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Mohawk Opportunities, Inc.
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  • 201 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY 12307
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Residence Counselors - Full Time

We welcome college grads or students working towards a degree in human services. Great opportunity to gain experience in human services.  We provide training and staff development.

We DO NOT do personal care personal care AND we DO NOT do physical restraints.  Everything we do with our clients is verbal engagement and interactions including supportive counseling and teaching.

Mohawk Opportunities is committed to helping individuals living with Mental Illness, HIV/AIDS and those who are homeless achieve stable community living and independence by providing:

  • Housing that is safe and affordable,
  • Services that facilitate growth and recovery,
  • Relationships built on a foundation of caring and respect, and
  • A sense of hope for the future.


Responsibilities of the Residence Counselor are to provide services to adults who have a diagnosis of mental illness and living in a group home.  Specific duties of the Residence Counselor included:

  • Provide supportive counseling;
  • Providing rehabilitation skills such as teaching of daily living skills including medication management and coping skills, crisis intervention and prevention;
  • Recreation activities for socialization and stress reduction; and
  • Maintaining a healthy and clean environment for our clients ensuring clients are doing their chores correctly and by assisting with cleaning activities. 


Skills/Qualifications for the Residence Counselor include:

  • College classes in human services, BA preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability in helping others.
  • Valid and insurable driver’s license.
  • Experience working with people who have a diagnosis of mental illness or other human service experience.
  • Both the ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • The ability to be organized and have good time management skills.


Salary and Schedule of the Residence Counselor positions:

  • 40 hours per week.  $13.69/hour ; $28,475.20/ annual equivalent.
  • Excellent benefits, staff training, generous paid time off, and 30 minute paid meal break. 
  • Supportive work environment.
  • Agency vehicles available for business use.

Curry House Schedule 1

Tuesday- 10:00am-6:00pm

Wednesday- 11:00am-7:00pm

Thursday- 3:00pm-11:00pm

Friday- 3:30pm-11:30pm

Saturday- 3:00pm-11:00pm

Sunday – Off



Curry House Schedule 2

Sunday- 3:30pm-11:30pm

Monday 11:00am-7:00pm

Tuesday- 3:00pm-11:00pm

Weds- 2:00pm-11:00pm


Friday – Off

Saturday - Off

Curry House Schedule 3:

Sunday -8:30am-4:30pm

Monday – 3:30pm-11:30pm

Tuesday – 3:00pm-11:00pm

Wednesday – 11:00am -7:00pm

Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Friday - Off

Saturday - Off

Jones Home

Sunday - Off

Monday - Off

Tuesday - 3:30pm-11:30pm

Wednesday - 11:00am-7:00pm

Thursday - 10:00am-6:00pm

Friday - 4:00pm-11:00pm

Saturday - 2:00pm-11:00pm


Emmanuel House

Sunday - Off

Monday - Off

Tuesday - 2:30pm-11:00pm

Wednesday - 1:00pm-8:30pm

Thursday - 3:00pm-11:00pm

Friday - 3:00pm-11:00pm

Saturday - 3:00pm-11:00pm



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