Residential Counselor- SH/WH

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous


At CRJ we change lives and strengthen communities by advancing policy and delivering individualized services that promote safety, justice, and inclusion.

The Residential Counselor is responsible for providing support services to individuals residing in a six-bed community home for youth aged 18 to 22 who exhibit challenging behaviors due to trauma-based diagnoses, sexually abusive behavior, cognitive disabilities, and/or intellectual challenges.


Implement Activities of Daily Living, Individual Service Plan Objectives, and Behavior Plans.

Involve individuals in social/recreational activities including:

Socialization and community integration

Development of meaningful interpersonal skills

Placement transitioning

Transportation and access of public transportation

Role modeling

Leisure and recreation

Development of cooking, budgeting, and shopping skills

Involve individuals in Functional Skill Development

Development of communication skills

Personal hygiene and cleanliness of living area

Provide job coaching, career development, and prevocational support services; including teaching and training, specific to each individual's needs.

Promote a high quality of living in all areas including medication administration, meal preparation, housekeeping, personal hygiene, and leisure/recreation.

Provide transportation of individuals to scheduled appointments or social activities.

Provide off-site supervision, as necessary, when individuals are engaged in volunteer or employment opportunities.

Record progress notes, behavioral data and log notes for each individual residing in the program.

Ensure the safety of the individuals and general public.

Model appropriate behavior for individuals residing in the program.

Engage in the upkeep of the residence.

Ensure duties and responsibilities are carried out in a supportive and professional manner.

Attend appropriate meetings as directed.

Attend all required training designated by the Program Director, Assistant Director, and/or CRJ.


Certification in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or ability to obtain certification upon employment

Participation in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI), Medication Administration Program, Fire Safety, OSHA, and Human Rights Training

Willingness to work flexible hours, good communicator and able to organize and be proactive, maintain order and follow through with required responsibilities while maintaining client confidentiality and respect for clients and co-workers at all times

Good interpersonal skills with effective time management skills

Valid Massachusetts Drivers License

Position requires criminal history background check

Qualifications Required:

Minimum of High School diploma or GED.

Prefer experience in residential settings.

Prefer experience with system-involved youth.

CRJ provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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