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Substance Abuse Counselor

Hours

40 Hours/week

Position Summary

The Substance Abuse Lead Counselor may provide substance use disorder assessment, crisis intervention, group and individual counseling services, and case management to consumers in outpatient and intensive outpatient levels of care.

Education

A Master’s Degree in counseling or social work with a minimum of credentials as an LSW or PC, LISW or PCC preferred.  Licensure as a CDCA, LCDC II, LCDC III, or LICDC in the State of Ohio.  Clinical training in the treatment of substance use disorders. 

Experience

2 years work experience in the chemical dependency field in either outpatient or residential treatment.

Qualifications

Must demonstrate strong skills in applying individual and group counseling theory and technique.  Shall be able to assess chemical dependency disorders and be able to identify mental health issues which are indicative of dual diagnoses. Must be able to develop appropriate treatment plans based upon needs presented by the consumer. Shall have knowledge of ASAM criteria. Familiarity with individuals participating in medication assisted treatment programs. Shall have knowledge of community resources which consumers may need to maintain recovery. Must have the ability to manage and track many tasks simultaneously as well as demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, collaboration, mediation, patience, and organization. Open to the individuality of others and able to establish professional rapport.  Demonstrate strong oral and writing skills.  Must be able to effectively manage his/her caseload of clients to produce positive outcomes. Proficiency in working with electronic medical records.  Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word and Excel).

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