Rehabilitation Counselor
Job Details
Iranistan House - 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.


Iranistan House - Transitional Living Center The Transitional Living Center is an 8-bed group home residential facility for men and women who suffer from severe and persistent psychiatric disabilities. The program provides residential and rehabilitative services to individuals who have significant skill deficits in the areas of self-care and independent living and who require a non-hospital, supervised community-based residence. Staff strives to protect the privacy and personal dignity of each individual while teaching, coaching, educating, training, counseling and assisting with daily living and self-care skills to enable each client to assume increased responsibility necessary for a full and independent life in the community.


Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm 



  • Provide and document individual, family, and group counseling directed at solving daily problems related to community living and interpersonal relationships.
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate psycho-educational groups about the alleviation and management of psychiatric and/or substance abuse disorders and document progress.
  • Assess and document significant medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to a person served and inform other service providers involved promptly to coordinate the appropriate services.
  • Record adjustments and progress concerning finances, employment, food, clothing, housing, physical and mental health well-being.
  • Acknowledge and document all behavior(s) on the part of the persons served that is considered inappropriate or a cause for concern.
  • Attempt to redirect any person respectfully and appropriately, offer supportive counseling and utilize crisis intervention techniques & contingency plans whenever necessary based on the need and staff assessment.
  • Record and monitor individual rehabilitation/recovery plans and perform follow-up to determine quantity and quality of service provided to the persons served.
  • Advocate on behalf of persons served in receiving the required services needed to become successful and satisfied in the community.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with community resources, service providers, and other organizations.
  • Assume 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.
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of social service case management.
  • Knowledge of the physical, psychological, social, and economic effects of substance abuse, homelessness, physical and emotional illness.
  • Ability to gather, analyze and evaluate information pertinent to client 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.
  • 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.