Community Healthlink

  • Residential Counselor-Orchard St*

    Location US-MA-Leominster
    PCN#
    2152
    # Positions
    1
    Experience (Years)
    1
    Category
    Residential Counselors/Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Overview

    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 at our Worcester site.

     

    Orchard Street is a 12-family residential treatment program located in Leominster that serves women in recovery from substance use disorder and their children. This program aims to provide a safe, supportive recovery community that will promote a sense of empowerment, family healing, and life skills essential for women and their children to stabilize and lead drug free, productive lives. A team of staff provides on-site individual, group and family therapy as well as comprehensive children’s services and substance use disorder treatment to promote recovery.

     

    The Residential Counselor works with clients to assist in activities of daily living and foster a sense of safety in the program. The Residential Counselor runs evidence-based groups, completes required paperwork, and carries a caseload of clients to facilitate the implementation of their treatment plans. This position offers a wonderful opportunity to join a team that is dedicated to making a difference in providing treatment for women in recovery from addiction.

     

    Benefits:

    Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications

    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

    Flexible Spending Accounts available

    Wellness activity discounts

    Work related travel reimbursement

    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. 
    • 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 and co-workers
    • Will work 2 second shifts and 1 overnight
    • Must be able pass required trainings including Medication Administration Program (MAP), CPR and First Aid

    Qualifications

    • Grade 5: Residential Counselor I: Associates degree in Human Services or HSD/HiSet/GED plus 2 years experience.
    • Grade 6: Residential Counselor II: Bachelor's degree in social work or related mental health field or occupational therapist with Associates degree. Will consider Bachelor's degree in non-related field with human services experience.
    • 2+ years experience working with children and families
    • Knowledge of child development issues including the impact of substance use disorders on children and family reunification
    • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and clients
    • Ability to plan, organize, and direct children's activities and programming which adequately addresses the need of individual children within the program
    • Knowledge of parenting issues and ability to provide education and support to families within the program   
    • 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 a company vehicle
    • Must be able to pass a CORI (Criminal Offender Background Check)  and a 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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