Full-Time

Substance Use Counselor - LICDC-S

POSITION SUMMARY

You will be responsible treating individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education. They also counsel clients in individual or group sessions to assist them in dealing with substance abuse, mental or physical illness, poverty, unemployment, or physical abuse.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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.

Essential Functions:

  • Works with patients to complete all intakes, admissions, discharges, and transfer paperwork.

  • Documents patient progress through counseling and interaction through groups.

  • Completes patient psychosocial and an individualized treatment plan within the required time frame.

  • Identifies any clinical/case management needs and works to address those needs.

  • Performs individual, group, and family counseling as required.

  • Performs direct one-on-one patient contact per week through individual or group counseling.

  • Reports patient abuse, neglect and exploitation as required.

  • Reports patient grievances as required.

  • Educates patient in all aspects of treatment, corresponding health issues and steps to recovery.

  • Obtains Urine Drug Screens and initial patient photo identification.

  • Assists in monitoring all patient activities on center premises.

  • Actively participates in community relations activities as directed and authorized.

  • Ensures the reading and understanding of the Policy and Procedures Manual.

  • Ensures compliance with 42 CFR Part 2 (Federal Confidentiality Regulations) and 45 CFR, Parts 160 & 164 (HIPAA)

  • Is responsible for obtaining or maintaining proper licensure and/or certification according to specific state requirements.

  • Participates in all staff meetings

  • Always acts in the best interests of the program and company; honors, supports, and protects the proprietary data and rights of the company.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned.


Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience in substance abuse field

  • Qualified candidates will have a counseling Certification in a related field

  • Supervising experience of at least 1 year.


Computer Skills:  Basic phone, computer, electron skills (email, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Internet, Fax, Copier, etc.)


Certifications and/or Licenses:

  • Hold a license as a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor in good standing with Ohio's Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.

  • Must be able to meet and maintain current credentialing and privileging requirements.

  • Current CPR

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Supervisor status certification


Other Requirements:

  • Experience in assessment, crisis intervention, conducting long and short-term therapy and counseling or other experience in the treatment of mental health/chemical abuse.

  • Must have strong oral and written skills. .

  • Must be highly skilled at behavioral health screening/assessment and counseling in both chemical abuse and mental illness, making appropriate referral, and working effectively under pressure.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Prolonged sitting at a desk and working on a computer

  • 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 ENVIRONMENT

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.