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Weekend Counselor, 18-284, Sat-Sun, 7A-3P

Department: Supportive Housing - Rockwell
Office: Rockwell Street
Location: Dorchester, MA
Position Type: Direct Care
Hours/Shift: Morning - First Shift
Employee Type:: Regular Part-time


SCHEDULE:  16 hours; Saturday - Sunday, 6:45am - 3:15pm or as needed



The Weekend Counselor is responsible for the overall safety of the participants in the program at 28 Rockwell Street, Dorchester. The Weekend Counselor will assist participants in obtaining their dinner meal and performing other activities of daily living (ADL) skills. The incumbent will also work with other staff to engage participants in leisure time activities. The Weekend Evening Counselor will create and maintain a respectable atmosphere that empowers very chronic, mentally ill participants to reach their highest level of functioning. The Weekend Counselor will document participant progress in the log and ensure that all floors are clean and tidy including but not limited to kitchens, hallways, bathrooms, and individual participants rooms. The Weekend Counselor will also run groups on their assigned shift. This program will follow the models of Housing First/Safe Haven.



  • High School diploma or GED

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in a shelter, community residence or in an inpatient setting

  • Experience maintaining a safe environment for clients in a program setting

  • Experience as a human services team member

  • Familiarity with the concepts of rehabilitation and consumer empowerment

  • Experience with dually diagnosed individuals

  • Experience assisting people with ADL skills

  • Comfort level working with participants with untreated psychiatric conditions

  • Some knowledge/understanding of what a mental health condition is

  • Comfort with a harm reduction approach to substance abuse

  • Effective writing and verbal skills

  • Ability to respond to individuals in crisis

  • Ability to climb multiple flights of stairs quickly and frequently

  • Ability to assist certain individuals with ADL skills

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