Residential Counselor/Child Advocate-Orchard St
Community Healthlink - Worcester, MA

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Orchard: This nine-month residential treatment program was established in 1991 for homeless parents recovering from addictions to drugs or alcohol and their dependent children. The program provides family focused treatment and skill-building services. The program supports and strengthens the family unit and allows parents to function as effective, self-reliant caretakers for their children while enjoying productive and drug-free lives.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement parenting and children's services for residents on a consistent basis
  • Facilitate implementation of treatment plan and facilitation of groups
  • Medication administration
  • Provide transportation for clients
  • Completing daily paperwork including group logs, daily logs, case notes, and treatment reviews
  • Implementing the daily schedule

Qualifications:
  • HSD/GED required, Bachelor's degree in related mental health field preferred
  • 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

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