(Female, Age 24) from Chicopee, MA
This is a REAL-LIFE job profile written by a Female aged 24 who works as a Residential Counselor in Chicopee, MA. We have removed all names and personal information in order to protect privacy. This professional kindly spent a bit of their time to complete one of our job profile surveys so that prospective job seekers like you could read their insights. Please excuse any punctuation or grammatical errors in this profile.
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|Job Title||Residential Counselor|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||3 years|
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|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
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|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for Community Health Resources (CHR) the LMHA (leading mental health agency) in parts of northern Connecticut (including Manchester, Enfield, Somers, Windsor, Windsor Locks, etc.). There are roughly 300 employees throughout the agency with bases in Manchester, Enfield, Windsor, etc.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I work with young adults with mental illness and/or substance abuse issues. I teach independent living skills such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting, etc. that my clients need to learn to survive in the “real world” which is generally unknown or misunderstood to them because they have lived in dysfunctional family dynamics or residential facilities under the care of DCF (Department of Children and Families) and did not learn these skills to a necessary capacity to maintain themselves and living conditions to an acceptable condition.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
4 weeks of paid vacation, continually accumulating sick time, BlueCross Health Insurance, Retirement plan, 403b (similar to a 401k), 3 personal days, holiday pay or extra days off, $15.25
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Generally I feel well compensated
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Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
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