JOB TITLE: Part Time substance Abuse Counselor
DEPARTMENT: Social Services SUPERVISOR: Substance Abuse Manager
JOB SUMMARY: Performs ETOH/Substance Abuse assessments hospital-wide. Provides group and individual counseling. Participates in patient treatment planning and continuum of care. Provides patient and family education relative to substance abuse/psychiatric problems. Develops comprehensive patient discharge plans. Understands and considers age specific developmental issues in order to provide appropriate interpretation of assessments and needed interventions. Understands and considers basic growth and development needs specific to the age and population served. Serves as a liaison with self help groups and EAP professionals. Maintains complete and accurate records of all services provided. Conducts ongoing assessments of chemical dependence services required by the Hospital treatment programs.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in this job description. The specifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position.
EDUCATION: Bachelors degree preferred
EXPERIENCE: Experience in a psychiatric setting working with various populations required.
Licensure/Certification: CADC either through IAODAPCA or ICRC
Knowledge: Familiarity with Illinois Confidentiality Act and Illinois Mental Health Code. Good written and oral communication skills.
Supervision Received: Substance Abuse Manager /Director of Social Services
Environmental Conditions: Exposure to psychiatric patients who may exhibit violent/aggressive behavior. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases, blood/body fluids and other hazardous waste. General hospital environment.
Physical Requirements: Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Physical agility to manage patients. Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending and stooping. Drug and alcohol free as evidenced by negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine drug screen. The physical requirements described here are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
Job Classification: Non-Exempt
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Substance Abuse Coordinator will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their immediate supervisor.