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Residential Counselor in Hartford, CT at InterCommunity

Date Posted: 7/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

An experienced counselor who possesses knowledge about substance abuse treatment. Counselors works with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat client. Works semi-independently with some professional supervision, is capable of directing and motivating clients toward abstinence and sobriety through specific avenues of treatment.

Works under the administrative supervision of the Program Director.

  • Completes psychosocial histories, assessments and treatment plans.
  • Provides ongoing individual and group counseling to substance abusers.
  • Conducts group education and therapy sessions, including relapse prevention.
  • Participates in in-service training provided for all staff.
  • Must be alert and awake during shift hours.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Reports to the Program Director or designee.

This position is considered an Essential Staff position. Essential Staff are generally defined as employees who are required to report to their designated work area, in order to ensure the operation of essential functions or programs during an emergency period. Essential Staff are expected to be on-site during assigned shifts. Essential Staff may be required to work additional hours during the event of an emergency or events outside of normal operations to maintain the safety and wellbeing of clients under our care. There are some individuals who may be allowed to perform essential functions remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of community resources available to substance abusers; Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary setting; Experience in individual, group and family therapy; Knowledge of the 12 Step Program; Considerable written and oral communication skills; Experience working in a residential setting; Flexible shift availability.

Actively work toward or have received DARC, Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Nursing or related field; Two years documented substance abuse treatment or mental health work experience, or successful completion of ICRC’s Counselor Trainee Program