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Residential Counselor – Addictions/Substance Abuse Program

  • Chelsea, MA
  • 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 setting. The Residential Counselor 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.

Positions available in our Meridian House program, located in East Boston, as well as our newly opening River House program that will be opening in Chelsea.

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 the individual’s team to develop the treatment plan.
  • Implement, teach and assist individuals with treatment plan goals and objective on a consistent basis.
  • Document and maintain all individual records related to the treatment plan process.
  • Interface and liaison with Program Case Manager.
  • Assist individuals in scheduling routine and preventative medical appointments, obtain and disseminate all reports to appropriate team members.
  • Inventory or assist individuals in inventorying possessions, seasonal clothing and personal supplies on a regular basis.
  • Carry an individual counseling and group counseling caseload.
  • Participate in weekly clinical team meetings
  • Complete psychosocial evaluations for caseload
  • Participate in upkeep and maintenance of program.
  • Transport individuals in agency vehicle as necessary.

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 Massachusetts Driver’s License required.  CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire. (training provided)

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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