Adolescence Recovery Specialist

Cushing House - Boys
54 - 58 Old Colony Ave
South Boston, MA 02127

GAVIN FOUNDATION, INC.
675 East Fourth Street
South Boston, MA 02127

JOB TITLE: Recovery Specialist/ Counselor

REPORTS TO: Program Director

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Responsible for maintaining the safety of residents and facility and provide understanding and direction to the clients in program.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
* Provide counseling individual and group substance abuse counseling.
*Ongoing supervision of residents throughout the shift.
* Ability to perform shift change and medication log
* Supervise resident’s chores.
* Ensure the safety of resident’s (physical and emotional)
* Understand and ensure that the program policies are followed.
* Provide crisis intervention when necessary.
* Supervise residents in the game room and kitchen.
* Transport resident to and monitor at recovery activities.

* Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

* Must have or be working toward Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and/or life experience
equal to two years in substance abuse.
* Knowledge of drug addiction’s physical and psychological effects, treatment and rehabilitation.
* Ability to work with others.
* Personal characteristics of understanding, dedication, warmth, empathy and genuineness are essential.
* Must meet Massachusetts CORI requirements.
*Must have valid drivers license--car not required

DESIRED SKILLS:

* Working knowledge of 12 Step Programs
* Knowledge of laws governing confidentiality and rules of ethical behavior.

SCHEDULE:
Monday and Thursday 12pm to 8pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11am-7pm

GAVIN FOUNDATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYEER

Position Type: 
Preferred Licensure / Certification: 
Other: 
LADC
Population Served: 
Job Hours: 
Contact
Name: 
Barbara Richards
Phone: 
857-496-7336
Organization: 
Gavin Foundation

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