Counselor

Do you have a passion for making a real difference in the lives of people living with mental health challenges and disabilities? At Easterseals PORT Health, we’re seeking a compassionate and dedicated full-time Counselor to join our team at the Facility Based Clinic in Ahoskie, NC. As a valued member of our collaborative and supportive team, you will work together to transform the lives of individuals by providing a comprehensive range of services that treat the whole person and empower patients to find their way forward.

What You’ll Do 

As a Counselor on the team you will be responsible for providing and maintaining a therapeutic and safe group environment and attending to the welfare and basic needs of clients. The counselor provides informal counseling in the detox center that involve behavioral techniques, reality therapy, supportive encouragement and socialization skills for the clients. You will also transport and participate with the client in NA/AA meetings, adventure, social and educational outings an provide transportation to appointments. 

How You’ll Benefit

You’ll earn a competitive salary starting at $15/hour plus enjoy a flexible Full-time schedule of 40 hours a week on 3rd shift with rotating weekends.  We also offer competitive benefits for benefits-eligible positions.

Our benefits include:

  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Health Benefits + an optional Flexible Health Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and more
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program and Legal services, as needed
  • Lots of Merchant Discounts to improve your purchasing power!
  • We provide all work tools
  • We are a Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) qualifier

What We’re Looking For 

To join our team as the Counselor you must be able to facilitate group meetings, help clients move toward successful completion of treatment requirements and communicate with community agencies on their behalf for referrals. We also require:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Peer support certification a plus, but is not required
  • Maintain valid state appropriate driver’s license and auto insurance for personal and agency vehicles utilized for work

If you are a kind, caring person looking to make a significant impact, we invite you to apply for this position and join our mission of enhancing lives and our community. Apply now via our website: www.eastersealsucp.com OR by sending your resume to recruiter@eastersealsucp.com

About Easterseals PORT Health

Easterseals PORT Health is a trustworthy, compassionate partner providing exceptional disability, behavioral health and addiction treatment services to help our neighbors live their best lives. Purpose, dedication and empathy drive our in-person and telehealth service delivery. Our diverse and inclusive 2,600-member team provides more than 10.2 million hours of meaningful support to 40,200 kids, adults and families in 11,000 home, facility and community locations across North Carolina and Virginia.

We provide working environments that support a healthy lifestyle for our clients and employees and have a ‘no tobacco’ use policy (tobacco free and smoke free) in all offices, client facilities, properties, and agency vehicles.

We believe in a diverse and inclusive culture that leverages unique strengths, perspectives and viewpoints of its workforce can and will advance our just cause, while building a healthy, sustainable organization. That’s why we listen, seek to understand and act to make our organization a safe place for individuals to be their authentic selves.

We encourage applicants of all abilities to apply!