Careers at The Shoulder

Current Job Opportunities:

Title:  Residential Counselor I
Reports To: Program Coordinator
Job Type:  Full Time


Job Summary

This position plays a vital role in the mission of The Shoulder.  The Counselor is responsible for providing clinical services to their assigned caseload.  The Counselor completes assessments and develops treatment plans to ensure that each client on their assigned caseload is receiving appropriate clinical services.  The Counselor is to utilize evidence based practices to provide clinical intervention for clients on their caseload.     

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in counseling, psychology, social work, marriage and family counseling, or other related field. 
Must have a certification in substance abuse counseling or licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) or Licensed Certified Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) within thirty (30) months from date of hire. 
Preference will be given to those with experience in providing clinical services to those struggling with substance use disorder.   
Be able to pass a background check and drug screen. 

Job Duties

Maintaining certification and credentials as required by the Alabama Department of Mental Health. 
Conducted assessments to determine appropriate level of care. 
Making referrals to other levels of care as needed. 
Developing treatment plans in collaboration with clients. 
Utilization of evidenced based practices to implement interventions. 
Facilitation of group, individual, and family sessions. 
Completing documentation in a timely manner in compliance with the standards set by the Alabama Department of Mental Health. 
Facilitating communication with outside referral sources and third parties in compliance with established privacy standards. 
Participate in staff meetings. 
Actively participate in clinical supervision and seek out opportunities for professional growth. 
Develop discharge plans for each client and complete discharge summaries. 
Work together with other employees utilizing a team approach to accomplish the overall mission of The Shoulder.  
Any other duties as assigned.  


Title:  Residential Counselor II
Reports To: Program Coordinator
Job Type:  Full Time


Job Summary

This position plays a vital role in the mission of The Shoulder.  The Counselor is responsible for providing clinical services to their assigned caseload.  The Counselor develops treatment plans to ensure that each client on their assigned caseload is receiving appropriate clinical services.  The Counselor is to utilize evidence based practices to provide clinical intervention for clients on their caseload.     

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, psychology, social work, marriage and family counseling, or other related field. 
Must have a certification in substance abuse counseling within thirty (30) months from date of hire. 
Preference will be given to those with experience in providing clinical services to those struggling with substance use disorder.   
Be able to pass a background check and drug screen. 

Job Duties

Maintaining certification and credentials as required by the Alabama Department of Mental Health. 
Making referrals to other levels of care as needed. 
Developing treatment plans in collaboration with clients. 
Utilization of evidenced based practices to implement interventions. 
Facilitation of group, individual, and family sessions. 
Completing documentation in a timely manner in compliance with the standards set by the Alabama Department of Mental Health. 
Facilitating communication with outside referral sources and third parties in compliance with established privacy standards. 
Participate in staff meetings. 
Actively participate in clinical supervision and seek out opportunities for professional growth. 
Develop discharge plans for each client and complete discharge summaries.
Work together with other employees utilizing a team approach to accomplish the overall mission of The Shoulder.   
Any other duties as assigned.  


Interested applicants should submit a resume to Craig Manning, L.P.C., Clinical Director

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