Direct Care Counselor - Adult Community Crisis Stabilization (CBHC)

Pittsfield, MA

All days and shifts available! Shift Differential for 2nd and 3rd Shifts!!

General Description

To Provide milieu support to individuals admitted to the Adult CCS.

Essential Job Functions

  • Teach ADL skills including budgeting, menu planning, cooking, shopping, doctor appointments, housing, cleaning and leisure activities in-group and individual settings
  • Provide transportation for individuals
  • Participate in all relevant staff meetings, treatment team meetings, scheduled supervision and interagency meetings
  • Keep supervisor well informed and update collateral services when needed
  • Report any incidents, accidents, injuries or medication errors to your supervisor according to agency policy
  • Assist with the development, implementation and facilitation of peer run groups
  • Assist with the scheduling, implementation and facilitation of peer run activities


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Peer certified and/or recovery coach preferred, 2 or 4-year degree in related field preferred
  • Relevant experience preferred, will train
  • CPR Certified, or obtain CPR certification within first 3 months of employment
  • Able to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information Check and RMV check
  • Drivers License and ability to use a personally insured vehicle for agency business


  • Ability to write clear concise reports incorporating observations of individuals’ behavior
  • Proficient knowledge of computers

Working Conditions:

  • Work at residential site
  • Able to work or travel inside and outside as needed in varying weather conditions

 Physical Requirements and Conditions

  • Manual & visual dexterity; correctable
  • Lifting Maximums: weight of grocery bags and/or laundry baskets
  • Push, pull, stand, reach overhead and twist
  • Able to bend at the knees, waist and lower self to the ground or floor without assistance
  • Able to physically climb and descend stairs without assistance Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions