Tasks and Responsibilities
- To be familiar with and to utilize the record keeping system.
- To be responsible for assessing clients needs on his/her caseload.
- To provide direct treatment (individual, group, couples, and family counseling).
- To keep the program Director and Medical Director up-to-date on all cases.
- To attend in-service training for treatment staff.
- To protect and respect clients’ rights to confidentiality.
- To maintain contact with referral sources.
- To implement behavior and modification programs.
- To attend those meetings (e.g. staff meetings, etc.) deemed appropriate by supervisor.
- To be familiar with and utilize billing procedures.
- To maintain case record of each assigned client according to regulatory body standards and agency guidelines and procedures.
- to provide monthly activity reports.
Skills, Knowledge, Training, Education, and Experience Required:
- A counselor must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a social science (e.g. psychology, counseling, addictions studies).
- A Bachelor’s level counselor must have a minimum of one year experience in the field of substance abuse and one year experience in the field of mental health.
- A counselor must be knowledgeable and trained in basic counseling skills (individual, group, couples, and family), substance-related, mental health and co-occurring disorders, their related problem and evidenced-based treatment strategies.
- A counselor must have completed the core D&A trainings mandated by BDAP/DOH or complete the trainings one year from date of hire.
- A counselor must have completed the core COD trainings mandated by OMSHA 06-03 or completed the trainings one year from date of hire.