Position Title: Counselor III
Reports To: as assigned by the Program Director
Provides individual counseling, group facilitation and crisis intervention as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
CATEGORIES OF DUTIES
- Provides crisis intervention on an as need basis.
- Attends weekly individual and group supervision.
- Attends in-service training and educational workshops.
- Attends all required staff meetings.
- Cooperates and communicates fully with other staff members regarding patient behavior, progress, activities, etc.
- Conducts self in a professional manner in areas of dress, language, attitude, and behavior.
- Exhibits full knowledge and support of the philosophy and objectives of the Agency.
- Fully understands and maintains policies regarding professional ethics, including appropriate boundaries and patient confidentiality.
- Other duties as assigned by Director and/or Administration.
ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROGRAMS:
- Completes/Review/Updates Counseling portion of BSAP/ASI within timeframe established by program policy.
- Initiates Individualized Treatment Plan on assigned patients and works closely with Case Manager and other members of the Multi-disciplinary team to assure that all identified problems are addressed. Completes the Integrated Summary and Treatment plan updates within timeframe established by program policy.
- Participates in Initial Case Conference within timeframe established by program policy.
- Participates in Continuing Case Conferences within timeframe established by program policy.
- Provides regular, comprehensive progress note charting in patient’s Medical Record in accordance with JCAHO, State, County and Agency standards, to include individual sessions, group participation, crisis intervention, etc.
- ??Facilitates educational groups as assigned utilizing approved curriculum according to program schedule.
- Schedules and conducts regular 1:1 sessions with all assigned patients at least weekly or more often as appropriate or directed.
- Performs conjoin/family sessions as needed???????
- Review s all patient therapeutic writing assignments and provides assistance/feedback as needed.
- Attends in-service training and educational workshops
- Provides counseling and testing services; document and track tests results.
- Provides co morbidity education through outreach, group level and individual sessions.
- Maintains caseload, charting and documentation of services and referrals provided.
- Provide data entry and reporting of units of service provided.
DETOX AND INPATIENT SPECIFIC DUTIES
- Reviews Psychiatric evaluation, History and Physical, ASI Assessment, Family Assessment and any available/appropriate past Medical Records for this or other agencies.
- Works closely with other multi-disciplinary team members to develop a comprehensive Individualized Treatment Plan on assigned patients and to ensure that all identified problems are addressed.
- Facilitates and completes Initial Case Conference and Continuing Case Conference within time frame established by program policy.
- Completes Integrated Summary on each assigned patient based on the need of the patient(s).
- Provides crisis intervention on an as needed basis.
- Provides regular, comprehensive progress note charting in patient’s Medical Record in accordance with JCAHO, State, County, and Any other contractual Agency standards which document contacts, progress towards identified goals, program participation, referrals, discharge planning and other case management activities.
- Schedules and conducts regular 1:1 sessions with all assigned patient’s at least weekly or more as appropriate or directed.
- As appropriate, initiate contacts with family members or significant others at time of Initial 1:1 to perform Family Assessment.
- Facilitates educational groups as assigned utilizing approved curriculum according to the program schedule.???????
- Facilitates process groups as assigned according to the program schedule.???????
- Makes direct contact within agency and with outside entities as appropriate, in order to assist patients in resolution of legal, financial, housing, medical, psychiatric and discharge planning issues.???????
- Facilitates discharge-planning efforts, commencing at time of admission on all assigned patients, including areas of housing, employment, medical psychiatric, financial, aftercare, etc.???????
- Cooperates and communicates fully with other staff members regarding patient behavior, progress activities, etc.???????
- Interfaces daily with agency Utilization Review personnel and provides regular reports on patient’s current status.???????
- Attends in-services training and educational workshops.???????
- Attends all required staff meetings.???????
- Other duties as assigned by Director and /or Administrator.
- Conduct random UA testing and documentation of results for all clients, according to the specific program requirements and frequency of testing.
- Interfaces daily with agency Utilization Review personnel and provides regular reports on patient’s current status.
- Submit client billing daily to clerk/typist for data entry.
- Facilitates discharge-planning efforts, commencing at time of admission on all assigned patients regarding after-care arrangements, educational needs, family relationships, housing and living arrangements, and legal problems affecting the youth.
- Provides crisis intervention on an as needed basis.
- Conduct community outreach on a monthly basis and attend community meetings as appropriate.
- Must obtain and be cleared by LIVE SCAN to work with TTC Youth Clients.
Completion of an academic Addiction Studies program and certification with CAADAC, CAADE or AAHCP or Masters Degree in Behavioral Sciences or in at least 3rd year of a doctoral program in Psychology; or Internship registration with the Board of Psychology as a Psychological Asst. or with the Board of Behavioral Sciences or registered with one of the DADP-approved state-level certification agencies. Must be registered or certified upon hire and no later than six (6) months from date of employment.
- If not licensed after 3 years of employment must show evidence of enrollment in Addiction Studies Program and register with one of the DADP-approved state level counselor certification agencies.
- Five (5) years experience in a behavioral healthcare setting
- One (1) year of continuous sobriety, if in recovery.
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUTH SERVICES
- ???????A minimum of five (5) years experience in youth services including work with runaways, victims of abuse, and pregnant or parenting youth
- Training to conduct urinalysis testing and analysis by qualified agency staff, a urinalysis testing organization, or County department.
- Knows psychosocial developmental tasks, knows milestones of adolescent physiological development, is aware of family/generational influences on substance use issues, understands adolescent high-risk behaviors, is aware of legal issues surrounding adolescent treatment, demonstrates knowledge of mandatory reporting laws.
Registration or Certification with a DADP-approved Counseling Certification agency, Board of Psychology or Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. is a non-profit corporation, which provides behavioral healthcare services, including chemical dependency.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. does not discriminate as to race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation and disability in its hiring practices.
Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. supports the American with Disabilities Act. Discrimination is prohibited in all aspects of employment against disabled persons, who, with reasonable accommodations, can perform the essential functions of a job.
We offer a competitive benefits package:
- Medical Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Care Plan
- Life Insurance
- Paid Holidays (12)
- Paid Vacation Time
- Sick Time
- 401(k) Retirement Plan
- Competitive wages
- Stability and career advancement
- Continuing Education Opportunities