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Resources for Human Development is hiring for a Full Time Substance Abuse Specialist with our Philadelphia ACT program! Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team is a multi-disciplinary program that provides evidence-based, mobile, community mental health treatment to promote the recovery and community integration of individuals age 18 and up with serious mental illnesses, high rates of co-occurring substance use disorders, and high utilization of emergency/crisis services. ACT Team is a unique program that focuses on providing intensive outpatient treatment to individuals with serious mental illnesses so that they can maintain stability in the community.

The Counselor  is responsible for assessing and providing treatment to individuals struggling with substance abuse symptoms. The role of the Counselor is to support individuals on their journey of recovery by educating them on the skills needed to maintain long-term recovery.

Snapshot of the Substance Abuse Specialist:
Pay Rate: $22.13/ hour (If Master's level can discuss increasing payrate)
Community Based Position
Mileage Reimbursement
Typical Schedule is M-F with evening and weekends as needed
Some on-call responsibilities once program is up to full capacity
Qualified Candidates will have their Bachelor's Degree (Master's preferred), with CADC

Resources for Human Development
4700 Wissahickon Avenue Suite 126 Philadelphia PA 19144

1. Review of clinical information and other relevant documentation about the individual's treatment and life experiences
2. Collaborating with clinical team including psychiatrist, nurse, team lead, case manager, etc. 
3. Providing Individual and Group therapy sessions to help individuals develop healthy, positive coping skills to manage their addiction issues
4. Supporting family members and/or significant others in living with an individual who is struggling with addiction issues
5. Developing and updating treatment and recovery plans in collaboration with the individuals receiving ACT services
6. Monitoring, evaluating, and documenting the progress of the individuals  toward treatment and recovery plan goals
7. Providing educational resources as well as case management and advocacy as needed to support an ongoing recovery environment


-At least 1 year of experience working with individuals with addiction issues
-Minimum 4+ years’ experience in counseling field, preferably in Substance Abuse services
-Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or related field
-Certified Addictions Counselor in the state of PA required

Contact Info

Sarah Kubus, sarah.kubus@rhd.org