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PRO.A / JOBS Philadelphia, PA; Substance Abuse Counselor

Philadelphia, PA; Substance Abuse Counselor

Post Date: 07/26/17
Type of Position: Clinical
Title:ツSubstance Abuse Counselor
Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in counseling or human services and a minimum of two year’s experience working with the substance abuse treatment population, or
  • Bachelors, Degree in counseling or human services and a minimum of one year of experience working with the substance abuse treatment population, or
  • Master’s Degree in counseling or human services.
    Experience working with a corrections population is desired.
  • Organized, and demonstrated strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Description:

Summary –ツThis position develops and implements comprehensive treatment plans for a caseload of participants. It assesses and identifies clinical issues for each participant and creates clear objectives and goals for them. It also tracks and documents progress in case reports while working to meet all required internal and external contract standards and policies.

Erie Outpatient is a licensed drug and alcohol treatment facility. Our participants are referred to our program from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides case management and individual and group counseling for an assigned caseload of participants.
  • Creates, updates and maintains case records on each assigned participant and a timely and thorough basis.
  • Utilizes crisis intervention techniques as emergency situations arise.
  • Utilizes conflict resolution strategies in resolving situations.
  • Completes comprehensive assessment of clients窶 substance abuse history and treatment requirements and develops individualized treatment plans.
  • Documents all assessment and treatment planning
  • Completes monthly behavioral evaluations for an assigned caseload of participants.
  • Prepares and leads case presentations to internal staff and contract agency staff
  • Presents individual counseling/group lectures and didactic presentations weekly based on the areas of
  • Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Parenting Skills, Life Skills, Criminal & Addictive Behaviors, and Co-occurring disorders.
  • Facilitates community meetings
  • Develops aftercare treatment plans.

Contact Information:ツTo apply, clickツHERE.