Classified Title: Substance Abuse Counselor Working Title: Substance Abuse Counselor Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $15.97 - $21.94 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 1717 E. Monument Street Department name: 10002813-SOM DOM Infectious Disease Personnel area: School of Medicine
The Substance Abuse Counselor provides critical substance use disorder assessment and ongoing addiction counseling to patients with co-occurring infectious disease and substance use disorders. He /she will be responsible for addiction counseling, building therapeutic relationships with clients through individual counseling and will also run support groups. The counselor will also support data collection needs for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant funding this project through accurate and timely documentation.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide individual counseling sessions
Conduct and/or co-lead group counseling/treatment sessions with patients
Provide crisis counseling and general clinical coverage for all clients when needed Maintain appropriate clinical records to include timely progress notes, discharge summaries, and treatment plans
Attend all required meetings (team/clinical/staff) and participate in quality improvement activities and committees as needed
Track and obtain the necessary clinical authorizations for treatment
Participate in weekly clinical supervision meeting
Documents client activity data
Supervise urine toxicology tests as needed
Coordinates access to community resources including job training, housing, recreation, and drug-free social contacts.
Performs induction for medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
Participates in data collection activities required for continued Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funding
Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor
Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or other Mental Health related field. Minimum of two years of work in a behavioral health agency
Master's Degree preferred
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities
Training in counseling, interviewing, and casework
Experience in group work and individual counseling.
Minimum Addiction Counselor Trainee status or eligible.
Specific knowledge of addictions, mental health issues and local resources
Strong interpersonal and engagement skills
Strong organizational and time-management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong computer skills required
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