The Edinburg Center

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Residential Counselor

Residential Counselor

Job Code ID 
60-287
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-MA-Westford
Category 
Residential – Developmental Disabilities
Program 
DD Brain Injury

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Responsibilities

Now hiring for multiple positions: Be a part of an established non-profit organization with a proven track history of maximizing the potential & ensuring high-quality care of individuals with developmental disabilities in your community!

 

We have Residential Counselor I opportunities available in the following areas: Lexington area (Bedford, Burlington, Lexington, Lincoln, Waltham), Lowell area (Chelmsford, Tewksbury, Westford), as well as the Hudson/Marlborough area (Maynard).

 

Schedule: Many Full-time & Part-time permanent positions (with competitive benefits) available.

 

Role Summary: The Edinburg Center is seeking Residential Counselors to provide direct care to adults with developmental disabilities in a residential program.

 

Responsibilities: Residential Counselors teach and support individuals in all aspects of daily living. This may include assisting individuals in caring for their personal hygiene, helping them develop skills to improve social relationships and increase community and recreational activities as well as supporting them in meeting their long and short range personal goals. Residential Counselors provide transportation as needed, assist in the administration of medications, as well as safeguarding the persons' health and well-being. Residential counselors are responsible for daily documentation in individual records while guaranteeing privacy and confidentiality. Residential Counselors are also responsible for ensuring that the home is well maintained, clean, comfortable and homelike.

This is an exceptional experience to gain professional experience in the Human Services field, and begin your career providing support & assisting individuals to realize their potential & to thrive while living in the community. Many of our employees continue to grow their careers in the fields of Nursing, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and other clinical and community support specialties.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications: - A background in providing professional care & support, such as Home Health Aide experience, positions working with persons with developmental disabilities, or similar personal care experience preferred.

- Degree, certification, or related coursework in a Human Services or related field preferred.

- Basic computer skills (MS Word, Outlook, etc) preferred.

- Must have good verbal and written communication skills.

- Valid driver's license is required.

- First Aid, CPR, and MAP certification required within first three months of hire.

Organizational Overview

The Edinburg Center was established in 1977 as a non-profit community-based services agency. The Center's mission is distinguished by our longstanding belief that all people have the potential to learn, the capacity for change and the right to live a meaningful life in the community of his or her choice. Our mission is to provide an array of innovative services which promote personal growth and independence, foster hope and enhance the quality of life of people with mental health conditions, co-occurring substance use conditions and/or developmental disabilities, and brain injury services.

 

We offer an excellent benefits package for both full and part-time staff, including; health, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance as well as a 401(k) retirement savings plan.  Paid time off benefits include vacation, personal, sick and holidays. To support ongoing professional development, we offer tuition reimbursement, conference, seminar, certification and specialized training funding, as well as free clinical supervision for licensure.

 

If you would like to make a true difference in the lives of others, we encourage you to apply today!