Dmh- Residential Counselor - Dewey St Program

Open Sky Community Services Worcester , MA 01601

Posted 2 months ago


Open Sky Community Services is a human service agency that provides counseling services and treatment options to people facing challenges. The Dewey St Program is a 15 bed SIE (Supported Independent Environment) in Worcester for adults with mental illness. The program consists of 5 three bedroom apartments and a staff office. The goal of the program is to promote independence and teach the necessary skills to live independently and successfully in the community.

Open Sky Community Services agency provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), opportunities for advancement, generous time off and a competitive benefits package. Our agency is an eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program and provides tuition reimbursement for continuing education.


The Residential Counselor supports individuals with a developmental disability live as independently as possible, while providing guidance and performing various levels of assisted daily living skills. Counselors act as strong advocates for individuals served, believe in the power of community and importance of community integration.

In addition, Residential Counselors will:

  • Implement all procedures that ensure the health, safety, and well-being of individuals and general cleanliness and safety of the physical site.

  • Assist individuals to access and/or provide transportation.

  • Review and complete all required documentation.

  • Specialized responsibilities as needed, including personal care and/or lifting.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services/Social Services related field preferred or experience working with adults with disabilities.

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED/HiSET.

  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, including Word.

  • CPR, First Aid, MAP (Medication Administration Program) and SOLVE (Strategies of Limiting Violent Episodes) certified or certifiable. Open Sky Community Services provides all required trainings.

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Dmh- Residential Counselor - Dewey St Program

Open Sky Community Services