Residential Counselor (male; part-time)

March 19, 2018

Columbus House, Inc.
Job Posting: Part Time, FLSA Non-Exempt, Essential
Recovery House: Male Residential Counselor

VEVRAA Federal Contractor: Priority Referrals of Protected Veterans Requested

This is a gender specific position for a MALE only. Individual must have demonstrated the ability to manage, motivate, direct and counsel consumers; must have time management and organizational skills; must have a complete knowledge base of all aspects of the delivery of residential services for the homeless population; must be competent in recognizing and dealing appropriately with mental health, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis issues; knowledgeable of the area network providers; must be a high school graduate; must have a valid Driver's license; computer literate; culturally competent; must possess the capacity to work within a team and foster teamwork; must have a demonstrated understanding of crisis intervention skills, confidentiality, boundaries, and universal precautions; able to foster a Harm Reduction philosophy within the work environment; strong empathic skills. Must be reliable and punctual.

Supervise up to 16 male clients in a substance abuse recovery setting to ensure compliance with all house rules. Conduct observed urine specimen collections for drug screen purposes. Counsel clients to assist them with following their recovery service plans. Assist in ensuring security of the building. Attend/share all required Columbus House and network meetings; complete all required reports; oversee intake, departures, and daily roster and programs; lead House meetings; work in concert with Columbus House Coordinators and Managers; adhere closely to scheduled shift start times and remain on duty until replacement has arrived.

Supervised by: Manager of Emergency Services
Pay Scale: $11/hr or current rate if a Recovery House employee
Schedule: Saturday and Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

How to apply (choose only one; indicate where you saw posting):
*Email your resume and a cover letter to
*Send your resume and a cover letter to Human Resources Generalist, Columbus House Inc., P.O. Box 7093, New Haven CT 06519
*Fax your resume and a cover letter to 203-773-1430
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Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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