Counselor, Respite Services (Part-time), Florence

Join the CSO team as a Counselor. We are looking for full-time, part-time, and relief counselors to add to our respite services team in Florence, MA. Shifts available are day, evening, and overnight.

Our respite services offer clients:

  • Quiet home-like atmosphere
  • Daily assessment and brief counseling
  • Case management
  • Daily nursing support
  • Recovery and wellness focused groups
  • Peer Support
  • Discharge planning
  • Psychiatric consultation when needed.

As a counselor, you will 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 component. You can expect to establish a one on one therapeutic relationship with each program client by providing support and safety. You will assist clients with activities of daily living, including self-care, cooking, recreation, and medication responsibilities according to individual treatment plans.

This position is ideal for those candidates looking to make a difference in someone else's life. The ideal candidate will be compassionate, patient, and have a desire to promote individuals in their quest for stability while helping them reach their recovery goals.

Qualifications: Clinical Bachelor's Degree with two years' experience working with mentally ill individuals or two years' of supervised internship or field placement experience at a human service agency preferred. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and computer proficiency including ability to work with email and word processing software. Must be well organized, able to work independently, follow through with projects, and able to function as a productive member of a treatment team. Must possess valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

Benefits

We provide our employees with competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including full coverage health and dental insurance and ample paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays). Additionally, we offer a retirement savings plan and an employee referral bonus program. CSO provides their staff with regular in-house training and professional development opportunities with free CEUs. Our voluntary supplemental insurances include short and long-term disability, cancer, accident and life. We also offer a premier employee assistance program (EAP) and 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 expertise, in a nutshell, is to support people in their progress towards self-sufficiency, no matter what challenges they face on that journey.