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Awake Overnight Counselor, 18-237

Department: Supportive Housing - Congregate
Office: 123 Hamilton Street
Location: Dorchester, MA
Position Type: Direct Care
Hours/Shift: Overnight - Third Shift
Employee Type:: Regular Full-time

SCHEDULE: 40 hours, Tuesday Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.


The Awake Overnight Counselor will provide an awake night time presence, doing regular rounds throughout the building, being available to tenants as necessary, assisting with regular daily tenant wellness checks, observing and upholding the rights of tenants, overseeing occupancy agreement and house rule compliance, setting limits when appropriate, and providing crisis intervention as necessary. Awake Overnight Counselors will contribute to the physical upkeep of the building by noting any housekeeping or maintenance issues that arise during their shift, resolving these problems where possible, and forwarding concerns to appropriate staff for later resolution when necessary. Occasional daytime availability will be required for trainings, meetings and other obligations. This person will be an important member of a team, which has as its goal assisting our tenants to achieve the very highest possible quality of life.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Computer literacy, proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel

  • Ability to work well with a diverse population.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and observational skills.

  • Strong writing skills, ability to document observations

  • Experience working with people with active and untreated mental illness including substance use disorders

  • Ability to lift heavy objects (50 lbs.)

  • Ability to climb several flights of stairs

  • Ability to respond quickly to emergencies

  • Ability to walk up to a mile, as necessary, to access work site in any weather

PAY: $15 DOE

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