Community Healthlink

Residential Counselor - Motivating Youth Recovery

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


Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (40 hrs/wk) Residential Counselor in Worcester.


The Motivating Youth Recovery (MYR) program is an intensive detox and stabilization program for adolescents struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders.  In this inpatient program our staff work as an integrated team to support youth as they work towards recovery.  This program is staffed 24/7.


Our residential counselors have the opportunity to impact youth through maintaining a safe and supportive milieu, providing psycho-educational groups, and modeling recovery principles.


This position offers an opportunity to join a dynamic, engaged, and caring team that is focused on supporting clients and staff in developing their potential.   


Salary position based on education and work experience
Health and Dental insurance (active upon starting)
Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time
CEU benefits
Life and Disability insurance
401k with agency contribution
Wellness activity discounts
Work related travel reimbursement


Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with intake processes.
  • Provide direct supervision for and assist clients with daily living needs.
  • Work with adolescents in a one to one setting.
  • Assist staff in conducting effective group sessions.
  • Contribute to the overall success of multi-disciplinary team including attendance at team conferences.
  • Complete all required paperwork in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Demonstrate outstanding communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop respectful interpersonal relationships with clients while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and the ability to follow nursing staff, clinician and supervisor instruction.



  • 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.

  • Desire to serve others required.

  • 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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