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Job Description/Essential Functions:
Horizon House, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of services to adults with support needs due to developmental disabilities, behavioral health issues, and substance abuse. Horizon House is Pennsylvania’s oldest psychiatric rehabilitation agency. Since 1952, we have been dedicated to helping people with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, developmental/intellectual disabilities, and homelessness to stabilize their lives and to help them live as independently as possible in the community. With over 100 locations throughout South and North Eastern Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware, Horizon House provides services to a diverse population focusing on individual strength and choice.
Currently, we are seeking a Full-Time D&A Specialist to work in our Homeless Services Division.
Frequent talking and listening.
Requires the ability to lift, carry, hold, kneel, reach, stack, stoop and bend, which may include direct intervention with residents.
Must be available for local travel.
Must carry a mobile phone during scheduled working hours and scheduled on-call services. As essential personnel, may be required to report to work during emergencies including inclement weather.
Requires flexibility in scheduling and ability to do 24 hour on-call coverage
Some of the responsibilities include the following:
Assist participants in the community by providing engagement and housing supports using “Harm Reduction,” “Motivational Interviewing,” and “Housing
First” models of service for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and substance abuse disorders.
Assist staff with the development of strategies for intervening with Participants with co-occurring disorders.
Provide support and instruction to participants in their recovery process by using harm reduction and motivational interviewing techniques.
Assess and document Participants’ behaviors in relation to progress, growth and overall involvement in treatment.
Develop individual recovery/treatment plans with Participants and discuss with team; review Participant progress and needs during case consultations and interface with local community and area services providers/agencies to facilitate program cooperation and/or alternate resources to current plans.
Provide direct support through effective communications with program staff, Participants, families and other local area supports.
Masters Degree in Human Services/Social Sciences and 1 – 2 years of relevant experience in substance abuse counseling; or Bachelors degree with 3 years experience,
Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) credential preferred.
Some knowledge of multiple support systems for substance abusers.
Good communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a focused team.
Must possess valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.