Employment Opportunity: Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Catholic Social Services
Milford, PA

Full time position available for a drug and alcohol counselor working within a correctional setting. This is a 40 hour position, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


• Conducting screenings for determination of emergency medical needs
• Conducting substance abuse evaluations to determine the presence or absence of a substance abuse problem, and determination of level of care
• Providing direct clinical and/or supportive chemical dependency services (individual and group sessions) to aid individuals in achieving a more satisfactory adjustment to their specific problems or situations.
• Designing treatment plans by utilizing knowledge of alcohol and drug dependency, counseling, and treatment methods, tailoring approach to individual needs.
• Working in close cooperation with other social service agencies, hospitals, clinics, courts, and community resources in planning to meet the needs of clients, and assists them in utilizing their resources.
• Preparation of records as required by specific agency programs, on a timely basis as directed by the supervisor.
• Adhering to established regulations, policies and procedures of the overall agency and their specific component.
• Attending seminars, conferences and training to enhance skills and performance as directed by the supervisor.
Other duties, as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college with a major in Chemical Dependency, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services) or other related field.
All candidates must pass FBI, PA Criminal Background and Child Abuse Clearances.
The Diocese of Scranton requires that all employees complete an initial VIRTUS Training Program, designed to empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church.
Employees will also be required to monitor the VIRTUS website and complete any internet updates as they become assigned.
Employees must also complete all other training programs, outservices, inservices, conferences, seminars, conventions, etc., as assigned by the Training Coordinator.

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