The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor provides alcohol and substance use disorder counseling services in a residential treatment setting. The SUD Counselor provides comprehensive assessment services to clients who may have a substance use disorder, by applying clinical judgment to determine appropriate treatment needs and levels of care. This includes performing diagnostic assessment, evaluation, intervention, referral and alcoholism and/or substance use counseling in both individual and group settings. Must possesses excellent customer service skills and be able to develop internal and external resources and customer relationships. Salary is $50-55K
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Develops and conducts group, individual, and family counseling on a scheduled basis to caseload clients.
- Obtains weekly random urine samples according to established protocol.
- Orients clients about program goals, objectives, rules and regulations, client’s obligations, client’s rights and program operation.
- Demonstrates knowledge of group work management techniques and uses those techniques appropriately.
- Completes appropriate service planning and clinical interventions.
- Completes assigned reports in a timely manner in the Electronic Health Record (EHR), STARS, IMA SAAM, etc.
- Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate documentation.
- Demonstrates a clinical understanding of the role of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in SUD treatment and is able to facilitate client preferences regarding MAT.
- Provides education and information to the client about alcohol and drug use.
- Offers case management services as needed, including but not limited to discharge planning, housing assistance, budgeting instruction, and linkage with community-based service providers and support resources.
- Maintains and updates referral services and resources that may be useful to the resident population; makes referrals when necessary and appropriate.
- Participates in multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings.
- Participates in Quality Assurance (QA) and Utilization Review (UR) activities.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- High School Diploma required. Associate/Bachelor Degree preferred.
- Valid OASAS CASAC certification, or equivalent counseling degree, certification, and/or license. Candidates with a CASAC-T must obtain full CASAC within 12 months, post hire.
- Must meet the OASAS Scope of Practice requirements.
- Trained and certified in naloxone delivery to treat opioid overdose, or trained within 7 days, post hire.
- Strong leadership, excellent organizational and communication skills.
- Ability to work on a strong team of professionals in a culturally diverse environment.
- Ability to multitask and to work and function under pressure.
*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*