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Substance Abuse Counselor

Company: Spectrum Health & Human Services
Location: Warsaw
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF POSITION FUNCTION: Provides outpatient Behavioral Treatment Services to individuals with substance use disorders, mental health disorders and/or co-occurring disorders. Responsible for assessment of clients, development and implementation of an Individualized Action Plan. Provides Individual, Group, Family and Crisis Treatment Services as appropriate. Also is responsible for referral to other appropriate services and coordination with other service providers. Performs related tasks as required.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Knowledge and demonstration of agency core values in day to day activities
  • Meets productivity standard of 100% annually
  • Meets documentation timeliness standards
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively use technology and appropriate use of support
  • Follows Agency policies and procedures
  • Completes yearly update trainings
  • Handles intake calls and performs initial assessments commensurate with regulatory requirements
  • Develops and reviews client individual action plan, objectives and methods consistent with assessment of problem
  • Conducts individual, group and family sessions
  • Coordinates services with other staff and other agencies
  • Implements established treatment plan and provides assigned professional interventions
  • Contacts collaterals and family members to encourage their participation in client's treatment as well as their own treatment, if needed
  • Serves as resource person/consultant to other service providers in identifying clients for referral and works cooperatively with other providers to assure linkage of clients with appropriate services
  • Prepares reports, maintains clinical files, participates in training and provides statistical materials
  • Assures that advocacy, linking, expediting and related activities are carried out as needed
  • Performs other duties as assignedSKILLS/COMPETENCIES:Must possess one of the following:
    • Credentialing as a Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor and five (5) years experience
    • Licensure as a Social Worker and two (2) years experience
    • Certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor and two (2) years experience
    • Limited Permit or Licensure as a Mental Health Counselor and two (2) years experienceEDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
      • Master's Degree preferred commensurate with required licensing
      • Educational qualifications must match regulatory requirementsEXPERIENCE:
        • Must have experience working with children and adolescents
        • Experience must match regulatory requirements
        • Preferred: One (1) year experience in Human Services working with a population of individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Substance Use Disorder (SUD)Must possess a valid Driver's License with an acceptable driving record. Proof of COVID-19 vaccine required. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered

Keywords: Spectrum Health & Human Services, Buffalo , Substance Abuse Counselor, Other , Warsaw, New York

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