Community Healthlink

Awake Overnight 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) Awake Overnight 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:

  • Treatment Planning: Provide interventions as outlined in the treatment plan as assigned under supervision of Operations Manager
  • Community Living: Work with residents to assist with activities of daily living and foster a sense of safety in the community which includes self-care skills, money management and budgeting, relapse prevention, use of public transportation, problem solving and conflict resolution, and other interventions as necessary
  • Intake: Assist clinical team in the intake process as necessary
  • Family Assistance:  Assist in engagement and coordination with families of residents
  • Groups:  Lead at least one skill development or recreational group 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 quality assurance & licensure standards
  • Facilities 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 job related duties as assigned in order to provide quality rehabilitation services: may include transporting residents, program related errands, provision of physical assistance, close supervision of clients and related duties


  • Grade 5: Residential Counselor I: HSD/HiSet/GED required; Associates degree preferred and/or coursework in social work, counseling, psychology or related field preferred.

  • Grade 6: Residential Counselor II: Bachelors degree required; degree in social work, psychology or a related human services field preferred
  • Previous experience in a related field or a substance abuse field

  • Previous work with adolescents

  • All bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Awake overnight staff must be able to remain awake and alert during the overnight shift to provide a safe and healthy environment for our clients & coworkers
  • 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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