Bay State Community Services
If you are looking to be part of a non-profit agency that has an excellent reputation, strength-based supervision and high regard when it comes to honoring the mission of our work, Bay State Community Services is the right place for you. Apply now!!
The Residential Counselor is a direct service position. Counselors ensure the safety and wellbeing of the adolescents of the program. This position is responsible for carrying out the programming, activities, and therapeutic groups of the program. Program adolescents are often in great personal turmoil when they arrive. Counselors offer support, guidance, and structure to help the adolescents regain stability in their lives.
What You Will Be Doing to Make A Difference...
- Supervise and maintain the safety of adolescents between the ages of 12-18
- Provide per diem shift coverage
- Delivers services in a culturally competent manner
- Supports youth with developing daily living skills
- Implement as required interventions associated with treatment and service plan goals
- Participates in de-escalation and physical interventions of youth when required
- Drives youth to school, appointments, and recreational activities
- Attendance must be regular, reliable, and punctual
- Implements and adheres to the behavioral support system of the program
- Acts as a positive role model for youth and coworkers, treating them with respect, dignity, understanding and fairness
- Dispenses medication in accordance with proper protocol, policies and procedures
- May work 1st, 2nd and 3rd (awake overnight) shift or various combinations of these shifts depending on program needs, and candidate availability
- Must be available to work various shifts (days, evenings and nights); 8 hours shifts
- Bachelor's level degree in Human Services field or related field preferred but not required
- 1 year experience working with adolescents is preferred
- Residential experience preferred
- Experience with systems (e.g. DMH, DCF) preferred
- Additional languages desirable, though not required
- Able to learn, carry out and be certified in CPI physical interventions, and de-escalation techniques
- Able to learn, carry out and be certified in CPR and first aid
- Valid MA driver's license with acceptable driving record and current proof of insurance
- Acceptable CORI, SORI and DEEC background record check including fingerprinting
Bay State Community Services is committed to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. We are committed to providing an environment free from harassment of any kind, and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all qualified applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Bay State Community Services believes diversity and inclusion, and social justice is an action, and as such seeks to operationalize policies, procedures and systems, that support a talented, and diverse workforce.