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Residential Counselor

Hope House, Inc.

Albany, new york

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Full Job Description

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, Hope House is the place for you! If you are seeking a fulfilling career, with numerous opportunities to make a REAL difference in the lives of people, we want YOU!

Hope House is a substance abuse treatment provider who strives to save lives, recover hope and restore families to those suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder. We are committed to making sure that all staff members feel like they make a difference and are a part of our team!

Hope House Inc. has a reputation as one of the top employers in the Greater Capital Region of New York.

Shift: This is a Full-Time position.

Position Reports to: Program Manager

Job Status: Non-Exempt/Hourly

Compensation: 17.477 - 25.664 (based on experience, credentials, and education)

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Managing a caseload of clients
  • Providing individual and group counseling services
  • Documenting recovery plans
  • Providing case management services to support clients linkages to the community
  • Providing therapeutic crisis intervention services when needed
  • Maintaining documentation in accordance with OASAS standards
  • Maintaining client confidentiality, as well as strong staff/client boundaries, and high ethical standards

This job describes the essential and general responsibilities of this position. It is not a listing of non-essential requirements and duties, which may be inherent to the job.


One of the following is required:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services (Provisional Qualified Health Professional (QHP))
  • CASAC certification
  • A Qualified Health Professional (QHP) with other than a CASAC certification

* Will consider a CASAC-T with ability to obtain a full CASAC within a 6 month period.

  • Must have prior experience working with clients in a residential facility.
  • Selected candidates must be willing to have a background check submitted through the Justice Center. This includes: a check of the Staff Exclusion list, a check of the OFCS Statewide register, a fingerprinting appointment, as well as drug screening.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. It is the policy of Hope House to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.


    • 11 paid holidays per calendar year
    • Vacation, Personal, and Sick Time (up to 200 hours per year to start)
    • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
    • Flexible Savings Account & Health Savings Account depending on medical plan
    • AFLAC Supplemental Benefits
    • Benefit Buyout option if coverage is waived
    • Voluntary Short-Term Disability & Life Insurance
    • Company paid Life Insurance Policy at two times annual salary
    • Company funded Retirement Plan
    • 401k option to further save for retirement
    • Tuition Reimbursement Program
    • Partnership with Maria College – 40% discount on the CASAC program and various bachelor degree programs for employees, spouses, domestic partners, and dependents
    • Assistance with CASAC and/or Licensing Applications/Exam
    • EAP Program for you and your family
    • Legal/ID Shield Insurance

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