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Substance Abuse Counselor

Company Name:
Correct Care Solutions
Substance Abuse Counselor
City: Toms River
State: New Jersey
Requirements: Education:
o Master's Degree
Experience:
oRelevant experience in provision of addiction counseling services
Licenses/Certifications:
o License in an addiction counseling specialty (Certified Addiction Counselor, Registered Addiction Counselor) or certified as a Counselor in Training under supervision or Social Work, Counseling, Psychology) Must be able to obtain and maintain CPR certification.
Job Description:
Job Summary:The Substance Abuse Counselors provide addiction counseling services to individuals diagnosed with an addictive disorder. Addiction counseling may include limited assessment of addiction related issues, and individual and group counseling. The Substance Abuse Counselor is responsible for administering any defined treatment program provided by CCS or agency for whom CCS provides substance abuse treatment services, and is also responsible to assist in assessment coordination, planning, implementing and facilitating addiction programming at the facility. The Substance Abuse Counselor works cooperatively with the client's primary therapist to develop treatment plan goals related to addiction counseling, and provides timely feedback to the primary therapist regarding any mental health issues that may be impacting the client's ability to progress in addiction counseling.
Job Responsibilities:
o Under the direction of the site Mental Health Director, coordinates, plans, implements, and facilitates addiction counseling programs for clients.
o Provides initial needs assessment as well as individual and group counseling sessions related to addiction treatment needs.
o Receives referrals from Mental Health Professionals for clients who are in need of substance abuse counseling in addition to mental health treatment.
o Updates Mental Health Director on at least a monthly basis regarding the number of clients enrolled in each phase of treatment, the number of clients waiting to begin treatment, and the number of clients who have completed the addiction counseling program in the past month.
o Coordinates with the client's primary mental health professional on completion of relevant sections of treatment/progress summaries concerning progress in addiction counseling programing.
CCS is an EEO Employer


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