The Edinburg Center

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Residential Counselor

Residential Counselor

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Residential – Developmental Disabilities

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

We have over 25 Residential Counselor opportunities available in the following areas:

  • Bedford area (includes Bedford, Burlington, Lexington, Lincoln)
  • Lowell area (Chelmsford, Tewksbury, Westford)
  • Acton/Sudbury area (Maynard)

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

We have a need for several Relief Pool Residential Counselor opportunities as well with a starting salary at $12.42/hour.

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

Residential Counselors teach and support individuals in all aspects of daily living. This may include:

  • Helping them to develop skills to improve social relationships and increase community and recreational activities
  • Assisting individuals in caring for their personal hygiene
  • Supporting them in meeting their long and short range personal goals.
  • Provide transportation as needed, assist in the administration of medications
  • Safeguarding of health and well-being.
  • Daily documentation in individual records while guaranteeing privacy and confidentiality
  • 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, Counseling and other clinical and community support specialties, utilizing our generous tuition reimbursement plus additional tuition remission options at the state colleges and universities.



  • A background in providing professional care & support, such as Home Health Aide experience, Nurse Assistant 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 but not required
  • Must have acceptable CORI & suitable DDS fingerprinting results
  • Basic computer skills (MS Word, Outlook, etc.) preferred
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record is required
  • First Aid, CPR, and MAP certification required within first three months of hire

Organizational Overview

About the Edinburg Center

The Edinburg Center was established in 1977 as a non-profit community-based service 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.  There is a unlimited $1,000/employee referral bonus payments for each new hire.

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

Please apply using one of the following:
1- via The Edinburg Center Career Site:

2- email your resume & cover letter (including the position #) to:
3- mail - The Edinburg Center, 205 Burlington Rd, Bedford, MA 01730 Attn: HR

4- stop by our main office at 205 Burlington Rd, Bedford, MA between 9 am and 3 pm to complete an application and meet the recruiters on the spot.