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Primary Counselor

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Charlotte Rescue Mission | Charlotte, NC
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Dove’s Nest is seeking a qualified Primary Counselor who has a passion for transforming the lives of women in addiction. The person for this position will excel in a faith-based clinical environment and be able to interact with teammates and residents.

The Primary Counselor carries out the twelve core functions of substance abuse counseling for an assigned resident caseload. He or she must be a self-starter who is able to multi-task and to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary clinical team. Good clinical and relational skills are a must, as well as the ability to work in a faith-based residential recovery environment with female residents in a 120-bed residential recovery program.

Summary:

Carries out the twelve core functions as needed with assigned residents. While some functions may be assigned to other departments within the program, the Primary Counselor must be able to perform the following functions:

  • ORIENTATION: describing to the resident the following: general nature and goals of the program; rules governing resident conduct and infractions that can lead to disciplinary action or discharge from the program; the hours during which services are available; treatment costs to be borne by the resident, if any; and resident rights
  • ASSESSMENT: the procedures by which a counselor/program identifies and evaluates an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs for the development of a treatment plan
  • TREATMENT PLANNING: the process by which the counselor and the resident identify and rank problems needing resolution; establish agreed upon immediate and long-term goals; and decide upon a treatment process and the resources to be utilized
  • COUNSELING (Individual, Group, and Significant Others): the utilization of special skills to assist individuals, families, or groups in achieving objectives
  • CASE MANAGEMENT: activities which bring services, agencies, resources, or people together within a planned framework of action toward the achievement of established goals
  • CRISIS INTERVENTION: those services which respond to an alcohol and/or other drug abuser’s needs during acute emotional and/or physical distress
  • RESIDENT EDUCATION: provision of information to individuals and groups concerning alcohol and other drug abuse, and the available services and resources
  • REFERRAL: identifying the needs of a resident that cannot be met by the counselor or agency and assisting the resident to utilize the support systems and community resources available
  • – REPORT AND RECORD KEEPING: charting the results of the assessment and treatment plan; writing reports, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other resident-related data
  • – CONSULTATION WITH OTHER PROFESSIONALS IN REGARD TO RESIDENT TREATMENT/SERVICES: relating with in-house staff or outside professionals to assure comprehensive, quality care for the resident

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 Knowledge:

  • Registration with the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board or other accrediting body
  • High School diploma required; Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree preferred

Skill:

  • Appropriate oral and written communication skills
  • Must possess the ability to set and maintain healthy interpersonal boundaries
  • Must possess flexibility and leadership qualities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows work environment, Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Demonstrate instructional skill, particularly in the area of addiction and recovery

Ability:

  • Spend the majority of time sitting, speaking, listening and/or writing.
  • Must be able to climb stairs
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
  • Desire to grow professionally and to achieve an advanced level of counselor development and skill
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment 

Christian Witness 

Charlotte Rescue Mission maintains a Christian working environment as a Christ-centered residential drug and alcohol recovery program where integrity, honesty, concern for others and good team relations play a critical role in the success of the ministry. All employees are expected to share their personal hope of Christ with those with whom come in thought, word and deed. 

Dove’s Nest is seeking a qualified Primary Counselor who has a passion for transforming the lives of women in addiction. The person for this position will excel in a faith-based clinical environment and be able to interact with teammates…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Health, Dental, Vision, 403(b), Vacation, Sick and Personal time

Health, Dental, Vision, 403(b), Vacation, Sick and Personal time

How To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Barbara Thomas, Program Director, at Barbara.Thomas@charlotterescuemission.org

Send cover letter and resume to Barbara Thomas, Program Director, at Barbara.Thomas@charlotterescuemission.org

Location

2855 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28208
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