Counselor Assistant

Water Gap Wellness Center is Looking for a Counselor Assistant!

Water Gap Wellness Center is one of the premier Mental Health and Addiction Treatment facilities in the Northeast US. Located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania on the PA/NJ border, Water Gap Wellness dually licensed to provide an individualized, holistic wellness program to treat individuals who have a primary mental health diagnosis, substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorder.

All clients receive intensive clinical therapy regardless of whether they have completed inpatient or residential treatment for a mental health, behavioral health and/or substance use disorder. Clients benefit from a comprehensive, structured level of step-down support that fosters transition to a more independent lifestyle.

The counselor Assistant provides individual, group and family therapy, crisis intervention services, psychoeducation presentations and experiential learning groups for clients and their families. The Counselor Assistant will be under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor.


  • Conduct individual counseling sessions as applicable
  • Conduct family sessions as applicable.
  • Facilitate assigned group sessions.
  • Prepare psychosocial assessments, treatment plans and clinical discharge summaries.
  • Evaluate the needs of the patient and determine if referrals to other programs or facilities is needed.
  • Ensure all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents are completed timely and in a clear concise manner.
  • Provide crisis intervention to patient as needed.
  • Complete discharge paperwork as needed.
  • Act as liaison with insurance carriers as requested.
  • Provide case management duties for patient ensuring individualized quality care.
  • May assist in the training of new clinical staff and interns, providing direction and clinical guidance.
  • Perform other duties assigned and responsibilities as assigned.

Education & Training

  • Associates in counseling, social work, psychology or another counseling-related field preferred.
  • One year of social work/counseling preferred.

Special Skills & Requirements

  • Knowledge of addiction and mental health.
  • Ability to work in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental manner with staff and patients to gain confidence cooperation.
  • Ability to function calmly in crises.
  • Ability to plan and organize work and adequately to

Work Environment & Hazards

  • Risk of exposure to communicable disease. 
  • Possible exposure to intoxicated, disruptive and agitated patients.
  • Protected from weather conditions. 

Physical Demands

Light/Sedentary work – lifting 20 lbs maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles such as dockets, ledgers and small tools. Involves sitting and a certain amount of walking and standing occasionally to carry out job functions. Communication is required.

For more information email or call 570-775-3100 extension 110

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