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Deltek Talent Management - CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR - (21979)

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Facility Name
SHIPPENSBURG, PA 17257 US (Primary)
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Counselor
Job Description

Roxbury Treatment Center is a private 112-bed sub-acute detoxification/rehabilitation and psychiatric center located at the foothills of the scenic Blue Mountains. In our 60-bed chemical dependency unit, detoxification is conducted under close medical supervision. This unit includes our Military Initiative Program designed to treat active military personnel dealith with chemical dependency and mental health issues.  The team of physicians and our around-the-clock nursing staff provide the needed assessment and care. The Recovery Program offers a professional approach to the treatment of chemical dependencies. Our treatment team includes Certified Addictions Counselors, Masters and Bachelors level clinicians, and nurses.



Roxbury also has an acute psychiatric unit treating individuals with mental illnesses who need short-term hospitalization. This program specializes in treating adult patients who are suffering from co-occurring disorders; mental illness and substance use/abuse issues. Staffed with mental health techs and nurses around the clock, our Chief Medical Officer and psychiatrists oversee this cutting edge psychiatric treatment program.


An acute psychiatric unit treating adolescents between the ages of 13 - 17 is currently in operation at Roxbury Treatment Center. Staffed with mental health techs and nurses around the clock, our Chief Medical Officer and psychiatrists oversee this cutting edge psychiatric treatment program helping teens deal with mental illness and co-occurring disorders.


Roxbury is currently recruiting a Chemical Dependency Counselor. The Addictions Counselor assesses the patient’s drug and alcohol history, establishes treatment goals and provides therapeutic and educational services in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of Roxbury Treatment Center.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

Job Requirements


Must possess knowledge of dual diagnosis/chemical dependency/mental health patients; age-specific patient issues, limit setting and behavior management, crisis prevention and intervention techniques; knowledge and comprehension of regulatory agency standards (DOH, DPW, CMS, Joint Commission, etc.); staff development procedures and requirements; ability to communicate orally, telephonically, and in writing; working knowledge of computer systems and various software; must maintain certification CPR, Verbal De-Escalation, and Handle With Care. Must possess good interpersonal skills and the ability to be a team player. Good documentation, organization and time management skills are necessary. Must be effective in decision-making and problem solving.

Environmental Conditions:

General hospital environment. Exposure to psychiatric patients who may exhibit violent/aggressive behavior. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases, blood/body fluids and other hazardous waste.

Education And Experience:

  • Master’s Degree or above from an accredited college with a major in Psychology or other related field which includes a practicum in health or human service agency abnd one year of clinical experience (minimum 1820 hours) in a health or human services agency required.


  • Current licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Counselor and a Master’s degree from an accredited school, and one (1) year of counseling experience (minimum 1820 hours) in a health or human services agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting.  If a person’s experience did not take place in a drug and alcohol setting, the individuals training plan shall specifically address a plan to achieve counseling competency in chemical dependency issues.


  • Full certification as an addiction counselor by statewide certification body, which is a member of a National certification body or certification by another state government’s substance abuse counseling certification board.
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