• Counselor I

    Posted on June 5, 2020 by in
    Published
    June 5, 2020
    Location
    Chicago
    Job Type
    Full-Time
    Certification Type
    CADC
    Company Name
    Southwood Interventions
    Your Name
    Michael Kretz
    Address 1
    5701 S. Wood St

    Description

    ADDICTION COUNSELOR, SR COUNSELOR, Substance Use Disorder Counselor, Residential Substance Abuse Counselor 

    Summary:

    In conjunction with supervisor and treatment team, provides chemical dependency counseling services to patients and their families/collaterals through assessment and design,implementation, and revision of treatment plan

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Obtains information from patients and others and uses appropriate tools to make assessment; prepares summary and makes recommendations regarding treatment;communicates patient information to treatment team; maintains knowledge of the pharmacological effects of drugs and alcohol on patient health; uses ASAM patient placement criteria for appropriate placement and continuing care.
    • Develops service and continuing care plans; prioritizes problems and plans appropriate methods of addressing problems; incorporates appropriate use of community-based support groups.
    • Develops therapeutic relationships with patients and significant others and uses communication skills to engage them in treatment; identifies obstacles to counseling and minimizes their impact.
    • Plans, structures, and organizes different types of group therapy sessions. Conducts individual, joint, and family counseling sessions using family members and/or collaterals to determine family’s impact on patient and patient’s impact on family and/or collaterals.
    • Supervises patients during free and unstructured time, identifies and uses treatment tools to monitor and support the structure within the program.
    • Identifies potential conflicts and implements crisis intervention techniques to prevent or intervene in potential crisis situations.
    • Uses clinically appropriate professional terminology to complete forms and records,accurately and timely documenting patient assessment, planning, and progress;maintains knowledge of laws and regulations surrounding confidentiality of alcohol and drug patient’s charts.
    • Develops and maintains appropriate professional boundaries between self, staff, patients, and collaterals and identifies issues related to ethics and boundaries, as identified in the Code of Ethics policy.
    • Identifies tasks to be completed in order of highest to lowest priority and behaviors that will not interfere with the ability to complete assignments.
    • Promotes teamwork through collective effort and works cooperatively with team members.
    • Maintains appropriate credentials and pursues internal and/or external training and development opportunities.
    • Performs related duties as assigned.
    • Adheres to confidentiality requirements.
    • Knowledge of the procedures to follow in the event of an incident.
    • Knowledge of job responsibility in emergency.
    • Knowledge of responsibility regarding actions to minimize, eliminate, and report risks.

    Minimum Requirements

    • High school diploma or GED and twenty-four (24) credit hours of college education or accredited training program in substance abuse counseling and/or other human services area.
    • Higher education given preference

    OR

    • Certificate in Additions (CADC, LSW, LCSW, LPC, or LCPC) plus experience in a technician level position

    Any new professional staff who do not have an IAODAPCA CADC or above certification when hired or first moved into this position must:

    1. obtain an IAODAPCA CADC or above certification (LSW, LCSW, LPC, or LCPC) within two years after the date of employment; and
    2. not work in any supervisory capacity until such requirements are met; and
    3. work under the direct, verifiable supervision of an individual who has staff supervisory responsibility at the facility and who has the required qualifications and certifications; and
    4. adhere to, a professional code of ethics developed by the organization
    5. Maintain a valid driver's license
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