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Horizon House Inc Rehabilitation Counselor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Horizon House is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity).

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Rehabilitation Counselor

Req Code: 2020:2132-023

County: Philadelphia County, PA

FT/PT: Part Time


Schedule: part time -16hrs

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. Currently, we are seeking a part time Rehabilitation Counselor to work in our Behavioral Health Services Division.

Purpose: * To provide support, education, and guidance to individuals who have been identified as having a mental health and personality disorder and involved with the criminal justice system * To assist with participant activities, skill building, goal achievement and local community interaction. * To implement the overall mission, values and beliefs of Horizon House in all aspects of the job. Supervision Received: * Receives supervision from the Director and/or Supervisor. Supervision Exercised: * N/A

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services/Social Services, Healthcare or related field with least 1 year of experience working directly with individuals with mental health and/or other behavioral health disorders or in a forensic setting; or Associates Degree, or 60 credits in human services or related field and 3 years experience in working directly with individuals with mental health disorders and/or other behavioral health disorders or in a forensic setting; or High School Diploma/GED and a minimum of 5 years experience in mental health and/or other behavioral health disorders or forensic setting.
  • Experience in residential or other services to individuals with Severe Mental Illness or Personality Disorders preferred.
  • Good communication and counseling skills.
  • Good writing and computer skills for documenting in an electronic health record.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a focused team.

Scope: * Frequent talking and listening. * Requires the ability to lift, carry, fold, kneel, reach, stack, stoop and bend which may include direct intervention with participants. * Will require crisis intervention in emergency situations, including managing aggression. * Possess manual dexterity and fine motor skills. * Possess a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. * Local travel required, including transporting program participants. * May be required to report to work during emergencies, including inclement weather.

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

Horizon House is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, Horizon House considers qualified applicants for positions without regard to  race, color, religious creed, gender identity, marital status, military status, ancestry, national origin, English Limited Proficiency (LEP), age, sex, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, source of income, familial status, domestic or sexual violence victim status, LGBTQ, AIDS or HIV status, union membership,  veteran status, psychiatric disability, other disability or other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodation is available during the application process upon request without penalty.  Horizon House is committed to these principles in our employment practices.