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Residential Counselor – Addiction Program
NSMHA is looking for a Residential Counselor for a substance abuse/addiction recovery residence. As the Residential Counselor, you would help individuals in their recovery and provide direct care to individuals living in a residential. The RC will be responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of residents through help individuals with managing the milieu, skill-building, medication administration, risk management and other areas based on the needs of a therapeutic community treatment setting.
Located in East Boston, the Meridian House is a 30 bed, coed therapeutic community serving an adult population (age 18 and over). Meridian House is considered to be a High Intensity Residential Service. The program provides behavior modification treatment for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. We provide medication assisted treatment for those individuals who meet the criteria and residents are treated for mental health disorders. This is a 24 hour a day program with 24 hour per day staffing.
What you’ll do:
- Supervise and/or participate with individuals, based on their needs in self-help skills, activities of daily living, socialization, leisure time and community integration.
- Assist residents in meeting their daily roles and responsibilities.
- Participate in upkeep and maintenance of day to day program needs.
- Assist individuals in arranging transport for medical appointments and daily/weekly outings.
- Provide support for the facilitation of groups.
- Participate in weekly clinical meeting to review resident’s treatment plans.
- Support in medical coordination and oversee daily medication administration.
- Receive weekly supervision from Program Manager and Clinical Coordinator.
- Attend all required trainings within prescribed timelines.
- Transport individuals in agency vehicle, as needed.
- Complete administrative tasks, such as answering phones, filling out paperwork.
- Encourage individuals to engage in a healthy recovery life style through practicing the Meridian House treatment philosophy.
What you’ll need:
- Education: High school degree or GED required; Bachelor’s in related field or CADAC preferred.
- Experience: One (1) to Two (2) years human services experience with similar population preferred. Experience with total communication systems preferred.
- Skills and Abilities: Valid Driver’s License required. CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.
- 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