Catholic Health Initiatives Counselor-Chemical Dependency in GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska

Counselor-Chemical Dependency


  • Thisposition is eligible for a $5,000 sign-on bonus and loan forgiveness.

General Summary

Provides individual, family, and group sessions for clients and

their families who suffer from substance use disorders. Implements

assessments, treatment plans, and discharge plans on all clients assigned to

their caseload. Actively communicates with referral sources to secure ongoing

services for clients preparing to discharge from current levels of care. Works

primarily with adult clients.

Uses and discloses patient protected health information: 1) Onlyas it applies to job functions, 2) in amounts minimally necessary for intendedpurpose, and 3) in a confidential manner.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with clients

and/or families and significant others who are experiencing a variety of

complex substance use disorder problems.

  1. Demonstrates skills in individual, family, and group settings as they apply

to primary substance use disorder issues.

  1. Conducts chemical dependency assessments and evaluations to include

complete biopyschosocial assessment process.


  • Keeps clinical records to include orientation, assessments, progress notes,

treatment plans, treatment plan update/staffing reviews, discharge plans, etc.


  • Provides educational lectures to both clients and their families in areas

specific to substance abuse and prevention.


  • Presents clinical cases to a multidisciplinary team in order to develop and

prioritize client’s needs, update treatment plans, and plan for appropriate discharge.

  1. Exhibits research skills in order to collect and compile outcome data for

the A&D Treatment



  • Maintains active and consistent communication with current and potential

referral sources in the community to ensure continuity of care for substance abusing clients.


  • Communicates clinically with third party payers in order to ensure

continued stays for clients at the appropriate levels of care.


  • Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by

reading appropriate books, journals, regulations and standards and attending related seminars, conferences

and the like.


  • Performs Mental Status Exam when needed as well as expertise in dual

diagnosis and perform dual diagnosis assessment and treatment as needed.



Requires the knowledge

of counseling substance abusers equivalent to completing a Master’s degree in the Human Services



Must be licensed as either a provisional or fully

licensed LMHP/LADC or a fully licensed LADC.


An understanding of the

disease process and client care in the field of substance use

disorders. Familiarity and understanding of Alcoholics Anonymous,

narcotics anonymous, Al-Anon, and other 12 Step Recovery Programs. Evidence

of active involvement in a recovery program for those employees who have

experienced past personal

problems with substance


Interpersonal skills

necessary to provide counseling, group facilitation, lectures to clients, and

to otherwise communicate with staff, family, and external referral


Ability to concentrate

and pay close attention to detail for up to 25% of working time

when reviewing medical histories, completing documentation, and so forth.

Analytical ability

required to be able to evaluate clients and families on issues pertaining

to substance abuse, develop treatment plans, assess progress, make needed

adjustments to treatment

plans, etc.

2-3 years of experience


Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health


Daily Schedule 3 days, 1-2 evenings

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0159625

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.