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 a Full-Time Overnight Counselor for our residential treatment program in our Ronkonkoma location.

The overnight counselor under the supervision of the clinical staff carries out activities that will support resident’s goal attainment through natural interactions within the milieu.

Work Schedule:Monday-Thursday 11:30p.m. To 7:00 a.m.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Models and provides pro-social behavioral interventions

Assist in the assessment of independent living and recovery skills

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.

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.

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.

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

EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • CASAC-T in good standing.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum one (1) year related experience

Experience providing safety oversight/monitoring with chemical dependency patients in a residential setting.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Organized, responsible, dependable, sound decision making, professional boundaries and crisis management.

Phoenix House conducts background checks, fingerprints, drug testing, 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.

EEO is the Law: Applicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Click http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf to learn more.

EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled