Residential Counselor

South Hadley, MA

Job Summary

Company Description:

Since 1969, we have been operating residential and community-based programs throughout MA. We offer an exciting and rewarding work environment with excellent supervision, training and benefits, including: medical, dental, 401K, up to 4 weeks vacation time, sick and personal time, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance. Applicants who bring the strength of diversity are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

South Hadley Girls Program:

The South Hadley Girls Program provides young women between the ages of 13 – 18 with the educational, life skills, therapeutic, recreational and support services needed to improve their behavior and ultimately return home and into their communities. These young women have often made poor choices, developed negative behaviors and/or experienced a range of trauma as the result of abuse and neglect. Residents attend high school classes or GED courses and participate in a curriculum designed to impart new life skills to enable them to make healthier choices when re-entering their communities. The girls participate in educational and clinical programs as well as individual, group and family therapy. They also engage in recreational activities. Therapeutic services focus on helping each young woman develop strategies to increase coping skills and promote positive decision-making. The average stay is three to eight months. The South Hadley program also serves as a staff-secure program for girls being reintegrated into the community from more secure settings. Residents progress through a highly structured environment to a less-structured one based upon their success in school and positive behavioral change.

Job Description:

We are seeking an outgoing, enthusiastic individual who will provide supervision and support to youth, including activity planning, limit setting and record keeping. A high comfort level dealing with young females and strong role-modeling skills are required.


  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old and a valid driver's license.

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor degree preferred.

  • Strong written and verbal skills.

Reference ID: a1fe5c0ba015

Date Posted: 02/12/2018

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