Phoenix House Military Services Coordinator 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.

We are looking for a Military Services Coordinator for our Ronkonkoma location, which will be responsible for the provision, supervision and coordination of Military Services patients in a chemical dependency residential setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise Military Services staff in the provision of trauma informed care to chemically dependent veteran population.

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with state regulatory requirements (OASAS 819/820 regulations) and agency standards.

  • Participate in outreach, and in establishing and maintaining relationships with veterans' service organizations.

  • Represent the agency in attendance at seminars, conferences and meetings that relate to veteran specific issues.

  • Provide crisis management and promote coping skills.

  • Conduct individual and group counseling sessions.

  • Support transitions through levels of treatment and recovery.

  • Assist veterans in navigating recovery systems and addressing barriers.

  • 25% travel required

EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of two years' experience working with the veteran's population.

  • Must possess and understand the military culture and how it impacts chemical dependency treatment and community reintegration; as well as available community resources for veterans.

  • Minimum of two years' experience supervising staff in providing chemical dependency counseling services.

  • Training in trauma-specific services such as prolonged exposure and/or moral reconation therapies.

  • Experience working in chemical dependency and/or other residential treatment program

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)

  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL:

  • Knowledge of military service culture to inform treatment content and environment.

  • Ability to perform outreach to Veterans' services providers and to military services personnel to build and maintain relationships.

EDUCATION:

  • CASAC required

  • Licensed professional

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.

EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled