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Residential Counselor

Company: Community Healthlink, Inc.
Location: Leominster
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (40 hrs/wk) 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 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.


* 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.
* Provide transportation for clients
* 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, yard work, and other moderate housekeeping duties.
* Must be able pass required trainings including Medication Administration Program (MAP), CPR and First Aid


* Grade 5: Residential Counselor I: Associates degree in Human Services or HSD/HiSet/GED required
* 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 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
* This position requires transporting clients as an essential function of the role. A current, valid US Driver's license and a review of your motor vehicle record is required for a determination of your eligibility to drive for this work related purpose. A CHL vehicle may be available but if you will be using your personal vehicle you will be required to provide proof of current registration and inspection.
* All candidates will be subject to a CORI review as outlined in the regulations set by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. For more information, click here

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, Inc., Leominster , Residential Counselor, Other , Leominster, Massachusetts

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