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The Salvation Army - Alexandria VA

Christian Substance Abuse Counselor

The Salvation Army - Alexandria VA
Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 03/20/2007
Categories: Missions
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The Salvation Army has earned an excellent reputation by offering outstanding community services for more than 125 years. One of these services is northern Virginias best-kept secret: The Salvation Armys Northern Virginia Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC), which is a Christ-centered, biblically based residential program for men struggling with substance abuse.

Our Northern Virginia ARC has an immediate opening for a full-time, enthusiastic, committed Christian Counselor. Part-time candidates will also be considered.

Provide case management, counseling and support to men in program
Carry a caseload of residents in one-on-one counseling
Be able to relate Scriptural principles
Prepare written assessments and progress reports
Work with Probation / Parole Officers
Teach and conduct related classes
Keep files and records of all classes and/or individual counseling sessions
Help develop rehabilitative and discharge plans for those individuals on your caseload

Must have experience working with substance abuse
Experience in addictions counseling preferred
Experience with Christian counseling
Experience in family counseling helpful
Experience teaching classes and facilitating group discussions

Exhibit a lifestyle consistent with Christian principles
Bachelor's degree in related field
Ability to work effectively with a staff to achieve ministry of change
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal, mediation, conflict resolution and organizational abilities
Attention to detail
Computer skills

Salary commensurate with experience.
Excellent benefits for full-time employees.
pension fund

Interested applicants should fax their cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Ashley Shiflet (703) 642-3556 or email to