Addictions Recovery Counselor, Project HOME

Posted by Project HOME on August 15, 2016

Addictions Recovery Counselor

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 and trainings, bringing in 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 & a CAC certification, OR a BSW with a concentration in drugs/alcohol or minimum of 5 years’ experience with D&A population
  • Experience providing supportive, therapeutic counseling and/or consultative services to individuals in recovery.
  • Three years of experience working with substance use population
  • 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.

Project HOME reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of the duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.

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