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The Salvation Army Residential Therapist- Alcohol and Other Drug in Carnegie, Pennsylvania


THE SALVATION ARMY HARBOR LIGHT CENTERoffers treatment for men over the age of 18 who are struggling with substance use issues. After a detailed phone assessment with the individual is completed, determination for admission is identified. There is no cost for treatment to the individual. Treatment can last up to six (6) months and beyond in some cases

The Residential Therapist- Alcohol and Other Drug position is responsible for all aspects of resident care throughout their treatment experience. Successfully manage an active case load of (8) eight alcohol and other drug residents of the Harbor Light Center program. Assist in all aspects of evaluation, assessment, intake, ongoing (individual and group) counseling, and transporting of clients to appointments when necessary. Utilize DDAP Licensing regulations for all documentation and treatment requirements.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete Drug and Alcohol assessments, Biopsychosocial assessments, and treatment plan of residents in the required time period according to licensing requirements.

  • Provide individual and group alcohol/drug and mental health therapy

  • Provide legible, timely, and appropriate written documentation service record for each resident as outlined by DDAP and CCBHO licensing requirements.

  • Search out training and education opportunities from community resources.

  • Provide instruction in social and other daily living skills to residents.

  • Assist resident in setting goals to attain independent, self-sufficient living situation.

  • Assist residents in searching for community supports such as Psychiatric Rehabilitation Supports, Certified Recovery Specialists/Peer Mentors, or Case management supports.

  • Assist resident in searching out permanent and stable housing.

  • Facilitate a minimum of three (3) psycho-educational, processing groups, and/or treatment/therapeutic groups per week using Evidence-Based curricula or a variety of Evidence-Based Practices.

  • Responsible for maintaining an on-going treatment model and philosophy for the Center.

  • Responsible for ensuring state-mandated clinical standards to maintain state licensing of the facility.

  • This includes review of case documentation and staff training.

  • Responsible for correction of any non-compliance areas noted in the weekly chart audit.

  • Responsible for weekly Clinical Supervision meetings with Clinical Supervisor to review charts, documentation, case review, and ongoing professional development.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Work a minimum of (1) one Saturday per month, taking the preceding Friday off as needed. May be required to take residents on outing or activity.

  • Work a minimum of (1) one holidays/year.

  • Participates in weekly clinical meetings and scheduled weekly individual supervisory meetings.

  • May be required to work over 40 hours.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director or Clinical Supervisor as the program develops.

  • Supervise Counselor Interns clinical work when assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Individual and Group skills necessary.

  • Strong oral communication and written documentation skills.

  • All three PA Clearances required upon employment and thereafter upon renewal date: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, Request for Criminal Record, and Fingerprint based federal criminal history.

  • Utilize DDAP Licensing regulations for all documentation and treatment requirements.

  • Must meet the Pa. Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Staffing requirements, Act 33 and/or 34 clearances.

  • PA Mandated and Permissive Reporting and The Salvation Army’s KeepSAfe training required.

  • Valid PA driver’s license is required at time of hire or at least before 90 day probationary period is over.


Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in social work or related field with a minimum of one (1) years of related work experience post Master’s Degree

  • Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) a plus

  • Experience in mental health and homelessness a plus

  • References required

  • Current PA Driver’s License preferred at time of hire. Current Pa. Driver’s License required by completion of (90) ninety-day probationary period.

Job LocationsUS-PA-Carnegie

Job ID 2021-8925

Category Social Services

Compensation Salary is commensurate with experence.

Compensation Min USD $38,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Max USD $42,000.00/Yr.

Type Regular Full-Time