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compensation: $14.50/hour (Awake Overnight: $12/hr)
employment type: employee's choice
non-profit organization

Founded in 1977, for 40 years Vinfen has been a leading nonprofit human services organization that "transforms lives" by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and communities to learn, thrive and achieve their goals. To learn more about Vinfen, and/or to apply to this or other Vinfen positions, please visit our website at

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****Now Hiring Full and Part Time Residential Counselors!!*****

Job Description

As a Residential Counselor, you will provide direct support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a small group residential setting or an individual living arrangement. In your role you will work together with the people we serve, their families, friends, employers, and other support staff to transform their lives by either building independence skills or increasing each person's quality of life.

Residential Counselors have a range of duties include administrating medication under the Medication Administration Plan (MAP), implementing treatment plans, and assisting people with activities of daily living, such as household chores and cooking. You also strengthen residents' connection to their community by providing transportation on outings such as shopping and doctor's appointments.


• A bachelor's degree in a Human Services related field is preferred. High school diploma or GED required.
• Experience working with people with developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain injury strongly preferred.
• Strong time management and writing skills.
• All applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a current, valid, US drivers' license for at least one year.
• All applicants must be able to become CPR, First Aid certified within 2 weeks of employment and MAP certified within 150 days of employment.
• All candidates must be able to successfully pass a CORI, reference, national fingerprinting and driving record check.

We have the following schedules available:

All openings below are from two different Group Homes in Dorchester:

• Req. # 15467: Part Time Residential Counselor (28 hours/week): Mon 9am - 2pm, Tue 9am - 2pm , Wed 9am - 3pm, Thu 9am - 3pm and Fri 9am - 3pm

• Req. # 15468: Full Time Residential Counselor (40 hours/week): Sun 9am -11pm, Mon 2pm - 11pm , Tue 2pm - 11pm and Wed 3pm - 11pm.

• Req. # 15469: Part Time Residential Counselor (21 hours/week): Sun 11am - 8pm, Mon thru Wed 4pm - 8pm

• Req. # 15470: Part Time Residential Counselor (24 hours/week): Thu 3pm - 8pm, Fri 3pm - 8pm and Sat 9am - 11pm

• Req. # 15471: Part Time Residential Counselor (23 hours/week): Thu 4pm - 11pm, Fri 4pm - 11pm and Sat 11am - 8pm

• Req. # 15472: Full Time Awake Overnight Counselor (40 hours/week): Sun - Wed 11pm - 9am

• Req. #15473: Part Time Awake Overnight Counselor (30 hours/week): Thurs - Sat 11pm - 9am


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Why Vinfen? We are committed to you! We offer great training, great benefits, career growth and job security!

Our comprehensive and generous benefits package includes:

  • A fully funded, employer-sponsored retirement plan that requires no employee contribution as well as an employee-funded 403(b) plan
  • Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Employer-paid Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Generous Vacation, Holiday, Personal and Sick Time Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Reimbursement Accounts (Health and Dependent care)
  • Educational Assistance and Remission Programs
  • $500 Employee Referral Bonus with no annual cap!
  • Other generous benefits and perks!

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    Vinfen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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