Awake Overnight Counselor - West Brookfield Upstairs (West Brookfield)

Alternatives Unlimited West Brookfield , MA 01585

Posted 7 days ago


  • To remain alert and awake.

  • To document overnight coverage through regular use of the punch clock.

  • To provide supervision, support and overnight coverage to individuals.

  • To intervene when safety is jeopardized through the use of programmatic structure, such as rules, routines, contracts, reinforcements, and/or crisis intervention.

  • To understand, embrace and operate within the philosophy of dignity and respect.

  • To understand and respect individuals human rights and treat them with dignity and respect at all times.

  • To follow established emergency procedures.

  • To dispense medication in accordance with program medication procedures.

  • To submit written documentation on shift, as required.

  • To participate in the daily living activities of individuals.

  • To provide transportation to individuals as needed.

  • To be immediately available to respond to any noise and check on individuals.

  • To be physically able to readily respond to all floors of the residence.

  • To follow established program policy regarding the use T.V./radio/computer, not allowing any activity to interfere with the ability to hear individuals at all times.

  • To be dressed in a manner that is appropriate for immediate response to the program / individual needs.

  • To read the communication log at the beginning of each shift.

  • To participate in supervision as scheduled.

  • To participate in required inservice training, maintaining required hours.

  • To participate in cleaning and maintenance of the facility and equipment ongoing.

  • To provide shift coverage at other agency programs as needed.


Experience with client population or disabled individuals required. . To be MAP certified, SOLVE certified or certifiable appropriate to population served. Ability to remain awake and alert during the overnight shift. To read and write basic English.

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