The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Relief/Per-Diem Counselors

US-MA-Worcester
ID
2015-2094
Category
Relief Work
Min
USD $11.00/Hr.
Type
Relief Work / Per Diem

Overview

The Bridge is a human service agency that provides counseling services to people facing challenges. The Bridge operates more than 45 programs, including residential programs, special education services, supported housing, and community based counseling. We provide services and support to individuals whose challenges include serious and persistent mental illness, complex family problems, substance abuse in combination with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, self-destructive behavior, depression and social withdrawal, psychosis and related confusion, behaviors related to past abuse, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, complex learning disabilities, and serious emotional and relationship instability. We provide individualized state-of-the-art treatment, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Adventure-based therapies, dual diagnosis treatment, and vocational skills training.

 

The Bridge provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), as well as various trainings in which to obtain CEU’s, and opportunities for advancement. The Bridge is an eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program and provides tuition reimbursement for continuing education. 

Responsibilities

Relief staff work at the residential program with adults living with intellectual disabilities on a per-diem basis. These positions are on-call, as needed.  Relief staff need to be available to work evenings, weekends, and overnights. 

 

Relief workers are responsible for the day to day operations of the program.  Responsibilities include providing transportation, meal preparation, medication administration, behavior intervention, basic housekeeping, documentation, recreational activities, and all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Social Services related field preferred, and/or experience or internship with adults with intellectual disabilities or mental health challenges.
  • Candidates must be at least 20 years of age with a current, valid driver's license and the minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
  • Candidates must demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Word and be First Aid, CPR and MAP (Medication Administration Program) certified or certifiable.
  • Candidates must be able to provide physical management (The Bridge provides training). 

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