Project HOME

Addictions Recovery Counselor, Ray Homes

Posted on November 14, 2016


The Addictions Recovery Counselor will work with Project HOME residents to support recovery and manage substance use. The counselor will work with residents individually and in groups at Project HOME sites. The counselor will have a lead role in maintaining and enhancing Project HOME’s culture of recovery and self actualization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work cooperatively with staff to interview and assess new residential applicants with substance use history.
  • Assist in completing the initial intake.
  • Work cooperatively with staff in developing a recovery plan for residents in recovery from substance use.
  • Meet, on a formal and informal basis, with residents to provide education and encouragement.
  • Facilitate recovery groups as scheduled
  • Initiate, coordinate and schedule recovery groups, trainings, and special speakers
  • Coordinate services and linkages as needed with outside agencies/providers.
  • Perform both routine and random drug screens as necessary.
  • Attend program meetings and linkage meetings as necessary.
  • Serve as integral partner resident recovery meetings.
  • Maintain case records and reports as required. Utilize ETO database for all documentation.
  • Alternate on-call responsibilities with other residential staff for emergencies.
  • Work with residents and supports through crises, assessing the situation and preparing appropriate plans and interventions. Report and respond to incidents in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Assist and accompany through higher level of care evaluations and communications with CBH and service providers.
  • Collaborate with residents and other supports to create appropriate discharge plans.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college plus 10 years experience including supervisory and program planning experience
  • Experience providing supportive, therapeutic counseling and/or consultative services to individuals in recovery.
  • Experience working with substance use population applying recovery principles
  • Persons with lived experience are strongly urged to apply
  • Ability to climb stairs
  • A valid driver’s license is a plus but candidates must have the ability to travel to multiple sites in the North Philadelphia and the Center City area.
  • Good verbal and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Team experience
  • Available to be on call
  • Basic computer literacy

Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a drug screen and background checks.

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