Counselor Floater


BENEFITS

Accrue 20 PTO days the first year of employment

Eligible to participate in our Medical Program after 30 days of employment

Eligible to participate in our 401K Program with up to a 3% agency match after 90 days of employment

8 paid holidays

Commuter assistance.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for assessing clients for substance use disorder needs using DSM criteria.

2. Utilizes the ASAM criteria to assure perspective clients are placed in the appropriate level of care.

3. Responsible for formulation of an individualized and negotiated treatment plan with the client, which includes measureable goals, objectives and target dates.

  • Responsible for identifying the treatment methods and resources to be utilized based on individual client needs.
  • Conducts individual and group counseling sessions as required and maintains accurate documentation.
  • Develops client discharge-continuum of care plan and refers clients to outside agencies in accordance with specific client treatment needs.

7. Maintains compliance with all funding sources and is aware of requirements of Annex A.

8. Accurately documents services provided to assure accuracy of billing, to include completing the ASI, TPR, authorizations and progress notes in accordance with agency policies and funding requirements.

9. Responsible for securing level of care authorizations for each client as needed in NJSAMS.

10. Prepares and submits timely monthly progress reports to legal entities for referred clients.

11. Participates in training and education workshops, both in-service and external as directed by the clinical supervisor and/or director.

12. Participates in unit meetings providing accurate reports on the clinical progress and/or lack of progress of clients.

13. Secures and maintains credentials to provide alcohol/drug counseling services.

14. Completes all other tasks as assigned by Department Supervisor.

  • Maintains departmental records and ensures confidentiality of departmental and client records in accordance with state, federal and HIPPA regulations.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to deliver service in a way that is responsive, respectful, caring, and empathic.
  • Ability to gather relevant history from clients regarding their substance use disorder using appropriate interviewing techniques.

3. Capable of developing a diagnostic evaluation of the client's substance use disorder and any coexisting conditions based on the results of all assessments in order to provide an integrated approach to treatment planning based on the client's strengths, weaknesses and identified problems and needs

4. Capable of identifying and ranking problems and the ability to identify the treatment methods and resources to be utilized based on individual client needs.

5. Ability to demonstrate responsiveness and flexibility as client's needs and priorities shift.

6. Capable of writing concise and thorough reports.

7. Ability to maintain confidentiality of all client information in accordance with regulatory agencies and federal laws.

8. Ability to formulate agreed upon immediate and long-term goals using behavioral terms in the written treatment plan.

9. Capable of identifying the treatment methods and resources to be utilized as appropriate for the individual client.

10. Ability to apply techniques to assist clients in examining their behavior, attitudes and feelings if appropriate in the treatment setting.

11. Demonstrate the ability to interact with the client in an appropriate therapeutic manner.

12. Capable of coordinating services for client care.

13. Ability to recognize the elements of a client crisis and implement an immediate course of action appropriate to the crisis, while enhancing the overall treatment by utilizing crisis events.

14. Capable of presenting relevant alcohol and other drug use/abuse information to the client through formal and informal processes.

15. Ability to match client needs and/or problems to appropriate resources.

16. Capable of preparing reports and relevant records integrating available information to facilitate the continuum of care. Ability to chart pertinent ongoing information pertaining to the client, while utilizing relevant information from written documents for client care.

  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and cooperative working relationship with all employees.
  • Ability to be respectful of diverse cultures, ethnic, and religious backgrounds and differences.

SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

QUALIFICATIONS:

CADC, LCADC, LSW or LPC