Position Summary The Primary Counselor is responsible for coordinating and providing individual and family counselors, group therapy, and bio-psycho-social assessment services to clients in a residential setting. The candidate will demonstrate expertise in evidence-based treatment modalities for dual diagnoses, case management, development of client support systems, and discharge/continuing care planning. The Primary Counselor will collaborate with the treatment team to plan and coordinate the client’s movement through the continuum of care. This position follows clients’ progress from a bio-psychosocial standpoint, beginning with admittance through discharge. During this time, the Primary Counselor maintains frequent and open communication with the client’s Case Manager, Clinical Director and Program Manager of Clinical One regarding any issues or problems. Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for conducting weekly counseling groups. Conduct initial assessment and create treatment plans and updates to treatment plan with cooperation from the clinical team. Assist clients in developing measurable treatment and discharge goals and objectives. Lead group counseling sessions and psycho-educational groups. Provide liaison services between client and family. Document all services via EMR system. Meet with clients on an individual basis when requested by client or recommended by Clinical Director. Document progress notes in client files following each individual session. Maintain frequent contact with Clinical Director regarding individuals' progress. Responsible for attending and participating in mandatory weekly clinical and interdisciplinary staff meetings to discuss client care and all aspects of treatment. Maintain and adhere to all Federal, State, and County regulations regarding patient confidentiality and staff code of ethics. Participate in continuous training in areas where needed, attendance at seminars, continue earning CEUs . Responsible for all state and CARF documentation requirements relating to client records. Timely and thorough responses to documentation requests for Utilization Reviews or Concurrent Reviews. Observation of ABC Recovery Center Health policies relating to professional boundaries. Observe conflict of interest limitations and notify supervisor regarding any outside employment opportunities. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Competencies: Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment. Manages competing demands. Accepts criticism and feedback, and changes approach to methods to best fit the situation. Communications: Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form. Exhibits good listening and comprehension and keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods. Customer Service: Displays courtesy and sensitivity, manages difficult or emotional customer situations and responds promptly to customer needs. Meets commitments and solicits customer feedback to improve service. Problem Solving: Identifies problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyses information skillfully and develops alternative solutions. Resolves problems in early stages and works well in group problem solving situations. Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities. Gives and welcomes feedback and puts success for team above own interests. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views and contributes to building a positive team spirit. Business ethics: Treats people with respect and inspires the trust of others. Keeps commitment and upholds organizational values. Works with integrity and ethically. Strong clinical skills. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client services. Assessing client needs, meeting the quality standards for services, including the evaluation of client satisfaction. Knowledge and understanding the variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to substance; recognize the social, political, economic, and cultural context within which addiction and substance abuse exists, including risk and resilience factors; describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health and social effects of a psychoactive substance; recognize the potential for substance use disorders to mimic a variety of medical and mental health conditions and the possibilities for mental health conditions to coexist with addiction and substance. Knowledge of CARF standards. Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Abilities: Ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented through verbal and written words and sentences. Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions; including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events. Ability to recognize others' reactions, understanding why they react as they do, and adjusting one’s own actions in relation to others. Ability to listen and bring others together and try to reconcile differences. Ability to identify/recognize when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong and know who to involve for resolution. Ability to generate various ideas about a given topic. Physical Demands and Working Environment: The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard clinical environment with extensive client contact and frequent interruptions. Due to the nature of the work, the associate may be exposed to bodily fluids and odors on an occasional basis. Vision: Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 40 pounds); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Education and Experience: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a related field or at least ten (10) years of counseling experience counseling clients with co-occurring disorders. At least three (3) years of experience in a behavioral health field. Must have acquired all required state licensures. Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Must maintain CPR and First Aid certifications. This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by managers to perform other instructions and duties. This job description may be revised from time to time and does not constitute a contract for employment.
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