Entry level, non-certified position responsible for providing counseling and coordinating counseling activities for clients age 18-65.
Under the direction of the Substance Abuse Therapy Supervisor the counselor will:
Provide rehabilitation counseling to drug abuse clients using Reinforcement-Based Treatment, which is an evidence-based treatment approach that integrates motivational interviewing with structured involvement in work and social activities. Develop and maintain comprehensive treatment plans based on assessments. Assist clients in attending events consistent with treatment goals, including clinic appointments, NA/CA/AA meetings, employment appointments and recreational activities. Initiate and maintain contact with the client’s family members and/or significant other.
Coordinate access to community resources including job training, housing, recreation, and drug-free social contacts. Enter client activity data. Develop and document clinic programming and procedures. Comply with reporting requirements of various state and local agencies. Serve as backup for other administrative duties . Will complete other duties as assigned by the Substance Abuse Therapy Supervisor.
Bachelor degree required in Psychology, Social Work or other related field. At the time of hire, qualified candidates must possess one or more of the following which are recognized by the MD Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists: Alcohol and Drug Trainee status, CSC-AD, CAC-AD, LGADC, LCADC, LGPC, LCPC, or LCSW. Must maintain credentials throughout employment.
Experience working with substance abuse or related populations desirable. Knowledge of established criteria for substance use disorders, theoretical approaches and intervention techniques. Experience providing therapy, skills training or activity coordination desirable. Good communications skills both orally and written. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required. Computer experience desirable. Flexible hours required. Knowledge and understanding of federal statutes and accreditation standards regulating substance abuse treatment
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