Acadia Healthcare

  • Substance Abuse Counselor

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(10/15/2018 11:12 AM)
    ID
    2018-9163
    Job Family
    Counselor
  • Overview

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    We are currently seeking a full-time Substance Abuse Counselor for our Kent Treatment Solutions facility. Hours are Monday - Friday 5:00am -1:30pm, rotating Saturday mornings 5:15am - 9:15am.

     

    Kent Treatment Solutions, a member of Acadia Healthcare's Comprehensive Treatment Centers, is a part of the leader in medication assisted treatment for individuals struggling with an opioid addiction. With full-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications, we are prepared to treat the entire problem, not just a piece of it.

     

    Position Characteristics 

    The Substance Abuse Counselor is a counseling professional who provides treatment and support to assist patients receiving care in their recovery from addictions, such as alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, or other behavioral problems; assists with modifying problem behaviors; may also provide counseling services to families of patients receiving care through an outpatient setting.

    Responsibilities

    • Conducts individual counseling sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and documents as required;
    • Conducts group and/or family sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and documents as required;
    • May co-facilitate assigned group or family sessions;
    • Responsible for initial assessments, as well as follow up assessment, for patients;
    • Prepares individual treatment plans for each assigned patient;
    • Ensures all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents is completed timely and in a clear, concise manner;
    • May act as a liaison between referral sources and patients;
    • Provides crisis intervention to patients, as needed;
    • May plan for aftercare for assigned patients;
    • May act as a liaison with insurance carriers, as requested;
    • May provide case management duties for patients, ensuring individualized quality care;
    • Evaluates patient’s needs and determines if referrals to other programs or facilities are needed; and,
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • HS graduate or equivalent required; prefer bachelor's degree in social or health services field from an accredited college or university
    • No previous experience in field required. Experience in counseling field instruction/internship or similar practicum through education or certification process

    Licenses/Certifications: 

    • Active in good standing Washington State Chemical Dependency  Licensure or certification for counseling, as may be required by the state in which the facility operates; OR state license or certification eligible within the timeframe designated by the clinic's individual guidance

    Company Benefits 

    We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Company paid group term life insurance.

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