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Residential Counselor - Overnight Awake
Bay State Community Services
Job Location: Weymouth, MA
Bay State Community Services



  • Competitive Compensation
  • 3 weeks accrued vacation upon hiring; 4 weeks accrued vacation after 2 years of service
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Health/Dental
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance, and Long-term Disability (LTD)
  • Medical FSA and Dependent Care Account
  • Mileage for all employees that drive for BSCS as part of their job responsibility
  • Parking reimbursement for all employees that are required to conduct business for BSCS
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Voluntary Short-term Disability Plan
  • Voluntary Vision Plan


  • Able to stay awake throughout the entire shift
  • Able to follow appropriate procedures outlined by program for conducting bed checks
  • Ensures all youth are accounted for throughout the overnight shift
  • Supports youth with developing daily living skills
  • Maintains the safety, cleanliness, and physical appearance of the facility
  • Implements interventions associated with treatment and service plan goals
  • Participates in de-escalation and physical interventions of youth when required
  • Drives youth to school, appointments, and recreational activities
  • Attendance must be regular, reliable, and punctual
  • Maintains an acceptable driving record
  • Implements and adheres to the behavioral support system of the program
  • Dispenses medication in accordance with proper protocol, policies and procedure

If you are looking to be part of a non-profit agency that has an excellent reputation, strength-based supervision and high regard when it comes to honoring the mission of our work, Bay State Community Services is the right place for you. Apply now!!



  • Bachelor's level degree in Human Services field or related field preferred
  • 1 year experience working with adolescents is preferred
  • Residential experience working awake overnight preferred
  • Experience with systems (e.g. DMH, DCF) preferred
  • Additional languages desirable, though not required
  • Able to learn, carry out and be certified in CPI physical interventions, and de-escalation techniques
  • Able to learn, carry out and be certified in MAP, CPR and first aid
  • MAP (Medication Administration Program) certification preferred
  • Proficient writing and computer skills
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Valid MA driver's license with acceptable driving record and current proof of insurance
  • Acceptable CORI, SORI and DEEC background record check including fingerprinting
  • Must be at least 21 years old to be considered for the position

Bay State Community Services is committed to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. We are committed to providing an environment free from harassment of any kind, and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all qualified applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Bay State Community Services believes diversity and inclusion, and social justice is an action, and as such seeks to operationalize policies, procedures and systems, that support a talented, and diverse workforce.

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