Residential Counselor Crisis Specialization Unit
Company: Community Healthlink
Posted on: May 3, 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 in Northern Worcester County.
North County 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 (13 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
Residential Counselors conduct intakes and
discharges for the program and will work with clients on topics
including personal hygiene and self-care skills, money management
and budgeting, symptom management, relapse prevention, healthy
eating, use of public transportation and transporting, problem
solving and conflict resolution, and other interventions as
necessary, running therapeutic groups to further enhance life
skills in these areas. The Residential Counselor will monitor and
distribute medication, maintain unit facility as required, and
complete routine paperwork to ensure the program meets the
Compensation based on education and related work experience,
licensure and other qualifications
Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time
Wellness activity discounts
Work related travel reimbursement
- Performs duties
using recovery orientated principles.
- Maintain and
comply with regulations for DMH, HUD, BSAS and DPH MAP
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
person centered strength based communication and relationship with
effective communication with staff, peers and other professionals.
- Must be able
pass required trainings including Medication Administration Program
(MAP), CPR and First Aid
Counselor: Serve as residential counselor for specified number of
residents as requested by supervisor.
Planning: Develop, implement and document treatment needs
assessments, treatment plan, and progress reviews as part of
continuous quality improvement activities.
Living: 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
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
- Groups: Lead two
or more skill development or recreational group (s) per week as
- Continuity of
Care: Attend teams and case conferences, and collaborate with other
providers for designated residents. Provide outreach as designated
to community-based residents.
Paperwork: Prepare daily log entries, incident reports and other
required paperwork to ensure the program meets the
- Facility Upkeep:
Work with residents to maintain the residence on a daily basis
including chores, bedroom upkeep, yard and other light housekeeping
- Other Duties:
Other related job duties as assigned in order to provide quality
rehabilitation services. May include transporting residents in
personal car or program vehicle, physical assistance, close
supervision, and other such duties.
Competencies: Human Rights, dual diagnosis, infection control, CPR,
First Aid, MAP, agency and divisional policy and procedures as well
as other required competencies.
- 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 6:
Residential Counselor II: Bachelor's degree in social work
or related mental health field or occupational therapist with
- Will consider
Bachelor's degree in non-related field with human services
- 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
- All Bilingual
applicants are strongly urged to apply.
- Must be able to
pass a CORI background check
Healthlink is an Affirmative
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
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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