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Residential Counselor - Saunders Street (Gardner)

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families;
  • Ability to help others to gain the skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they face;
  • Conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change;
  • Ability to work in partnership with other team members or other service providers;
  • Ability to set limits and maintain a helping role and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the persons served or other family members;
  • Possess the personal characteristics and experiential background that enables them to provide appropriate care for individuals receiving services, to win their respect, to guide them in their development, to manage a home for them, if applicable, and to participate in the overall treatment program designed for the persons served;
  • The temperament suited to working with and caring for individuals with special needs;
  • To respect for all individuals regardless of their disabilities, abilities, sexual orientation, culture, religion or ethnicity. Treat all people with dignity and respect, despite ones own personal beliefs and values.
  • It is expected that all employees work to protect the individuals served from any harm, at all times. To this end, it is our expectation that all employees engage in behavior that protects one s right to privacy, dignity and respect at all times. It is also expected that anyone who sees, is aware of or suspects misconduct or unethical behavior by any other agency employee or person associated with an individual s care or treatment report it immediately to a supervisor, or management staff.

Qualifications

BA/BS in Social Services related field preferred, and/or experience or internship with population. To be MAP Certified, SOLVE certified or certifiable appropriate to population served. Ability to communicate read and write Basic English.



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