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Child Advocate/ Residential Counselor-Orchard St

Company: Community Healthlink
Location: Leominster
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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) Child Advocate/ Residential Counselor at our Leominster site.

 

Orchard Street is a 12-family residential treatment program located in Leominster that serves women in recovery from substance use disorder and their children. This program aims to provide a safe, supportive recovery community that will promote a sense of empowerment, family healing, and life skills essential for women and their children to stabilize and lead drug free, productive lives. A team of staff provides on-site individual, group and family therapy as well as comprehensive children’s services and substance use disorder treatment to promote recovery.

The Child Advocate/ Residential Counselor works with clients to assist in activities of daily living and foster a sense of safety in the program. In this role you would run 
evidence-based groups, complete required paperwork,and carry a caseload of clients to develop child focused treatment plans and work with the mothers around parenting and
child development. 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
and their children.

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

Flexible Spending Accounts available

Wellness activity discounts

Work related travel reimbursement


  • Implement programming for residents on a consistent basis.
  • Facilitate implementation of the treatment plan.
  • Facilitation of groups, completion of daily paperwork including daily logs, group logs, session notes.
  • Crisis intervention
  • Provide transportation for clients
  • Collaborate with providers
  • Monitor residents’ medication, refills, document medications and changes, provide safe storage and also assist while attending appointments 
  • 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 6: Residential Counselor II: Requires a Bachelor’s degree; preferably in the field of psychology or human services
  • 2+ years experience working with children and families
  • Knowledge of child development issues including the impact of substance use disorders on children and family reunification
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and clients
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct children's activities and programming which adequately addresses the need of individual children within the program
  • Knowledge of parenting issues and ability to provide education and support to families within the program 
  • 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 a company vehicle
  • Must be able to pass a CORI (Criminal Offender Background Check)  and a 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.

Keywords: Community Healthlink, Leominster , Child Advocate/ Residential Counselor-Orchard St, Other , Leominster, Massachusetts

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