Residential Counselor Per Diem (All Shifts)- Worcester, MA
Job summary Veterans Inc., the largest provider of services to veterans and their families throughout New England, is looking for a professional, skilled, and hardworking individual to fill the Residential Counselor I position and become a valued member of the Veterans Inc. team! This individual would be responsible for, but not limited to, assisting the Site Coordinator by providing the residential population and applicants for admission with oversight of day-to-day activities.This position assists with the health, safety and welfare of our resident clients in a manner that promotes growth, independence and dignity. Ensuring that residents comply with all rules and regulations in accordance with policy and procedure standards. Overseeing and assisting with the overall upkeep and maintenance of each facility. Responsible for the upkeep, cleanliness, and maintenance of all company vehicles. This individual would be based out of the 69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605 location. All duties would be performed throughout the designated territory's nearby areas and towns within the state. This is a Per Diem position, this position does not include benefits with an exception to sick leave. The nonnegotiable hourly rate for this position is as follows first Shift (7:00am-3:00pm) $14.00, second Shift (3:00pm-11:00pm) $14.75, and third Shift (11:00pm-7:00am) $15.25. The schedule is as follows, Saturday and Sunday 11:00pm to 7:00am. This position is a per diem position which means it is on an "as needed" basis. This means there is no guarantee of a certain number of hours from week to week. Must be able to pass a CORI and background check . Must be able to start within 2 weeks of receiving a verbal offer. Veterans and military services members are highly encouraged to apply. Veterans Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is valued, and welcomed, on all levels within the organization! Critical functions: Provides safety and security for all residents, staff, visitors and Veterans Inc. property on site. Maintains building security by ensuring keys are properly locked up and by conducting accountability rounds while on shift. Maintains security of company vehicles. Maintains resident safety and confidentiality by utilizing the wand and checking all bags as residents enter the facility; administering a breathalyzer to all clients every time they enter the program; administering random urine testing on clients and forwards incoming calls for residents to voicemail. Answers the telephone and directs all incoming calls to the appropriate staff member. Maintains knowledge of ongoing program issues and developments and informs the supervisor of issues and concerns. Prepares and submits detailed report of all activities, incidents and emergencies that occur during shift. Check email for all communications and scheduling throughout shift. Assists with training staff as needed. Keeps Command Post and reception area clean and organized. Assists with the setup for any Agency events being held off or on site. Performs light janitorial and maintenance duties as required to include mopping, sweeping, trash pick- up, etc. Attends and participates in all Veterans Inc. and external meetings are required. Works a contributing member of the Veterans Inc. team. Develops and maintains positive relationships with the clients, staff volunteers, and visitors. Other special projects and duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Expertise to understand, communicate and follow Veterans Inc. policies and procedures. Expertise to work shifts as assigned, to include overtime as needed. Expertise to follow verbal and written instructions. Expertise to maintain client confidentiality. Expertise to be flexible, adapt to changing situations, meet deadlines, and work under pressure. Expertise to resolve problems within scope of responsibilities. Expertise to maintain acceptable attendance and punctuality standards. Demonstrates strong people skills and expertise to interact effectively and professionally with veterans, staff, management, vendors and other referral sources as needed Must be able to communicate effectively with clients, staff, volunteers and visitors, both orally and in writing. Responsible for responding effectively to changing demands. Proficiency in all Microsoft office suite applications is required. Valid driver's license with own personal, reliable transportation required. Must be able to successfully pass a background records check and drug screening. Education and Background Requirements : Min of high-school certificate or equivalent. Min of 1 (1) year background working in security, residential or direct care services Preferred Requirements: Associates degree or higher in Human Services or relevant field. College coursework or training in Psychology, Substance Abuse Treatment, Conflict Negotiation and Resolution 2-four years of background in security, residential services or substance abuse treatment setting highly valued. Mental Requirements: Concertation and critical thinking Alertness Evaluating Organizing Analytical abilities Negotiation Skills Verbal & Written correspondence Confidential interactions Problem-solving Critical Decision-making Collaboration Physical demands: Vision Acuity to be able to see in the normal range with or without correction. Hearing Expertise to hear within normal audio range, with or without correction. Driving: Frequency Occasionally; Must have valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Fine manipulation and simple grasping with one or both hands: Frequency - Frequently Sitting: Frequency - Frequently Standing: Frequency Frequently Walking: Frequency Frequently Reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting and bending: Frequency Occasionally Lifting: up to 50lbs., Frequency: Occasionally Carrying up to 50 lbs., Frequency: Occasionally Physical Environment: Office Setting: Frequency Frequently Outside: Frequency Occasionally Worker is not frequently exposed to hazards chemicals or environment. For more info, or to apply now; visit our website. Please do not mail, email, or fax your introductory letter/resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. Mailed, emailed, or faxed introductory letter, resume, and applications will not be reviewed nor considered! If you need assistance completing an application please contact XXXX@veteransinc.org. Emails regarding application status will not be returned. No Recruiters Please!
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