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Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Hours

40 hours per week (Must be able to work evening hours.) 

Position Summary

The Substance Use Disorder Counselor’s primary responsibilities include working with a multidisciplinary team of behavioral health professionals to conduct diagnostic assessments, crisis intervention, group and individual counseling services, as well as case management services to consumers with substance use disorders and dual-diagnoses.

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, intensive outpatient, or residential treatment.

Qualifications

Must demonstrate strong skills in applying individual and group counseling theory and techniques. Shall be able to assess substance use disorders and be able to identify mental health issues that are indicative of co-occurring conditions. Must be able to develop appropriate treatment and discharge plans based upon needs presented by the consumer. Shall have knowledge of ASAM criteria and level of care placement in accordance to 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 demonstrate time management skills 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.  Must demonstrate strong oral and writing skills including the ability to complete documentation in a timely manner.  Must be able to effectively manage his/her caseload of clients to produce positive outcomes. Proficiency in utilizing electronic health records.  Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word and Excel).

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