What differentiates Groups is the belief that long-term recovery from opioids is tied to aspects of life that are beyond the reach of traditional medical care. We approach fighting addiction as a team sport and provide each member with a care team that works together to ensure our members receive comprehensive, coordinated care. Our outpatient model is designed to fit into our member’s schedules so they can keep working and living a normal life. As a result, our outcomes reflect the success of our model and the commitment of our members with 74% remaining in treatment after 6 months, 90% attending group therapy each week and 89% abstaining from illicit substances each week.
Groups has grown to become the national leader in value-based care for opioid use disorder that is proven to help our members beat addiction and get their lives back. We have over 8,000 members seen weekly via our fully virtual care model and have physical locations across the country with additional openings planned in 2021.
At Groups, the Counselor I leads the treatment team, alongside providers, care navigators, and administrators, and is the expert on addiction and recovery coordinating decisions about the member’s treatment. Meanwhile, providers are asked to focus on what they do best medication management. By putting seasoned, compassionate Counselors in the lead, and minimizing bureaucracy at every turn, we’re able to deliver care that is both more affordable and of higher quality than the status quo.
As a Counselor I you will manage a schedule and caseload that supports the needs of the office and region and further develop your clinical skill set and knowledge of Groups roles and responsibilities as it relates to the clinical service model.
- Unlock great clinical outcomes for our members by adhering to Groups Recovery System and providing consistent, high quality counseling activities.
- Conduct intake assessments to evaluate individuals’ appropriateness for our program, engaging special populations in our treatment model.
- Use clinical tools (urine drug screens, pill counts, treatment plans, counseling, etc.) to monitor clinical progress and promote recovery within the Core Milestones framework.
- Lead weekly group therapy sessions that build recovery skills and foster community by utilizing the outlined curriculum.
- Engage in the community and create relationships for referrals.
- Provide individual support, as needed, such as crisis intervention, referrals to other resources, liaising with outside parties involved in the member’s treatment and coordinating with the Care Navigators.
- Measure the effectiveness of one’s own clinical practice, using outcome measures (Core Milestones), and client feedback (NPS scores).
- Practice within state, federal, and provincial laws/regulations and professional ethical standards, including following HIPAA and (42 CFR pt 2) CRF regulations.
- Actively work to ensure cultural diversity is preserved and upheld.
- Utilize our custom EMR to thoroughly document members’ progress and clinician interactions in a manner that is efficient and value-added, fully digitized, and never bureaucratic and ensure all clinicians in office follow suit.
- Participate in discharge decisions, in coordination with the physician and clinical supervisor, based on member progress in treatment.
- Engage in constructive and effective clinical supervision.
- Prevent diversion by responding effectively to UDS results, requesting pill counts on high-risk members and reviewing PDMP data with provider per state and P&P requirements.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Partner with providers to evaluate appropriateness of treatment for every member who enters our program.
- Responsible for all compliance activities associated with member caseload, including medication counts and medication count conversations.
- Participate in internal and external trainings required for upkeep of licensure and actively working towards professional development.
- Responsible for documenting care coordination needs handled by Care Navigator.
- Participate as representative of the treatment team that discusses difficult members (as needed and always prior to discharging).
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Required licensure or certification* Behavioral health licensure including but not limited to CADAC II – V, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LCAC, LSW, LMHC-A, LMFT-A, LAC, LCAC-A and associate level status.
- Minimum two years of experience leading group therapy in a SUD setting.
- High comfort level with technology, including EMR, email, software and mobile apps (e.g., Google Apps).
- Proof of TB status at time of hire and annually.
- This position requires completion of a health questionnaire.
- Deeply invested in member success.
- Authentic, caring and inspiring—and able to maintain appropriate boundaries and accountability.
- Exceptional customer service skills and the ability to build positive relationships with people.
- Ability to make high quality clinical decisions that align with Groups’ policies, procedures, counseling manual, and Core Milestones of Recovery framework.
- Committed to a high ethical standard in everything you do, working collaboratively with providers, care navigators, peer recovery coaches, and other professional colleagues.
- A team player and willing to put team above self.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Requirements & Working Conditions
These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities; these are made on a case-by-case basis. While performing the responsibilities of the role, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
This position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, and will assess the details of any criminal conviction in a manner consistent with applicable law. No background check will be conducted unless and until a conditional offer of employment has been made to an applicant.
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.
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