Addictions Counselor/Harbor Light/Chicago
To support the full mission of The Salvation Army through providing clinical services to assigned clients during his/her approved schedule.
The backgrounds of the clients served by The Harbor Light Program will manifest a variety of inappropriate behaviors. When this occurs, employees are to respond within the context of the treatment environment of the site. Employee conduct (actions, dress, etc) and interactions (conversations, written communications, etc.) with clients must also be within the treatment environment of the facility.
Provides direct service to clients within clinic policies and programs.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Walk-in or referred clients are evaluated; Recommendations are made to the Review Board based on evaluations.
- Responsibility is assumed for didactic presentation to patient-groups regarding alcohol, alcoholism/drug addiction and different aspects of this problem; other therapeutic group activities are ran as well.
- Counseling of assigned clients individually and/or in-group is provided using proven techniques and skills.
- Treatment plans are developed for all assigned clients.
- Progress of each case and group activity is reported to supervisor.
- Staff meetings and clinic projects are attended. Presentations of client’s issues are given in the Review Board and notes are taken on assigned day.
- Records are kept, statistics reported and Utilization Review/Quality Assurance related tasks are performed.
- All other duties as assigned.
A commitment to the mission of The Salvation Army and an appreciation of faith based service organizations.
An interpersonal style that is service oriented as well as anticipates and responds to the needs of clients.
A flexible style that also displays a willingness to learn.
Able to work as a team member as well as independently.
An excellent attention to detail, procedures, processes and policies.
A communication and management style that exhibits the principals and values of the Army as well as fosters team relationships and effectively communicates information.
A demonstrated ability to manage projects, priorities and programs in a constantly changing environment.
Must be able to provide individual counseling group counseling to clients as well as assessment. Ability to work cooperatively with supervisor, other clinical staff and support staff.
Must have a strong sense of integrity and be able to work with confidential material.
A “hands on” knowledge of how to effectively work with diversity in the workplace.
Well organized, attentive to time management and able to establish a separation of work and personal boundaries.
Bachelor’s Degree with a CADC certification or Masters in Social Work required.
Two years paid experience in counseling alcoholic/drug addicted clients.
This individual will be evaluated on how effectively the outcomes of this position are achieved, as well as the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of accomplishing assigned goals.
This positions reports to the Unit Coordinator.
This individual interacts with a wide range of contacts both within and outside The Salvation Army including clinical staff, staff at substance abuse treatment programs, mental health facilities and Veterans hospitals. In these contacts they act as a representative of the Army and its mission.
This position provides direct service to clients within clinic policies and programs; is directly responsible to the clinic supervisor and functions under his/her supervision.
This individual will not commit Army resources that have not been allocated or approved.
This individual will not fail to keep the Unit Coordinator informed on all critical issues relating to his/her area of responsibility.
This individual will not fail to adhere to all Army policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position is required to do light physical work. In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use standard office equipment and PC. Must be able to walk up two flights of stairs and lift up to 25lbs. The work environment for this position includes an office environment with a low noise level. Must be able to work with clients that have poor social skills, suffer from mental illness, and have substance abuse problems.
Grade Level: Exempt RFT Location: Harbor Light
THE SALVATION ARMY MISSION STATEMENT
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Qualified candidates please submit a resume to: Robert_Tober@usc.slavationarmy.org Fax 312-421-0823
No phone inquiries please. Include IRU Addictions Counselor in the subjet line of all correspondence.