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Requisition Number 04045 Program Counselor Female Chico ARP
Post Date 9/16/2020
Title Counselor
City Chico
State CA
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POSITION: Counselor (DN2S5714)
DEPARTMENT: Chico ARP/Administration
SUPERVISOR: Program Director/Corps Officer
STATUS: Non-Exempt / Full-time

The Salvation Army Mission Statement:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The purpose of Counselor is to assist women who come to The Salvation Army for assistance with their physical, emotional and spiritual needs through a structure program of rehabilitation and work therapy. The primary function and responsibility of Counselor is to assist The Salvation Army in processing applicants, and supporting the counseling staff to insure program compliance.

1. Produce and process all correspondence as needed, included but not limited to Adult Rehabilitation Program inquiries.
2. Conduct comprehensive needs assessments and facilitate the intake of eligible participants with the program.
3. Work with the participants, other key staff and referring agencies, as appropriate to develop a program admissions plan.
4. Conduct or facilitate groups, coursework materials, house meetings, and other onsite services as needed.
5. Open, sort and process incoming applications and screen for program recommendation or denial.
6. Prepare outgoing mail, maintaining correspondence for all inquiries, follow-up, sending applications, letters of acceptance or denial.
7. Maintain correspondence with law enforcement agencies, court officials and county offices to initiate admissions and establish progress reports.
8. Follow all security procedures as it relates to ARP confidentiality and record retention.
9. Maintain accurate and commonly understood ARP program filing system for all incoming beneficiaries.
10. Assist with compiling all necessary information, reports and forms as assigned.
11. Conduct UA testing and maintain accurate logs as required by law.
12. Attend scheduled in-services, workshops and staff development as required by Program Administrator.
13. Meet with counselors to assess and monitor progress of beneficiaries in completing the program expectations and accomplishment of personal objectives in recovery; guide and facilitate the beneficiaries’ participation in supportive services; provide advocacy and support.
14. Work alongside Program Administrator and staff to review and modify the beneficiary handbook to reflect program guidelines.
15. Participate in meetings with staff, including those for the purpose of case management reviews and program evaluation.
16. Drive TSA vehicle when needed for TSA purposes, completing appropriate vehicle compliance checks and paperwork.
17. Input complete and accurate case notes in BITS on a timely basis.
18. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Educational Requirements
• Must complete a background check; as required by our Territorial Legal Department.
• Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
• Computer skills; proficient in MS office, data entry, mail-merge
• Pursuing education in Human Services (e.g. social work, psychology or chemical dependency). Ideally, certification in Chemical Dependency Studies, Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counseling with recognized State Certified Agency, or AA/BA in related field.

1. Will use near vision at 20 inches or less to far vision of 20 feet or more as well as depth perception to judge distance and space relationship.
2. The employee is regularly required to lift, bend and stoop.
3. Frequently the employee must walk, climb and/or balance.
4. The employee must regularly lift and or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 75 pounds.
5. Understanding of and adherence to company safety practices.
6. Represents The Salvation Army in a positive and professional manner.

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed would not result in undue hardship.

This document in no way constitutes an offer of employment nor act as terms and conditions of employment.
The Salvation Army is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Minorities/Women/Veterans/People with Disabilities.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact when being scheduled for the interview.
Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the Eugene D. Jones:
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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