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Residential Counselor

Company: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
Location: Framingham
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:


**SIGN ON BONUS OF $2000!! ($1000 AFTER 30 DAYS; $1000 AFTER 90 DAYS)**

At Wayside, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity- focused community that approaches client care as a matter of social justice. Wayside is one of Massachusetts' most respected child and family serving agencies with program locations across Central, Eastern and Northeastern Massachusetts serving more than 6,000 children, young adults, and families each year.
Wayside thinks of our employees as whole people and invests in benefits to support employee wellness.

- Tuition, training & student loan reimbursement
- PTO Package: 3 Wellness Days (time off), 9 Paid Holidays, Up to 3 weeks of vacation (in your first year)
- A learning environment - free training institute with thought leaders, CEU trainings & program trainings, etc.
- Financial health supports
- Equity focused medical benefits
- Teamwork atmosphere
- Career development support - a great place to grow your career!!!

Residential Counselor for Young Adult Program

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network has open positions for Residential Counselors providing support services to youth and families. Responsible for the front line care of residents providing a safe and therapeutic milieu while promoting appropriate social skills. Wayside provides a warm work environment with management that is team focused and places value on healthy work dynamics.

This is the perfect job for folks who like to be busy, creative and offer innovative care to youth and families.

Must be available evenings and weekends. Valid drivers' license required - motor vehicle background record checks will be completed.

Job Description/Tasks

- Milieu Work: Directly supervise clients. Participate in staff meetings. Attend all trainings and maintain necessary certifications. Client transportation. Medication administration once MAP certified. Facilitating recreational activities for clients, working with the staff team to ensure the program structure while striving for identified standards of behavior and providing positive role modeling for youth. Assist the program in providing basic needs for clients, such as regular meals, a safe and clean shelter and appropriate hygiene.
- Compliance: Maintain confidentiality with regard to program and client information at all times and are responsible for completing all regular and assigned paperwork.


- Demonstrates high quality customer service (i.e. ability to connect with others, approachability, being respectful to others, able to communicate with others at all levels).
- Demonstrates the ability to assess and manage risk.
- Demonstrates the ability to hold program expectations.
- Demonstrates high quality writing skills as evidenced by good documentation of shifts.
- Demonstrates flexibility and creative thinking (i.e. ability to adapt and adjust to changing work situations, processes, and procedures).

Minimum Requirements

- Minimum Education: High School degree or equivalent required. Bachelor's Degree or Associates Degree preferred.
- Minimum Work Experience: Minimum of one year experience working in adolescent services or related internship. Experience with a strength-based, client-centered milieu a plus. Experience with a diverse, multicultural population including LGBTQ+ desired.
- Licensure: N/A
- Certification: MAP, TCI, CPR, First Aid provided upon hire. MAP training is preferred.
- Perform Supervisory Duties: No


Wayside welcomes equity-minded applicants whose values align with our goal of being a child welfare and behavioral health agency committed to anti-racism, social justice, and advocacy. Successful candidates are asked to be engaged in Wayside's dedication to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Bilingual/bicultural and LGBTQ+ applicants are encouraged to apply!

Keywords: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Framingham , Residential Counselor, Other , Framingham, Massachusetts

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