Residential Counselor - Chelsea House

Community Healthlink - Worcester, MA

Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a part-time (15 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.

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

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
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: HSD/GED/HiSet required; Associates degree preferred
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.