Title: Substance Abuse Counselor
Reports To: Program Director/Assistant Program Director
Classification: Service Worker
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Substance Abuse Counselor is responsible for bio-psychosocial assessment, treatment planning/reviews and implementation and comprehensive documentation. The Substance Abuse Counselor attends multi-disciplinary meetings and is able to present clinical information.
CS-HHC’s Expectations of all Employees
- Adheres to all CS-HHC Policies and Procedures
- Conducts self in a manner that represents CS-HHC’s Values at all times
- Maintains a positive and respectful attitude with all work-related contacts
- Communicates regularly with supervisor about Departmental and CS-HHC concerns
- Consistently reports to work on time, prepared to perform the duties of the position
- Meets productivity standards and performs duties as workload necessitates
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Completes bio-psychosocial assessments on clients presenting for treatment related to substance abuse
- Performs treatment planning, treatment plan reviews and implementation of clinical interventions for the treatment of substance abuse. Maintains confidentiality of clients and follow department and agency policies/procedures at all times
- Conducts individual, family/couples and group sessions when assigned
- Completes documentation accurately and in a timely manner meeting regulatory standards
- Responsible for discharge planning including referrals, connect to care and documentation of course of treatment
- Attends multi-disciplinary staff meetings as required
- Maintains collaboration with colleagues and community agencies
- Appropriately seeks supervision as necessary
- General awareness of mental health disorders and makes appropriate referrals when necessary
- Performs all other duties as assigned
Education: Associate’s Degree required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. DARC Certificate, and/or CADAC required.
Experience: A working knowledge of the physiology of addiction, treatment interventions and resources, in addition to knowledge of 12-step/self-help programs required. One (1) year experience working with addiction, relapse, recidivism and chemical dependency preferred.
Knowledge/Abilities: Ability to generate high levels of client satisfaction. Knowledge of recovery, self help groups, substance abuse resources and relapse prevention. Ability to work collaboratively as a team member. Must demonstrate age specific competencies as well as population/cultural specific competencies in area of addiction services.
How to Apply
Cornell Scott – Hill Health Center