Community Healthlink

Relief Residential Counselor - Motivating Youth Recovery

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


MYR - Motivating Youth Recovery: is a 20-bed acute detoxification and stabilization program (up to 30 days) for adolescents 13-17.


The program provides medically monitored detoxification, comprehensive assessment and diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare planning and referral. MYR is a family-centered, strengths-based model that will introduce and engage the adolescent and family members to recovery.


MYR, through its existing connections to community services for adolescents statewide, will develop comprehensive ongoing treatment planning that will provide continued support and treatment for the adolescent and family upon returning to their community.


The program is licensed by The Massachusetts' Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.  A master level clinical director, nurses, master level clinicians, case managers and residential counselors staff the program. 


The program has 24-hour access to consulting physicians and 2 part-time psychiatrists.


Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with intake processes.
  • Provide direct supervision for and assist clients with daily living needs.
  • Work with adolescents in a one to one setting.
  • Assist staff in conducting effective group sessions.
  • Contribute to the overall success of multi-disciplinary team including attendance at team conferences.
  • Complete all required paperwork in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Demonstrate outstanding communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop respectful interpersonal relationships with clients while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and the ability to follow nursing staff, clinician and supervisor instruction.

The potential to gain additional hours as a relief direct care provider does exist.


  • 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.

  • Desire to serve others required.

  • 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 (Criminal Offender Background Check)  and a an DCF/CPS (Department of Families Adam Walsh/Child Protective Services 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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