Community Healthlink

  • Residential Counselor - Safe Havens*

    Location US-MA-Worcester
    PCN#
    2117
    # 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 part-time (23.5 hrs/wk) Residential Counselor in Worcester.

     

    Safe Haven is a transitional housing program servicing homeless, mentally Ill adults who also have a substance abuse disorder in the Worcester area that is staffed 24/7. Our goal is to work with our residents to get them the treatment they need and get them back into the community. All referrals come from CHL’s Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program, who we work closely with to help our residents succeed

      

    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. They are the middleman between the clients and their providers and also assist in their day to day treatment and activity planning.

     

    Benefits:
    Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications
    Health and Dental insurance (available 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

    Responsibilities

     

    Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Complete documentation in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Demonstrate an ability to develop respectful interpersonal relationships with clients while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
    • Demonstrate outstanding communication skill
    • Assist with intake processes.
    • Provide supervision for clients while on unit.
    • Transport clients to and from appointments as required.
    • Assist clients and HOAP case managers with researching placement and benefit options
    • Assist clients and HOAP case managers with applying for and securing housing and benefits
    • Assist with and contribute to multi-disciplinary planning.
    • Assist in the care and treatment of substance abuse disorders.
    • Run daily groups that are related to substance abuse recovery and accompany clients to meetings within the community.
    • 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 within first 5 months of employment

     

    Qualifications

    • Grade 5: Residential Counselor I - HSD/HiSet/GED required, associates degree preferred.
    • Grade 6 :Residential Counselor II - Bachelor's degree required; degree and/or coursework in social work, counseling, psychology or related field preferred. 
    • Current valid U.S. issued driver's license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in your own vehicle 
    • Ability to work weekends is a MUST
    • 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.
    • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred 
    • Must be able pass required trainings including Medication Administration Program (MAP), CPR and First Aid
    • 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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