Addictions Counselor (Part time and Full Time)
We are seeking part-time (20 hours per week) and full time counselors for our growing OTP, IOP, OP, and DWI programs. The Addiction Counselor provides ongoing care to clients in an integrated care facility, either for our outpatient opiate treatment program (OTP), our intensive outpatient program (IOP), our outpatient program (OP), or our DWI education program. Our center functions collaboratively with outpatient mental health, vocational services, and primary care as well for truly wraparound treatment. We are looking for team members who are open to innovative thinking, novel approaches to treatment, and making real change in our patients' lives.Duties Maintain a caseload of 25 clients for part time employment, 50 for full time. Ensure incoming clients have a complete psychosocial history and comprehensive assessment upon admission. Complete a Preliminary Treatment Plan within 10 days of admission and a Treatment Plan Update every 90. Prepare an aftercare plan for all patients completing the program or being discharged for other reasons. Provide individual addiction counseling according to the Treatment Plan. Meet regularly with clients to follow up on progress towards goals. Provide coordination of care between other programs and providers, both internal and external. Work closely with the team to communicate about multi-modality care. Lead educational and support groups for clients. Qualifications and requirements Certification in Addiction Counseling (Certified Addiction Counselor) or trainee status from Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists required. An Associate's or Bachelors Degree in Chemical Dependency or similar. Positive attitude and open approach to patients, staff and visitors. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Strong knowledge of addiction, treatment, and recovery. Experience and ability to work in an Electronic Health Record is mandatory.