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Counselor- Inpatient

Gaudenzia DRC, Inc. Philadelphia, PA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, 401k, Dental

This is full performance work providing direct services to clients that may have a mental health diagnosis or a diagnosis of substance dependence. This position requires background in community corrections, mental health and or addictions treatment. The Counselor works under the supervision of the Director of the Program, and works with accepted standards of client services and applicable regulations.

  • Conducts client evaluation; arranges for other diagnostic evaluations as needed.
  • Develops treatment plans with clients.
  • Develops and maintains on-going client case records; records progress notes daily.
  • Provides individual counseling, including principles of client-centered therapy and clinical case management.
  • Provides group counseling, using principles of Interactional Group Psychotherapy including: here-and now emphasis; ensuring a high level of involvement of all group members; ensuring a high level of interpersonal interaction among group members and refraining from establishing a leader-centered group; providing feedback about the group process and refraining from taking a “teacher” role about the group’s content.
  • Provides psycho educational groups on mental health, substance dependence and other areas (Communication Skills, Stress Management, etc.) as indicated on monthly schedule.
  • Makes internal referrals to psychiatrist, Medical Department, HIV Educator, etc. as needed; communicate with residential staff as needed about clients’ medications, general progress in residential programs.
  • Assists clients in making and keeping outside appointments in areas of medical, housing, vocational, educational and other as needed.
  • Acts as a liaison to outside agencies concerned with clients’ cases.
  • Develop aftercare plans in cooperation with clients; make referrals as needed to mental health facilities, substance abuse facilities, 12 step support groups, housing and vocational resources. Develops discharge summaries as needed for each client.
  • Conducts sessions with family members as needed.
  • Alternates counselor responsibilities when other counselors are unavailable.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree with a major in a State-approved discipline from an accredited college; OR a Bachelor’s degree with a major in a State-approved discipline from an accredited college with one (1) year clinical experience (minimum 1,820 hours); or an Associates degree from an accredited college with 2 years experience in behavioral health field; or full certification as an addictions counselor (CAC) by the PA Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB),
  • Must be DDAP Certified.
  • Employees should be capable of dealing with the possible frustrations involved in working with dually diagnosed clients. We require a person who is comfortable with self, is empathetic and able to deal responsibly with clients and fellow staff.
  • Three (3) years experience in dealing with recovering addicts, alcoholics, or a mental health population.
  • Ability to write standard English clearly and correctly.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly to both staff and clients in a professional manner.
  • Current valid driver’s license.

Gaudenzia DRC, Inc.

Serving about 17,500 individuals annually, Gaudenzia operates 161 drug and alcohol treatment programs at 90 facilities for men and women in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Services include specialized programs for pregnant and parenting mothers, adolescents, and people suffering from co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse. Gaudenzia continues to improve and expand our services, helping individuals, families, and communities overcome the ravages of addiction.

Address

3200 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19129
Philadelphia, PA
USA

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