Phoenix House Counselor A in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York

At Phoenix House, change is something we embrace every day as part of our values to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years. We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions. Phoenix House supports the mission through a holistic approach that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and, the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are committed to treating the whole person—and come from all fields.

We operate personalized, strength-based, gender-responsive programs while living the values and being accountable for our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the solution is integral to every interaction and person we touch. As ‘One Phoenix House’ we believe in having fun along the way – embracing ‘progress not perfection’ as our journey continues.

Phoenix House is looking for an Overnight CASAC-T Counselor for our residential treatment program in our Ronkonkoma location. We serve men and women with substance use disorders.


  • Models and provides pro-social behavioral interventions.

  • Facilitate interactions with residents within the milieu to build social, emotional, and behavioral functioning.

  • Assist in the assessment of independent living and recovery skills.

  • Ensures that clients adhere to the day-to-day program schedule, tracking attendance as required

  • Monitors participation in program events and activities.

  • Conducts and documents appropriately room/bed checks (minimally every thirty minutes) to ensure resident safety and presence as needed.

  • Conducts routine facility checks to ensure facility safety and security.

  • Conducts contraband searches and drug screen analysis administration in accordance with policies and procedures.

  • Assumes lead duties for shift(s) as assigned, which includes ensuring that the program schedule is followed, all duties are assigned and completed by team during the shift and critical incidents are reported to the Manager on Call and appropriately documented.

  • Provides safe, timely, and supervised transportation of clients to off-site appointments or activities as needed.

  • Maintains accurate documentation in staff log, incident reports, facility forms, and/or other reports in a timely manner in accordance with policies, procedures and regulations

  • Participates and facilitates the occurrence of shift change.

  • Ensures that all occurrences/incidents are documented appropriately, facility and cabinets are secure, supplies are stocked for next shift, and that all keys and other property are accounted for.

  • Attends and participates in staff meetings as needed.

  • Attends all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



• CASAC-T in good standing.

• High School diploma or equivalent.


• Minimum two (2) years of related experience


• Organized, responsible, dependable and have sound decision making.

• Must have professional boundaries and crisis management.

• Familiarity with regulations governing Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Services preferred.

Phoenix House conducts as needed, job-related background checks, fingerprints, drug testing, physical exams, medical exams, TB testing, verification of employment history and/or reference checks prior to employment.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled