The Salvation Army

ARC Counselor

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job ID
Social Work
Compensation Min
USD $18.25/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $21.00/Hr.
Regular Full-Time


The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Centers make a difference in people's lives. Through the collection and resale of gently used goods we are able to provide the financial support to assist men and women with a variety of social and spiritual afflictions. The in-residence rehabilitation program focuses on basic necessities with every man or woman being provided a clean and healthy living environment, good food, work therapy, leisure time activities, group and individual counseling, and spiritual direction. All our effort is focused on developing life skills and a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. More than just a job, each member of the team contributes to recycling goods that literally recycle and repair broken lives.


The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center is seeking a Counselor to conduct counseling sessions and work cooperatively with Program Staff to provide a caring, respectful atmosphere to those seeking help.



The Counselor will meet with a caseload of individuals for biweekly scheduled appointments and provide crisis counseling as necessary.  The Counselor will also conduct weekly counseling, education, and/or Bible/prayer groups, record and submit statistical information, assist with intake as required, administer compliance screening for prohibited substances, and attend staff meetings, retreats, conferences, and other Salvation Army events as assigned.


1. Is aware of and in agreement with The Salvation Army’s Christian spiritual approach to rehabilitation. Desires to be part of a team that provides a caring, respectful atmosphere to those seeking our help.

2. Communicate effectively with staff, beneficiaries, and others (referral sources/public) concerning The Salvation Army’s Christian spiritual approach to spiritual rehabilitation.

3. Work cooperatively with all ARC staff, beneficiaries, and other outside agencies.

4. Meet with supervisor at least one hour per month for supervision and evaluation.

5. Record statistical information specific to your area of responsibility. Ensure that all statistical data are submitted to the Administrator(s) (or designate) within three business days following the end of the month. Daily/weekly reporting is to be done immediately.

6. Carry individual caseload of approximately 35 individuals who are seen for scheduled appointments on a bi-weekly basis and for crisis counseling as needed. Maintain written documentation of all counseling sessions.

7. Conduct 2-4 counseling, education, and/or Bible/prayer groups per week, as scheduled.

8. Operate compliance screening for prohibited substances equipment as required.

9. Attend weekly staff meetings and all staff meetings as assigned by Administrator(s), or their designate. Present case information as requested, including documentation of phase progress.

10. Process a quality intake system to Interview, assess, and process necessary paper work for applicants to the ARC program, striving to maintain a full capacity. Provide a positive, appealing, and uplifting first impression of the ARC program. Assist potential applicants with the completion of all required forms. Provide applicants who are not appropriate for admission with resources of other suitable services.

11. Attend retreats, conferences, and other Salvation Army events as scheduled and assigned to comply with Professional Development Plan and continuing education (which may include weekend and/or evening time).

12. This position will support the work therapy program component of The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers by providing to beneficiaries; an example of professional conduct, work habits, and supervision (as directed by Supervisor).


The successful candidate will have and Associate’s degree in counseling or related field, have working knowledge of issues such as substance abuse, homelessness, displacement, etc., and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.  This position requires flexibility in work schedule to include evenings and occasional weekend time. 


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