Counselor (Co-Occurring Recovery Court)

HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.

At the Helen Ross McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: Co-Occurring Program Counselor. 

SUMMARY

The Co-Occurring Program Counselor for the Recovery Court Program will be responsible for the maintenance of therapeutic functions of the IOP Program.  The Co-Occurring Program Counselor must be able exercise sound judgment and effective decision making, ability to set boundaries, aptitude for empathetic listening, flexibility, willingness, and adaptability to working with diverse populations. Must have the ability to communicate effectively and possess good time management and organizational skills. Therapist must be able to work independently and in a team setting, while adhering to federal confidentiality laws and accepted standards and guidelines. Must be able to initiate and maintain clinical relationships and interact appropriately with referral sources.

This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.

REQUIREMENTS

Education/Knowledge: Must have at least a Bachelor's degree in a health-related field of counseling, psychology, social work, or sociology from an accredited college or university or LADAC license with three to five years' experience.

Experience: Experience working with adults 1:1 and in group setting, as well as, previous experience in the alcohol and drug field is mandatory. Applicants may have other counseling skills and/or treatment/recovery environment experience that could accommodate this position.

Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity.  Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation.  Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as close eye work. Valid driver's license. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. Computer work involving frequent usage of hands, fingers, and wrists. To ensure the safety of the clients and staff, this position requires certification in and adequate implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care) that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.

COMPENSATION:

Salary range for this position starts at approximately $15.73 per hour depending on relevant experience and education.

The Helen Ross McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services.  The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

HRMC is an EOE. HRMC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.