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Drug & Alcohol Professional
Req Code:2020:2381-002
County:Delaware County, PA
FT/PT:Full Time
Location:2381-DELCO ACT
Schedule:M-F 8:30-4:30
Job Description/Essential Functions:

Horizon House is a nationally recognized provider of services to adults with support needs due to developmental disabilities, behavioral health issues and substance abuse. With over 100 locations throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware, Horizon House provides services to a diverse population focusing on individual strengths and choices.

We are seeking qualified candidates interested in our vacant D & A Professional.  This position is responsible for providing crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees. 

This 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.

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, money- management); and family structure and relationships.

Document client progress to maintain a permanent record . Assist in the provision of individual and group treatment in the office and in community settings in a stage-based treatment model that is non-confrontational, considers interactions of mental illness and substance abuse, and has client-determined goals of client activity according to established methods and procedures.

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).

Job Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in a Behavioral Health-Related field and has worked with adults with serve and persistent mental illness or with individuals with similar human-services needs.

Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) CADC 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 with an acceptable driving record.


Frequent talking and listening.

Requires the ability to lift, carry, hold, kneel, reach, stack, stoop and bend, which may include direct intervention with residents.

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 complete the pre-employment application.
Horizon House is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veterans/Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. 


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