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Residential Counselor – Addiction Program

  • Driver's License Required
  • East Boston, MA
  • Full Time (40 Hours)
  • East Boston, MA

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:

  • EducationHigh 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.

Employee 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

Tagged as: Addictions, residential, Residential Setting

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