Community Healthlink

  • Residential Counselor - Chelsea House*

    Location US-MA-Worcester
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    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 (16 hrs/wk) Residential Counselor in Worcester, MA.

    The Chelsea Street program provides group home housing for eight adults with persistent mental illness along with various medical conditions and/or current or previous substance abuse.  Chelsea Street also provides support for five additional clients that are capable of living more independently within their community.  The Chelsea Street Program focuses on teaching clients how to become more independent with activities of daily living such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and taking their medications.  The program is located within a conveniently located Worcester neighborhood and offers many opportunities for our clients to lead more independent lives.  Chelsea Street is staffed 24 hours per day, including awake overnight staffing.

    The Residential Counselor works directly with the clients to assist them with overcoming barriers of independent living while fostering a safe and respectful relationship with staff.  The Residential Counselor offers clients encouragement, facilitates the implementation and execution of their individualized treatment plans, and provides support and transportation in day to day treatment appointments and activities.


    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/GED/HiSet or Associates 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 your own vehicle or 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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