Counselor, Respite Services Overnight (Full-time)

To be responsible for the care and treatment of clients utilizing the respite beds, as well as specific tasks necessary to the operation of this program.

This is an overnight position with a generous shift differential. 

  • Provide supportive counseling and safety for clients utilizing the program.

  • Assist clients with activities of daily living, including self-care, and medication responsibilities, following program procedures for clients who are awake and up on the overnight shift.

  • Function as an active member of the Respite Treatment Team, on a day-to day basis, in the therapeutic setting including:

    • Attending staff meetings;

    • Arriving as needed for rotating shifts;

    • Charting and reporting on daily records;

    • Maintaining knowledge of clients' treatment plan.

  • Monitor respite clients, including hourly bed checks and documentation, and provide closer observation as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Associates' Degree in a mental health discipline with two years' experience working with mentally ill individuals or two years' of supervised internship or field placement experience at a human service agency required.  Must be well-organized, resourceful, and able to function as a productive member of a treatment team.  Computer proficiency required including ability to work with email, electronic health record and word processing software.  Must possess valid driver's license and reliable transportation.


We provide our employees with competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including full coverage health and dental insurance, paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays), a 403(b) retirement savings plan, an employee referral bonus program, regular in-house training and professional development opportunities with free CEUs, and voluntary supplemental insurances including short and long-term disability, cancer, accident and life. We also partner with a premier employee assistance program (EAP) and offer personal cell phone plan discounts.

Our Agency

Clinical & Support Options, Inc. is a behavioral health organization serving individuals and families across Western Massachusetts. From its early days as a child guidance clinic, Clinical & Support Options has expanded into a full service behavioral health agency, committed internally to excellence while we collaborate externally with community partners to participate in a comprehensive system of assistance and resources for the residents of our communities. We employ over 650 multi-disciplinary staff, helping thousands of families during the past 50 years. We have community based office locations throughout Western Massachusetts, including Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield, Orange, Athol, Gardner and Pittsfield.

Our core competencies lend themselves to the development of a "one-stop" model of comprehensive, holistic services to individuals and families with multiple and complex issues.

Our expertise, in a nutshell, is to support people in their progress towards self-sufficiency, no matter what challenges they face on that journey.