Community Healthlink

  • Relief Residential Counselor-Highland Grace House

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

    Highland Grace House (HGH) is a passionate, approachable and diverse multidisciplinary team that provides quality care to clients. Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a relief (0-20 hrs/wk) Residential Counselor in Worcester


    HGH is a 12 bed substance abuse treatment residential program specifically for adolescent females (age 13-17) who seek long-term recovery from their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. This program is staffed 24/7. The placement is voluntary and family involvement is mandatory; the use of addictive medications is prohibited.


    This program provides individual and family therapy, aftercare coordination, academic instruction, and daily group therapy.. Group therapy includes but is not limited to psycho-educational, relapse prevention skills, social/life skills development, communication skills, health and wellness and many sober living groups and activities.


    If you are looking to give back to the community and help others, this relief residential counselor position maybe the one for you. A relief residential counselor can work 0-20 hours a week depending on the program’s need. In this flexible position, there are no set shifts, and staff are scheduled or called as needed to cover empty shifts. This gives you the opportunity to help others without the commitment



    • Maintain close supervision of clients
    • Monitor clients activities of daily living
    • Monitor clients daily chores
    • Assist with intake inventory of clothing, complete client search and assist them in settling into their space
    • Assist other staff in group activities in and outside of the program
    • Client transportation to daily community activities (YWCA, self-help meetings, etc)
    • Daily documentation, including progress notes and communication log
    • May also include additional paperwork as necessary
    • Ability/interest in running groups of various topics
    • Assist clients with crisis management
    • Maintaining upkeep/organization of the house along with other staff and clients
    • Participate in extra activities such as grocery shopping/carrying groceries into the kitchen, laundry to include carrying to and from washer/dryer, and other moderate housekeeping duties
    • Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings and trainings


    • Grade 5: Residential Counselor I:HSD/HiSet/GED or Associates degree required

    • Grade 6: Residential Counselor II: Bachelor's degree required; degree and/or coursework in social work, counseling, psychology or related field preferred.

    • At least (1) year experience working with adolescent girls.
    • Current valid US-issued driver's license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes, including transporting clients in your own vehicle or company vehicle 
    • Bachelor's degree in Social Work preferred, or related substance abuse field.
    • 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.





    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed