Full-Time / Part-Time
Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant
This position is responsible for providing support, reassurance, and counseling to patients. Counselor Assistants are responsible for completing admissions, discharges, facilitating/leading group sessions, and initiating individual discussions, as well as patient supervision and observation. Counselor Assistants also must be able to perform the OCDPB Twelve Core Functions and Competencies (including screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, consultation, and reports/record keeping) under the supervision of a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, these include but are not limited to the following. Other functions may be assigned, and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Provide ongoing support of patients’ individual recovery processes.
Provide quality chemical dependency treatment according to program and agency requirements.
Use appropriate motivational techniques to engage patients in successfully completing their treatment.
Maintain a healthy environment that will promote the recovery process.
Provide basic chemical dependency education, counseling and case management, that consistently directs patients toward achieving full recovery (i.e., disease of addiction, blackouts, withdrawal, effects on self and others, triggers, relapse process and prevention).
Supervise all patient activities, providing group as required by curriculum under the appropriate level of supervision.
Maintain case records and reports accurately and completely.
Communicate and cooperate with peers and medical staff to ensure quality patient care.
Practice courtesy and professionalism with patients, staff and other departments.
Adhere to and practice the OCDPB'S Code of Ethics for Chemical Dependency Professionals, both in the workplace and in the community.
Demonstrate competency and promotion of the use of the OCDPB Twelve Core Functions and Competencies (including screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, consultation, and reports/recordkeeping) under the supervision of a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or GED required
CDCA (Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant) Certificate through the State of Ohio's Chemical Dependency Professionals Board preferred; Candidates may be considered if CDCA is obtained within 90 days of employment
Candidates should also have a working knowledge of chemical dependency, including the addictive process, withdrawal, and the recovery process.
A valid driver’s license and insurance is also required; this position requires driving
Computer Skills: Ability to use computers and office software, business office machines, tools, equipment as necessary to perform job duties. Experience with Electronic Medical Records and maintaining medical records for all patients.
Effective time management and communication skills
Ability to work with a diversified population
Provide personalized, comprehensive addiction treatment collaborating with counselors, case managers, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned
Individual may be required to sit for extended periods of time with occasional standing or walking.
Frequent use of fine motor skills to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and ability to reach with hands and arms on a regular basis
Intermittently required to lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds
Consistently required to talk, hear, and/or speak
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus along with the ability to read, analyze, and interpret procedures and/or instructions
Some assignments may require ability to have or arrange for dependable means of transportation to other clinic locations, meetings, or community events
Work is performed primarily in office, individual owned and insured vehicles, and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night shifts. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in office settings and moderate in other situations.