Counselor I

Employer
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Location
Annapolis, MD
Posted
Jun 20, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Refer Save Apply Job ID: WKJ-33174 Description: To provide therapeutic services to patients at pathways and to provide direct liaison to the program supervisor regarding the status of the therapeutic community. This individual must have a clear understanding of age related development issues and chemical dependency.Performs duties according to established standards for age groups adolescence through geriatric.Able to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs.Conducts patient and family interviews and provides referrals to appropriate level of care and to community resources. Demonstrates knowledge of ASAM and DSM V criteria relative to the assessment of patient needs throughout the course of treatment.Provides case management for assigned clients and maintains competency to evaluate and care for these patients following program protocols.Maintains accurate and complete chart documentation regarding patient attitude and progress in the treatment process following program protocols.Performs utilization review as needed according to program protocols.Provides liaison services between patients and other agencies.Attends and participates in program staff meetings, multidisciplinary clinical staff meetings and in service training. Participates on committees and quality assessment/improvement activities.Documents attendance and demonstrated knowledge/understanding of program/meeting content.Communicates, monitors, and ensures patient/family quality and continuity of care throughout the continuum of treatment, using established procedures following program protocols.Completes family assessments to identify family /relationship problems and incorporate problem formulation into the individualized Treatment Plan, using established procedures and within designated time frames following program protocols.Completes intake documentation with applicants, gathering sufficient history of psychoactive substance use and behavioral consequences to permit evaluation of history as it relates to admission criteria.Reviews, monitors and implements admission criteria for determining appropriateness of patient for entry into treatment at Pathways.Completes preliminary insurance and financial information data with applicant and/or family following per program protocol. The data will be provided to the financial counselor or designee for verification of benefits for admission by Insurance and/or managed care companies. Refers applicant/family to the financial counselor regarding a blending of clinical and financial data to achieve adequate contract consistent with the approved Pathways financial counseling guides.Provides communication with the nursing, medical and clinical staff regarding potential admission and new admissions.Required Experience: One year professional experience including substance abuse, case management, group or individual counseling.Required Certification: Current American Health Association Health Care Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification within 30 days of hire.Preferred Experience: CAC-AD; One year professional experience in the mental health including case management, group or individual counseling.Helpful Experience: Currently pursuing a Masters in a related field.The inpatient, outpatient and family counselors will be responsible for facilitating/co-facilitating didactic, focus and therapeutic groups with strong understanding of substance use and mental health disorders. Develops and presents didactic materials to patients, families and staff as well as participates in outreach sessions as directed. Counsels patients individually for the purpose of maximizing benefits from the treatment program. Counsels patients and their families to maximize benefits from other treatment providers and other community groups. This requirement does not apply to counselors in the intake department.Counselors assigned to the Family department will need to assure the provision of educational seminars appropriate to substance use and, co-occurring disorders and family relationship issues either directly or through supervised staff, according to established schedule and using established procedures and disseminating surveys, family assessments and assures the collection of same within designated time frame and according to established procedures.The inpatient, outpatient and family counselors will be responsible for facilitating/co-facilitating didactic, focus and therapeutic groups with strong understanding of substance use and mental health disorders. Develops and presents didactic materials to patients, families and staff as well as participates in outreach sessions as directed. Counsels patients individually for the purpose of maximizing benefits from the treatment program. Counsels patients and their families to maximize benefits from other treatment providers and other community groups. This requirement does not apply to counselors in the intake department.Counselors assigned to the Family department will need to assure the provision of educational seminars appropriate to substance use and, co-occurring disorders and family relationship issues either directly or through supervised staff, according to established schedule and using established procedures and disseminating surveys, family assessments and assures the collection of same within designated time frame and according to established procedures.Very heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Requirements: Expertise Behavioral Health Behavioral Health Schedule Regular Part Time (20 + hours/week) Regular Part Time (20 + hours/week) Location Annapolis Annapolis