YMCA of Greater Cleveland
  • 05-Feb-2018 to 31-Mar-2018 (CST)
  • Y-Haven Transitional Housing for Homeless Men
  • Cleveland, OH, USA
  • $35,000 - $37,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Paid Time Off, Free Membership to any YMCA of Greater Cleveland Branch

The YMCA of Greater Cleveland is a community based, charitable organization that embraces collaboration to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.  Join our Greater Cleveland YMCA team in living our cause and helping to provide quality, safe and healthy programs and services in our community. 

Position: Chemical Dependency Counselor    

Description: YMCA of Greater Cleveland has an immediate need for a Chemical Dependency Counselor who will provide the highest level of service possible to the designated case load of our Residential Recovery Housing Program, and those with chemical dependency problems by counseling men and women on topics directly related to relapse prevention, chemical dependency and the solutions to the problems.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • To execute program skills such as counseling, group therapy and case management that fulfills the needs of homeless and chemically dependent men.
  • Help residents achieve their ultimate goal of self-sufficiency and permanent housing.
  • To maintain a case load of residents and to monitor resident's progress toward collaboratively determined goals and outcomes.
  • Establish a working system for referral of residents to appropriate rehabilitation centers.
  • Conduct program plans as designated by the Executive Director and upon recommendation of the Clinical Director.
  • Participate in both quality assurances and utilization meetings.
  • Conduct candidate and resident screening when necessary
  • Coordinate with Clinical Director on all critical resident issues.



  • License in Chemical Dependency Counseling (LCDC II), Social Worker (LSW) or Counseling (LPC).
  • Bachelor Degree in social work, counseling, or related field is required; or a combination of related work experience and education.
  • Successful experience in conducting substance abuse group counseling sessions is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of issues affecting the homeless population and chemically dependent is necessary.
  • Minimum of one year experience in substance abuse case counseling required.
  • Must have computer skills e.g. Word, Excel.


About YMCA of Greater Cleveland: At the Y, our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.  That's why we offer an exceptional package that includes:

  • A free membership to your local YMCA and discount to YMCA programs including childcare (part-time positions do not receive discount on childcare).
  • Additional employee discounts at many places in and around town, just for being a YMCA of Greater Cleveland employee.
  • Eligible employees receive comprehensive Benefits Plan including Health, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan, Retirement 8% paid by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland and paid vacation.
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