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PRO.A / JOBS Acadia Health Care, Dunmore; Substance Abuse Counselor

Acadia Health Care, Dunmore; Substance Abuse Counselor

Post Date: 10/27/17
Type of Position: Clinical
Title:ツSubstance Abuse Counselor
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social or health services field from an accredited college or university
  • No previous experience in field required. Experience in counseling field instruction/internship or similar practicum through education or certification process

Description:ツThe Counselor I is a counseling professional who provides treatment and support to assist patients receiving care in their recovery from addictions, such as alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, or other behavioral problems; assists with modifying problem behaviors; may also provide counseling services to families of patients receiving care through an outpatient setting.
Responsibilities

Conducts individual counseling sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and documents as required;
Conducts group and/or family sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and documents as required;
May co-facilitate assigned group or family sessions;
Responsible for initial assessments, as well as follow up assessment, for patients;
Prepares individual treatment plans for each assigned patient;
Ensures all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents is completed timely and in a clear, concise manner;
May act as a liaison between referral sources and patients;
Provides crisis intervention to patients, as needed;
May plan for aftercare for assigned patients;
May act as a liaison with insurance carriers, as requested;
May provide case management duties for patients, ensuring individualized quality care;
Evaluates patient窶 needs and determines if referrals to other programs or facilities are needed; and,
Performs other duties as assigned.

Contact Information: To apply, please clickツHERE.