Residential Counselor (Per Diem; New Haven, CT)

June 16, 2022

Columbus House, Inc.

Job Posting: Per Diem, FLSA Non-Exempt

Residential Counselor

VEVRAA Federal Contractor: Priority Referrals of Protected Veterans Requested


This is a residential setting for a male only candidate. Individual must have: demonstrated the ability to manage, motivate, direct and counsel consumers; possessed of time management and organizational skills; a complete knowledge base of all aspects of the delivery of residential services for the homeless population; competent in recognizing and dealing appropriately with mental health, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis issues; knowledgeable of the area network providers; a high school graduate, college graduate preferred; valid Drivers’ license with good driving record; 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. Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred. Reliability and punctuality are essential.



Supervise up to 17 male clients to ensure compliance with all house rules on an on-call basis. Counsel clients to assist them with following their recovery service plans. Assist in ensuring security of the shelter building. Attend/share all required Columbus House and network meetings; complete all required reports; oversee intake, departures, and daily roster and programs; work in concert with Columbus House Managers and Directors; adhere closely to scheduled shift start times and remain on duty until replacement has arrived.


Supervised by: Recovery House Coordinator

Pay Scale: $14.00/hr. no benefits

Schedule: No regular schedule, on-call


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

*Apply via our site


Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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