Expected Hours: No less than 20 per week. Day Shift
Pay: From $26 per hour
Work Location: In Person
Job Type: Contract
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions described herein. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Provide treatment and support to assist client in his/her recovery from addictions, such as alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders or other behavioral problems. The clinician is responsible for facilitating groups, individual sessions, and performing case management functions. Notes are to be entered into electronic system within 24 hours of facilitating groups/sessions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Screening clients to determine eligibility and appropriateness for admissions to a particular program
- Intake of clients by performing the administrative and initial assessment tasks necessary for admission to a program
- Orientation of new clients to program’s rules, goals, procedures, services, costs, and the rights of the client
- Assessment of client’s strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs for the development of a treatment plan
- Treatment planning with the client to identify and rank problems to be addressed, establish goals, and agree on treatment processes
- Counseling the client utilizing specialized skills in both individual and group approaches to achieve treatment goals and objectives
- Case management activities that bring services, agencies, people, and resources together in a planned framework of action to achieve established goals
- Crisis intervention responses to a client’s needs during acute mental, emotional, or physical distress
- Education of clients by providing information about drug abuse and available services and resources;
- Referral of clients in order to meet identified needs unable to be met by the counselor and assisting the client in effectively utilizing those resources.
- Reporting and charting information about the client’s assessment, treatment plan, progress, discharge summaries, and other client-related data;
- Consultation with other professionals to assure comprehensive quality care for the client.
- Make referrals to other agencies for services as necessary, such as parenting classes, budgeting, substance abuse, etc.
- Attends all required clinical meetings.
- Participates in regular professional development in accordance with discipline and level of skill.
- Maintains current license eligibility and/or certification status.
- Adheres to policies, procedures, and ethical standards as established by Gateway Services, LLC, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health Developmental Services, Department of Medical Assistance Services, and Local Human Rights Committee.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Extensive knowledge of psychiatric disorders and substance abuse disorders.
- Experience in detox/substance use services
- Knowledge of broad range of treatment modalities
- Knowledge of personality and/or behavior theory.
- Skills in recording, interviewing, assessing, decision making, and treatment planning.
- Exhibits supervisory skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and best practices in Community Mental Health along with an intimate knowledge of Virginia DBHDS regulations and HlPPA requirements.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and related software.
- Current CPR Certification and First Aid Certification
- Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
EDUCATION, LICENSURE, AND EXPERIENCE
- Registered Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.
- Degree, certification, and experience in the substance abuse field
- Relevant experience in provision of addiction counseling services
- Coursework and professional experience that Indicates knowledge of mental health counseling, group and individual psychotherapy, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, psychological assessment techniques, crisis intervention, and mental health consultation
- CSAC Supervisee or CSAC
- Behavior management skills
- Knowledge of psychotropic medications
- Must submit to and receive satisfacto1y results from a criminal background investigation and a registry check by the Department of Social Services
- A valid driver’s license and current copy of OMV driving record
- A copy of the declaration page of automobile insurance is required