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Residential Counselor (Brain Injury)

Vinfen

This is a Contract position in Dracut, MA posted January 14, 2022.

Job Description

Schedule:Mon – Thu, 11 am – 5 pm

Salary: $17.00 / hour

As a Residential Counselor, you will provide direct support to people with Brain Injury or behavioral conditions in either a small group residential setting or an individual living arrangement. 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.

Residential Counselors have a range of duties include administrating medication under the Medication Administration Plan (MAP), implementing treatment plans, and assisting people with activities of daily living, such as household chores and cooking. You also strengthen residents’ connection to their community by providing transportation on outings such as shopping and doctor’s appointments.

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 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.

Keyword: Direct Care, DSP, Direct Support Professional, group homes, Caregiver, Human Services, Health Care, VinfenRC, VinfenBID

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.

  • High school diploma or GED required. A bachelor’s degree in a Human Services related field is preferred.
  • Experience working with people with developmental disabilities, behavioral conditions and/or brain injury strongly preferred.
  • Strong time management and writing skills.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a current, valid, US drivers’ license for at least one year.
  • Must be able to become CPR, First Aid certified within 2 weeks of employment and MAP certified within 150 days of employment.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a CORI, reference, national fingerprinting and driving record check.