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Substance Abuse Counselor in Portland, OR at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 12/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Overview

We are currently seeking a full-time Substance Abuse Counselor for our Allied Health Services Belmont Treatment Center. Hours are Monday through Friday 5:00 am - 1:30 pm or Tuesday through Saturday 5:30 am through 2:00 pm.

Allied Health Services Belmont, 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 receiving care 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 receiving care through an outpatient setting.

Responsibilities
  • Conducts individual counseling sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and documents as required;
  • Conducts group and/or family sessions, under supervision, 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 patients;
  • 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; and,
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in social or health services field with 4+ years experience in counseling field; or bachelor's degree in other field with 6+ years experience in the counseling field; or master's degree in social or health services field with 2+ years experience in counseling field; degree must be from an accredited college or university

Licenses/Certifications: 

  • CADC I or CADC II Licensure or certification for counseling, as may be required by the state in which the facility operates

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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