Open Sky Community Services DDS Residential Counselor - New Braintree Road in West Brookfield, Massachusetts
Description and Responsibilities
Open Sky supports adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities who are referred by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Our mission is to provide homes that are safe, nurturing, and address the individual’s personal needs and preferences. Every individual in an Open Sky residential program is encouraged to play an active role in community life, whether it be by volunteering, taking classes, participating in group outings, or joining a health club. Our dedicated staff ensures that individuals have the necessary supports and skills to build a successful and satisfying life in the community and enable the individuals we serve to lead meaningful and active lives.
The Residential Counselor supports individuals diagnosed with a Developmental Disability live as independently as possible, while providing evidence-based treatment and care, within a group living environment. They provide guidance, support and perform various levels of activities of daily living. Through implementing procedures that ensure the health, safety, and well-being of individuals, counselors ensure individuals are living a healthy, productive, and independent life. Counselors are strong advocates for individuals served, believe in the power of community, and acknowledge 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 1,100 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:
Regular Supervision, 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.