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Penn State Health Bilingual Counselor I - DAY SHIFT - Psychiatry Opioid Treatment in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

*$5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Eligible to those that qualify*

Penn State Health - Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute

Location: US:PA:Harrisburg

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.00

Shift: Day

Hours: 5:30a - 2:00p

Recruiter Contact: Savannah Paxton at (MAILTO://


This position is to provide substance abuse counseling. Participates in the interdisciplinary team to help improve the health and well-being of the patient’s with Opioid-Use Disorder and promote team functioning. Interventions will include crisis intervention, brief behavioral interventions, psychosocial assessments, supportive short-term counseling, group psychotherapy, and appropriate internal/external referrals.


  • A Master’s Degree or above from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services) or other related field which includes a practicum in a health or human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting. Or a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services) or other related field and one (1) year of clinical experience in a health or human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting.

  • Act 31 training completion required within 45 days of hire.


  • AHA BLS Certification obtained prior to the end of orientation

  • Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training required prior to the end of orientation

  • Bilingual skills preferred


Penn State Health offers exceptional opportunities to learn and grow, exposure to a wide patient population, and the ability to provide individualized, innovative, and specialized care to patients in the community.

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Penn State Health offers an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental and vision with no waiting period as well as a Total Rewards Program that highlights a few of the many additional offerings below:

  • Be Well with Employee Wellness Programs, and Fitness Discounts (University Fitness Center, Peloton).

  • Be Balanced with Generous Paid Time Off, Personal Time, and Paid Parental Leave.

  • Be Secured with Retirement, Extended Illness Bank, Life Insurance, and Identity Theft Protection.

  • Be Rewarded with Competitive Pay, Tuition Reimbursement, and PAWS UP employee recognition program.

  • Be Supported by the HR Solution Center, Learning and Organizational Development and Virtual Benefits Orientation, Employee Exclusive Concierge Service for scheduling.

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Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI) is central Pennsylvania's leader in healing people with psychiatric and substance use disorders to achieve and maintain stability in their daily lives. A comprehensive team of specialists who provide sensitive, compassionate care for children, adolescents, and adults through personalized treatment plans that meet unique patient needs. Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, PPI has a modern 89-bed, inpatient facility at its Polyclinic campus at 2501 North Third Street. As well as two convenient locations offering outpatient services, the Division Street Clinic, and the Third Street Clinic.

We are a Trauma Informed Care (TIC) organization guided by SAMHSA's "Four R's": Realization about trauma, Recognizing the signs of trauma, Responding to trauma, and Resisting re-traumatization. Our therapeutic work is guided by the SAMHSA's core principles of Trauma Informed Care. We invite all individuals committed to providing quality care to be a part of our PPI team.

YOU TAKE CARE OF THEM. WE’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU. State-of-the-art equipment, endless learning, and a culture of excellence – that’s Penn State Health. But what makes our healthcare award-winning? That’s all you.

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Position Bilingual Counselor I - DAY SHIFT - Psychiatry Opioid Treatment

Location US:PA:Harrisburg | Allied Health | Full Time

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