GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
Responsible directly to the Clinical Director for performing counseling related duties and the initial facilitation of clients received in the Southside Behavioral Lifestyle Enrichment Center.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
- Provides or coordinates all services needed for the rehabilitation of all clients assigned to his/her caseload. This includes knowledge of community resources and proper use and referral to Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for Employment and Training.
- Each counselor must meet with all clients that are assigned to his/her caseload weekly for individual and group counseling unless the client has been approved for bi-monthly contact. No client may receive less than bi-monthly contact.
- Each counselor is responsible for maintaining the completeness and accuracy of all the client’s records that are assigned to his/her caseload following Quality Assurance Standards, and for reviewing the medical notes for current methadone dose and follow-up of reported medical problems. In addition, each counselor must write an annual clinical justification for continuation of treatment.
- Each counselor is responsible for preparing all appropriate MHMRIS forms as they apply to his/her caseload, updating the Basic Intake form annually or as you become aware of changes and filling out the Enrollment and Release form, when appropriate.
- Each counselor is responsible for collecting random urine samples on all clients and entering data on clients in the Methasoft system.
- Each counselor will be responsible for performing other duties as assigned by the Program Director and/or Clinical Director.
- Serves as chairperson or member of various program committees.
- Presents weekly formal reports on minimum counseling sessions.
- Complies with all federal, state and program regulation guidelines and policy and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of the effects of drugs.
- Must be familiar with city, state, and federal regulations.
- Ability to communicate with the public.
- Ability to counsel patients.
- Ability of writing accurate reports.
M.A. Degree of Psychology, guidance and counseling or social work with a minimum of one (1) year experience in working with drug-dependent individuals. B.S. Degree in Psychology, counseling, social work or equivalent with a minimum of two (2) years experience in Substance Abuse. Licensed as a practitioner to provide treatment, therapeutic advice, or counseling for the rehabilitation of drug-dependent individuals in compliance with the State of Georgia practice acts (i.e., LPC, LAPC, LMSW, LCSW, and/or Licensed Psychologist), or certified as an addiction counselor (i.e., CAC-II, CADC, or CCADC).