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The Substance Abuse Counselor is instrumental in our patient’s treatment and recovery from opioid use disorder. Substance Abuse Counselors provide high quality, compassionate care through various mediums which include both individual and group counseling sessions. The Substance Abuse Counselor will plan, oversee, facilitate and document their patient's recovery as well as provide leadership and guidance for the activities of other personnel.
We have daily shifts that allow our employees to have stable schedules and enjoy quality time away from the facility. Shift hours are Monday - Friday 5:00 AM - 1:30 PM, allowing you to enjoy a great work/life balance.
Your Responsibilities as a Substance Abuse Counselor:
Conduct individual counseling sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and documents as required;
Conduct group and/or family sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and documents as required;
May co-facilitate assigned group or family sessions;
Responsible for initial assessments, as well as follow up assessment, for patients;
Prepare an individual treatment plans for each assigned patient;
Ensure all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents is completed timely and in a clear, concise manner;
May act as a liaison between referral sources and patients;
Provide crisis intervention to patients, as needed;
May plan for aftercare for assigned patients;
May act as a liaison with insurance carriers, as requested;
May provide case management duties for patients, ensuring individualized quality care;
Evaluate patient’ needs and determines if referrals to other programs or facilities are needed; and,
Perform other duties as assigned.
Your Skills and Qualifications as a Substance Abuse Counselor:
Bachelor's degree in social or health services field, with 2+ years exp in counseling field; or bachelor's degree in other field with 4+ years in the counseling field; master's degree in social or health services field, with 1 year professional work exp; degree must be from an accredited college or university.
CADC and/or CAADC preferred