Residential Counselor-Supp Housing
Community Healthlink - Worcester, MA

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CHL's Supported Housing Program provides outreach support services to sixty (60) residents who all live in their own apartments throughout the city of Worcester. Individual treatment plans are developed for each resident and staff visit residents at their apartments and provide home-based and community-based support and advocacy services. Staff is available to residents 24 hours per day via pager. All residents are DMH referred.

Responsibilities:

1. Primary Counselor: Serve as residential counselor for specified number of residents as requested by supervisor.

2. Treatment Planning: Develop, implement and document treatment needs assessments, treatment plan, and progress reviews as part of continuous quality improvement activities.

3. Community Living: Work with residents to assist with activities of daily living and foster a sense of safety in the community which includes personal hygiene and self-care skills, money management and budgeting, symptom management, relapse prevention, use of public transportation and transporting, problem solving and conflict resolution, and other interventions as necessary.

4. Nutrition: Ensure healthful menu planning, food shopping, and meal preparation through coordination and assistance.

5. Medications: Monitor residents’ medication, refills, documentation of medications and changes, assist with attending appointments, and safe storage.

6. Groups: Lead two or more skill development or recreational group (s) per week as assigned.

7. Continuity of Care: Attend teams and case conferences, and collaborate with other providers for designated residents. Provide outreach as designated to community-based residents.

8. Routine Paperwork: Prepare daily log entries, incident reports and other required paperwork to ensure the program meets the standards.

9. Facility Upkeep: Work with residents to maintain the residence on a daily basis including chores, bedroom upkeep, yard and other light housekeeping duties.

10. Other Duties: Other related duties as assigned in order to provide quality rehabilitation services.

11. Maintain Competencies: Human Rights, dual diagnosis, infection control, CPR, First Aid, MAP, agency and divisional policy and procedures as well as other required competencies.

May include transporting residents in personal car or program vehicle, physical assistance, close supervision, and other such duties.

Qualifications:

RC I: Associates degree in Human Services or HSD plus 2 years experience or RC II: Bachelor's degree in social work or related mental health field or occupational therapist with Associate's degree.
Will consider Bachelor's degree in non-related field with human services experience

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