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CRJ Residential Counselor ($3,000.00 Hiring & Stay Bonus) in Boston, Massachusetts

Community Resources for Justice (CRJ) is a unique, 140 year old nonprofit organization. Social Justice Services (SJS), a division of CRJ supports men and women leaving incarceration and young adults with complex clinical needs to make positive, and sustainable life transitions. SJS provides residential and non-residential services and programming in addition to staff development opportunities for our workforce.


Community Resources for Justice offers competitive pay and a full benefits package. For more information visit our website.

The Residential Counselor is responsible for providing support services to individuals residing in a nine-bed community home for youth aged 18 to 22 who exhibit challenging behaviors due to trauma-based diagnoses, sexually abusive behavior, cognitive disabilities, and/or intellectual challenges.

Residential Counselor Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Implement Activities of Daily Living, Individual Service Plan Objectives, and Behavior Plans.

  • Provide job coaching, career development, and pre‐vocational support services; including teaching and training, specific to each individual’s needs.

  • Promote a high quality of living in all areas including medication administration, meal preparation, housekeeping, personal hygiene, and leisure/recreation.

  • Provide transportation of individuals to scheduled appointments or social activities.

  • Provide off-site supervision, as necessary, when individuals are engaged in volunteer or employment opportunities.

  • Record progress notes, behavioral data and log notes for each individual residing in the program.

  • Ensure the safety of the individuals and general public.

  • Model appropriate behavior for individuals residing in the program.

  • Engage in the upkeep of the residence.

  • Attend all required training designated by the Program Director, Assistant Director, and/or CRJ.

  • Willingness to work flexible hours, good communicator and able to organize and be proactive, maintain order and follow through with required responsibilities while maintaining client confidentiality and respect for clients and co-workers at all times

  • Good interpersonal skills with effective time management skills

  • Valid Massachusetts Drivers License

  • Willing to be obtain CPR/First Aid/MAP certifications during employment

Residential Counselor Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum of High School diploma or GED.

  • Prefer experience in residential settings.

  • Prefer experience with system-involved youth.

CRJ provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

ID: 2022-6106

Street: Sargent House