Merakey Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 3 days ago

Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your career while working with an extraordinary team? At Merakey, we put heart and soul into everything we do. We are seeking Drug and Alcohol Counselor to join our team at our program in Philadelphia, PA.

Earn $24.28/hour

Position Details

Strong clinical skills with ability to facilitate group therapy based on identified topics as well as open topics. Strong clinical skills with ability to conduct effective individual therapy.

Ability to assess PIRs and recommend appropriate services based on clinical need as well as PIRs ability and willingness to participate based on what stage of change they are in. Ability to educate and encourage resistant PIRs to participate in therapy services. Ability to manage a caseload of PIRs and have knowledge of their treatment progress, engagement level, and treatment needs.

This also includes strong clinical documentation skills and ability to maintain PIRs chart meeting program, local, state, and federal documentation requirements, and standards. Motivation to outreach and re-engage PIRs who are lack engagement and who have gone AWOL. Above average demonstration of core clinical competencies: attending, active and reflective listening, use of open-ended questioning, focusing, building rapport, congruence, summarization, and managing silence.

Above average demonstration of: empathy, rolling with resistance, supporting self-efficacy, managing confrontation, and developing discrepancy. Possess ability to establish rapport while maintaining professional boundaries. Effective and timely communication with Supervisors, Case Managers, and Certified Peer Specialists on PIRs needs and as resources or obtained and/or changed.


Merakey offers Medical, Dental, Vision insurance plans, competitive compensation plans, Work/Life balance, flexible schedules, cell phone discount plan, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement and much more!

To fill out an on-line application:

Requisition number: 75491


Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider with a fifty-year history. We offer a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

Our belief that every individual has the right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment guides all of our decisions. At Merakey, we care about each other and are committed to providing the very best care to those we serve. Merakey strictly follows a zero-tolerance policy for abuse.

Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or higher in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, psychology, addictions studies, social work or related field with specialty or concentration in counseling.

  • Hold a Professional License (ie LPC, LCSW, LMFT), or have a credential through PCB (ie CAADC), or be actively working toward licensure or certification.

  • Licensure or certification will need to be achieved within two to three (2 - 3) years of hire

  • One (1) year of counseling experience in a health or human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting preferred.

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