at The Foundry Ministries (view profile)
Location Birmingham, Alabama
Date Posted 06/11/2018
Category --
Job Type Part-time
Start Date 2018/06/11


The Foundry Ministries, Birmingham, AL has an immediate opening for a Men’s Counselor. The Counselor is responsible for providing Biblically-based pastoral counseling for program participants of the Foundry Ministries with a goal of helping the participants end the cycle of addiction.


  • Be each program participant’s advocate. Listen to their hearts. Meet their needs. Love the individual.
  • Meet each program participant weekly to assess, direct and coach through their Genesis Process Relapse Prevention Plan and counseling needs. Document counseling notes using program participant management software.
  • Communicate program roster changes as necessary to correctly communicate program participant status (same day data entry).
  • Bring together people, agencies, services, and other resources within a planned framework of action to achieve the goals of the life-recovery process.
  • Coordinate with case managers to facilitate legal appointments and communications with appropriate officials including notification to all concerned and/or court appointment parties at termination of residency. The Counselor represents The Foundry and not the program participant in legal matters.
  • Provide monthly statistics for counseling services.
  • Maintain a safe, transparent, and healing environment that is based on grace, truth, and love. Encourage trust and authenticity without fear.
  • Teach and mentor program participants in every opportunity by using Biblical precepts and direct scriptural references. Refrain from personal opinions.
  • Build healthy, loving, and compassionate relationships with program participants while establishing healthy and safe boundaries. Don’t make decisions for people.
  • Remain vigilant of the warning signs of co-dependency. Our worth and identity comes from Christ and not our performance, results or metrics.
  • Pray with program participants.
  • Assist Director of Counseling with the implementation of classes, small groups, and curriculum.
  • Participate in in-house meetings and training sessions.
  • Maintain state certification and/or follow guidelines for supervision while working toward state certification.
  • Complete Discipleship Counselor Training class. 



  • High School Diploma, High School Equivalency Certificate, or GED


  • Two (2) years’ sobriety
  • One (1) year post recovery program (if applicable)


  • Tobacco Free
  • Alcohol Free
  • Consistent church membership and participation
  • Current state issued ID
  • Current state addictions counselor certification (if available)
  • Strong interpersonal skills; proven ability to resolve issues in a calm and efficient manner
  • Servant leader
  • Quick learner and enjoys the challenge of taking on new assignments
  • Willingness to be a team player
  • Consistently exercises good judgment and common sense
  • Must train and pass The Foundry Ministry’s driver training curriculum prior to operating a ministry vehicle


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