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Monday, October 7, 2013

Recovery Counselor, Women in Transition, Philadelphia, PA

Recovery Counselor

Posted on: October 4, 2013
Posted by: Women in Transition


Excellent opportunity for energetic, creative, self-starter with a passion for safety and justice for women and children. This is a full-time/40 hours per week position with the primary responsibility for providing empowerment counseling and recovery support for women whose lives are endangered by substance abuse and domestic violence.
Founded in 1971, the purpose of Women In Transition (WIT) is to empower women to change their lives and to promote economic independence and emotional well-being for women through a broad range of services. WIT uniquely addresses the linkage of domestic violence and substance abuse through early intervention, prevention and recovery support services which endeavor to help women identify, early, how substance abuse and domestic violence are affecting their lives. WIT's programs are designed to empower women to make positive changes in their lives and live free of substance abuse, intimate partner violence and poverty. WIT operates on an annual budget of $900,000, has 11 staff and 10 volunteers, and serves nearly 3,000 individuals each year. WIT's empowerment services include: LifeLine Supportive Telephone Counseling, Intake Assessments & Goal Planning, LifeLine Peer Support Groups, Individual Empowerment and Recovery Counseling, and Community Education.


Highly motivated, well-organized, computer proficient, and understands the impact of substance abuse and domestic violence on women and the community; recovery specialist certification, associate or undergraduate degree in the field of human services with at least 3 years experience in the field of social or behavioral health services. Knowledge of community resources, feminist empowerment and/or harm reduction counseling, and recovery management. Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity, teamwork, and cooperation among all personnel with the capacity to work with a diverse group of individuals. Prior to hiring, background clearances must be provided from: Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Records, Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History, Federal Criminal History Record Pennsylvania. Upon hiring, the candidate must complete WIT's Domestic Violence Advocate Training.


Salary is $30,000. Benefits: Upon the completion of a 13 week introductory period, employer-paid health/dental/prescription insurance for the employee, as well as annual paid leave includes 10 holidays, 5 personal days, and 10 vacation days.


Qualified applicants must submit a written Cover Letter and a current Resume documenting experience that matches the requirements for the position. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. Mail to: Program Director, Women In Transition, 21 S. 12th Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3606 or Email to:

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