Continuing Care Counselor (Substance Abuse Counselor II)

$54,422.99 - $90,704.64 yr
May 15, 2017
May 29, 2017
Full Time
Works as part of an innovative co-occurring (substance abuse/mental health) treatment program for women and children. Will be part of a hands-on clinical experience, professional development and potential advancement. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Managing a caseload of continuing care clients;
  • Overseeing the re-entry facility, providing shift coverage;
  • Conducting individual and group counseling sessions;
  • Crisis management;
  • Observe client behavior and appearance;
  • Completes and submit incident reports;
  • Medication administration, and provided first aide care;
  • Serves as leader during emergencies.
NOTE: This position requires day, evening and weekend availability as well as flexibility with holiday and overnight coverage.

To learn more about the Community Services Board, please click on the following link to watch the video "We are CSB". Illustrative Duties
  • Maintains all appropriate client records according to governing standards, ensuring that records of clients on their caseload are complete, accurate and comprehensive;
  • Interviews and provides a full diagnostic intake on prospective clients to assess needs, determine factual history and explain the Substance Abuse Program;
  • Establishes a treatment plan with consideration given to the nature and severity of the addiction problem, family and job-related circumstances , legal complications, individual and family histories, physical condition, and other pertinent factors;
  • Leads counseling sessions for clients with alcohol and/or drug-related problems;
  • Provides therapeutic family counseling with clients' family members which is designed to address and alleviate the problems documented in the treatment plan;
  • Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management;
  • Advocates for clients in the community;
  • Provides information or referral services for individuals, families and other concerned persons;
  • Shares information and discusses prevention and treatment methods and techniques in conjunction with peers and other professionals;
  • Prepares and administers educational curricula for substance abuse education classes;
  • Testifies in court to explain client's treatment and assess progress or recovery.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of alcohol and/or drug addiction and the physiological and psychological effects;
  • Knowledge of various substance abuse prevention and treatment methods/techniques;
  • Knowledge of complete and diagnostic intake procedures, social history development and interviewing techniques;
  • Knowledge of existing referral agencies and community resources;
  • Ability to evaluate the severity of a client's substance abuse problem and implement counseling efforts to treat the abuse;
  • Ability to manage a caseload;
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with clients;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to successfully perform as a team member;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in psychology, social work, or a related field.

  • Three years of experience as a substance abuse counselor;
  • Previous experience in residential or day-treatment substance abuse treatment or mental health settings;
  • Previous experience as a counselor/therapist in a substance abuse treatment, mental health, or co-occurring treatment program;
  • Licensed, or possessing the necessary education and credentials to be licensed, in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Clinical Social Worker, Professional Counselor, Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, or Marriage and Family Therapist.
Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) at time of appointment and maintained throughout employment with CSB, for positions in residential programs;
First Aid and CPR Certification within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout employment with CSB, for positions in residential programs;
Medication Administration Assistance Certification within 90 days of appointment, for positions in residential programs.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, and an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) check to the satisfaction of the employer. TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter. Contingent upon area of assignment, some positions within this class will require a National Provider Identifier.

This position requires one to be able to walk, climb stairs, stoop, bend, lift up to 30 pounds, have visual acuity to read data on a computer monitor, operate keyboard driven equipment and computers with or without reasonable accommodations.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY Fairfax County is proud to offer employees an attractive and comprehensive benefits program, including the following:
  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Programs
  • Contributory Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Leave (Sick and Vacation)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employees' Child Care Center and Fitness Center
  • Flexible Schedule and Telework Options
  • Transportation Subsidy
  • Discount Educational Programs
For additional details please visit the County's benefits webpage.
01 What is the highest level of education that you have completed?
  • Less than 12th grade
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Some college
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree
  • None of the Above
02 Is your degree in one of the following disciplines?
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Related field
  • None of the above
03 If you answered "Other (related discipline)" or "Other (non-related discipline) for the previous question, please list the discipline of your degree. If this questions does not pertain to you or you do not possess a degree, enter "N/A".
04 This position is considered essential to the operations of the Community Services Board, and provides 24 hour/day 7 day/week coverage. The schedule requires one to be able to work an 8 hour shift to include weekends, evenings, overnight and holiday hours. Are you willing to work these hours?
  • Yes
  • No
05 How many years of experience do you have managing case loads?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four or more years
06 How many years of full-time experience do you have providing case management for individuals with substance abuse, mental illness or co-occurring disorders?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four to less than five years
  • Five to less than six years
  • Six years or more experience
07 How many years of experience do you have as a substance abuse counselor?
  • None
  • Less than one year of experience
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four to less than five years
  • Five to less than six years
  • Seven or more years of experience
08 How many years of full-time experience do you have utilizing Electronic Health Records Systems?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One year to less than two years
  • Two years to less than three years
  • Three years to less than four years
  • Four years to less than five years
  • Five years or more
09 Are you a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor or a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor assistant?
  • Yes
  • No

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