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ACCS Residential Counselor

Vinfen

This is a Contract position in Tewksbury, MA posted January 13, 2022.

Job Description

Schedule:7am – 3 pm, Sunday -Thursday

Rate: $17.00/ hour

As an ACCS Residential Counselor, you will provide direct support to people with psychiatric conditions in a residential Group Living Environment designed to foster independence. In your role you will work together with the people we serve, their families, friends, employers, and other support staff to transform their lives by either building independence skills or increasing each person’s quality of life.

In this role you will have a range of duties include administrating medication under the Medication Administration Plan (MAP) and assisting people with activities of daily living, such as household chores and cooking. You will also work alongside the Clinical Program Director to implement treatment plans which are recovery-oriented, person-centered, harm-reduction, trauma-informed, culturally competent and strengths-based approaches.

Response to Covid-19

Our response to promote safety during the coronavirus includes:

  • Hiring process conducted via virtual and phone interviews
  • Virtual New Employee Orientation
  • Increased sanitation measures in all programs and group homes
  • PPE provided to all positions working closely with others

Why Vinfen?

We are committed to you! We offer great training, great benefits, career growth and job security!

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance for employees working 30 hours or more
  • 15 days of Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, 10 Sick Days and 3 Personal Days per year (for employees scheduled for 20 hours or more)
  • Education Assistance and Tuition Remission Programs as well as innovative Student Loan Payment Programs. Employment with Vinfen counts toward your Public Student Loan Forgiveness eligibility
  • Professional Development programs including year-round online training courses and opportunities to earn CEUs
  • Retirement savings programs, including a fully funded, employer sponsored retirement plan and an employee funded 403 (b) plan
  • Company paid Life, Accidental Death Dismemberment and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Term, Whole Life, Accident and Critical Care Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Reimbursement Accounts (Health and Dependent care)
  • $500 — $1,000+ Employee Referral Bonuses with no annual cap!
  • Other generous benefits including discounted memberships, access to wellness programs and more!

About Us

Founded in 1977, for over 40 years Vinfen has been a leading nonprofit human services organization that “transforms lives” by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and communities to learn, thrive and achieve their goals. Vinfen supports thousands of adolescents and adults with psychiatric, developmental and behavioral disabilities at more than 200 sites with over 3,000 employees in eastern Massachusetts and Connecticut. www.vinfen.org/careers

My Vinfen. My Community. My Job.

Vinfen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: group home, direct care, DSP, Direct Support, social services, counseling, social work, psychology, mental illness, mental health, disability, behavioral, rehabilitative, psychiatric, outreach worker, outreach services , human services, nonprofit, crisis, trauma, advocacy, recovery, VinfenRC

Requirements

Vaccine Mandate Policy

In accordance with federal mandates, all new employees, interns, and volunteers within Vinfen’s Massachusetts programs will be required to be fully vaccinated (14 days beyond last shot of Pfizer or Moderna or 14 days beyond receiving a Johnson and Johnson vaccine), or have received the first shot in a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) with an appointment scheduled for the second dose. A 2nd dose must be received within six weeks of hire and the first shot prior to New Employee Orientation or have an approved exemption for medical or religious reasons by the first day of employment with Vinfen.

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Associate’s degree in a human services discipline preferred.
  • Prior experience working in a human services setting strongly preferred.
  • Preference given to bilingual/bicultural applicants and applicants with lived experience of psychiatric conditions.
  • Must be a least 21 years of age and have held a valid US driver’s license for at least one year and should be able to pass a CORI, driving record, employment reference check as well as a multi-state background check.
  • Must be able to become CPR and First Aid certified within two weeks of hire and become MAP certified within 150 days of hire.