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COUNSELOR II - SOLMAR - Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Date Posted: Oct 10, 2022

Job Description

Counselor II is part of the Hoag Addiction Treatment Center (HATC) team supporting the assessment, treatment planning, referral recommendations, discharge planning, education, and direct therapeutic for patients and their families throughout the course of treatment. This role supports the goals of the patient's treatment plan and assists in clinical care and case management. Coordinates care with outside providers by way of referrals when necessary.

Serves as a point of contact for the patient between Therapists and other members of the treatment team.
Collaborates with the Medical Director, Clinical Supervisor, Supervisor of Outpatient Services, Operations Manager, and all members of the Hoag Addiction Treatment Center multi-disciplinary team.
Participates in ongoing process improvement and patient satisfaction initiatives.

Essential Functions:
Leads and facilitates lectures for clients.
Ensure the clients follow the treatment schedule.
Assist with admissions and discharges, assuring all admissions and discharge documents are signed.
Provides clients with an orientation about the program, rules, a tour of the unit, including their room assigned.
Accompanies clients to and from medical and other appointments or other critical needs as they arise.
Redirecting and reporting clients if rules are broken.
Responsible for understanding and enforcing program rules at all levels of care.
Assists in searching belongings at the time of admission as well as random room searches in the residential level of care and collect USD as assigned.
Responsible for reading the shift log at beginning of a shift and documenting all necessary information at the end of the shift.
Receives and presents a change of shift reports as assigned.
Communicates with physician and supervisor of outpatient services with regards to physician orders, prescriptions, and refills as needed.
Observe self-administration of medications and document in client EMR.
Document daily living activities and vital information.
Records patient behaviors and informs the Supervisor of Outpatient Services and Clinical Supervisor of any changes in client's behavior.
Assists and encourages clients to participate in self-help groups, such as AA/NA, which offer clients an opportunity to support one another in recovery.
Types and performs data entry as needed for communication purposes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education, Training, and Experience:
High School graduate or equivalent required.
Associate degree in Behavioral Science or Allied Mental Health preferred.
Two years minimum experience in addiction/behavioral health required.
Three years of experience in addiction/behavioral health environment preferred.
Working knowledge of CARF and/or JCAHO accreditation standards is required.
Knowledge of the 12-step, Smart Recovery, and other treatment models is required.
Knowledge of HIPPA is required.
SolMar Retreat: In addition, knowledge and understanding of incidental medical services/MAT per IMS policies and procedures are required.
Experience in Addiction/Behavioral Health environment.
Certifications Required:
CATC II - Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor, or CATC III
or CADC II - Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, or CADC III
BLS-AHA Basic Life Support required at hire.

The CADC-CAS Certification is accepted and grandfathered for employees hired before 8/1/2021. These employees have one year to acquire the CATC II, CADC II, or LAADC.
SolMar Retreat: In addition, must have a current negative TB test and health screen report or questionnaire clearance by a physician prior to employment. The tuberculosis test shall be conducted under licensed medical supervision not more than 45 working days prior to employment and renewed annually from the date of the last TB test. Required.

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