Addictions Counselor

Employer
People Encouraging People
Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
May 03, 2018
Closes
May 21, 2018
Hours
Full Time
People Encouraging People offers quality mobile behavioral health services to people with serious and persistent mental health and substance abuse disorders. We continuously strive to provide these services with integrity, honesty and respect. In order to continue our quality of care, we are seeking a licensed Addictions Counselor to join our Assertive Community Treatment Team in Rockville, MD. The successful candidate that will be selected to join a dynamic and growing team of professionals will provide training in substance abuse prevention and sobriety maintenance, incorporating harm reduction strategies and a 12 step focus. Must be able to work with individuals with co-occurring mental illness and/or substance abuse in the community as well as in groups. This position also will provide transportation to and from community activities and AA/NA meetings. Developing monthly activity calendar identifying community resources to support sobriety and resources. Perform drug screens when necessary. Complete the required documentation, which includes, but not limited to individual treatment plans and progress notes. Organize and facilitate social and recreational activities appropriate for ACT clientele. Provide case management for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team; assume responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in conjunction with the ITP; provide individual supportive counseling; assist in symptom management, ensuring immediate changes are made in the treatment plans as client's needs change. Educate and support client's families, and advocate for client rights and preferences. Conduct comprehensive assessment of all domains of a person's life. Provide on call crisis intervention when assigned covering nighttime and weekend hours. In addition, the Substance Abuse Counselor: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Human Services or Addiction Counseling preferred and/or one to three years equivalent work experience. Licensed or eligible for certification in additions treatment required. Must have a clean driving record and personal means of transportation. Must have the ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Must exhibit knowledge of mental illness and addiction disorders.