Residential Counselor - Crisis Stabilization Unit
Company: Community Healthlink, Inc.
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides
quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time
(37.5 hrs/wk) Residential Counselor at our Worcester site.
The Worcester Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) serves clients who
are admitted due to struggle with a mental health crisis often
additionally struggling with substance abuse. Our clients enter the
program with an evaluation and client history completed by a
qualified clinician prior to admission. The CSU may be used as a
diversion to prevent a hospitalization or as a step-down
immediately following a psychiatric hospital discharge to assist
the client in transitioning back into the community. The unit
receives admissions 24 hours/day, 365 days/year depending on bed
availability (10 beds) for clients who do not need hospital level
of care and meet the unit's admission criteria. Although a
voluntary program, individuals must remain on the unit for the
duration of their stay for safety and treatment purposes. Clients
meet with a multi-disciplinary team to aid with following their
individualized treatment plan and meet their treatment goals as
well as a psychiatric workup and medication evaluation.
The Residential Counselors will be expected to supervise and
support clients in crisis, using evidence-based therapeutic
techniques and a community-based approach to treatment
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
Life and Disability insurance
401k with agency contribution
Flexible Spending Accounts available
Wellness activity discounts
Work related travel reimbursement
- Performs duties using recovery orientated principles.
- Maintain and comply with regulations for DMH, HUD, BSAS and DPH
- Effective communication with consumers, peers, other
- Ability to write behaviorally stated treatment plans.
- Ability to observe, document, teach and respond to mental and
physical health as well as other needs of consumers such as
community living skills.
- Demonstrates person centered strength based communication and
relationship with consumers.
- Demonstrate effective communication with staff, peers and other
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.
- Serve as residential counselor for specified number of
residents as requested by supervisor.
- Develop, implement and document treatment needs assessments,
treatment plan, and progress reviews as part of continuous quality
- 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 and transporting, problem solving and conflict
resolution, and other interventions as necessary.
- Ensure healthful menu planning, food shopping, and meal
preparation through coordination and assistance.
- Monitor residents' medication, refills, documentation of
medications and changes, assist with attending appointments, and
- Lead two or more skill development or recreational group (s)
per week as assigned.
- Attend teams and case conferences, and collaborate with other
providers for designated residents.
- Provide outreach as designated to community-based
- Prepare daily log entries, incident reports and other required
paperwork to ensure the program meets the standards.
- Work with residents to maintain the residence on a daily basis
including chores, bedroom upkeep, yard and other light housekeeping
- Human Rights, dual diagnosis, infection control, CPR, First
Aid, MAP, agency and divisional policy and procedures as well as
- Perform other related job duties
- May include transporting residents in personal car or program
vehicle, physical assistance, close supervision, and other such
- Grade 6: Residential Counselor II: Requires a Bachelor's
degree; preferably in the field of psychology or human
- Minimum of two years experience required
- 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
- Must be able to pass required trainings including Medication
Administration Program (MAP), CPR and First Aid within first 5
months of employment
- 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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