Community Healthlink Residential Counselor in Worcester, Massachusetts
Come join a friendly and inclusive team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) recognizes the power of a diverse community and seeks applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time 37.5 hrs/wk) Residential Counselor in Worcester, MA.
Thayer Detox is an acute, intensive, inpatient treatment program for men and women 18 and older who suffer from substance use disorders. The program provides individual comprehensive case management services to each client along with at least four treatment groups per day, run by all team members (residential counselors/recovery specialists, case managers, clinicians, nurses).
Detox also offers Enhanced Acute Treatment Services (EATS) to support individuals also dealing with active symptoms of a mental illness. Services for these clients include daily individual counseling as well as a psychiatric consultation with an MD or NP.
The Residential Counselor works closely with the multidisciplinary team to provide structure and support to clients in the Detox Program. The RC monitors clients 24/7 to ensure safety for all. RC’s also facilitates groups to encourage and motivate our clients to keep fighting for their recovery.
Must have the ability to work various shifts and weekends
Provide supervision of clients while on the unit
Demonstrate appropriate and respectful interactions with patients and the community as outlined in agency policies
Complete all appropriate paperwork in a timely and accurate manner
Facilitate client intakes and discharges when necessary
Search clients’ belongings and supervise drug test screenings as needed
Transport clients to and from appointments as required
Facilitate psycho-social groups for the clients as requested
Demonstrate positive communication skills in dealing with clients, visitors, and other members of the health care team.
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.
C02: Residential Counselor I: High School Diploma/GED/HiSet required; Associates degree preferred
C04: Residential Counselor II: Requires a Bachelor’s degree; preferably in the field of psychology or human services
Good communication and time management
Previous experience with the program’s population preferred
Knowledge of the Massachusetts continuum of care for substance abuse
All Bilingual candidates are strongly urged to apply
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.
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