Community Healthlink Child Advocate/ Residential Counselor in Leominster, 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) Child Advocate/ Residential Counselor at our Leominster site.
Orchard Street is a 12-family residential treatment program located in Leominster that serves women in recovery from substance use disorder and their children. This program aims to provide a safe, supportive recovery community that will promote a sense of empowerment, family healing, and life skills essential for women and their children to stabilize and lead drug free, productive lives. A team of staff provides on-site individual, group and family therapy as well as comprehensive children’s services and substance use disorder treatment to promote recovery.
The Child Advocate/ Residential Counselor works with clients to assist in activities of daily living and foster a sense of safety in the program. In this role you would run evidence-based groups, complete required paperwork, and carry a caseload of clients to develop child focused treatment plans and work with the mothers around parenting and child development. This position offers a wonderful opportunity to join a team that is dedicated to making a difference in providing treatment for women in recovery from addiction and their children.
Implement programming for residents on a consistent basis.
Facilitate implementation of the treatment plan.
Facilitation of groups, completion of daily paperwork including daily logs, group logs, session notes.
Provide transportation for clients
Collaborate with providers
Monitor residents’ medication, refills, document medications and changes, provide safe storage and assist while attending appointments
Working with residents to maintain the residence on a daily basis including chores, grocery shopping/carrying groceries into the kitchen, bedroom upkeep, laundry to include carrying to and from washer/dryer, yard work, and other moderate housekeeping duties.
Must be able pass required trainings including Medication Administration Program (MAP), CPR and First Aid
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.
Grade 6: Residential Counselor II: Requires a Bachelor’s degree; preferably in the field of psychology or human services
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
This position requires transporting clients as an essential function of the role. A current, valid US Driver’s license and a review of your motor vehicle record is required for a determination of your eligibility to drive for this work-related purpose. A CHL vehicle may be available but if you will be using your personal vehicle you will be required to provide proof of current registration and inspection.
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.
Street: 17 Orchard St