The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Senior Residential Counselor, Next Step/Transitions (Webster)

US-MA-Webster
ID
2017-2750
# of Openings
1
Category
Residential
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Bridge is a human service agency that provides counseling services to people facing challenges. Next Step and Transitions is a two-program residence that serves individuals referred by the Department of Mental Health. This structured residence is designed to assist individuals with previous attempts at community living to learn new skills that will help them to be successful in the community and prepare for transition to less restrictive environments. Next Step utilizes Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) and Supported Employment as treatment models and offers Peer Support. The Transitions program offers Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Peer Support, and Supported Employment as treatment models.

 

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

Senior residential counselors are responsible for organizing and supervising all scheduled shift activities, supervising staff on shift, maintaining a caseload, and providing support to both the residence and supported housing components. This position has on-call responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in a Human Services/Social Services related field strongly preferred.
  • At least one year of experience working with adults with mental health challenges.
  • Reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license.
  • 20 years of age.
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED/HiSET.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, including Word.
  • CPR, First Aid, MAP (Medication Administration Program) and SOLVE (Strategies of Limiting Violent Episodes) certified or certifiable.

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