Awake Overnight Residential Counselor-Beryl's House

Community Healthlink - Worcester, MA2.9

Full-time
Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (40 hrs/wk) Awake Overnight Residential Counselor at our Worcester site.

Beryl’s House is 25-bed six-month residential treatment program for women in recovery from substance use disorder. Priority is given to women coming directly from a Section 35 referral source, pregnant women, women ages 18-22, and women living with co-occurring disorders. Beryl’s House offers the following supportive services: substance use disorder treatment, mental health counseling, group therapy, domestic violence counseling, health education, parenting skills development, vocational training, and life skills training.

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. This position offers a wonderful opportunity to join a team that is dedicated to making a difference in providing treatment for women in recovery from addiction.

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
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
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: Associates degree or HSD/HiSet/GED required.
Grade 6: Residential Counselor II: Requires a Bachelor's degree; preferably in the field of psychology or human services.
Awake overnight staff must be able to remain awake and alert during the overnight shift to provide a safe and healthy environment for our clients and coworkers
Preference will be given to those with experience in social services and/or working with program's population.
Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes, including transporting clients in your own vehicle or company vehicle.
Demonstrated strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and ability to contribute to team objectives required.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred

Must be able pass required trainings including Medication Administration Program (MAP), CPR and First Aid within 5 months of employment.
Must be able to pass a CORI (Criminal Offender Background Check) and a an DCF/CPS (Department of Families Adam Walsh/Child Protective Services 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.