• Addictions Counselor/Harbor Light/Chicago

    Posted on September 9, 2019 by in
    September 9, 2019
    Job Type
    Certification Type
    Company Name
    The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division
    Your Name
    Anthony Colon




    Do you want to use your skills and talents to make a lasting difference in the world?  The Salvation Army is the fourth largest charity in the United States and is an international organization based on Biblical principles created to help people in need.  We are mission-driven, diverse, collaborative, and focused on positive results for people. Join us in making a difference.

    POSITION TITLE:                Addictions Counselor


    LOCATION/DEPT:               Harbor Light


    REPORTS TO:                      Unit Coordinator


    FLSA CATEGORY:                Non-Exempt   


    STATUS TYPES:                  Regular Full-Time  


    Interested applicants apply here: https://careers-uscsalvationarmy.icims.com/jobs/11312/addictions-counselor-harbor-light-chicago/job



    To provide each client with positive, professional and quality service; always promoting respect dignity and fairness to each client; while making appropriate referrals which will assist clients in reaching their maximum level of independence.



    The backgrounds of the clients served by The Harbor Light Program will manifest a variety of inappropriate behaviors.  When this occurs, employees are to respond within the context of the treatment environment of the site.  Employee conduct (actions, dress, etc.) and interactions (conversations, written communications, etc.) with clients must also be within the treatment environment of the facility.


    Counselors will provide supportive services, education, and counseling to clients and their families, who desire assistance with their chemical dependency problems.



    1. Chemical dependency services are provided including individual, family, couples and group counseling.
    2.  A variety of groups are lead including educational, process, and support groups.
    3.  Client’s charts are maintained in an organized order and according to Unit policies and SUPR regulations.
    4.  Both SUPR and Unit policy documentation will be accurately completed within established time tables.
    5.  Client treatment plans are written and monitored with the client according to SUPR regulations and program polices.
    6.  Referrals for clients to other Harbor Light units or outside private and public agencies are arranged as appropriate.
    7.  The team approach is utilized and strengthened through active communication with all programs within the Army.
    8.  Staff meetings are attended and counselor is involved in staff committees as requested.
    9.  Records are kept and statistical and other required reports are accurately prepared within specified time requirements.
    10.  Work schedules will be followed and it is understood these may vary and could include some evening and weekend shifts. Changes in shift assignment may be made according to needs of the program.
    11.  All other duties as assigned.


    Certified in the State of Illinois as a Certified Addictions Counselor.

    Must maintain certification status with IAODAPCA.

    A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

    Two years of previous experience as a Counselor.

    A minimum of one year of sobriety needed.


    A commitment to the mission of The Salvation Army and an appreciation for faith based service organizations.

    An interpersonal style that is service oriented as well as anticipates and responds to the needs of clients.

    A flexible style that also displays a willingness to learn.

    Able to work as a team member as well as independently.

    An excellent attention to detail, procedures, processes and policies.

    A communication and management style that exhibits the principals and values of the Army as well as fosters team relationships and effectively communicates information.

    A demonstrated ability to manage projects, priorities and programs in a constantly changing environment.

    Must be able to provide individual counseling and group counseling to clients as well as assessment. Have the ability to work cooperatively with the supervisor, other clinical and support staff.

    Must have a strong sense of integrity and be able to work with confidential material.

    A “hands-on” knowledge of how to effectively work with diversity in the workplace.

    Well organized, attentive to time management and able to establish a separation of work and personal boundaries.


    This position is required to do light physical work and must be able to walk up two flights of stairs and lift up to 25lbs.

    In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use standard office equipment and PC.

    The work environment for this position includes an office environment with a low to medium noise level.

    Must be able to work with clients that have poor social skills, suffer from mental illness, and have substance abuse problems.

    Interested applicants apply here: https://careers-uscsalvationarmy.icims.com/jobs/11312/addictions-counselor-harbor-light-chicago/job

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