at Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/3/2024

Job Description

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

Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Counselor in the Cole’s Place program at Behavioral Health Network!

Your experience, knowledge and great skills will support the Cole’s Place program with the following:

  • Supporting the growth, independence, and safety of the individuals served toward the goal of delivering high quality sound clinical treatment.
  • Overseeing services provided to individuals to ensure compliance and to provide the best recovery-based environment possible.
  • Documenting individual comprehensive assessments, develop and implement treatment plans.
  • Providing guidance and direct counseling to individuals served.
  • Facilitating diverse psycho-educational groups for the individuals served.
  • Providing referrals to appropriate agencies, as needed.
  • Completing documentation regarding individuals’ care in a timely fashion & maintaining appropriate verbal and written communication with other staff.
  • Providing transportation, crisis intervention, and emergency services, as needed.
  • Following licensing, funding, safety, and maintenance concerns at all times.

Who are we?

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.

Reasons to work with BHN:

  • Work with an agency who does amazing things for others
  • You will be able to change a person’s life
  • You will expand your experience in various areas of mental & behavioral health
  • You will have the opportunity to grow within the agency
  • You will not be bored with our fast-paced environment
  • You will have excellent benefits package & time off benefits available

What are we looking for in a Counselor?

  • Commitment to empowerment and growth, human rights, and community integration for individuals served.
  • 1-2 years of experience in Human Services with minimum of one year experience working in substance treatment environment (required).
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. (required).
  • LADCI or LADCII or equivalent (preferred).
  • Familiarity with Internet, word processing and email systems.
  • Working knowledge of DPH Bureau of Substance Addiction Services regulations.
  • Valid Driver’s License (required).
  • Vehicle for use during all working hours should be registered and inspected in accordance with 540 CMR 4.00 (required).

How do I apply to be a Counselor?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at and click on “Browse All Jobs” to apply!

BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Springfield, MA
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: 1 to 2 years
  • Date Posted: 2/3/2024

About Us

Your Career Starts Here!

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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