Substance Abuse Counselor Job Description:
Reports to Clinical Director, the Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Counselor will be responsible for providing direct clinical care to clients.
Duties and Responsibilities:
●Provide direct clinical services, including individual counseling, service planning, assessments, group counseling, and case management to clients.
●Collaborate with professionals both within and outside the facility, as appropriate.
●Carries caseload and provides weekly individual therapy for each of the assigned clients.
●Maintain accurate, thoroughly documented client records with a quality of documentation that meets facility and licensing standards.
●Collaborate with client’s Mentor and Clinical Program Director to develop appropriate aftercare and discharge plan.
●Ability to work in a team environment and attend weekly clinical team meetings to ensure best client care.
●Attend general staff meetings.
●Abide by code of law and ethics
●Model values of treatment center
●Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences including LGBTQ, racial, ethnic, socio-economic, disabilities.
●Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: Experience in addiction and dual diagnoses.
●Theoretical Orientation: psychodynamic and trauma-influenced, 12-step, LGBTQ-Affirmative, Mindfulness, CBT and other treatment modalities and theories.
●Experience working with adults, couples and families who struggle with substance-abuse.
●Knowledge of the sponsorship and community support groups.
Education and Experience:
●MSW, LCSW from an accredited school of social work, or MA in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or other related degree AND current license (OR) preferred.
●CADC 1 minimum required
●Computer literacy, including Microsoft Word and Excel, ability to maintain accurate chart records and documentation
●Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, and multi-task
.●Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team.
●Ability to pass background check.
●Ability to pass a drug screening.
●Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as requested.Required experience:
●Two years’ experience working in a substance abuse treatment setting.
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