Community Healthlink

Relief Residential Counselor- Maria Ave

Location US-MA-Auburn
# 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 relief (0-20 hrs/wk) residential counselor in Auburn.


Maria Ave House is a six-bedroom congregated housing program which serves six elder adults whom have serious/persistent mental illness along with various medical conditions. The mission of this home is to provide safe, affordable, housing for individuals living with chronic mental illness and will focus on teaching them to become more independent with everyday skills, such as taking their medications, cooking, cleaning, and to live in the least restrictive setting possible. The program is located in a quiet residential neighborhood and will be staffed 24 hours a day, including awake overnight staffing.


If you are looking to give back to the community and help others, this relief residential counselor position maybe the one for you. A relief residential counselor can work 0-20 hours a week depending on the program’s need. In this flexible position, there are no set shifts, and staff are scheduled or called as needed to cover empty shifts. This gives you the opportunity to help others without the commitment


Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teach daily living skills
  • Write and implement treatment plans
  • Provide daily care and support for residents
  • Provide crisis management services
  • Participate in group activities
  • 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



  • Grade 5: Residential Counselor I- HSD/HiSet/GED required; Associates or Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Grade 6: Residential Counselor II - Bachelor's degree required; degree and/or coursework in social work, counseling, psychology or related field preferred.

  • 6 months volunteer, intern or work experience in mental health, substance abuse or working with children or families
  • Current valid US-issued driver's license for work related purposes including transporting clients in a company vehicle.

  • 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 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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