Community Healthlink

  • Relief Residential Counselor-Green House

    Location US-MA-Worcester
    PCN#
    R665
    # Positions
    1
    Experience (Years)
    1
    Category
    Residential Counselors/Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Overview

    Come join a friendly and diverse team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a relief (0-20 hrs/wk) Residential Counselor at our Worcester site.

     

    The Greenhouse is a residential program that provides safe and affordable housing to homeless individuals who have a diagnosis of substance use and/or mental illness. The program fosters personal growth and long-term recovery for residents with a holistic approach addressing the psychological, physical and spiritual components of addiction and mental illness. Our staff assist in the education and empowerment of residents by increasing housing readiness skills necessary to obtain and maintain permanent, safe and affordable housing out in the community.

     

    Residential Counselors provide on-site support to ensure a beneficial and positive growth environment for individuals within the house. Relief Residential Counselors offer guidance, support and education in the areas identified in each resident’s individualized goals.

     

    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

    Responsibilities

    •  Primary Counselor: Serve as residential counselor for specified number of residents as assigned by supervisor. 
    • Treatment planning: Develop, implement and document treatment needs assessments, treatment plan, and progress reviews as part of continuous quality improvement activities. 
    • Community Living: Work with residents to assist with activities of daily living and foster a sense of safety in the community which includes personal hygiene and self-care skills, money management and budgeting, symptom management, relapse prevention, use of public transportation, problem solving and conflict resolution, and other interventions as necessary.
    • Nutrition: Ensure healthful menu planning, food shopping, and meal preparation through coordination and assistance. 
    • Medications: Monitor residents' medication, refills, documentation of medications and changes, assist with attending appointments, and safe storage. 
    • Groups: Lead two or more skill development or recreational groups per week as assigned.
    • Continuity of Care: Attend teams and case conferences, and collaboration 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 standards.
    • Facility Upkeep: Work with residents to maintain the residence on a daily basis including chores, bedroom upkeep, yard and other light housekeeping duties.
    • Other Duties: Other related duties as assigned in order to provide quality rehabilitation services.
    • Maintain Competencies: Human Rights, dual diagnosis, infection control, CPR, First Aid, MAP, agency and divisional policy and procedures as well as other required competencies.  May include transporting residents in personal car or program vehicle, physical assistance and close supervision.
    • 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: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.

    • Current valid US-issued driver's license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes, including transporting clients in their own vehicle or a company vehicle
    • Previous experience working with clients in human services, mental illness or dual diagnosis
    • Demonstrated strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and ability to contribute to team objectives required. 
    • Applicants should be able to multitask, will possess excellent problem solving skill and enjoy working with people.
    • Must be able to pass a CORI background check

     

    All bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

     

    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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