Detox Relief Residential Counselor

Community Healthlink, Inc. Worcester , MA 01601

Posted 2 months ago


Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a relief (0-20 hrs/wk) Residential Counselor in Worcester, MA.

Thayer Detox is an acute, intensive, inpatient treatment program for men and women 18 and older who suffer from substance use disorders. The program provides individual comprehensive case management services to each client along with at least four treatment groups per day, run by all team members (residential counselors/recovery specialists, case managers, clinicians, nurses).

Detox also offers Enhanced Acute Treatment Services (EATS) to support individuals also dealing with active symptoms of a mental illness. Services for these clients include daily individual counseling as well as a psychiatric consultation with an MD or NP.

The Residential Counselor works closely with the multidisciplinary team to provide structure and support to clients in the Detox Program. The RC monitors clients 24/7 to ensure safety for all. RC's also facilitates groups to encourage and motivate our clients to keep fighting for their recovery

If you are looking to give back to the community and help others, this relief residential counselor position maybe the one for you. A relief residential counselor can work 0-20 hours a week depending on the program's need. In this flexible position, there are no set shifts, and staff are scheduled or called as needed to cover empty shifts. This gives you the opportunity to help others without the commitment.


  • Must have the ability to work various shifts and weekends

  • Provide supervision of clients while on the unit

  • Demonstrate appropriate and respectful interactions with patients and the community as outlined in agency policies

  • Complete all appropriate paperwork in a timely and accurate manner

  • Facilitate client intakes and discharges when necessary

  • Search clients' belongings and supervise drug test screenings as needed

  • Transport clients to and from appointments as required

  • Facilitate psycho-social groups for the clients as requested

  • Demonstrate positive communication skills in dealing with clients, visitors, and other members of the health care team

  • Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.


  • HSD/HiSet/GED or Associate's degree required

  • Course work in social work, counseling, psychology or related field preferred.

  • Previous experience with the programs population preferred

  • Knowledge of the Massachusetts continuum of care for substance abuse

  • CDAC/LDAC preferred

  • Good communication and time management

  • All bilingual candidates are strongly urged to apply

  • Must be able to pass a CORI background check

Community Healthlink is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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