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Residential Counselor

Company: Community Healthlink, Inc.
Location: Auburn
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Overview

Come join a friendly and inclusive team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) recognizes the power of a diverse community and seeks applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Residential Counselor in Auburn, MA.

Maria Ave House is a six-bedroom congregated housing program which serves six elder adults whom have serious/persistent mental illness along with various medical conditions. The mission of this home is to provide safe, affordable, housing for individuals living with chronic mental illness and will focus on teaching them to become more independent with everyday skills, such as taking their medications, cooking, cleaning, and to live in the least restrictive setting possible. The program is located in a quiet residential neighborhood and will be staffed 24 hours a day, including awake overnight staffing.

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 qualificationsHealth and Dental insurance (available upon starting)Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation timeCEU benefitsLife and Disability insurance401k with agency contributionWellness activity discountsWork related travel reimbursement

Responsibilities

* 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 within first 5 months of employee
* 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.

Qualifications

* Grade 5: Residential Counselor I: HSD/HiSet/GED required; Associates preferred


* Grade 6: Residential Counselor II:Requires a Bachelor's degree; preferably in the field of psychology or human services


* 6 months volunteer, intern or work experience in mental health, substance abuse or working with children or families
* Preference will be given to those with experience in social services and/or working with program's population.


* Desire to serve others required.


* Demonstrated strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and ability to contribute to team objectives required.


* All bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


* Current valid US-issued driver's license and a registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in a personal vehicle or a company vehicle.
* 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.

Keywords: Community Healthlink, Inc., Worcester , Residential Counselor, Other , Auburn, Massachusetts

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