Community Healthlink

Residential Counselor-High Intensity Supported Living Environment*

US-Worcester
PCN#
5657
# Positions
1
Experience (Years)
2
Category
Residential Counselors/Rehabilitation Specialists

Overview

Community Healthlink’s CBFS will be adding a new intensive level of care for Supportive Living clients.  This high intensity comprehensive program will provide rehabilitative interventions and supports as well as clinical oversight to 8 residents who will live in their own apartments.  The program promotes and facilitates recovery, hope, and self empowerment.  Services include interventions and supports that manage psychiatric symptoms. Assistance will be given to clients to restore or maintain independent living in the community, restore or maintain daily living skills, promote wellness and the management of medical conditions and assist clients to use their current strengths and skills to undertake employment. Individual treatment plans are developed for each resident. Staff is available to residents 24 hours per day.  All residents are DMH referred.

Responsibilities

  • Primary Counselor: Serve as residential counselor for specified number of consumers 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 consumers 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.  
  • Medications: Monitor consumers’ 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 consumers. Provide outreach as designated to community-based consumers.
  •  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. May include transporting consumers 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
  • Must be able pass required trainings including Medication Administration Program (MAP), CPR and First Aid

Qualifications

  • Grade 5: Residential Counselor I: Associates degree in Human Services or HSD/HiSet/GED plus 2 years experience.
  • Grade 6: Residential Counselor II: Bachelor's degree in social work or related mental health field or occupational therapist with Associate's degree. Will consider Bachelor's degree in non-related field with human services experience.      
  • Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide registered, inspected an insured automobile for work related purposes including transoporting 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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