According to the overall needs of the organization and under the direction of the Substance Abuse Program Manager, the Behavioral Counselor shall conduct individual counseling sessions with intervention clients, provide referrals as needed, maintain confidential client records, lead outreach workers in planning and conducting follow-ups, and co-facilitate group sessions.
Conduct individual counseling sessions with intervention clients
Provide individualized life-skills guidance, support, training sessions, and group presentations
Conduct comprehensive assessments and referral sessions for HIV and STD-related risk including the risk of substance abuse, homelessness, depression, and problems in school or at home
Support program participants with personal and interpersonal communication skills including, but not limited to, conflict resolution
Assist Group Facilitators with implementation and facilitation of group interventions
Attend community meetings, events, forums, and agency special events and programs (i.e., workshops, festivals, health fairs, etc.)
Maintain required records, files, and forms in an organized manner and in accordance with State, Local, and Federal Guidelines
Participate in staff meetings and complete necessary trainings as determined by the EPIC Program Manager and/or grantors
Other related duties as assigned by the Substance Abuse Program Manager
Master’s degree with experience in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or related field
Possess a Professional License, LPC, LSW or Professional Certification in substance abuse counseling, CADC
Minimum of 2 years working in the field of HIV/AIDS
Strong interpersonal, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
Regular and predictable attendance are required and must be able to work extended hours, including weekends, early mornings, evenings, and holidays according to the demands of the role
Demonstrated cultural competence in working with youth, people of color and the LGBTQ community as well as experience and knowledge working with those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS
Understanding of HIV/AIDS, STD, TB, Drug, and Alcohol prevention related psychosocial issues
The mission of TPAN is: Saving Lives and Empowering Those
Affected by HIV/AIDS and Related Illnesses.
TPAN is Chicago's premier agency devoted exclusively to HIV/AIDS related services. TPAN began in 1987 when a small group of HIV-positive people gathered together with a desire to share experiences, exchange information, and to provide and accept support from one another. Today, TPAN serves tho...usands of people each year through our HIV prevention and support service programs, and reaches more than 100,000 nationally through Positively Aware, our well-respected HIV treatment education magazine.