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D&A Professional
Req Code:2019:2182-001
County:Philadelphia County, PA
FT/PT:Full Time
Location:2182-Phila. ACT
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 qualified candidates for the position of D&A Professional, who as a member of the ACT multidisciplinary team has the responsibility to carry out rehabilitation and support functions and assist in treatment, provide substance abuse services, education, support and consultation to families; and provide crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Being a member of the individual treatment team for an assigned number of clients.
  • Participate in the client-centered comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status, and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living a(e.g., self-care, living situation, nutrition, moneymanagement); and family structure and relationships.
  • Consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
  • Participate in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
  • Assist in the provision of ongoing assessment of clients’ mental illness symptoms and clients’ responses to treatment. Make appropriate changes in treatment plans to ensure immediate and appropriate interventions are provided in response to changes in mental status or behavior that put clients at risk (e.g., suicidal).
  • Assist in the provision of direct clinical services to clients on a individual, group and family basis in the office and in community settings to teach behavioral symptom management techniques to alleviate and manage symptoms not reduced by medication and to promote personal growth and development by assisting clients to adapt to and cope with internal and external stresses.

Job Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in behavioral sciences and/or at least 2 years experience.
• Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), required, with on-going coursework in drug and alcohol counseling to qualify for re-certification.
• Knowledge of multiple support systems for substance abusers.
• Skills and competence to establish supporting trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for clients’ rights and personal preferences in treatment is essential
• Good communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a focused team.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.


  • Frequent talking and listening.
  • Manual dexterity.
  • May require crisis intervention in emergency situations.
  • Flexibility in scheduling and available to do 24 hour on-call coverage.
  • Light lifting and/or carrying, not to exceed 25 lbs.
  • Local travel required, including transporting program clients.
  • May be required to report to work during emergencies, including inclement weather. 

To be considered an applicant for this position please complete the pre- employment application by visiting us at www.hhinc.org/careers. Use the Requisition code: 2019:2182-001

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 you can apply at www.hhinc.org and click on the careers tab.

Horizon House, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer • M/F/Veteran/ Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity 


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