Per Diem Support Counselor
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First Step - 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.

 

First Step (Residential Detoxification Program) – This is a highly structured inpatient medically monitored detoxification program, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  This program offers individual counseling, group therapy, case management, referral services for continuing care, and medical management.  First Step is a CARF accredited, DPH licensed 27 bed residential detox unit for individuals aged 18 and over struggling with addiction to alcohol, opiates and/or benzodiazepines.

 

CORE FUNCTIONS

  • Conducts screening, intake, orientation and assessment of clients to obtain information concerning substance abuse and medical history or other pertinent information.
  • Implements therapeutic treatment using approved methods of planning, counseling, case management and crisis intervention to assist clients in overcoming substance abuse disorders and other problems.
  • Consults with medical doctor or other specialists concerning treatment plan and amends plan as directed.
  • Provides information and education to individuals and groups concerning substance abuse and mental health and available services and resources.
  • Refers clients to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling.
  • Assists with laundry (bedding and client clothes).
  • Prepares and maintains records on assigned caseload and issues reports.
  • Assumes all other appropriate duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor's degree in the behavioral sciences and two (2) years experience in 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 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.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES  

  • 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 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

https://recovery-programs.org/

 

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.

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