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Substance Abuse Counselor in Charleston, WV at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 4/29/2019

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Job Description

Overview

Our Passion:

We are improving the lives we touch. We need passionate, talented people working together who share our desire to provide the best quality care to our patients and lead the fight against the opioid epidemic. We are prepared to treat the entire disease, not just a piece of it.

 Acadia Healthcare is committed to offering an enviable internal culture and environment that encourages and supports both professional and personal growth that you are proud of.

Your Job as a Substance Abuse Counselor:

The Substance Abuse Counselor is instrumental in our patient’s treatment and recovery from opioid use disorder. Substance Abuse Counselors provide high quality, compassionate care through various mediums which include both individual and group counseling sessions. The Substance Abuse Counselor will plan, oversee, facilitate and document their patient's recovery as well as provide leadership and guidance for the activities of other personnel.

We have 8 hour, daily shifts that allow our employees to have stable schedules and enjoy quality time away from the facility. Operating hours are Monday thorugh Friday 7:30am to 3:30pm weekend hours vary.

 

Your Responsibilities as a Substance Abuse Counselor:

  • Conduct individual counseling sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and documents as required;
  • Conduct 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;
  • Prepare an individual treatment plans for each assigned patient;
  • Insure all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents is completed timely and in a clear, concise manner;
  • May act as a liaison between referral sources and patients;
  • Provide crisis intervention to patients, as needed;
  • May plan for aftercare for assigned patients;
  • May act as a liaison with insurance carriers, as requested;
  • May provide case management duties for patients, insuring individualized quality care;
  • Evaluate patient’ needs and determines if referrals to other programs or facilities are needed; and,
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

Your Skills and Qualifications as a Substance Abuse Counselor:

  • Prefer bachelor's degree in social or health services field from an accredited college or university
  • Experience in counseling field instruction/internship or similar practicum through education or certification process

Licenses/Certifications: 

  • ADC or licensure for counseling preferred

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