Organization: East House Corporation
Posting Start: 07/01/2021
Job Title: Counselor – Addictions
Posting End: 07/31/2021
A Brief Job Description:
Counselor – Chemical Dependency/Addictions
Provides orientation, assessment, treatment planning, individual and group counseling, education/information, case management, referrals, and transportation to clients with chemical dependency who are living in a group home. Works one on one with our clients to develop an Individualized Service Plan that is timely and based on client-identified goals and objectives. Participates in the development and maintenance of a therapeutic community for our clients and addresses the needs of the residents that arise during work shift. Supervises and coaches clients in developing functional skills necessary for daily living such as personal grooming, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, meal preparation, and using public transportation. Facilitates trainings, workshops, group meetings, and recreational activities and spends time with clients. Maintains familiarity with all clients in the unit through participating in Case Reviews, reviewing communication logs, etc. Provides education and support to clients’ family and friends. Assists with the daily operation of the residence through light housekeeping, cooking, inventory, and grocery/supply shopping. Monitors the clients’ self-administration of medication, keeps accurate and thorough records, responds to emergencies, and works with clients to make appointments and obtain appropriate outside services such as medical or dental care, therapy, or financial assistance. Collaborates with other East House staff and external treatment providers to make referrals and/or coordinate services, working together to enable clients to transition to more independent living in the future. This East House program is licensed by the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports.
Hours: 35 hours per week, Sunday 3 PM to 11:30 PM, Monday 3 PM to 11:30 PM, Tuesday 7 AM to 3 PM, Wednesday 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM, and Thursday Noon to 5 PM
A high school diploma, 4 years of human services work experience, and minimum CASAC-T OR
An associate’s degree in human services or the equivalent plus 2 years human services experience and CASAC-T OR
A bachelor’s degree in human services or equivalent with ability to obtain CASAC or other QHP status within 3 years OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid NYS motor vehicle license, safe driving record, and an insured personal vehicle for use at work are required.
Please apply online at https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/530776ac-82d8-4fe8-aad1-d0ec5b96cefb/East-House-Corporation