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Intake Counselor - Administrative Medical Assistant

Date Posted: Mar 28, 2024

Job Description

Full Job Description

- Conduct intake assessments and gather relevant information from clients
- Utilize triage skills to determine appropriate level of care for clients
- Code and document client information accurately and efficiently
- Provide individual and group counseling to clients as needed
- Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive patient care
- Adhere to HIPAA regulations and maintain confidentiality of client information

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Behavioral Sciences, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, or SUD counseling certificate may be accepted in lieu of degree depending on experience
  • Registered and/or certified as a SUD counselor with a California certificate agency such as CAADE, CCAPP, or CADTP
  • Minimum 1 - 2 years’ experience providing counseling and/or case management services to women in the Substance Use Disorder field highly desirable.
  • Possess an understanding of the nature of the disease concept and its respective recovery processes;
  • Must demonstrate knowledge to develop, implement, and direct treatment plans that encourage problem-solving skills and promote growth for clients.

Intern Requirements:

  • Major in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or any major with a dire interest in helping women and children overcome problems due to substance use disorders.
  • 6-month Internship commitment 20-25 hours per week. Consistent schedule
  • Self-Starter interested in learning all clinical aspects of treatment women with Addiction issues.
  • Registered with CAADE or CCAPP a plus
  • Supervision is provided for all Interns.
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist provides supervision hours available for MFT’s and MSW students.

    Description of Duties

    • Counselor/ Case Manager will conduct assessments and develop mutually agreed upon treatment plans with measurable treatment goals and objectives for all assigned clients. Assessments include ASAM, Bio-Pyscho-Social and additional assessments as needed.
    • Counselor/ Case Manager will conduct therapeutic groups, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Process Groups, Drug and Alcohol Educational Groups, Life Skills Groups and provide general supervision of all clients ;
    • Assist with drug testing procedures
    • Counselor/ Case Manager will perform individual one-on-one sessions at least 2-3 per week for all assigned clients;
    • Attend and participate in supervision sessions, clinical meetings and training courses as required.
    • Develop and complete client treatment plans, letters, and other correspondences that provide advocacy for clients.
    • Research and assist clients with all case management needs including but not limited to( applying for medi-cal, locating medical providers, support with family and legal issues, attaining housing)
    • Provide supportive care to women as they transition from the various levels of care.
    • The ability to multi-task and complete all EHR and File documentation and charting by the designated deadlines with minimal errors.
    • Complies with productivity standards of the Agency and maintains an appropriate caseload to reach the budgeted daily expectation of billable hours.
    • The desire to become familiar with all operational policies and procedures of Options for Recovery and contractual agreements with Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control.
    • The ability to provide clinical consultation and referral resources to family members, and others to help support clients in their recovery.
    • Collaborates with members of the multi-disciplinary treatment team for the delivery of a full spectrum of clinical services.
    • The ability to collaborate with and build trusting relationships with clients, other professionals involved with clients treatment and family in order to help clients achieve long-term success

    - Previous experience in data collection and documentation
    - Familiarity with ICD-9 coding system
    - Experience working with individuals with Substance or PTSD is preferred
    - Knowledge of patient care practices and procedures

    Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

    Pay: $22.53 - $23.87 per hour


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