Per Diem Counselor
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Jay Brothers Unified Resource Center - 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.

 

Jay Brothers Unified Resource Center (JBURC) This program, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is our newest outpatient treatment program. JBURC is CARF accredited and licensed by the Department of Public Health for both psychiatric and substance abuse services. The program serves male and female adult clients who have been affected by substance abuse and/or psychiatric issues. The program offers a variety of group sessions to help clients learn tools and skills to reduce their use of substances and eventually become abstinent. In addition, this program offers an intensive outpatient treatment program. Family/couples sessions are strongly encouraged as a means of improving communication and to serve as a foundation for establishing healthier relationships. This program offers additional resources and support to citizens returning to the community from incarceration.

 

CORE FUNCTIONS

  • Conducts screening, intake, orientation, and assessment of clients to obtain information concerning substance abuse, mental health, medical history, or other pertinent information.

  • Implements 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.

  • Make all appropriate referrals for clients that are re-entering society post-incarceration, i.e.; substance abuse, mental health, medical, legal, housing, etc.

  • Consults with the 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 substance abuse and mental health issues (co-occurring disorders).

  • Refers clients to supportive services to complement treatment and counseling.

  • Prepares and maintains quality clinical records for assigned caseload and issues accurate and timely reports as requested. Adhere and maintain all standards as they relate to billing and documentation.

  • 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. CAC/SCCD/ Masters in related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of counseling and the legal system.
  • 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.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES

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

 

Benefits (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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