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Full-Time Residential Counselor

Company: Bay State Community Services
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Bay State Community ServicesDescription:
******NEW PAY RATES AVAILABLE W/ $1000 Sign On Bonus !!!*********
Programs located in Plymouth and Weymouth - $16.50 per hour

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.
Bay state is seeking caring, responsible, energetic, people who enjoy working with adolescents to join our residential team. 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---


  • Supervises and maintains the safety of adolescents between the ages of 12-18
  • Delivers services in a culturally competent manner
  • Supports adolescents with developing daily living skills
  • Implements as required interventions associated with treatment and service plan goals
  • Participates in de-escalation and physical interventions of youth when required
  • Drives adolescents to school, appointments, and recreational activities
  • Implements and adheres to the behavioral support system of the program
  • Acts as a positive role model for adolescents and coworkers, treating them with respect, dignity, understanding and fairness
  • Dispenses medication in accordance with proper protocol, policies and procedures


    Credentials/Qualifications:

    • 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. PI128457136

Keywords: Bay State Community Services, Plymouth , Full-Time Residential Counselor, Other , Plymouth, Massachusetts

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