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The Men’s Recovery 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. It is the duty of the Counselor to hold to the mission, vision, and core values of The Foundry and CLCC.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- 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).
- Utilize assessment of the information gathered during the intake process to determine the services appropriate for the program participant.
- Bring together people, agencies, services, and other resources within a planned framework of action to achieve the goals of the life-recovery process.
- Assist case managers in meeting program participant needs.
- Conduct same day data entry utilizing the ministry’s program participant management software.
- 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.
- Ensure records and files are kept confidential, accurate, and current.
- 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.
- 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.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
- 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