Community Healthlink

Residential Counselor -Beryl's House*

US-MA-Worcester
PCN#
5430
# Positions
1
Experience (Years)
1
Category
Residential Counselors/Rehabilitation Specialists

Overview

Beryl’s House is a 25- bed six-month residential recovery home. Beryl’s House serves women, including pregnant and postpartum women and their infants.  Priority will be given to women coming directly from a Section 35 referral source, pregnant women, women ages 18-22, and women living with co-occurring disorders.  Residents share the space in this large congregate setting.  Smoking is permitted only in the outside designated area during free time.  24-hour awake staffing is provided.  Supportive services available to clients include: substance use disorder treatment, mental health counseling, group therapy, domestic violence counseling, health education, personal development, self esteem building, parenting skills development, vocational training, life skills training and comprehensive case management.

 

The mission of Beryl’s House is to provide a safe, supportive recovery community that will promote a sense of empowerment, personal accountability and life skills essential for women and their families to stabilize and lead substance free, productive lives.  The goals of the program include assisting women to attain long term recovery; to ensure that homeless women are appropriately housed; to strengthen families through the provision of parenting skills and supports; to connect able-bodied women with full time employment; and to increase residents’ quality of life, health, well being and commitment to self care.

Responsibilities

  • Implement programming for residents on a consistent basis.
  • Facilitate implementation of the treatment plan.
  • Facilitation of groups, completion of daily paperwork including daily logs, group logs, session notes.
  • Crisis intervention
  • Provide transportation for clients
  • Collaborate with providers
  • Monitor residents’ medication, refills, document medications and changes, provide safe storage and also assist while attending appointments 
  • 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. 
  • Must be able pass required trainings including Medication Administration Program (MAP), CPR and First Aid

Qualifications

 

  • Grade 5: Residential Counselor I: Associates degree or HSD/HiSet/GED with 2 years experience required
  • Grade 6: Residential Counselor II: Bachelor's degree required. Degree in social work or related mental health field preferred
  • 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 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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