The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Residential Counselor - MRC Women's Residence (Fitchburg)

US-MA-Fitchburg
ID
2016-2480
# of Openings
1
Category
Residential
Min
USD $12.70/Hr.
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

This program is a four-bed residential treatment program for women funded by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC).  The home is fully accessible and provides residential support to women with physical, medical, and emotional challenges. Hands-on specialized personal care, including transfers and lifting, are provided. The program utilizes a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) treatment model which focuses on emotion regulation, behavioral stabilization, socialization skills, and life skills development.

 

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

Residential Counselors provide support, guidance, advocacy, case management, and empowerment to the women served in this community residential setting.

 

Duties include hygiene (personal care), lifting, assisting with transfers, documentation, assisting with group therapy, transportation, behavioral intervention, role modeling, and recreational activities.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in a Social Services related field preferred, and/or experience or internship with adults with intellectual disabilities. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) experience preferred. Candidate must be at least 21 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. 

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