Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a part-time (20 hrs/wk) Residential Counselor at our Leominster site.
The Supported Housing Program serves adults diagnosed with persistent mental illness, substance use and/or homelessness who are supported to live in rented units scattered throughout the city of Worcester. The philosophy of Supported Housing is to promote, restore, and maintain the physical health, mental health and dignity of adults by providing interventions and support to manage their symptoms, increase independence and teach daily living skills. The program promotes wellness and management of medical conditions as well as teaching clients to use their strengths and skills to gain employment.
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
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 improvement activities.
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 safe storage.
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 residents.
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 duties.
Human Rights, dual diagnosis, infection control, CPR, First Aid, MAP, agency and divisional policy and procedures as well as other required competencies.
May include transporting residents in personal car or program vehicle, physical assistance, close supervision, and other such duties.
Performs other job related duties
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: Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED/HiSet; Associates degree preferred
Grade 6: Residential Counselor II:Requires a Bachelor’s degree; preferably in the field of psychology or human services
Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide a registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in a personal vehicle and travel between work sites
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.