The Counselor assists clients in making healthy decisions in matters affecting their future lifestyle. The Counselor will provide clients with the necessary means and motivation for individual growth, and continued recovery from substance (chemical) addiction within the framework of facility regulations. The Counselor is supervised by the Clinical Director. The Counselor offers a positive relationship, sets a good example, communicates an attitude of concern, listens, assists and displays a real belief in The Gate House philosophy. The Counselor may be assigned additional duties and responsibilities by the Clinical Director as deemed necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities
Individual scheduled counseling: one hour sessions. Clients will be scheduled bi-weekly by the Counselor for these sessions. Most of the focus will be on the treatment plans.
Group counseling: Each counselor is scheduled to facilitate two group sessions per week..
Unscheduled sessions: clients requesting to be seen by Counselor will be given specific times that the Counselor can meet with them. This will be based on assessment of importance.
Family sessions/workshop: The Counselor will facilitate at least one Family Session per month for each client on their caseload. In addition the Counselor will facilitate the Family Education program during scheduled Saturday hours. Referral to other family counseling agencies will be made on an ad-needed basis. Alanon, Alateen, COA, Naranon, and oter self-help organizations will also be emphasized.
Must be able to climb stairs. Must be able to work extended hours as needed. Must be able to travel.
Must meet at least one of the following:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: