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Substance Abuse Counselor - LPC CSAC SAC in Madison, WI at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Overview

We are currently seeking a full-time Substance Abuse Counselor for our Madison East facility. Hours are 5:00 am - 1:00 pm

Madison East CTC, a member of Acadia Healthcare's Comprehensive Treatment Centers, is a part of the leader in medication assisted treatment for individuals struggling with an opioid addiction. With full-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications, we are prepared to treat the entire problem, not just a piece of it.

Position Characteristics

The Substance Abuse Counselor is a counseling professional who provides treatment and support to assist patients in their recovery from addictions, such as alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, or other behavioral problems, assists with modifying problem behaviors; may also provide counseling services to families of patients through an outpatient setting.

Responsibilities
  • Conducts individual counseling sessions, as scheduled and documents as required;
  • Conducts group and/or family sessions, as scheduled and documents as required;
  • May co-facilitate assigned group or family sessions;
  • Responsible for initial assessments, as well as follow up assessment for patients.
  • Prepares individual treatment plan for each assigned person(s) receiving care;
  • Ensures all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents are completed timely and in a clear, concise manner;
  • May act as a liaison between referral sources and patients;
  • Provides crisis intervention to patients, as needed;
  • May plan for aftercare for patients;
  • May act as a liaison with insurance carriers, as requested;
  • May provide case management duties for patients, ensuring individualized quality care;
  • Evaluates patient’s needs and determines if referrals to other programs or facilities is needed;
  • May assist in the training of new clinical staff and interns; and,
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Master's degree in social or health services field with 4+ years experience in counseling field; degree must be from an accredited college or university
  • Previous experience providing guidance and direction to others

Licenses/Certifications: 

  • CSAC, LPC SAC or SAC-IT licensure or certification for counseling required.

Company Benefits 

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Company paid group term life insurance.

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