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Alcohol and Drug counselor

Position: Alcohol and Drug counselor
Job Type/Hours: FT M-F 40 hrs. per week
Location: 2205 Bridge St, Philadelphia, PA 19137
The counselor provides individual and group psychotherapy to clients enrolled in the ASAM 3.1 and 3.5 treatment program and utilizes outreach techniques when clients are absent or disengaged from treatment. The counselor is responsible for actively engaging clients in the treatment process, utilizing various clinical techniques, additional peer support and communication with the treatment team to assist clients through the course of treatment. The counselor works collaboratively with clients to provide clinical interventions, develop individualized treatment plans, and establish safe and supportive aftercare to encourage clients with maintaining a recovery environment.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Full certification as a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC) in the State of PA; or
  • Full certification by a nationally recognized body in addictions counseling or co-occurring counseling; or
  • Five (5) years of clinical experience working in the field of substance abuse treatment. Additionally, Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services Field Preferred.
  • Must receive 25 hours of training in addictions or mental health treatment as required by federal, state, and local regulatory entities.  At least half of the training will be completed as an in-service at Net. 
  • Must receive 6 hours of HIV/AIDS training, 4 hours of TB/STD training, and Confidentiality training in state-approved curriculum. 

Credentials Required: (all credentials within 1yr. can be accepted to start)
·        Health Assessment Required
·        PPD, Chest X-ray or QuantiFERON Test (TB Solid Gold) required
·        PA Criminal Background Check required
·        PA Child Abuse Clearance required
·        Out of State Child Abuse Clearance-If Candidate has resided outside of the state of PA within the last 5 years required
·        DHS FBI fingerprint results required
·        PA Mandated Child Abuse Reporter Certificate (ACT 31) required
·        2 References 
·        Proof of Education required
·        Alcohol and drug counselor Certification (preferred)
·        Valid Driver's License required
·        Covid Vaccination Record Required

$1000.00 Sign-On bonus for applicants that apply by 10/31/21!

Please be advised that NET is a healthcare provider and as such must comply with the Philadelphia Department of Health’s regulations regarding covid vaccinations. All employees must be fully vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated due to religious or medical reasons, you must be approved for an exemption. If the exemption request is approved, then you will be required to be tested twice per week at your own expense.

About Us:
The Northeast Treatment Center founded in 1970 is one of the largest behavioral health and social service agencies is in the Philadelphia Region. Services are offered at 15 sites throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, and the state of Delaware.
At NET we believe that people have inherent strengths and with support, guidance, quality treatment and access to additional community resources, youth, families, and individuals can overcome significant challenges. NET provides a continuum of trauma informed care designed to promote resiliency. We offer site-based therapy; home, school, and community-based treatment; intensive family therapy on site or home-based; and site or home-based services to address the specific needs of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In all levels of care the treatment team collaborates with other systems and services that are being provided to assure an integrated and comprehensive approach to care.
NET is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon NET's receipt of an acceptable and job-related drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.