The Supervising Counselor (2 potions) is responsible for providing clinical supervision, direct individual and group counseling consistent with Victory Program’s Philosophy of Care; consultation to interdisciplinary team members on issues related to supporting residents’ recovery; development and facilitation of treatment plans with clients; and assisting the Program Director in the delivery of clinical and administrative services.
Job responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:
- Provide supportive and empathic individual services to residents
- Maintain effective documentation and record keeping systems by utilizing our electronic health records system, including but not limited to: bio-psychosocial assessment, individual action plans, re-assessment; progress notes; case management; consent forms; data collection.
- Maintain current working knowledge of referral sources such as housing, medical, outpatient counseling, and dental, legal, HIV/AIDS client services, smoking cessation, overdose prevention, self-help groups and others to provide comprehensive services to the program clients and their families.
- Facilitate and/or co-facilitate a minimum of two client groups per week and complete required documentation.
- Supervise, direct, train and evaluate assigned counselors, resident assistants, house managers and maintain appropriate supervision documentation.
- Provide supervision for any PULSE student volunteers, and act as liaison to the PULSE counsel representative assigned to Victory Programs, Inc.
- Coordinate and oversee the admission process
- Ensure the accurate completion and submission of data collection, including eHana, Elearning, Ryan White and ESM.
- 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 substance counts; answering phones and the front door.
- Assist in interviewing, hiring, training, and terminating of staff
- Masters degree in Counseling, Social Work, LADCI or in another human services related field with a minimum of two years experience in addiction recovery, HIV/AIDS, and/or mental health client services is required.
- Minimum of one year of clinical supervisory experience in a community social action program, substance abuse treatment program, mental health or other similar and related organization.
- Strong organizational, writing and communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a member of a professional team.
- Proficient in computer skills including the use of Microsoft word and excel.
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully in multi-cultural settings with diverse client populations.
- Full time exempt positions (40 hours/wk)
Victory Programs operates 17 innovative health, housing and prevention programs throughout Greater Boston, Cambridge and Topsfield. Every year we help more than 2,300 individuals and families break down barriers to a brighter future. Our programs serve people who are facing homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, mental illness or chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS and provide them with the tools needed to support healthy, self-sufficient lives.
Our benefit program is best in the industry with a 75% health and 25% dental employer premium contribution, 100% employer paid disability and life insurances, 19 days of earned time in your first year, tuition remission, and a retirement savings opportunity.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
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