Current Available Postitions

Position: Residential Counselor


The Residential Counselor is under the supervision of the Clinical Director which the primary function is to provide professional substance abuse counseling to residential clients with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. Applicant must insure clients with mental health problems are referred to appropriate individuals or agencies. Applicant will conduct individual and group counseling following
the structured framework of State and Federal law, Counseling code of ethics, and Hoy Recovery Program policies and procedures.

Applicants must possess skill requirements to perform assessments on clients utilizing the computerized Addiction Severity Index (ASI) assessment or other related evaluation tools. 2) Must be capable of assisting clients in development and implementation of their personalized, individual treatment plans which address their self-identified, co-occurring treatment issues. Client treatment plans will be executed using various treatment techniques and therapeutic counseling skills associated with established national treatment standards for treatment of co- occurring disorders. 3) Provide individual or group therapy utilizing psycho-education cognitive behavioral methods, motivational methods, or other therapeutic modalities as assigned. 4) Prepare and maintain completed case files on all assigned clients, making sure that all required services, forms, and reports are included and complete. 5) Enforce and maintain policies, procedures, rules, regulations, guideline and adherence to and compliance with client services delivery, confidentiality, and ethics. 6) Completes reports to Admissions Coordinator for funding source. 7) Record client progress notes that are reflective of the treatment goals and objectives. 8) Assist with UA’s on occasion. 9) Assist other staff members in management of client’s emergencies. 10) Responsible for creating and maintaining a therapeutic and safe environment for clients. 11) Makes contact with clients and provides a minimum requirement needed for counseling sessions. 12) Development and liaison with various agencies to meet the needs of clients. Informing clients of services available and documents appointment with outside agencies. 13) Providing short-term coping and crisis intervention counseling. 14) Developing and maintaining of client health information (HIPPA standards) and in accordance with State and Federal law, and code of ethics. 15) Responsible for making referrals to specialist when necessary (i.e.: Rio Arriba case management, mental health services, medical services etc). 16) Arranging transportation when family, and other resources have failed. 17) Participation with clinical review and quality management review as required. 18) Attending staff meetings to discuss treatment plans, progress, treatment of individual clients and documents relevant staffing information. 19) Providing information on behalf of clients when required by agencies for outpatient services upon discharge. 20) Drafting discharge summaries and making referrals to appropriate agencies for outpatient services upon discharge. 21) Maintaining client files as required by Agency standards, program policies and management policies. 22) Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Director / Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA or MA preferred from an accredited college or university with degree in Psychology, Social Work, Addictions or related health field. 2) Current LADAC. 3) Previous work experience totaling a minimum of two (2) years working with Clients with co-occurring mental health/substance abuse issues. Previous work experience providing individual and group psycho-therapy. 4) Must be computer literate to be in compliance with funding sources and computerized assessments, data collection, etc. 5) Must have a valid and current New Mexico Drivers License, clean driving history, pass criminal history screening, and be able to pass a drug screen. 6) Must have a negative TB test. 7) Must be able to maintain confidentiality of clients and family information to include all medical information and HIPAA requirements. 8) Must have the willingness to expand knowledge and skills in the field of substance abuse and counseling methods and renewal of counseling license. 8) Ability to work as a team member within the mission and philosophy and values of Hoy Recovery Program. 9) Applicant must be proficient in using the latest technology/software
to complete all mandated reporting. 10) Applicant must be able to speak, read, write, and comprehend English, Bi-lingual preferred (Spanish Speaking), and cultural sensitive. 11) Applicant must be available to work flexible days/hours and weekends as needed.


Hoy Recovery Program, Inc., began as an alcoholism treatment program in 1974. Throughout the early years of Hoy, focus was placed on building a treatment model that reflected the culture and heritage of the clients, gradually incorporating traditional healing practices, including cultural healers, and agricultural projects, creating a successful model for treating clients with chemically dependent issues. Hoy Recovery Program, Inc., offers three core components: residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and intensive outpatient treatment.
These components bring males and females, 18 years of age and older to a treatment team of professionals that develop individualized
treatment program that best meets the client’s unique needs. Outpatient clients who do not require supervision, attend individual and group sessions at the Espanola office. At the residential facility, clients live in gender-specific residences on a private, safe and secure 40 acre campus bordering the Rio

Grande River in Velarde. These services work together providing immediate help followed by support and ongoing services so clients can continue to live and work in the community.

POSITION: Medical Technician

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under direction of the assigned supervisor, perform professional level duties and functions associated with the treatment of substance abuse (drug and alcohol). Will assist in providing comprehensive detoxification and treatment services to clients within the program. Will provide lead instruction to staff as needed and may serve as trainer.

1. Obtain relevant information about clients through interview, assessment and case history; assist and support clients through addiction detoxification and recovery; observe, intervene and report client adherence to program goals and objectives.
2. Work in conjunction with other department staff to administer scheduled program curriculum and other activities utilized for treatment and rehabilitation of substance abuse.
3. Gather and research data utilized to track the reliability and validity of treatment that has been provided; make recommendations regarding modification of services and service delivery.
4. Process new clients, i.e., issuance of clothing, orientation to the rules of facilities and assist clients with daily activities, events and informational literature.
5. Review files/records to insure accurate, updated documentation and provide written reports to program managers.
6. Transport clients to appointments and other service locations outside of assigned program.
7. Prepare and maintain statistical reports, case histories, maintain progress notes and document behavioral incidents through observation of clients and maintain confidential records.
8. Participate in reviews of job performance and adhere to recommended measures for change.
9. Maintain security, order and discipline to prevent disturbances and insure the safety of residents, staff and community.
10. Assign, supervise and train personnel, as needed; serve as shift lead to insure shifts are fully staffed and to provide other supervisory support.
11. Maintain current knowledge base on counseling issues regarding substance abuse through conferences, educational training and networking with other agencies or groups.
12. Conduct and participate with training and staff development programs; assist in training and monitor staff facilitating groups.
13. Assure for appropriate shift transition to include client count, equipment and keys, staffing and required documentation.
14. Perform other job-related duties as assigned or required.

*The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Associate Degree in any field preferred, plus an interest in working in substance abuse field. 2. Licensure as an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Associate (LSAA) preferred. 3. Experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) preferred. 4. Must have knowledge of operations and activities of an addiction treatment program preferred. 5. Must have knowledge of alcohol and substance abuse theory and treatment; knowledge of crisis intervention techniques preferred. 6. Must have knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to client rights. 7. Must have the ability to interact effectively and professionally with administration, subordinates and the general public. 8. Must have the ability to analyze situations in a rational, mature and confident manner and to remain calm under stressful situations. 9. Must have the ability to utilize discretion and independent judgment; ability to maintain confidentiality of client records at all times. 10. Must be skilled in the use of computers to generate reports and maintain records. 11. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to write reports. 12. Must have the ability to operate a variety of office equipment. 13. Bilingual (English & Spanish) preferred.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Screening and Compliance The offer of this Hoy Recovery Program position requires compliance with the following: 1. Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment conditions as set by Hoy Recovery Program. 2. Employee must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license. 3. Employee may be required to work different shifts and program reassignments. Working Conditions 1. Essential job duties are performed indoors in climate-controlled environment. 2. Primary work surface is even, dry, carpeted or tiled floor. 3. Works alone primarily, with or without directions. Works with groups and with a select team at times. Equipment, Tools and Materials 1. Telephone, typewriter, calculator, computer, fax machine, and copy machine are used in performance of essential job duties. 2. Various forms of paperwork are handled in performance of essential job duties.