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