Counselor - Cole's Place
at Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/27/2021

Job Description

Channel your passion to motivate and empower those in substance abuse recovery in the Western Massachusetts community!

Become a part of a team of competent and caring professionals as a Counselor at Behavioral Health Network! Within BHN’s Cole’s Place program, Counselors support the growth, independence, and safety of the individuals they serve through direct and indirect services. Counselors work with their clients to document their individual comprehensive assessments, develop and implement treatment plans, oversee and provide guidance and direct counseling, and facilitate diverse psycho-educational groups for the individuals served. Working as a team with other Counselors, they oversee the activities and services provided to individuals to ensure compliance and to provide the best recovery-based environment possible, providing referrals to appropriate agencies when needed.

Counselors at Cole’s Place also monitor the quality of services with the Program Director, Clinical Supervisor, and Senior Counselor; they complete documentation and forms regarding individuals and their care in a timely fashion. Counselors recognize and follow through with licensing, funding, safety, and maintenance concerns in addition to providing transportation, crisis intervention, and emergency services when needed. Finally, in the best interests of the individuals served at Cole’s Place, Counselors maintain appropriate verbal and written communication with other staff. Counselors will learn to work as a collaborative team with the goal of delivering high quality sound clinical treatment.  Counselors will grow through ongoing training and firsthand experience that will enhance their skills and provide additional employment opportunities. 

Cole’s Place is a 40-bed residential program located in Springfield, MA, for men in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Our program provides up to 6 months of post-ATS treatment and recovery support for men ages 18+ with a primary alcohol or drug addiction disorder. The diverse experienced team at Cole’s Place provides a variety of services including individual and group counseling, therapy and psycho-educational groups, individualized treatments plans, and medical and mental health referrals, among others. Our goal is to provide a safe and sober living environment to allow residents to work together in an atmosphere of recovery.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938.  BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.

Job Requirements

Counselors at BHN’s Cole’s Place have the following qualities:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent (required).
  • Valid Driver’s License (required).
  • At least one year of one year experience working in substance treatment environment (required).
  • In successful recovery for two or more years (required, if applicable).
  • LADCI or LADCII or equivalent. 
  • Commitment to empowerment and growth, human rights, and community integration for individuals served. 
  • Familiarity with Internet, word processing and email systems.
  • Working knowledge of DPH Bureau of Substance Addiction Services regulations.


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Behavioral Health Network, Inc. (BHN) is a growing non-profit community behavioral health service agency that has been providing services to children, adult, families, and communities in Western Mass since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral healthcare. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in multiple settings within our communities.

Join the BHN team and enjoy excellent benefits!

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • 529 Education IRA Savings Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Voluntary Vision Plan
  • Voluntary Insurance Plans
  • Auto/Home Insurance Discounts
  • Legal Benefit
  • Tuition Assistance Programs
  • Time off benefits

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