Residential Counselor


Location: 291 Elm Street Buffalo, NY 14203, USA


Are you looking to start or continue your counseling career in the addiction field? Are you looking to work with a close knit team in a residential setting? If so check out this opportunity and apply to be a Residential Counselor, today! 

“The reason I love my position as a counselor at Horizon is the chaos. Coming into work every day and dealing with the fast paced uncertainty of treating people in crisis is continually exciting and every day holds new experiences. This has taught me to think on my feet as a counselor and to be able to adapt and overcome any situation.  The other great thing about working in residential treatment, is being able to see the same patients every day for weeks at a time. Instead of leaving a session and saying, ‘we will come back to this in 2 weeks’, I can leave a session and say to a patient, ‘journal about that tonight and we can talk in the morning.’ ”

-Michael L., Senior Counselor

What will your day look like?

Don’t worry, we will set you up for success! With a state-of-the-art onboarding experience and on-site observations, we know you’ll catch on quickly to what you need to accomplish each day!

Need more specifics? Here you go!

  • Conduct comprehensive patient assessments and develop treatment plans that identify their needs and strengths
  • Provide individual and group counseling
  • Participate in weekly one-on-ones with your manager, as well as team meetings to discuss cases
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other service providers and family members
  • Maintain patient records consistent with regulatory requirements and quality assurance standards
  • Perform other duties as defined by the Program Director

Why start a counseling career with Horizon?

As a counselor, we know how much a team environment helps ensure you get the support you want and deserve! Here at (Horizon Village or Terrace House), you will have coworkers that feel like family as you become part of our amazing residential community. Everywhere you turn there are fellow Horizon Heroes ready to assist you whenever needed.

But wait, there’s more!

  • Hundreds of clinical and nonclinical trainings available at our own Horizon University, 100% free!
  • Employee Appreciation events that allow you to bond with your team during work hours.
  • Generous PTO program that allows you the time off you deserve. By the time you reach your one year anniversary, you will already be earning 16 days of PTO plus, holidays!  This continues to grow each year!
  • Student loan assistance. This program helps pay off our team members’ student loans every month. After one year of joining you will have been able to pay off an extra $600!

What has prepared you for this opportunity?

In addition to all of the all-nighters and cramming for exams…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Service, Social Work or related field with a CASAC


  • Completed Master’s degree in a program that will grant licensure in the state of New York


Conveniently located on Elm Street in downtown Buffalo, Terrace House is a 68-bed facility offering stabilization and medically-supervised detox treatment. We provide twenty-four hour care to adult men and women who need support, counseling, observation, nursing and medical care to achieve initial stabilization from drug and/or alcohol withdrawal.

Position Hours:

You’ll coordinate customized scheduling with your supervisor consisting of 8 hour shifts for a Tuesday through Saturday or Sunday through Thursday schedule. Two evening shifts are needed, but don’t worry… the other days we’ll have you home in time for dinner!

Disclaimer: This information is intended to provide a general overview of the position; it is not full job description.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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