Phoenix House Counselor A in Springfield Gardens, 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 Intake Counselor for our residential treatment program in our Springfield Gardens location.

Work Schedule:Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 7:00a.m.-3:30p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 1:30p.m.-10:00p.m.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set up intake appointments.

  • Meet with client for screening and assessment to discuss possible intakes during team meetings.

  • Provide assistance to his/her caseload using restorative services to foster a successful discharge to an independent living status; by meeting with and providing 5-6 services, for each of the restorative services on their treatment plan, per resident, monthly.

  • Provide ongoing contact with treatment providers to ensure a seamless participation of services as he/she follow up with the psychiatrist, therapist, medical team and pharmacy to ensure that all medications prescribed are received in a timely fashion while making sure refills are filled properly.

  • If applicable send AOT reports out monthly as well as follow up with parole or probation officers; including anything Phoenix House decides is appropriate for this position.

EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • CASAC-T

EXPERIENCE:

Experience working with special needs population/mental health clients

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Computer literate with knowledge of MS Word & Excel

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