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Resential Counselor

At
Phoenix House, change is something we embrace every day as part of our values
to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic
drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years.
We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities
challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions.
Phoenix House supports the mission through a holistic approach that focuses on
the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of
best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs;
and, the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are
committed to treating the whole person?and come from all fields.
We operate personalized,
strength-based, gender-responsive programs while living the values and being
accountable for our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the
solution is integral to every interaction and person we touch. As ?One Phoenix
House? we believe in having fun along the way ? embracing ?progress not
perfection? as our journey continues.
The counselor role
is to arrange and coordinate the care of patient needs for a caseload of 12 patients in a
chemical dependency intensive residential treatment program. Counselors are
trained in facilitating evidence-based practice groups and individual
counseling sessions as well as in supervising patient self-administration of
medications.
REQUIREMENTS:
CASAC or provisional QHP in a field related to chemical dependency treatment.
Preferred degree in human services field.
EXPERIENCE:
Prior experience working with Chemical Dependency
patients and/or experience working in a residential setting preferred. Experience
working in and adhering to OASAS licensed 819 or 820 residential program
regulations is a plus.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
The
candidate should be knowledgeable of DSM V diagnostic criteria of Alcohol and
Substance use disorders and demonstrate therapeutic skills used to formulate a
diagnostic impression of a patient and treatment plan to address the themes of
treatment.
The
candidate will have an ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage
crises by making decisions consistent with the agency?s policies and vision.
The
candidate will have strong collaborative abilities that enhance the work of the
multi-disciplinary team and document all interventions in accordance with
policies and regulations.
Knowledge of level of care determination using the LOCADTR is
preferred. Familiarity with community resources for social support
and continuity of care is preferred.
Passion in coordinating
off-site events and recreation for our patients is a plus!
The
counselor provides support in maintaining and promoting patient safety,
facilitates group and individual counseling sessions, completes clinical
documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, and supervises
patient self-administration of medication.
Phoenix
House conducts as needed, job-related background checks, fingerprints, drug
testing, physical exams, medical exams, TB testing, verification of employment
history and/or reference checks prior to employment.
Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer
providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against
discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
EEO is the Law: Applicants and employees
are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Click
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf to learn more.
EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

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