Catholic Health Initiatives Counselor-Chemical Dependency in GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska
Thisposition is eligible for a $5,000 sign-on bonus and loan forgiveness.
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
- 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.
- Demonstrates skills in individual, family, and group settings as they apply
to primary substance use disorder issues.
- 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.
- 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
Requires licensure as an
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor and licensing as a Mental
Health Practitioner. Provisional licensure will be considered.
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
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.
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
2-3 years of experience
Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health
Primary Location NEBRASKA-GRAND ISLAND-MHC GRAND ISLAND
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.