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Residential Counselor – Substance Use Disorder

Hope House Addiction Services

This is a Full-time position in Boston, MA posted November 24, 2021.

~~The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor is responsible for the delivery of SUD case management and counseling services to the residents of the Hope House Recovery Home.

~~Qualifications you MUST meet to be considered for this position include having at least a LADC-2, with a preference for a LADC-1, an LMHC or LCSW.

Job description of what you will do:
Act in accordance with Hope House, Inc.’s Standards of Excellence & Philosophy Care at all times, including maintaining professional ethics, boundaries and client confidentiality and working from a strength-based perspective using evidence based practices (MAT, MI, CBT, etc.)
Ensure that all services are delivered in compliance with Federal and State regulations, agency standards, contractual and accreditation requirements.
Obtain signed consent to coordinate all aspects of client treatment.
Provide supportive and empathic individual and group counseling sessions to clients on a weekly basis, and as needed throughout their stay at the program.
In a thorough and timely manner maintain effective documentation and record keeping systems, including but not limited to: adult comprehensive assessment, including ASAM, that concludes with a DSM-5 diagnosis, individual treatment planning, re-assessment; progress notes; referrals and appointments; consent forms; data collection and aftercare / discharge planning.
Maintain current working knowledge of referral sources such as housing, medical, outpatient counseling, dental, legal, AIDS client services, self-help groups and others to provide comprehensive services to the program clients and their families.
Provide information and referral services to clients that must include linking clients to primary care, mental health, Family Support Services (FSS) and other support services.

Provide Information and Harm Reduction referral to clients, including linking clients to various types of Medication Assisted Treatment Services (MAT) provided in the Community.
Develop, implement, and facilitate/co-facilitate 4-5 assigned psycho-educational groups each week and complete required documentation.
Conduct intake, screening, and admission of new clients upon request of a supervisor.
Discuss treatment plans with clients and review in clinical meetings weekly.
Communicate effectively with the treatment team and any other individuals or agencies involved in the client’s treatment.
Provide milieu coverage as needed, including: monitoring and assessing the integrity of the program’s therapeutic milieu; empowering clients to act in accordance with the guidelines of the program; assisting clients in self-administration of medications; conducting controlled medication counts; other client needed services.
Qualifications you MUST meet to be considered for this position :
Suggested minimum of LADC-II; College degree preferred and/or a minimum of two year’s work experience in the field of addiction/SUD treatment and/or mental health.

Residential treatment a plus.
Preference of a LADC-1, LMHC, or LCSW, with a suggested minimum of two year’s work experience in the field of addiction/SUD treatment and/or mental health.

_Residential treatment a plus_.
Experience working with priority populations (substance use disorder, MAT and/or co-occurring disorders).
Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a member of the treatment team.
Ability to relate to clients in an instructive, supportive, and compassionate manner.
Proficient computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office 365 and EHR as well as, in part, the Commonwealth’s Virtual Gateway (VG) EIM/ESM Systems.
Strong organizational, writing and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully in multi-cultural settings with diverse client populations.
Schedule :
Full time position: Varied schedule including one weekend day, i.e., Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday–Thursday, based on Hope House’s staffing need.
Hope House Recovery Home is a 95-bed, ASAM 3.1 Level Of Care men’s residential treatment facility funded and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Bureau of Substance Addiction Services & MassHealth.

Hope House Addiction Services is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Company.

Our benefit program is among the best in the industry including company-sponsored health and dental, 100% employer paid short-term disability (STD), long term disability (LTD) and life insurances, 3 weeks’ vacation your first year, in addition to sick/personal time.

Free parking and a retirement savings opportunity with company contributions.

Paid Training and professional development.

Hope House Addiction Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender Identity , age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Bi-Lingual / Bi-Cultural a PLUS.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20-$24/hour

May 2019

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00
– $21.50 per hour

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Referral program
Vision insurance
8 hour shift
Associate (Preferred)
Work Location: One location