Horizon Health Clinical Open House for Residential Substance Use Counselors in Buffalo, New York

Residential Substance Use Counselors

Open House Information:

Date: June 12, 2018

Time: 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 291 Elm Street, Buffalo, NY

Horizon Health Services is a not-for-profit corporation in Western New York that provides hope and healing for individuals and their families dealing with substance use and/or mental health disorders. Horizon is committed to its community and its staff in the knowledge that a team of highly contented, highly trained and dedicated care givers is required to provide the highest quality, most effective, and empathetic treatment and recovery services to those in need. For more than 40 years, Horizon has remained constant in its commitment to be progressive and independent, and to seek out the best clinical and operational practices, emerging technologies and new strategies to help patients and their families. For ten consecutive years Horizon has been named one of the 50 Best Companies to Work for in New York State. Our sincerest appreciation to our employees, patients, families and community members who have the continued strength to work alongside our mission, Together for Recovery. Changing Lives. Saving Lives.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Residential Counselor is responsible for assessing client needs in areas of service planning, group process, and direct services to patients.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain a caseload consistent with regulations

  • Conducts comprehensive assessment of patient needs

  • Based on assessment, develops a treatment plan reflective of these needs and identified strengths

  • Initiates consultation with multi-disciplinary team regarding patient assessment and treatment plan

  • Ongoing assessment of service needs and modification of treatment plan to reflect these changing needs

  • Provides patient with linkages to other supportive services as identified in the assessment

  • Maintains patient records and ensures documentation consistent with regulatory agencies, UR/QA, and payers

  • Provides crisis intervention and management to patients

  • Maintains working relationships with referral agencies and supportive services to enable comprehensive service provision to patients

  • Performs other duties as defined by the Program Director

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, that may be required by their supervisor


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum levels of knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Basic Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Demonstrates a knowledge base upon which they provide direct service and clinical advisement

Applicants without minimum education will not be considered for this position.

Master’s degree in Social Work or related field required, though consideration may be given to individuals in the final semester of their graduate program who demonstrate advanced skills and experience.

Immediate interviews to all qualified applicants that attend!

Please bring your resume and 2 references/letters of recommendation to the interview session.