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Rehabilitation Counselor

Company: Horizon House
Location: Swarthmore
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Horizon House is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity).

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Rehabilitation Counselor

Req Code:2023:2312-001

County:Delaware County, PA


Location:2312-CRR: Prospect Park


Job Description/Essential Functions:

Horizon House, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of services to adults with support needs due to developmental disabilities, behavioral health issues, and substance abuse. Horizon House is Pennsylvania's oldest psychiatric rehabilitation agency. Since 1952, we have been dedicated to helping people with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, developmental/intellectual disabilities, and homelessness to stabilize their lives and to help them live as independently as possible in the community. With over 100 locations throughout South and North Eastern Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware, Horizon House provides services to a diverse population focusing on individual strength and choice.
We are seeking a qualified Rehabilitation Counselor interested in joining our Community Residential Rehabilitation (CRR) program at our Delaware County, Pa. location.

The Rehabilitation Counselor provides direct support, counseling and supervision of all assigned residents to ensure a safe, healthy, secure and pleasant environment, which promotes growth and development; to facilitate client growth and development toward independence in self-care. Some of the responsibilities include the following:

  • Provides and facilitate skill development and support groups which include daily living, socialization, educational and vocational supports and opportunities, and leisure and recreation activities planning.
  • Provides individual counseling to review, recommend and modify established rehabilitation plan to adapt to special needs and/or service delivery gaps; negotiate and work in tandem with clients to bring together the client and practitioner goals and objectives.
  • Provides resolution and follow-up to problems, in conjunction with supervisory input.
  • Maintains a close liaison with the local community and area service providers or agencies to facilitate program cooperation and provide for constructive input and/or alternative resources to current plans.
  • Establishes an on-going dialogue with other members of the rehabilitation or treatment team, including case-managers, vocational or educational instructors, consultants, members of the medical profession and family members, as needed, to provide continuous supports.
  • Conducts Intake interviews with applicants to determine appropriate services and provide the Supervisor with recommendations concerning admission.

    Job Qualifications:

    • Associate's degree in the Social Sciences, Healthcare or a related field and 1 year experience in the MH/MR field; or any combination of experience, education or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skill and ability required.
    • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Some knowledge of mental health system and supports.


      • Frequent talking and listening.
      • Requires the ability to lift, carry, fold, kneel, reach, stack, stoop and bend which may include direct intervention with clients.
      • May require crisis intervention in emergency situations.
      • Must be available for local travel and possess a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
      • May be required to report to work during emergencies including inclement weather.

        Horizon House offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical and dental, (9) nine paid holidays and generous paid time off, retirement savings plan, tax sheltered annuity, tuition reimbursement and opportunities for advancement.
        To be considered an applicant for this position please complete the pre- employment application by going to
        Horizon House is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veterans/Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Keywords: Horizon House, Philadelphia , Rehabilitation Counselor, Healthcare , Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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