Share your commitment to individual empowerment and growth, human rights, and community integration!
Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Residential Support Specialist in the Residential program at Behavioral Health Network in Westfield, MA! Residential Support Specialists provide direct services to individuals in group homes that support the growth, independence, and safety of individuals in all settings. They monitor their overall health and well-being by assisting and monitoring daily living and encouraging independence, competency and decision-making.
Residential Support Specialists initiate, support and ensure quality of life through empowerment, safety awareness, respect and dignity. The Support Specialists will assist with all aspects of medication treatment, and provide related activities to document and support the services provided to individuals. Residential Support Specialists also provide crisis intervention for emergencies, when needed. Support Specialists plan and provide opportunities for community activities and maintain, enhance and foster social support networks and relationships.
In the Residential Support Services program at BHN, we provide 24-hour staffed residential services, community day support, individual and family support services, a social club, and an advocacy program.
Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.
Residential Support Specialists need to have the following qualifications:
- Evening and/or overnight shift availability (required).
- Commitment to empowerment and growth, human rights, and community integration of Individuals/persons served.
- High school diploma or G.E.D. (required).
- Minimum of six months experience in human services (preferred).
- Valid driver’s license and a reliable car available for working hours (required).
- Training is provided by BHN.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhninc.org and click on “Browse All Jobs" to apply!
Location/Region: Westfield, MA