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Employment Type: Part-Time, Full-Time
  • Dauphin County
  • Lancaster County
  • York County
Program/Department: Drug & Alcohol Outpatient Services


Full time outpatient therapists will be required to:

  • Work a 40-hour work week, with an expectation of 30 billable hours per week. Employees are expected to work a flexible schedule, consisting of 3 evenings per week.
  • Conduct therapeutic, goal-directed treatment sessions with clients on a consistent treatment schedule.
  • Facilitate and or Co-Facilitate Groups
    • Groups include and are not limited to: Act 122. Outpatient D&A, Outpatient Dual DX, etc.
  • Complete medical record documentation on each client at each visit. Complete and document service authorizations, treatment plan updates, case consults, case management responsibilities, and other required documentation as dictated by BDAP, Lancaster/York/Harrisburg D&A Commission, and contracted insurance providers.
  • Attendance at all mandartory and scheduled trainings, superivisions*, and staff meetings. Report to D&A Facility Director on a regular basis to insure consistency and quality of care.
  • Maintain proffesionall boundaries and behavior, as specified by the TW Ponessa & Associates Code of Ethics/Conduct and the PCP Code of Ethics, during interations with all staff and clients.
  • Maintain strict confidentialtiy and client rights in accordance with TW Ponessa & Associates P&P Manual, 4 PA Code Subsection 255.5 State Regulation, the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), them Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Non-Discriminatory Policy.
  • Comply with all expectations and obligations regarding Mandated Reporting of sexual and physical abuse of minors.
  • Acquire 25 hours per year BDAP approved training.
    • Submit all requests for trainings to D&A Facility Director
    • Submit copies of certificates of completion with training feedback forms directly to D&A Facility Director
    • Submit yearly projected training outline to D&A Facility Director at the start of each fiscal year (that is, July)
  • Other duties (within reason) assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

As per BDAP Chapter 704, Staffing Requirements for D&A Treatment Activities, sub-section 704.7, the requirements for the D&A Counselor at TW Ponessa & Associates are either:

  1. Masters Degree from an accredited college with a major in medicine, chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field, which includes a practicum in a health or human service agency, preferable in a drug and alcohol setting, the individual’s written training plan shall specifically address a plan to achieve counseling competency in dependency issues. A MASTERS DEGREE IS PREFERRED.
  2. A bachelor’s degree from and accredited college with a major as specified above and 1 year clinical experience in a health or human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting. If the person’s experience was not in a drug and alcohol setting, the above specifications about training apply.
  3. A CAC or AAC II is preferred.

Clearances: (Perspective employee must have the following clearances before servicing clients.)

  • PA State Child Abuse Clearance (Upon hire, before working with clients, and every year thereafter)
  • Pennsylvania State Criminal Background Check (Upon hire, before working with clients, and every year thereafter)
  • FBI Clearance

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short term disability, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays

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How to Apply for Employment

Interested applicants should submit the following documents:

Please email your coverletter and resume to: or mail/fax to:
TW Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, Inc.
410 N. Prince St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 735-1901

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