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Inpatient Counselor – Substance Abuse

Position Overview

The Inpatient Substance Abuse Counselor plans, coordinates, and provides counseling and case management for residential detoxification clients and their families.

Hours: Full-time, Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Provide individual counseling and family interventions.
  • Provide group counseling.
  • Provide case management duties when needed.
  • Provide clinically-related tasks such as correspondence, completion of managed care forms, and works to assure services are authorized.
  • Triage clients who require services other than inpatient (i.e. crisis, mental health services).


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in the human services field.
  • Clinical experience in the provision of AOD clinical services and/or mental health services.
  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and a FBI Criminal History Background Check.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to work assertively and compassionately with addicted clients and their families.
  • Ability to command respect and cooperation of clients and families.
  • Ability to make decisive, clinically appropriate decisions and recommendations that are in the best interests of the client/family.
  • Ability to display good clinical judgment, compassion, and professionalism.

Penn Foundation is an equal opportunity employer