Community Healthlink

  • Relief Recovery Services

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

    The RES Recovery Services offers a continuum of services supporting individuals and families recovering from addiction and associated stressors including mental illness, chronic homelessness and HIV/AIDS. We have a family treatment program in Leominster for 12 families recovering from the effects of SUD. In Worcester we have 2 women's recovery homes supporting women in early recovery from SUD as well as Maranda's House which is permanent housing for women living with HIV. Also located in Worcester is the Sagamore Road Program offering treatment for individuals living with addiction and persistent mental illness. Our community housing program offers supports to 64 families in Worcester and South County. All of our programs offer individualized treatment and are relapse responsive.


    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


    • Must have the ability to work various shifts and weekends
    • Provide supervision of clients while on the unit
    • Demonstrate appropriate and respectful interactions with patients and the community as outlined in agency policies
    • Complete all appropriate paperwork in a timely and accurate manner
    • Facilitate client intakes and discharges when necessary
    • Search clients' belongings and supervise drug test screenings as needed
    • Transport clients to and from appointments as required
    • Facilitate psycho-social groups for the clients as requested
    • Demonstrate positive communication skills in dealing with clients, visitors, and other members of the health care team
    • Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.


    • Grade 5: Residential Counselor I:HSD/GED or HiSet required; Associates degree preferred
    • Grade 6: Residential Counselor II:Requires a Bachelor’s degree; preferably in the field of psychology or human services

    • Previous experience with the programs population preferred

    • Knowledge of the Massachusetts continuum of care for substance abuse preferred

    • Good communication and time management
    • Must be able pass required trainings including Medication Administration Program (MAP), CPR and First Aid
    • Current valid US-issued driver's license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes, including transporting clients in your own vehicle or company vehicle 

    • All bilingual candidates are strongly urged to apply

    • Must be able to pass a CORI 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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