The Salvation Army

Residential Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor

Job Locations US-PA-Pittsburgh
Job ID
Social Services
Regular Full-Time


Responsible for all aspects of resident care throughout their treatment experience. Successfully manage an active case load of (8) eight alcohol and other drug residents of the Harbor Light Center program. Assist in all aspects of recruitment, evaluation, assessment, intake, ongoing (individual and group) counseling, and transporting. Utilize DDAP Licensing regulations as a boiler plate for all documentation and related requirements. Must meet the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Staffing requirements, Act 33 and/or 34 clearances. Valid PA driver’s license at time of hire. Although this hourly position is (40) forty hours per week, the position may from time to time necessitate additional work (approved) hours.



• Complete Drug and Alcohol assessments, Biopsychosocial assessments and treatment plan of residents in the required time period according to licensing requirements.

• Provide individual and group alcohol/drug and mental health counseling.

• Provide legible, timely, and appropriate written documentation service record for each resident as outlined by DDAP Licensing requirements.

• Search out training and education opportunities from community resources.

• Provide instruction in social and other daily living skills to residents.

• Assist resident set goals to attain independent, self-sufficient living situation.

• Assist resident search for community supports such as Psychiatric Rehabilitation Supports or Case management supports.

• Assist resident search out permanent and stable housing.

• Facilitate a minimum of two (2) psycho-educational or processing groups and/or a minimum of three (2) treatment/therapeutic groups per week.

• Responsible for implementing an on-going treatment model and philosophy for the Center.

• Responsible for ensuring state-mandated clinical standards to maintain state licensing of the facility.

• Responsible for mandating (progressive) disciplinary/rehabilitation action to residents in the instance of treatment non-compliance.

• Responsible for weekly Clinical Supervision meetings with Clinical Supervisor to review charts, documentation, case review, and ongoing professional development.



• Master’s Degree in social work or related field or Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related field with four years of related work experience
• Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) a plus
• Experience in mental health and homelessness a plus


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