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Residential Counselor - Ashburnham Street (Fitchburg)
at Open Sky Community Services
Fitchburg, MA

Residential Counselor - Ashburnham Street (Fitchburg)
at Open Sky Community Services
Fitchburg, MA

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Residential Counselor - Ashburnham Street (Fitchburg)


Job ID: 2018-2891
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Direct Care
Ashburnham Street


The Residential Counselor - MH Services provides support to in a residential setting to people who have mental illness. The Residential Counselor assists people served to set goals. reports on outcomes, provides assistance with meals, transportation, and medications and facilitates involvement in the local community.

Schedule for this position typically runs either Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday between the hours of 8am and 10pm depending on the needs of the program.


  1. Assist the Program Coordinator in the completion of all Assessments, Individualized Action Plans, Service Notes and Periodic Reviews according to prescribed timelines.
  2. Collaborate with individuals served and other Trans-Disciplinary Team members on the development and implementation of Individualized Action Plans (IAP’s) and other recovery plans and activities.
  3. Implement activities that create opportunities for the development of valued roles and personal relationships in the community.
  4. Conduct both 1:1 and group activities geared toward increasing people’s readiness to engage in rehabilitation.
  5. Assist individuals to perform daily routines.
  6. Implement all procedures that ensure the health, safety, and well being of individuals served.
  7. Implement all prescribed medical and medication protocols in accordance with agency and MAP policies.
  8. Implement all procedures that ensure physical safety and cleanliness of the program.
  9. Assist people to access, and/or provide, all needed transportation.
  10. Review and complete all required documentation.
  11. Communicate all pertinent information to all stakeholders.
  12. Attend and participate in all trainings both internal and external to Alternatives as assigned.
  13. Participate in supervision, team, and other assigned meetings.
  14. Acquire and maintain all required certifications.
  15. Perform other related tasks as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Social Services preferred. Alternative education and experience may be substituted for degree. High School diploma and valid driver’s license required.

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