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PRO.A / JOBS PA Treatment & Healing (PATH) – Honesdale; Drug and Alcohol Counselor

PA Treatment & Healing (PATH) – Honesdale; Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Post Date: 08/02/17
Type of Position: Clinical
Title:ツDrug and Alcohol Counselor


1. Possess knowledge of basic child growth and development, including that of maladjusted youth.

2. Knowledge of individual, family, and group counseling techniques.

3. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

4. Knowledge of Agency procedures regarding Normative Systems, Relationship-based Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Crisis Intervention, and De-escalation.

5. Ability to comprehend and abide by the Agency Code of Ethics.


1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing with a clinical specialty in the human services, or other related field. Proof of education and/or certification is required.

2. Minimum of one year of counseling experience, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting, is required. Proof of experience is required.

3. Must be 21 years of age or older.

Description:ツThe Drug & Alcohol Counselor shall be hired for part-time or full-time services at the discretion of the President. The Drug & Alcohol Counselor shall serve under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, Regional Director and/or Facility Director, and the indirect supervision of the President/Project Director. The Drug & Alcohol Counselor provides Intake, Evaluation, Referral services and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment to both Agency clients and private referrals.


The Drug & Alcohol Counselor’s tasks and responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Upholding the Agency窶冱 philosophy and treatment processes.

2. Train in and become familiar with Medical Assistance, Managed Care, and BDAP licensure requirements and maintain the necessary written file documentation.

3. Prepare, coordinate, and/or attend staff training programs to maintain BDAP required training levels.

4. Conduct client orientation and complete client intake, evaluation and referral services.

5. Obtain all client medical and other treatment histories.

6. Perform Drug and Alcohol assessments, Bio-Psycho Social History and Bio-Psycho Social Evaluations.

7. Develop and implement treatment plans to meet each client’s specific needs.

8. Conduct treatment plan reviews every 60 days to document client progress on treatment goals.

9. Schedule and complete individual, group, and family counseling in accordance with treatment plans.

10. Attend clinical staff meetings and interact with staff regarding client progress and treatment plans.

11. Provide crisis intervention as needed.

12. Organize and implement groups and educational sessions for clients, students, and parent meetings.

13. Complete all required discharge documentation and recommendations for follow-up care.

14. Make necessary recommendations and/or referrals for follow-up or continued care according to individual client needs.

15. Provide follow-up and aftercare as needed.

16. Maintain contact with referring agencies.

17. Monitor Medical Assistance eligibility status of clients.

18. Complete electronic Medical Assistance invoicing for applicable treatment on a monthly basis and submit proof of billing to the Administrative Office.

19. Handle all client information in a confidential manner.


1. Ability to complete and pass training in Safe Crisis Management and to implement itsツpractices and techniques in accordance with Agency policy. *This is required for DPW but is not part of the Drug and Alcohol treatment program.

2. Ability to drive company transportation vehicles.

3. Ability to complete all required Department of Health窶冱 Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs training requirements (BDAP regulations, Chapter 704).

4. Ability to complete and pass training in First Aid and CPR.

Contact Information: To apply, clickツHERE.