Community Healthlink

Relief Residential Counselor Substance Abuse Continuum

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


Thayer Detox is an acute, intensive, inpatient treatment program for men and women 18 and older who suffer from substance use disorders. The program provides individual comprehensive case management services to each client along with at least four treatment groups per day, run by all team members (residential counselors/recovery specialists, case managers, clinicians, nurses). 


Detox also has  an EATS Program ( Enhanced Acute Treatment Services) within this level of care that supports individuals also dealing with active sysmptoms of their mental illness. Services include daily individual counseling as well as a psychiatric consultation with an MD or NP. 


Detox is an exciting, dynamic environment in which all members of the multidisciplinary team work together to ensure the best outcomes for our clients. Apply today, and be on the front lines of the fight against the opioid epidemic that has stolen far too many lives!


  • Must have the ability to work various shifts and weekends
  • Provide supervision of clients while on the unit
  • Demonstrate appropriate and respectful interactions with patients and the community as outlined in agency policies
  • Complete all appropriate paperwork in a timely and accurate manner
  • Facilitate client intakes and discharges when necessary
  • Search clients' belongings and supervise drug test screenings as needed
  • Transport clients to and from appointments as required
  • Facilitate psycho-social groups for the clients as requested
  • Demonstrate positive communication skills in dealing with clients, visitors, and other members of the health care team


  •  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.
  • Good communication and time management

  • Previous experience with the programs population preferred

  • Knowledge of the Massachusetts continuum of care for substance abuse

  • CDAC/LDAC preferred

  • All bilingual candidates are strongly urged to apply 

  • Must be able to pass a CORI background check 


Community Healthlink is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin 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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