Counselor PRN
Job Details
Hicks Family Ranch - Buda, TX
Per Diem
Health Care


  • Performs orientation function by describing to clients the general nature and goals of the program and the program’s specific rules, parameters, costs, and client rights.
  • Performs charting function; creating, printing and filing all necessary documentations to include but not limited to service begin/end, assessment, treatment plans, reviews discharging (discharge assessment, plan and summary) and progress notes (individual, group, educational and administrative).
  • Performs assessment function by identifying clients’ strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs for the development of treatment plans.
  • Performs treatment planning function by identifying and ranking clients’ problems, establishing agreed upon immediate and long term goals, and deciding on treatment methods and resources to be utilized.
  • Performs counseling function by utilizing special skills to assist clients in achieving objectives through evaluation of problems and their ramifications, examination of attitudes and feelings, consideration of alternative solutions, and decision making.
  • Performs case management function by initiating activities which bring people, services, agencies, and other resources together within a planned framework of action working toward the achievement of established goals.
  • Performs family support function by maintaining contact and communication with family members of clients as indicated as part of the client’s recovery process. This may also include facilitating family counseling sessions and multifamily groups.
  • Performs crisis intervention function by responding to clients’ needs during acute emotional and/or physical distress.
  • Performs client education function by providing information to clients concerning alcohol and drug abuse, recovery, and available services and resources.
  • Performs referral function by identifying the needs of clients which cannot be met by the counselor or agency and helping clients use available support systems and community resources.
  • Performs consultation function by working with other counselors and professionals in regard to client treatment services to assure comprehensive, quality care to clients.
  • Maintains liaison with referring agencies.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings.
  • Performs other related assignments as directed by the Clinical Manager.


  1. Effective written and oral communication skills.
  2. Ability to establish effective rapport with men’s and women’s program clients.
  3. Ability to work flexible hours and be on call.
  4. A valid Texas driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  5. Must be CPR/First Aid certified upon hire or within 90 days of hire.


    Education and Experience:

  • Valid Master’s level clinical license required dependent on program.
  1. Three year’s experience working in the chemical dependent treatment field.


    Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None


    Supervised By:

  • Clinical Manager


Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Communicates orally with management, co-workers and the public in face-to face, one-to-one, and group settings.
  • Regularly uses a telephone for communication.
  • Uses office equipment such as computer terminals, copiers, and Fax machines.
  • Sits for extended time periods.
  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges.
  • Uses hands to finger, handle and feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to stand and walk.


    All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical disability, citizenship, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law. Austin Recovery works affirmatively to build a staff and board that includes people of many different races, classes, religions, genders, physical and mental abilities, ages and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated.

    * *Due to our work with children there are some convictions such as sex offenses that would prevent employment to offered to those applying for a position in programing with children.