The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Residential Counselor - Riverside Road (Gardner)

US-MA-Gardner
ID
2017-2662
# of Openings
1
Category
Residential
Min
USD $11.78/Yr.
Type
Regular Part-Time

Overview

The Bridge is a human service agency that provides counseling services to people facing challenges. This residential treatment program provides a therapeutic living environment for six men and women living with serious and persistent mental illness. The purpose of the program is to teach, advocate for, and support adults to manage their mental illness. All individuals are engaged in developing their independent living skills in order to live successfully within the community. The program has 24 hour staffing. This program uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as the primary treatment model and offers Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Supported Employment and Peer Support. 

 

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 adults served in this community residential setting.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Services related field preferred, and/or experience or internship working with adults with serious and persistent mental illness.
  • Eligible candidates must be at least 20 years of age.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or HiSET.
  • Eligible candidate must demonstrate competency with Microsoft Word.
  • Candidate must be CPR, First Aid and Medication Administration (MAP) certified or certifiable.

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