SENIOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR

Louisville Metro Government

Job Overview

Job details

Salary

$23.21 an hour

Job Type
Full-time

Full Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Counsels and aids individuals and families requiring assistance dealing with substance abuse problems
Monitors condition of clients to evaluate success of therapy and adapts treatment and rehabilitation programs

Examples of Duties

Facilitates group sessions to discuss issues, problems or concerns; and conducts substance abuse education programs
Counsels, advises and refers clients to available social services, community resources, medical or psychiatric treatment, and housing and employment assistance programs
Evaluates client’s situation to determine specific needs and services, to establish goals and objectives for treatment and rehabilitation plans, and to assess the effectiveness and achievement of recommended treatment plans
Interviews clients to obtain information to compile an economic, legal, family, lifestyle, substance abuse use/abuse and medical history record
Explains program eligibility requirements, guidelines and clinic fees to clients and their families
Participates in staff development programs and quality assurance activities
Documents client treatment progress, prepares reports and correspondence, and maintains records and files
Performs related work

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree
Human Services
Related field

OTHER MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL
Must be certified as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Kentucky (KRS 309.083) within 1 year of hire date
METHADONE AND TUBERCULOSIS PROGRAMS
Must wear personal protective equipment as mandated by OSHA
Must provide one’s own source of transportation
Must work a varied schedule

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work

Supplemental Information

U31
EOE

 

Louisville Metro Government is committed to providing our employees with the tools they need to lead a fit and healthy life. Aside from community-wide initiatives like the Mayor’s Hike, Bike and Paddle event every Memorial Day and Labor Day, and the Healthy Hometown Movement, Metro Government provides employees with programs designed to enhance their life and well-being, like a Wellness Center that allows employees and their dependents with Metro health insurance to take care of their basic medical and health needs for a $5 co-pay. Louisville Metro Government understands that a team of healthy, vibrant employees is the greatest asset we have.

Full Time Regular

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Group Term Life
  • Supplemental Life
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Holiday Pay
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Kentucky Retirement Systems
  • 457 Deferred Comp
  • Voluntary Lifestyle Benefits
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Qualified Adult Benefits
  • Childcare Assistance
  • Free TARC Use
Part Time – 17.5 to 25 Hours Per Week
  • Vacation (pro rata)
  • Sick Leave (pro rata)
  • Holiday Pay (pro rata)
Part Time – Less Than 17.5 Hours Per Week
  • Ineligible For Benefits
Temporary Positions
  • Ineligible For Benefits
Interns
  • Ineligible For Benefits

 

Louisville Metro Government
4 days ago

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