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Substance Abuse Counselor

Company: Ashby House Ltd.
Location: Salina
Posted on: August 31, 2019

Job Description:

*Assist clients in understanding facility rules and treatment goals. *Conduct substance abuse assessments and recommend level of treatment.*Coordinate and facilitate client services from developing initial treatment plan through discharge and aftercare planning by utilizing: diagnostic interviews, various assessment tools, behavioral observations, client self-reports and team staffings in order to assess and build on client strengths, as well as address client weaknesses and focus on problem areas throughout the course of treatment. *Evaluate and utilize/modify curriculum for use in group counseling and indvidual counseling sessions. *Lead and conduct at least one group counseling session (treatment group) per week. Document weekly progress notes for each individual in the group in our electronic health records system. *Manage a caseload of one to five clients for individual substance abuse counseling. *Conduct weekly one-hour sessions with each individual client assigned to your care. Work with clients to assist them with: problem identification, problem resolution, healthy decision-making, cultivate a positive attitude, and awareness of change. Document weekly progress notes for each individual client on your caseload in our electronic health records system. *Develop and maintain professional relationships with clients, staff, board members, donors, volunteers and community partners. *Maintain confidentiality of client information in accordance with all agency, state, and federal guidelines. *Conduct random alcohol/drug screening on any/all treatment clients. *Function as part of a clinical team, which works closely with all other teams in the agency. Attend weekly team meetings and weekly agency staff meetings as often as possible.Position Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services related field. Psychology, social work and/or addiction counseling degree preferred. Licensed addiction counselor in the state of Kansas. Licensure obtained through the Behavioral Sciences and Regulatory Board.Training Required: The Substance Abuse Counselor must successfully complete the following trainings within the first six months of his/her role as a counselor: KCPC, Person Centered Case Management, AAPS and Medicaid. The Substance Abuse Counselor must complete other online continuing education courses as assigned by the Program Director through our Relias training system. The Substance Abuse Counselor must compete all required continuing education hours for each license held for each renewal period, submit their renewal application on time, and provide proof of renewal in the form of their new license card to the Associate Director for their personnel file. All trainings noted above are provided free of cost to substance abuse counselors who remain in good standing.Supervisory Relationships: The Substance Abuse Counselor reports directly to the Program Director. The Substance Abuse Counselor also reports to the Associate Director and the Chief Executive Officer.Skills and Knowledge Required: Clinical supervision skills Excellent oral and written communication Experience with Microsoft Office programs Crisis intervention and management, including de-escalation techniques Self-awareness and appropriate/professional self-disclosure in the client/counselor relationship The ability to set healthy work/home-life boundaries and regularly engage in self-care activities Willingness to serve as part of a team Treat ALL persons with whom we work with dignity, respect and regardPrior Experience: A substance abuse counselor, therapist, or case manager in a Human Services related field, preferably the fields of addiction counseling, social work and/or psychology. Trauma informed preferred. Must ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations.Position is fulltime, M-F, rotating weekends. Must be able to pass a background check and a drug test.EOE

Keywords: Ashby House Ltd., Salina , Substance Abuse Counselor, Other , Salina, Kansas

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