Posted in Community Services
Bay Cove Human Services has been recognized by theBostonGlobeas one of theTopPlaces to Work in 2021. This is the sixth year that Bay Cove has been acknowledged for this distinction.
Pay Rate - $21.00/Hour
Improving the quality of the lives of individuals and their families who face the challenges of developmental disabilities, aging, mental illness, and drug and alcohol addiction. We will accomplish this mission by providing effective and compassionate services and through advocacy and leadership.
The Community Mental Health Counselor supports this mission performing the following tasks:
•Facilitate work unit.
•Provide job coaching services for members involved in all types of employment: Transitional, Supported, and Independent.
•Function as advisor to members
•Provide supportive and crisis counseling
•Work with club members on developing personal goals
Essential Functions of Position:
•Work side by side with club members in work units.
•Train club members in the use of unit equipment.
•Provide job coaching.
•Assist club members to negotiate Social Security entitlements.
•Function as a key staff member for assigned members.
•Complete rehabilitation plans for assigned club members.
•Maintain contact with members, providers.
•Provide supportive and crisis counseling.
•Write progress notes and incident reports.
•Facilitate other work unit as needed.
•Facilitate discussion groups, and outings.
•Provide outreach services to club members.
•Complete outreach log for DMH Contracting Reports.
•Assist with maintenance of physical plant.
•Drive agency van when needed.
Requirements for the position:
•Bachelor's degree, preferably in human services, and at least one year's experience working with adults with psychiatric disabilities. Bachelor's Degree may be waived by two additional years of experience.
•Ability to relate to individuals who possess a wide range of abilities and skills.
•Ability to relate to groups of all sizes.
•Ability to relate to a diverse membership in a manner that respects individual's human dignity.
•Excellent interpersonal skills.
•Excellent communication skills.
•Strong team player.
•Ability to juggle multiple priorities, and good judgment.
•Valid driver's license and safe driving record.
•An acceptable CORI.
•A COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the position. One COVID-19 shot is acceptable, contingent on the individual receiving the second shot within the allotted time frame.
Ability to engage effectively with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences.
Be able to lift 40 pounds.
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