Community Healthlink

Relief Residential Counselor-Burncoat Family Center

Location US-MA-Worcester
# Positions
Experience (Years)
Residential Counselors/Rehabilitation Specialists


Burncoat Family Center: Community Healthlink’s Youth and Family Services established the Burncoat Family Center in October 1992 as a residential and day treatment program for children with serious emotional issues. The program is located in a residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts. 


Since then the Burncoat Family Center has provided a safe, secure, short-term alternative to hospital treatment for children between the ages of 4 - 18 years.  A community based acute treatment program (CBAT), it offers behavioral health services focused treatment and assessment, stabilization, safety and containment, psychiatric consultation and psychopharmacological evaluation in conjunction with a  trauma informed care model. It provides therapeutic client centered treatment services to help facilitate and to encourage successful reintegration, access, and participation in community based services.  The program is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and accommodates 15 resident–youngsters. 


Relief Residential Counselor to

  • Provide general supervision of children.
  • Assist children with completing activities of daily living.
  • Maintain environment that protects safety and well-being of children.
  • Lead individual and assist in group therapeutic recreational activities.
  • Work successfully with other team members.
  • Provide crisis intervention when appropriate.


  • Residential Counselor I - HSD/HiSet/GED required associates or bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Residential Counselor II - Bachelor's degree required; degree and/or coursework in social work, counseling, psychology or related field preferred.

  • Current valid US-issued driver's license a for work related purposes including transporting clients in a company vehicle

  • Desire to serve others required.

  • Previous work with children required, acute/residential settings preferred.
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and ability to contribute to team objectives required.

  • Preference will be given to those with experience in social services and/or working with program's population.

    All bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged 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.


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