Residential Counselor - Transitions Intensive Group Living Environment

Posted on Jan 22, 2019 by The Bridge of Central Mass

Webster, MA 01570
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Job ID 2
Job Location Webster, Massachusetts, United States
Category Direct Care
Starting Salary USD $13.46/Hr.
Type Regular Full-Time


Webster Intensive Group Living Environment is a 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.

Alternatives provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), as well as various trainings in which to obtain CEU's, and opportunities for advancement. Alternatives is an eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program and provides tuition reimbursement for continuing education.

Schedule for this position typically runs either Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday between the hours of 8am and 10pm depending on the needs of the program.


  1. Assist the Program Coordinator in the completion of all Assessments, Individualized Action Plans, Service Notes and Periodic Reviews according to prescribed timelines.
  2. Collaborate with individuals served and other Trans-Disciplinary Team members on the development and implementation of Individualized Action Plans (IAP's) and other recovery plans and activities.
  3. Implement activities that create opportunities for the development of valued roles and personal relationships in the community.
  4. Conduct both 1:1 and group activities geared toward increasing people's readiness to engage in rehabilitation.
  5. Assist individuals to perform daily routines.
  6. Implement all procedures that ensure the health, safety, and well being of individuals served.
  7. Implement all prescribed medical and medication protocols in accordance with agency and MAP policies.
  8. Implement all procedures that ensure physical safety and cleanliness of the program.
  9. Assist people to access, and/or provide, all needed transportation.
  10. Review and complete all required documentation.
  11. Communicate all pertinent information to all stakeholders.
  12. Attend and participate in all trainings both internal and external to Alternatives as assigned.
  13. Participate in supervision, team, and other assigned meetings.
  14. Acquire and maintain all required certifications.
  15. Perform other related tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in a Social Services/Human Services related field preferred.
  • Experience working with adults with mental health challenges.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite including Word.
  • Must be 20 years of age.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Must be First Aid, CPR, and MAP (Medication Administration Program) certified or certifiable.

Reference: 619563015

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