Share this job:
Residential Awake Overnight Counselor
As the Awake Overnight Counselor for North Suffolk Mental Health Association, you’ll be responsible for the safety and well-being of consumers in a residential setting (MH or DS) during overnight shifts. Assist clients based on need level, while following all agency policies, procedures, and licensing/funding source requirements. The Awake Overnight Counselor is awake and available to consumers during the entire overnight shift.
Full and part-time positions available in Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Saugus. Please indicate preferred shift and City in application.
Expectations of the Role:
- Be awake and available to persons during overnight shift until persons have left residential program, or until the morning staff person arrives.
- Check in with staff, persons who are awake and complete a walk-through of the program every half an hour. Read the Staff Communication Log and review risk plans.
- Perform household maintenance and upkeep as needed.
- Document each person’s progress in the confidential record according to established methods and procedures. Write daily notes at end of shift, noting any incidents and maintain regular communication with other team members.
- For persons who are assessed as being unable to self-administer medication, participate in medication administration per MAP and DMH policies and protocol
- Ensure that all people are treated with dignity and respect and that all services provided are recovery oriented and person centered.
- Performs all duties based on person’s needs and schedule.
- Attend staff meetings as required.
- Respond appropriately to persons and act as a role model.
- Follow Agency Safety and Risk Mitigation policies and protocols
- Assist in showering if needed, laundry throughout the night, and cleanliness of the entire program.
- Tube feeding/ medications twice throughout the shifts if applicable
- Make lunches for next day, for day program. Make sure clients are appropriately dressed and groomed for day program following day.
- Changing, if needed throughout the night, transport to bathroom when needed, and cleanliness of program.
- Assist in audit of needs of the house, food shopping order, medical supplies etc.
- Documentation in all records, confidential audits once a month
- Medications counts if applicable
What You’ll Need:
Education: High School Diploma/GED equivalent required
Experience: At least six months’ experience with population that has severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorder.
Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:
- Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
- Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
- Employer Paid Life Insurance
- 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
- Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
- Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Access to Credit Union Banking
- Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
- Employee Referral Bonus Program
- Discounted Movie Tickets
- Comprehensive Training Program
- Internal Advancement Opportunities
A career with a cause
Since 1959, North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Inc. has provided community-based mental health services to individuals and families in East Boston, Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. To better serve our community, NSMHA has developed a comprehensive and integrated community-based system of engagement, treatment, rehabilitation and support programs to promote the recovery of adults living with serious mental illness, addictions and co-occurring disorders. Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) is a comprehensive clinically focused service anchored by a multi-disciplinary team that provides services through an integrated team led by clinical staff. ACCS will provide clinical interventions and peer and family support to facilitate engagement, support functioning and maximize symptom stabilization and self-management of individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.