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Employment

 

Wellmet utilizes a staffing model that consists of three live-in Residential Counselors and a live-in Residence Director for each home.  The Residential Counselors are volunteers and are not compensated financially. They work 20 hours a week in exchange for a private room and the food and meals that are shared within the community, along with the other house amenities (laundry machines, broadband internet, cable, etc.). Counselors work three nights out of the week, two of which are duty nights and the third is the house meeting night, which varies from home to home.

Counselors work one weekend night and one weekday night, and the shifts run from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled duty nights.  The 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. period involves active involvement with the residents, while the 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. period is an asleep, on-call responsibility. We ask for a one year commitment from our counselors.

Residence Directors are paid, fulltime employees who also reside at the home.  They work Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and have shift responsibilities on the house meeting nights.  They have a presence on many evenings to assist staff and residents, and are responsible for the training and supervision of the staff and the overall management and safe operation of the home.  We ask for a two year commitment from our Resident Directors.

All staff have the minimum of a B.A.degree, with some pursuing further education in the mental health field.  Previous experience in human services is not a requirement, but strong interpersonal skills are a must. To prevent fatigue and burn out, we ask that staff closely review with their supervisor the other commitments and activities in their life to ensure that they are not over burdened.

Due to the special challenges of live-in employment, we do limit the length of stay as outlined above.  As such, there are often times openings for the various positions, and interested parties are encouraged to contact the office.  Applicants will follow an interview/visiting schedule that mirrors the process of a resident applicant.