The Edinburg Center

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Mental Health Respite Counselor II - AWAKE Overnight

Mental Health Respite Counselor II - AWAKE Overnight

Job Code ID 
2017-1416 #8
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-MA-Lexington
Category 
Mental Health Services
Program 
ICS

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Responsibilities

Location: Lexington, MA
Schedule: Full-time (40 hour) overnight position available

 

Role Summary:
The Edinburg Center is seeking a Respite Counselor in our innovative, community-based, respite program to assist mental health clients in avoiding unnecessary hospitalization or transition successfully from the hospital to community living.

 

Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include providing recovery-oriented psychosocial rehabilitation, advocacy, support and crisis prevention/intervention services to adults temporarily residing in a short term respite.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications:
BA and at least 1 year experience with adult mental health population required. High school diploma and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience will be considered; experience in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model programs and knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation preferred. First Aid, CPR, and MAP certification within three months of hire required. Basic computer skills required. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.

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!