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Cumberland Heights

Spiritual Care Counselor

Cumberland Heights


Job Summary

The Spiritual Care Counselor supports Cumberland Heights’ mission to transform lives, bringing hope and healing to those affected by alcoholism and drug addiction.

The Spiritual Care Counselor provides direct spiritual care services to individuals and groups of patients and families as they begin to heal from the disconnection of addiction. Reporting to the Spiritual Care Director, this position works with a variety of patients and populations in the residential setting to support people in exploring a spiritual practice that supports initial and ongoing recovery. Working within the organization’s mission and philosophy, as well as its Spiritual Care Principles, the Spiritual Care Counselor works to help achieve the goals and objectives of the Spiritual Care Service, as well as with the clinical teams and recovery management staff. The Spiritual Care Counselor works within a variety of faith traditions to meet the needs of the individuals and families served.


Job Responsibilities

1. Works closely with Spiritual Care Director to plan, deliver, and evaluate spiritual care services and programming provided to assigned programs and populations;
2. Provides individual, group, and family spiritual counseling services, utilizing a wide variety of tools from various faith-based traditions, schools of counseling, and the 12 Step philosophy, according to scope of education, experience, and licensure.
3. Collaborates and communicates with clinical team(s) individually and collectively, via consultation and treatment plan review attendance;
4. Documents patient response to services in electronic medical record, according to established policies and procedures;
5. Facilitates the non-denominational spiritual services held weekly, as well as other special events as assigned by supervisor;
6. Collaborates with staff development and supervisor to supervise interns as education, experience, and scope of practice allow.
7. Collaborates with the Directors of Aftercare and Alumni Relations on aftercare and alumni related projects as assigned by supervisor.
8. Presents on Cumberland Heights and its services, as well as specific area(s) of expertise to small and large groups, including professional and lay conferences as assigned;
9. Serves as liaison with other faith tradition leaders and faith tradition communities within the communities served, as assigned.
10. Ensures that a welcoming, safe and healing environment is maintained for each patient and family throughout the continuum of care.
11. Recommends ways to improve the quality and delivery of services.
12. Maintains confidentiality of company and patient information.
13. Reacts productively to change.
14. Performs other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Master’s Degree in Pastoral Care, Divinity, Theology, or related field required; licensure as a minister or strongly preferred; a minimum of two years of experience in ministry that includes a pastoral counseling element required; addiction and recovery related ministry strongly preferred.

Ability to speak, hear, see, stand, walk and sit; ability to speak, read and write in English; thorough familiarity with and ability to apply Twelve Step Philosophy and ability to teach/model/counsel within this framework; familiarity with a variety of faith based traditions (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, native, etc.) preferred; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively across programs and disciplines required; excellent presentation skills to both large and small groups; excellent psychosocial crisis management skills, including non-violent crisis prevention and de-escalation; knowledge of and ability to apply information regarding cultural/age/population specific characteristics of persons in assigned area; if recovering, one year of abstinence required with five years preferred.

Position works primarily in a residential addiction treatment setting on a multi-building campus in such settings as offices, group rooms, chapel, and auditorium that involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions. Service projects may include trips to various urban areas (for example, distributing supplies to the homeless). Position may be exposed to emotionally volatile persons who require additional safety precautions. Hours may vary and include regular weekend work. Some travel may be required.

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  • Date Posted: May 20, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)