Addiction/Primary Counselor - Full Time

Description : Addiction/Primary Counselor - Full Time. Company : Seafield Center, Inc. Location : Patchogue, NY

MAIN FUNCTION:
  • To be responsible for the direct treatment of an assigned caseload of clients who are addicted to alcohol or any other mood-altering substances.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provides group counseling to an assigned caseload.
  • Provides individual counseling once weekly to clients.
  • Designs and implements treatment plans.
  • Reviews treatment plans on a weekly basis.
  • Generates referral source progress reports.
  • Conducts lectures, seminars, workshops, and task-oriented groups.
  • Maintains contact with referral sources, including EAP's, probation, parole and outpatient treatment providers, etc.
  • Initiates Discharge Planning and makes appropriate referrals when necessary.
  • Participates in all scheduled Case Conferencing and Discharge Planning meetings for treatment review of clients.
  • Attends bi-weekly individual supervision and bi-weekly group supervision.
  • Participates in staff meetings.
  • Completes all required consent forms.
  • Conduct Peer Review monthly.
  • Enter progress notes and other clinical documentation as needed into the EMR.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Intake, Screening & Assessment
  • Referral
  • Treatment Planning & Review
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Client Education
  • Reporting & Record Keeping
  • EMR Documentation
  • Proficient in computer usage including EMR System, Microsoft Outlook and other information systems.
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mental Status Exam
  • Consultation with other Professionals
  • Age Specific Clinical Skills – Adolescent
  • Age Specific Clinical Skills - Geriatric
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
CASAC or CASAC eligible, or B/S-B/A with working knowledge of substance abuse disorders.