Community Healthlink

Residential Counselor - Granite Street

US-MA-Worcester
PCN#
2014
# Positions
1
Experience (Years)
0
Category
Residential Counselors/Rehabilitation Specialists

Overview

Granite St. Group Home is an adult co-ed residential housing program that provides housing and intensive support services for 11- 13 individuals diagnosed with mental illnesses and/or developmental disabilities as well as housing for six additional residents who are program graduates and reside in supported housing units.

 

Program staff develops individualized treatment plans for all residents that include rehabilitation services and support and education in the areas of medication education, hygiene, symptom management, and transportation to and from appointments as well as social and recreational activities.

Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Primary Counselor: Serve as residential counselor for specified number of residents 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 residents 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 and relapse prevention
    • Use of public transportation and transporting
    • Problem solving and conflict resolution
    • Other interventions as necessary
  • Nutrition: Ensure healthful menu planning, food shopping, and meal preparation through coordination and assistance.
  • Medications: Monitor residents’ 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 residents. Provide outreach as designated to community-based residents.
  • 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 residents 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: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

  • Current valid US-issued driver's license and ability to provide registered and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients.
  • Desire to serve others required.
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and ability to contribute to team objectives required.
  • Experience in social services and/or working with program's population preferred.
  • 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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