Community Healthlink

Residential Counselor - Highland Grace House

US-MA-Worcester
PCN#
6039
# Positions
1
Experience (Years)
1
Category
Residential Counselors/Rehabilitation Specialists

Overview

Highland Grace House day program is specifically for girls who seek long-term recovery from their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.
 
Highland Grace House is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed for 15 girls. Girls must be between 13 and 17 years of age. The placement is voluntary and family involvement is mandatory.
 
Highland Grace House is staffed by a team of professionals that include: A Program Director, an Educational Coordinator, 2 Master's-Level Clinicians, and Rehab Counselors. On-site staffing is provided 24-hours per day, 7 days per week by residential counselors.
 
On-site services include:
  • Academic instruction.
  • Group therapy.
  • Psycho-educational groups, such as substance abuse prevention, relapse prevention skills, health education,      and social skills development.
Attendance in group is mandatory and is a major part of the recovery process.
 

Responsibilities

  • Assist in working with residents in the community living ADLs and self care paperwork
  • Assist clients with facility upkeep
  • Close supervision of clients as needed
  • Crisis intervention with clients as needed
  • Assist with morning wake up, as needed
  • Complete daily communication log and progress notes; other documentation as needed, which may include incident reports, etc
  • Complete safety checks on sleeping residents
  • Assist residents with medication administration as needed
  • Filing and copying
  • Light housekeeping
  • Working with residents to maintain the residence on a daily basis including chores, grocery shopping/carrying groceries into the kitchen, bedroom upkeep, laundry to include carrying to and from washer/dryer, yard work, and other moderate housekeeping duties

Qualifications

  • Grade 5: Residential Counselor I: HSD/GED/HiSet required with at least (1) year experience working with adolescent girls
  • Grade 6: Residential Counselor II: Bachelor's degree required; degree in Social Work preferred, or related substance abuse field
  • Willingness and ability to attend once monthly staff meetings on the second Tuesday of the month
  • Willingness and ability to attend mandatory trainings and in-services, as required
  • Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes, including transporting clients in your own vehicle or company vehicle 
  • Must be able to pass a CORI (Criminal Offender Background Check) and a 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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