CERTIFIED SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR

at New Season (view profile)
Location RICHMOND, Virginia
Date Posted June 26, 2020
Category Counselor
Job Type Full Time

Description

Work Schedule
Mon -Fri, 5a-1:30p Sat-Sun/holidays, 5am-10am (as scheduled)

For over 30 years, New Season Treatment Centers have been a leading national health care service provider of outpatient treatment centers that specialize in providing safe, quality and best in class care for individuals living with Opioid Use Disorder ("OUD").

Operating in over 70 treatment centers in multiple states, our team members are engaged in medication-assisted treatment, counseling, support, and care management of individuals living with OUD. We treat the whole person and, in so doing, address the underlying causes of OUD in an effort to provide a continuum of care that not only addresses treatment needs but supports the patient on their journey to recovery.

Job Summary:

Provides individual, group, and family counseling to patients as required. Works with multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of Medical Director, Program Director, Treatment Services Coordinator, Counselors and Nurses to identify and meet the clinical needs of the patient and to assist in their overall well-being.

Essential Functions:

➢ Works with patients to complete all intake, admission, discharge and transfer paperwork.

➢ Documents patient progress through counseling and interaction through groups.

➢ Completes patient psychosocial and an individualized treatment plan within the required time frame.

➢ Identifies any clinical/case management needs and works to address those needs.

➢ Performs individual, group, and family counseling as required.

➢ Performs at least 20 hours of direct one-on-one patient contact per week through individual or group counseling.

➢ Reports patient abuse, neglect and exploitation as required.

➢ Reports patient grievances as required.

➢ Educates patient in all aspects of treatment, corresponding health issues and steps to recovery.

➢ Obtains Urine Drug Screens and initial patient photo identification.

➢ Assists in monitoring all patient activities on center premises.

➢ Actively participates in community relations activities as directed and authorized.

➢ Ensures the reading and understanding of the Policy and Procedures Manual.

➢ Ensures compliance with 42 CFR Part 2 (Federal Confidentiality Regulations) and 45 CFR, Parts 160 & 164 (HIPAA)

➢ Actively participates in preparation for surveys and inspections conducted by CARF, the State, DEA, Board of Pharmacy and any other agency site visits as dictated by the state laws or regulations.

➢ Participates in all staff meetings

➢ Ensures compliance with local, State, Federal and Colonial Management Group, LP rules, regulations and policies.

➢ Always acts in the best interests of the program and company; honors,supports, and protects the proprietary data and rights of the company.

➢ Performs other tasks as assigned by clinic, region or corporate leadership.

Additional Functions:

➢ Provide interventions to patients whom are in crisis or "high-risk"

➢ Oversee services for pregnant patients; in collaboration with medical personnel

Essential Qualifications:

(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the competencies (minimum knowledge, skill, and ability) required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

Education/Licensure/Certification: Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in a related field, and be certified as a counselor

Required Knowledge: Mid-level knowledge related to the field, obtained thru

practicum experience, or education/training. Entry-level knowledge of computer.  Must have CSAC or higher in VA.

Experience Required: Must have 500 hours of experience or training in substance abuse.

Skill and Ability: Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to multitask, prioritize, be dependable and reliable. Must

be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the policies and

procedures.

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