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DMH- Residential Counselor - Litchfield Ave (Southbridge)
at Open Sky Community Services
Southbridge, MA

DMH- Residential Counselor - Litchfield Ave (Southbridge)
at Open Sky Community Services
Southbridge, MA

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DMH- Residential Counselor - Litchfield Ave (Southbridge)

US-MA-Southbridge

Job ID: 2019-4389
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Direct Care
Litchfield Program

Overview

Open Sky Community Services is a human service agency that provides counseling services and treatment options to people facing challenges. Litchfield Ave provides a group living environment to 8 adult men and women with mental illness. Services focus on helping people transition to a more independent environment while maximizing their natural supports by building skills and achieving personal goals. The residents are also supported by members of the integrated team.

Open Sky Community Services agency provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), opportunities for advancement, generous time off and a competitive benefits package. Our agency is an eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program and provides tuition reimbursement for continuing education.



Responsibilities

The Residential Counselor supports individuals with a developmental disability live as independently as possible, while providing guidance and performing various levels of assisted daily living skills. Counselors act as strong advocates for individuals served, believe in the power of community and importance of community integration.

In additon, Residential Counselors will:

  • Implement all procedures that ensure the health, safety, and well-being of individuals and general cleanliness and safety of the physical site.
  • Assist individuals to access and/or provide transportation.
  • Review and complete all required documentation.
  • Specialized responsibilities as needed, including personal care and/or lifting.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services/Social Services related field preferred or experience working with adults with disabilities.
  • 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. Open Sky Community Services provides all required trainings.

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