• Counselor

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    5 days ago(12/6/2018 2:57 PM)
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    Job Summary:


    The Counselor will provide quality, comprehensive, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with alcohol and/or drug conditions and mental/behavioral health issues. Through research-based and empathetic care they work to instill hope that long-term recovery is possible. Our purpose and passion is to empower the individual, his/her family, and the community through the promotion of optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. In general, aiding individuals in the program and support family members in dealing with substance and alcohol abuse and recovery.


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    Job Duties:

    • Counsel patients individually and/or in group sessions to assist in overcoming alcohol and drug dependency.
    • Refer patients to other support services as needed, such as medical evaluations and treatment, social services, and employment services.
    • Monitor condition of patients to evaluate success of therapy , and adapt treatment as needed.
    • Prepare and maintain notes, reports, and case histories.
    • Formulate and conduct programs to promote future prevention of drug and alcohol abuse.


    Job Requirements:

    • Master’s Degree in Mental Health or a related behavioral health field. Equivalent combination of education, certification and experience.
    • Will be required to successfully complete a substance use disorder services certification program (CADC) that is approved by DMH within thirty-six (36) months of the date of employment.
    • Must have an acceptable MVR and be willing to gain a Class B License.
    • 2 years’ experience working in a substance abuse environment or equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
    • Ability to work effectively with people and aid them in adjusting to their specific problems.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, family members, and other members of staff.
    • Knowledge and experiences in running groups, meetings and/or activities.
    • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • If in personal recovery, a minimum of 2 years clean and sober.


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