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JCTA was first established in 1968. Over thirty-five years later we are the recognized bargaining agent for over 6,000 certified personnel employed by Jefferson County Public Schools. We represent teachers, librarians, speech clinicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists in every one of the public schools in Jefferson County. 

Our mission is to serve as the active voice of our members; promote quality and equity in public schools; expand and protect the rights and interests of our members; and advocate human, civil and economic rights for all.

» Job Opportunity: Seeking Beacon House Life Skills Counselor

 Beacon House Life Skills Counselor


Beacon House’s Life Skills Counselor is responsible for determining the life skills and educational needs of the residents. The Life Skills Counselor will screen clients at admission and develop and run a program tailored to our transitional phase program with the goal of moving individuals toward independent living in long-term recovery. This outcome encompasses short-term and long-term goals in the areas of: employment, financial health, education, legal issues, family re-unification, and physical and mental health. All residents must be committed to working toward stability and recovery.


  • Complete screening to determine residents’ status and needs (housing, employment, education, health, substance abuse treatment, health, parenting, legal and reunification)
  • Provide residents with support services and/or make referrals or linkages to other community agencies to resolve barriers to housing, employment and other basic needs
  • Assist residents in developing short term and long term goals, an action plan, and an exit plan.
  • Work in concert with other community service providers to deliver support services and ensure follow-through; develop and maintain these collaborative relationships
  • Facilitate educational classes, workshops and presentations
  • Assist the resident(s) with creating resumes, budgets, organization, and monitor progress.
  • Coordinate and network with employers should a resident need extra assistance with finding employment.
  • Maintain complete and accurate resident files.
  • Collect client statistics in a timely and accurate manner. Document service provided and track client progress
  • Counsels residents as needed and oversees the education of residents on life skills through weekly life skills trainings by other staff or outside professionals.
  • Assist the Executive Director in all tasks assigned.
  • Oversee an alumni program with outreach and organizing and newsletter.

Qualifications & Core Competencies:

  • Minimum one year experience in case management/life coaching as a case manager, or closely related position in a role that required familiarity with drug alcohol addictions and/or mental health
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in related field, or several years of case management and life skill coaching for an addiction and/or homeless population will be considered. Certified Peer Support and CADC/TCADC are also accepted.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple routine and non-routine tasks within timely manner
  • High degree of discretion and excellent judgment
  • Ability to deal with unexpected situations using basic crisis intervention skills


Please send your resume and references to Erin Henle at erinh@beaconhouseky.org, or call 502-581-0765 for more information.

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