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Counselor (2nd Shift)

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New Prospects - Bridgeport, CT


Recovery Network of Programs, Inc. (RNP), is a private, non-profit, social service agency which has been serving the Greater Bridgeport Community and Fairfield County area since 1972. RNP is dedicated to helping those living with substance use, mental health disorders, and homelessness. Our mission is to restore hope, health, and wellbeing for individuals and families in a recovery environment that embraces compassion, dignity and respect.


New Prospects - located in Bridgeport, Connecticut is uniquely positioned to offer gender-specific co-occurring enhanced intensive residential services to adult men and women. This program is designed to provide services for individuals who are experiencing difficulties stabilizing their substance abuse and mental health issues and seek short-term intensive treatment of approximately 30 day



Monday through Friday from 4pm to 12am 




  • Conducts screenings, intakes and integrated assessments of clients to obtain information concerning substance use, mental health, medical history and all other pertinent information.
  • Ability to utilize identified screening/assessment tools and stage-wise interventions & treatment models.
  • Conducts therapeutic treatment utilizing best practices of counseling, case management and crisis intervention in assisting clients toward the recovery process.
  • Conducts observed self-administration of medications as per medication orders and documents all on MAR.
  • Consults with on-site medical staff (Psychiatrist, RN, and HIV Coordinator) and other specialists concerning assessments, treatment plans, etc. as necessary and amends plan as directed/required.
  • Understands group dynamics/processes, facilitates groups with a focus on integrated care and documents efforts via individualized clinical notes.
  • Provides information and education to individuals, groups and families concerning COD.
  • Refers clients and families to supportive services to enhance treatment & counseling, particularly near discharge.
  • Prepares and maintains records on assigned caseload and issues reports e.g. ABH reauthorizations in a timely manner based on need for re-cert, SATIS admissions and discharges within 24 hours, service data weekly, co-occurring outcome data at time of discharge of each client.
  • Assumes all other appropriate duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor.



Minimum of Masters degree in the behavioral sciences and two (2) years experience in co-occurring counseling preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of counseling.
  • Ability to gather, analyze and evaluate information pertinent to the clinical care of clients.
  • Knowledge of the physical, psychological, social and economic effects of substance abuse, homelessness, medical and mental health disorders.
  • Knowledge and experience in the provision of evidence based integrated care.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding client confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to project a professional image.



Incumbents may be required to secure professional certification and/or license (e.g. LCSW, LMFT, LPC). Experience in the provision of integrated co-occurring treatment. Valid Connecticut driver's license required.


Benefits (for full time employees):

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Healthcare or Dependent Care accounts or Health Savings Account
  • Generous employer contribution provided for annual healthcare expenses
  • Basic Life insurance at no cost to employee
  • Generous Paid Time Off as well as 14 Holidays and Birthday off
  • Retirement plan- 403b with discretionary employer contribution
  • Tuition, License and Certification Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional voluntary insurance for short-term and long-term disability


Recovery Network of Programs, Inc.

2 Trap Falls Rd. Suite 405, Shelton, CT 06484


All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.