Counselor

Medical/Healthcare Columbus, OH


Description

Summary:

 Primary responsibility includes providing substance abuse counseling for assigned clients including family and group therapy.

 Essential Duties:

  •  Interface with the director and other program staff in decision-making process involving clients to include attending all clinical meetings.
  • Assess the counseling needs of the client.
  • Assess client for substance abuse diagnosis using DSM criteria in determining appropriate level of care based on ASAM criteria.
  • Obtain previous records that are relevant to the current treatment episode.
  • Prepare the substance abuse counseling portion of the client treatment plan.
  • Providing the substance abuse counseling services specified in the client treatment plan.
  • Development of the client discharge/continuum of care plan to ensure movement to the appropriate levels of care.
  • Participate fully as a member of a multidisciplinary team for assigned clients.
  • Document all counseling and education services, assessments, reassessments, referrals and follow-up in the client’s clinical record.
  • Maintain client caseload (including all case management and utilization review updates).  Treatment planning duties and clinical charting as required.
  • Provide coordination of support services for the client/family and record the services provided in the client’s clinical record.
  • Reassessment of the client and revision of the substance abuse counseling portion of the client treatment plan.
  • Facilitate family therapy as assigned
  • Contact and coordination with referral sources (legal, school, employer, etc.).
  • Facilitate needed interventions for crisis-orientated issues utilizing a multi-disciplinary team approach for assigned clients.
  • Carry out administrative and clinical functions as requested.
  • Act in accordance with facility policies and federal confidentiality laws (42-CFR, Pt 2).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree specializing in psychology and/or counseling from an accredited college.
  • Licensure as a Drug/and or Alcohol Counselor or, application is in process.
  • 3 years experience in substance abuse and/or related field
  •  Substance abuse counselors in training who are not LCADC or CADC shall:
  • Enrolled in a course of study leading to a CADC or LCADC with progress towards certification or licensing on file, reviewed and documented by the facility at least semiannually

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.