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Residential Specialist

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester provides a wide range of mental health services to individuals and families. We offer programs to people of all ages, aimed at restoring health and improving quality of life. Our comprehensive system of service enables clients to access care to meet their changing needs. We feature an experienced staff of well-qualified, mental health professionals with training in a wide variety of specialty areas.

Mission

To empower individuals to achieve recovery and promote personal and community wellness through an accessible, comprehensive, integrated and evidence-based system of mental health care.

Vision

To promote prevention, recovery and wellness and strive to be a center of excellence and sought after partner in developing and delivering state-of-the-art mental health treatment, integrated within our community.


Position Summary: Residential specialists are tasked with providing supports around daily living and mental health management in 24/7, community-based adult residences. Staff work to increase independence, encourage skill acquisition and utilization, help with symptom management, and maintain a clean and safe environment for the residents. Residential specialists work closely with the treatment team and community agencies to provide wrap-around supports for all individuals. We strive to provide effective, evidence-based practices. Included in the position is day-to-day household management and transportation of residents to and from appointments, shopping, extra-curricular activities, etc. Requires the ability to form therapeutic relationships, think critically, provide interventions, and take initiative. Requires working some weekends and flexibility based on need. 

Requirements:
  • Knowledge of mental health/therapeutic interventions
  • Ability to climb stairs and stay physically active throughout the day
  • Manage time efficiently
  • Basic computer and email skills

Qualifications: Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license, an automobile with liability insurance, and a clean background and driving record check.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or education/counseling from an accredited college or university

 

Experience: Experience in residential or mental health settings preferred

Responsibilities:
  • Support clients in developing skills for living independently
  • Assist clients with taking steps toward their wellness and recovery goals
  • Support clients in the residential and community settings
  • Participate in direct 1:1 and group activities
  • Help clients with apartment maintenance
  • Maintain appropriate and accurate documentation
  • Ensure effective and thorough communication with the treatment team
How to Apply:

Visit our website at mhcgm.org for more career opportunities.

Job Location:

Manchester

Date Added: February 11, 2021

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