified number of residents as requested by supervisor.

 

  • Treatment Planning: Develop, implement and document treatment needs assessments, treatment plan, and progress reviews as part of continuous quality improvement activities.
  • Community Living: 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.
  • Nutrition: Ensure healthful menu planning, food shopping, and meal preparation through coordination and assistance with meals.
  • Medications: Monitor residents’ medication, refills, documentation of medications and changes, assist with attending appointments, and safe storage.
  • Groups: Lead two or more skill development or recreational group (s) per week as assigned.
  • Continuity of Care: Attend teams and case conferences, and collaborate with other providers for designated residents. Provide outreach as designated to community-based residents.
  • Routine Paperwork: Prepare daily log entries, incident reports and other required paperwork to ensure the program meets the standards.
  • Facility Upkeep: Work with residents to maintain the residence on a daily basis including chores, bedroom upkeep, yard, and other light housekeeping duties.    
  • Other Duties: Perform other related job duties as assigned in order to provide quality rehabilitation services. These duties may include transporting residents in personal car or program vehicle, physical assistance, close supervision, and other such duties.
  • Maintain Competencies: Human Rights, dual diagnosis, infection control, CPR, First Aid, MAP, agency and divisional policy and procedures as well as other required competencies.
  • Working with residents to maintain the residence on a daily basis including chores, grocery shopping/carrying groceries into the kitchen, bedroom upkeep, laundry to include carrying to and from washer/dryer, yard work, and other moderate housekeeping duties.
  • Must be able pass required trainings including Medication Administration Program (MAP), CPR and First Aid

Qualifications

  • Grade 5: Residential Counselor I: Associate's degree in Social Work or related mental health field.  Will consider a High School diploma/HiSet/GED with experience in human services.
  • Grade 6: Residential Counselor II: Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related mental health field.  Bachelor's degree in non-related field with human services experience will be considered also.
  • Maintain and comply with regulations for DMH, HUD, BSAS and DPH MAP certification.

  • Effective communication with consumers, peers and other professionals.

  • Ability to write behaviorally stated treatment plans.

  • Ability to observe, document, teach and respond to mental and physical health needs of consumers such as community living skills, medication education, crisis intervention, etc

  • Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in your own vehicle
  • 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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