Acadia Healthcare

  • Substance Abuse Counselor

    Job Locations US-CA-Palm Springs
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(12/3/2018 12:39 PM)
    ID
    2018-9548
    Job Family
    Counselor
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    We are currently seeking a full-time Substance Abuse Counselor 2 for our Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center  facility. Hours are M-F 4:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. or 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

     

    Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center, 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 2 is a counseling professional who provides treatment and support to assist patients 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 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 plan for each assigned patients;
    • Ensures all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents are 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 is needed; and,
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in social or health services field with 2+ years experience in counseling field; or bachelor's degree in other field with 4+ years experience in the counseling field; or Master's degree in social or health services field with 1 year professional work experience; degree must be from an accredited college or university

    Licenses/Certifications: 

    • Certfied Addiction Counselor; Licensure or certification for counseling, as may be required by the state in which the facility operates

    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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