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Relief/Per Diem- Gardner
at Open Sky Community Services
Fitchburg, MA

Relief/Per Diem- Gardner
at Open Sky Community Services
Fitchburg, MA

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Relief/Per Diem- Gardner

US-MA-Gardner, Fitchburg, Leominster, Lunenburg, Winchendon, Athol

Job ID: 2018-3780
Type: Relief Work / Per Diem
# of Openings: 10
Category: Relief Work
Gardner, Fitchburg, Leominster, Lunenburg, Winchendon, Athol


Are you looking for a position that has flexibility to work with your personal work or school schedule?

Join our Relief Program!

Open Sky Community Services Formerly Alternatives Unlimited & The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, is currently recruiting Relief Counselors to work in our Adult Mental Health and Developmental Residential Programs in the Gardner area. Relief Counselors are a vital resource for programs to utilize in filling vacant shifts. These residential programs provide support to individuals who have a mental health and developmental challenges.

The Relief position will give you an opportunity to gain experience and make a difference in someones life while working with people with both Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health challenges.

The pay rate is determined based on trainings certificates achieved. Relief employees are required to obtain or posses First Aid, CPR, MAP and SOLVE certifications. Paid training is provided for all certifications.


The Relief Counselor supports individuals with developmental disability and or Mental Health Challenges to live as independently as possible, while providing guidance and performing various levels of assisted daily living skills. Relief Counselors act as strong advocates for individuals served, believe in the power of community and importance of community integration.

Provide direct support to individuals served ensuring daily living needs are met.
Assist individuals in meeting their basic health needs.
Maintain a safe yet challenging atmosphere; create a supportive environment that will enhance individual growth.
Ensure the overall safety of program participants at all times.
Perform crisis intervention, if necessary.
Follow record-keeping procedures and communicate pertinent information to regular staff via written and verbal means.
Follow all Agency and Program specific policies and procedures including Relief Employee Expectations.
Maintain regular contact with the Relief Coordinator and Programs by responding to all Agency communication in a timely fashion.
Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Paid or volunteer experience in the human service field strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED/HiSET.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, including Word.
  • CPR, First Aid, MAP (Medication Administration Program) and SOLVE (Strategies of Limiting Violent Episodes) certified or certifiable. Open Sky Community Services provides paid trainings for all required certifications.

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