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Supportive Housing Substance Use Disorder Counselor
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States - 84102

At First Step House, "We help people build lives of meaning, purpose, and recovery," and we are dedicated to this mission.

We are hiring a full-time Housing Support Coordinator for Salt Lake City, Utah!!

The Permanent Supportive Housing - Counselor works as a direct clinical services provider for civilian and Veteran residents of a 40-unit Permanent Supportive Housing Complex for individuals with chronic Substance Use Disorder. This position is responsible for individual sessions, life skills classes, group sessions, and case management services for clients suffering from chronic substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. All duties are to be performed within the SUDC scope of practice as defined by DOPL and Utah Law. Duties are performed under the clinical supervision of their assigned clinical training supervisor and other appropriately licensed supervisors. In addition, duties are performed under the management direction of the Outpatient Program Manager with input, direction, and collaboration from the Clinical Director and other members of the Executive Team.

Tired of working 40 hours per week?! Join our team and enjoy a standardized 36-hour work week!

  • Pay is $50,000 - $54,000 a year

Education and Experience

  • Experience in the substance-abuse field is preferred


  • Substance Use Disorder Counselor licensure required

Our full-time benefits include:

  • Generous paid time off allowance this increases with tenure
  • Generous holiday policy 15 observed holidays a year including your birthday
  • 401k employer matching up to 5%
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Opportunity for annual merit increase and annual bonus

Job Duties assigned, but not limited to:

  • Assigned as client's secondary counselor, reviews all assessments available and initial treatment plan. As client's counselor, this person has the responsibility to coordinate some aspects of client's treatment and recovery efforts during residency. The counselor is responsible for reviewing admission to First Step House FSH informed consent, client fee agreement, and other relevant information. Counselor is familiar with and can convey to clients the process of intake, including paperwork and orientation; describing general philosophy and goals of FSH program; addressing housing costs to be borne by client and support goals to assist client with plan for payment; explains and reviews expectations governing client conduct and the rights of client.
  • Provides substance abuse counseling and coordinates services to establish support of client's family members and other entities, such as DCFS, AP&P, Courts, Vocational Rehabilitation, DWS, etc., as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
  • Responsible for timely and correct Documentation in UWITS and paper file; includes Progress, miscellaneous interventions, crisis interventions, and circumstances that pertain to or provide support for client to accomplish treatment plans goals. Responsible for written and verbal reports, progress notes, client referrals and pertinent data.
  • Consults with other professionals, both internally and externally, regarding client treatment and services to assure comprehensive quality care for the client.
  • Attends clinical training classes, staff meetings and workshops as determined for job performance improvement.
  • Performs related duties as assigned by Training Supervisor, Clinical Services Manager and Director of Clinical Services.
  • Responsible for appropriate documentation of clinical and supervised hours as per professional, DOPL, scholastic institution, special training, or service provided.

For more information about our non-profit organization, you can visit our website at www.firststephouse.org

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Welcome to Your Next Adventure

Do you love helping others? Are you excited to work for an organization that is continuously voted as a Top Work Place by the staff? First Step House is looking to hire individuals who are driven to provide the best client experience possible. If you are a results-driven, passionate person, who enjoys challenges and the rewards that come from them, we’d love to hear from you.


Making a Difference

Underlying all that we do at First Step House is a deep regard for the person. Many of our clients arrive at our doorstep with very little resources, lack of family support, and numerous barriers to overcome. They are individuals who have been stigmatized and marginalized by our society. Our task is to afford our clients respect, opportunity, and hope. It is our belief that the roles of our employees and the organization are to exercise every resource possible to empower those we serve to build healthy and resilient lives. To that end, we will make every effort to provide you with the tools and the training that you need to meet the diverse needs of our clients. 


Living Your Life

First Step House aims to help our staff help others while ensuring they have time to live life outside of work too. In 2022, First Step House moved to a 36-hour work week. By analyzing meeting and service schedules, improving internal processes, and streamlining daily staff routines, FSH was not only able to realize an improved work culture, but service improvements as well.


Competitive Benefits

  • Competitive non-profit pay
  • 36-Hour Workweek
  • 15 paid holidays per year
  • 18 days of paid time off during the first year
  • 401(k) and vested matching (put in 10%, we will match 5%)
  • 70% coverage for health benefits for full-time positions (Select Health)
  • 80% coverage for dental and vision benefits for full-time positions
  • Employee assistance program
  • Annual training allowance
  • Annual merit increases
  • Annual performance bonuses
  • Challenging and supportive work environment
  • Room to grow
Take The First Step

Help is Waiting for You at First Step House

Visit our Admissions Department today to learn more about our treatment, case management, and housing programs. We provide comprehensive and client-centered services to help people build productive, meaningful, and healthy lives.