Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Counselor

General Description:

Provides evidence based, face-to-face, goal-oriented individual and group counseling and participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Promotes the Family-Centered approach to treatment, encouraging child, family and partner involvement in treatment.

Specific Duties:

  • Responsible for efficient delivery of services to clients according to approved policies and procedures meeting DMH, CSTAR, and COA standards
  • Assists clients in establishing treatment  plan, goals, objectives, as well as other functional aspects of their personal planning in the recovery process
  • Maintains clients’ charts, records and files regarding goals, evaluation and updates in accordance with DMH and CSTAR standards
  • Assists in communicating with outside agencies, such as treatment centers, AA, Catholic Charities’ agencies and other resources to meet client needs
  • Provides individual Substance Abuse and Mental Health counseling and evaluation
  • Facilitates group counseling and group education sessions
  • Assists in intake assessment process as needed
  • Pursues continuing professional development, joins appropriate professional groups, and attends pertinent meetings
  • Attends all staff meetings and keeps abreast of program and client status, updates, and changes
  • Supervises program and activities in conjunction with or in absence of Program Director
  • Supervises general guidelines and hygiene of self, clients and of physical area utilized by agency
  • Provides case program consultation and makes appropriate referrals
  • Assesses, updates and revises client’s progress and treatment plan per DMH, CSTAR and COA standards as needed
  • Meets minimum billing and productivity standards
  • Some evenings and weekends required


A counselor, psychologist, social worker or physician licensed in Missouri who has at least one year of full-time equivalent experience in the treatment or rehabilitation of substance abuse. Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or closely related field, and two years’ experience in treatment of substance abuse or an alcohol, drug or substance abuse counselor certified by MSAPCB, Inc.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to Sharon Spruell, sspruell@ccstl.org. 


 Job Title: Community Support Specialist

General Description:

Community support consists of specific activities with or on behalf of a particular client in accordance with an individual rehabilitation plan to maximize the client’s adjustment and functioning within the community while achieving sobriety and sustaining recovery, maximizing the involvement of natural support systems, and promoting client independence and responsibility.

Specific Duties:

  1. Participate in the interdisciplinary team meeting in order to identify strengths and needs related to development of the individual’s rehabilitation plan.
  2. Attend periodic meetings with designated team members and the client, whenever feasible, in order to review and update the rehabilitation plan.
  3. Contact clients who have unexcused absence from the program in order to re-engage the person and promote recovery efforts.
  4. Arrange and refer for services and resources and, when necessary, advocate obtaining the services and quality of services to which the person is entitled.
  5. Monitor service delivery by providers external to the program and ensure communication and coordination of services.
  6. Locate and coordinate services and resources to resolve crises.
  7. Provide experiential training in life skills and resources acquisition.
  8. Provide information and education to an individual in accordance with the person’s rehabilitation plan.
  9. Plan for discharge.
  10. Bill a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  11. Transport clients in employee’s vehicle.
  12. Provide group education.
  13. Ability to lift 20 pounds.
  14. Assist client in establishing treatment goals.
  15. Must have Class E Missouri driver’s license.
  16. Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or closely related field or four years relevant experience in human service delivery field. Valid Missouri driver’s license, vehicle, and current automobile liability insurance (including coverage to transport clients) is required. CSS must own or lease their own vehicle for use in transporting clients. Exceptional communication skills (oral and written); this includes proper grammar, punctuation and clarity. Ability to use computer for charting and familiarity with Microsoft Windows.

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement to Susan Mathis, smatheis@ccstl.org.

General Understanding and Equal Opportunity Employer

These position descriptions have been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classifications. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the roles.

The Archdiocese of Saint Louis and Queen of Peace Center are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, or disability, or other categories protected by laws which are not inconsistent (which do not conflict) with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

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