Community Healthlink

  • Relief Residential Counselor-Orchard

    Location US-MA-Leominster
    # Positions
    Residential Counselors/Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Overview

    Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a relief (0-20 hrs/wk) Residential Counselor at our Worcester site.


    Orchard Street is a 12-family residential treatment program located in Leominster that serves women in recovery from substance use disorder and their children. This program aims to provide a safe, supportive recovery community that will promote a sense of empowerment, family healing, and life skills essential for women and their children to stabilize and lead drug free, productive lives. A team of staff provides on-site individual, group and family therapy as well as comprehensive children’s services and substance use disorder treatment to promote recovery.


    The Residential Counselor works with clients to assist in activities of daily living and foster a sense of safety in the program. The Residential Counselor runs evidence-based groups, completes required paperwork, and carries a caseload of clients to facilitate the implementation of their treatment plans. This position offers a wonderful opportunity to join a team that is dedicated to making a difference in providing treatment for women in recovery from addiction.


    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


    Relief Residential Counselor needed to work shifts on an as-needed basis at a residential family treatment program in Leominster, MA.  Candidate must be available evenings and weekends.

    • Maintain a caseload and complete required paperwork pertaining to caseload
    • Collaborate with providers regularly
    • Complete shift paperwork including daily logs, group logs, and documentation in the staff communication log
    • Provide crisis intervention
    • Facilitate groups
    • Administer medication
    • Provide structure and stability on each shift
    • Provide transportation as needed



    • Six months volunteer, intern or work experience in mental health, substance abuse or working with children or families
    • Grade 5: Residential Counselor I - HSD/HiSet/GED required associates or bachelor's degree preferred.
    • Grade 6: 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 and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in you own vehicle or a company vehicle
    • Desire to serve others required.
    • Must be able pass required trainings including Medication Administration Program (MAP), CPR and First Aid
    • 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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