Open Sky Community Services Residential Counselor (30 Hours) - North County Respite in Gardner, Massachusetts
Open Sky is proud to be an eligible organization for the MA Human Services Repay Program. The MA Repay program provides a limited opportunity for employees of eligible Human Services organizations to apply to receive money to pay their student loan debt! *Must meet all eligibility requirements. Find more information on eligibility and requirements at: https://www.marepay.org/health-services-and-home-health
Description and Responsibilities
North County Respite is a short-term group living environment that provides treatment of intermittent crisis and stabilization for adults who are diagnosed with a mental health/substance use disorder. The goal of the North County Respite program is to work collaboratively with individuals to develop skills to maintain their independence in the community and to live a life that is not defined by their mental illness.
The Residential Counselor supports individuals in the respite programs to live as independently as possible, while providing evidence-based treatment and care, within a group living environment. Counselors act as strong advocates for individuals served and understand the importance of community integration.
Other Key Responsibilities:
Assist in developing individualized, person-centered treatment plans and play a lead role in the daily implementation plans.
Implement all procedures that ensure the health, safety, and well-being of individuals and general cleanliness and safety of the physical site.
Assist individuals to access and/or provide transportation.
Review and complete all required documentation.
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, required.
Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record, required.
Reliability, willingness to learn, and being open to new opportunities.
At Open Sky Community Services, we open our doors, hearts, and minds to the belief that every individual, regardless of perceived limitations, deserves the chance to live a productive and fulfilling life.
Open Sky is on an anti-racist journey, committed to learning, living, and breathing inclusion, opportunity, diversity, racial equity, and justice for ALL.
At Open Sky, you’ll join over 1,300 compassionate and highly trained professionals who put innovative, evidence-based practices to work in ways that positively impact our communities across Central Massachusetts and beyond.
As a trauma-informed organization, Open Sky strives for transparency and sensitivity to the experiences of those we interact with. Self-care is encouraged, and we are committed to providing a positive work culture that is focused on continuous learning and the value of diverse perspectives.
Open Sky is proud to be an industry leader in pay and benefits. Open the Door to Possibility and begin your career with Open Sky today!Benefits of Working for Open Sky Include:
Excellent Supervision (Individual and Group), Professional Development, and Training Opportunities
Generous paid time off plan – you start with 29 days (almost 6 weeks!) in your first year, including 12 paid holidays. Increases to 32 days in your 2nd year, and the current maximum is 43 days (OVER 8 WEEKS!)
We pay for your higher education! Ask about our Tuition Reimbursement Program, and reimbursement for a variety of Human Services certifications.
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with Prescription Plan
403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match
Life Insurance (100% Employer-Paid)
Eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Open Sky celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, or disabled Veteran status.