Futures Counselor

Alternatives Unlimited Worcester , MA 01601

Posted 2 months ago


Headquartered in Worcester, Open Sky has over 100 programs and serves more than 2000 individuals a year. We provide services and programs for adults, young adults and youth with mental health challenges, developmentaldisabilities, brain injury, substance use disorders,homelessness or other complex challenges.



Students can work full-time or part-time as paid employees for the summer preceding their senior year. Students will receive a minimum of 84 hours of orientation and training prior to working directly withchildren, adolescents, and adults who have emotional and behavioral challenges and/or serious and persistent mental health issues.

Students will receive weekly supervision from the site manager andwill have a full evaluation after the summer phase is completed.PHASE 2During the fall and spring semesters of the accepted student's senior year, students will work an average of 15-20 hours per week (on varying shifts dependent on the needs of the program and the student's class schedule). Students can also earn three course credits dependent on their schools requirements. They will work within the program with other residential and leadership staff and will be supervised by a full-time staff member on shift.

PHASE 3Upon graduation, the student will accept full-time employment fora minimum of six months in one of Open Sky's programs.


Eligible candidates must be at least 19 years of age with a current, valid driver's license and a minimum of a high school diploma. Eligible candidate must demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Word. Candidates must be First Aid, CPR, and MAP (Medication Administration Program) certified or certifiable.

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Futures Counselor

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