Per Diem Counselor
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Recovery Counseling Services - Bridgeport, CT
Per Diem

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.


Recovery Counseling Services and Intensive Outpatient Program (RCS) – This program is a CARF accredited, and Department of Public Health licensed, co-occurring clinic providing outpatient substance abuse and mental health services in a trauma-informed environment to adult men and women.  Located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the facility accepts men and women ages 18 and older with needs regarding substance abuse only, mental health issues only, or with co-occurring issues relating to both areas. 

Specialized Intensive Outpatient tracks serve young adults, primary Spanish Speakers, and women dealing with trauma.



  • Implements therapeutic treatment using approved methods of planning, case management and crisis intervention to assist clients in overcoming substance abuse and mental health disorders as well as other problems.
  • Utilizes evidence-based theories and techniques to effectively counsel individuals, groups and families.
  • Actively engages in the role of group facilitator and promotes group process.
  • Integrates discharge planning throughout the treatment process including the beginning, middle and termination phases of treatment.
  • Consults with medical doctor or other specialists concerning recovery plan and amends plan as directed and in collaboration with client served.
  • Provides information and education to individuals, groups and families concerning co-occurring issues.
  • Refers clients to supportive services to compliment treatment and counseling.
  • Prepares and maintains quality clinical records for assigned caseload and issues accurate and timely reports as requested.
  • Assumes all other appropriate duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor.


  • Bachelor's degree in the behavioral sciences and two (2) years experience in counseling preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CAC/SCCD/ Master’s in related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of counseling.
  • Ability to gather, analyze and evaluate information pertinent to the care of clients.
  • Knowledge of the physical, psychological, social and economic effects of substance abuse, homelessness, medical and mental health issues.
  • 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 that serves as a role model to our clients.



  • Incumbents may be required to secure professional certification and/or license.
  • Valid Connecticut driver's license may be 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 as14 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.