DSP II – Admissions Counselor

DSP II - Admissions Counselor

Job Overview

Position: DSP II – Admissions Counselor
Position Status: Full Time
Program: Day One Admissions


The DSP II – Mental Health Counselor is responsible for providing assessments, determining appropriateness of service, and providing treatment services. A DSP II must also complete paperwork related to these functions.


Essential functions are duties, which are essential or primary to the position or the reason the position exists. An individual must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Conducts diagnostic assessments and determines client appropriateness for service. Gathers information on individual and identifies client’s strengths, weaknesses, needs and problems in order to formulate appropriate treatment plan.
  • Conducts intensive individual counseling sessions with client on a one-to-one basis; ensures flow of client’s case during treatment pertaining to area of expertise. Ensures individual treatment plan is appropriate to client’s needs and being implemented properly.
  • Provides written documentation of client activity, develops treatment plans, and written updates in order to maintain compliance with requirement standards, and provides documentation for billing of services. Initiates all correspondence and paperwork related to assessments and client service reports (i.e., letters, progress notes, etc.).
  • Provides input to treatment team regarding the developments of treatment plans and client progress. Meets with clinical staff and Program Director for review, input and consultation into client plan.
  • Provides case management services, such as community linkage and development of resource for clients.
  • Collaborates with, and functions as part of interdisciplinary team in order to ensure appropriate care for clients served.


Secondary functions are duties, which are not exclusive of the position, can be performed by other positions; however, secondary duties are to be performed for the efficiency of The Counseling Center, Inc.
  • Assists in the evaluation of program goals and objectives.
  • Conducts educational and group counseling services in an effort to improve coping skills and provide a forum in which to share and learn communication skills.
  • Performs any other duties assigned by the Program Director.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of alcoholism and chemical dependency.
  • Demonstrated knowledge/skill of clinical practice and performance, including a thorough knowledge of diagnostic assessment, including DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, treatment planning, and counseling interventions.
  • Ability in the area of effective communication, interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to make decisions and to demonstrate sound judgment.
  • Ability to effectively manage self and tasks for maximum efficiency.
  • Ability to complete all required documentation in accordance with agency policy.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, and public and private resources pertaining to counseling services.


  • Shall be currently licensed, or eligible for licensure, by the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Work Board
  • Prior counseling experience in outpatient or inpatient setting preferred, including experience working with chemically dependent people/families, experience with the 12-Step Recovery Program
  • Degree in Behavioral Science or related field.
  • Valid Ohio Motor Vehicle License required and ability to maintain insurability
  • Maintain CPR/First Aid training
***Offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of drug testing and background check.
Our mission is to improve the lives of our clients and our community. We work to heal their mind and body, to inspire and to provide excellent service in alcohol and drug addiction treatment, primary healthcare, recovery support, case management, behavioral health and vocational development, and to be a resource to all members of the community for outreach, prevention, education and advocacy. Consistent with our mission, sustained sobriety is a minimum qualification for all positions.

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