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RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR for Recovery House - (20140)

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RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR for Recovery House - (20140)

Facility Name
Fuller Hospital
SOUTH ATTLEBORO, MA 02703 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Behavioral Health - Counselor, Behavioral Health - Support Staff, Behavioral Health - Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Occupational Therapy (OT), Recreational therapy, Social Worker
Job Description



A member of the staff who works with the Residential Program coordinating and overseeing the daily activities the Residential Houses.  This position functions under the direction of the Residential Coordinator.  Daily responsibilities include monitoring and coordination of non clinical operations of the program. Monitor AA/NA Meetings. Assign daily House chores and assist patients in performing necessary tasks. Monitor Patient whereabouts at all times.  Maintain orderly and safe environment. Ensure all required information is logged daily.

Maintain a file on each resident. Complete a daily note on each Resident. Monitor and safe guard Confidentiality. Complete all required reports in a timely manner. Facilitate house meetings as required.  Attend Mandatory Trainings and in service trainings.

Job Requirements



Ability to work overnights Thursday, Friday, Saturday  Midnight-9:30AM



Minimum Associates Degree and or 5 years experience in direct care.  Baccalaureate degree in psychology or related field or human behavior or equivalent is desirable along with experience working with a behavioral health population.



1-2 years experience in human services field.  Knowledge of behavioral health issues and experience or training in the recognition of at risk symptoms and strong understanding of therapeutic and professional boundaries. Ability to facilitate a house group as required. Knowledge of 42 CFR.


Technical Skills:

Ability to communicate clearly through spoken words and in writing. CPR and basic first aid. Knowledge of Codes and protocols for codes.  Ability to take a set of vital signs when needed or directed.


Age and Disability:

Must possess knowledge and skills necessary to interact compassionately and appropriately with families of the mentally ill.



The Residential Assistant must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to a partial hospitalization population with particular emphasis on a substance abuse population.  Must be able to work independently and communicate effectively to treatment team



Reports to the Residential Coordinator or designee.  Interacts with residents, resident's families.  Interacts with on-call clinicians, nursing supervisors, as well as visitors.


Environmental Demands:

Moderate pace, supervising residents with management and maintenance of the partial plus house, sitting in meetings, much time walking; may have to work in noisy and congested areas; may escort residents off grounds; may be exposed to violent residents and bodily fluids.




Essential Physical/

Mental Demands:

Physical effort necessary to lift resident and respond to psychiatric crisis situations.  Ability to prioritize workload during changes in pace.


Manual Dexterity


Ability to write legibly in resident charts.




Americans with Disabilities Act Statement:

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job-specific functions (underlined within each job-specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation, to be determined by the organization on a case-by-case basis.


Ethics Statement:

Employee conducts himself/herself consistent with the ethical standards of the organization including, but not limited to, the Fraud and Abuse Compliance Program as measured by employee performance and conduct.



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