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  • Part-Time Residential Counselor - West Brookfield Staffed Apartments & Supported Housing

    Job Locations US-MA-West Brookfield
    ID
    2017-2571
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Residential
    Min
    USD $13.58/Hr.
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    This program supports individuals with developmental disabilities and significant medical challenges. Individuals are in residential services, supported housing, or home sharing depending on their needs. The focus of this program is to offer a home to individuals and to avoid nursing home placement. Community inclusion and maintaining relationships with family members and significant others is the primary focus. Individuals are referred by the Department of Developmental Disabilities.

     

    Our agency provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), as well as various trainings in which to obtain CEU’s, and opportunities for advancement. Our agency 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 adult women served. 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 Human Services/Social Services related field preferred.
    • Experience and/or internship with intellectually disabled adults.
    • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED/HiSET.
    • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, including Word.
    • CPR, First Aid, MAP (Medication Administration Program) and SOLVE (Strategies of Limiting Violent Episodes) certified or certifiable.
    • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification and/or commensurate experience preferred. 
    • This program is a female-only staffed program. 

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