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Rehabilitation Counselor

Company: Horizon House
Location: Swarthmore
Posted on: May 15, 2024

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: 2021:2312-004

County: Delaware County, PA

FT/PT: Part Time

Location: 2312-CRR: Prospect Park

Schedule: part time 16 hours

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. Scope: 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 & dental, (9) nine paid holidays, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, retirement savings plan, voluntary tax sheltered annuity, transit benefit program, opportunities for advancement and more. To be considered an applicant, please complete the pre-employment application. Horizon House is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veterans/Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Horizon House is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, Horizon House considers qualified applicants for positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, gender identity, marital status, military status, ancestry, national origin, English Limited Proficiency (LEP), age, sex, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, source of income, familial status, domestic or sexual violence victim status, LGBTQ, AIDS or HIV status, union membership, veteran status, psychiatric disability, other disability or other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodation is available during the application process upon request without penalty. Horizon House is committed to these principles in our employment practices.

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

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