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Counselor II

Company: American Addiction Centers
Location: Worcester
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company Summary AdCare, a subsidiary of American Addiction Centers, Inc., is a for-profit substance abuse disorder treatment facility located at 107 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605 . For over 45 years, AdCare has been helping individuals and families struggling with alcohol and drug use, one life at a time. The AdCare name represents innovation, quality, and cost efficiency in treating alcohol and drug dependency. We are committed to improving the lives of our patients and their families by providing safe, effective, recovery-based alcohol and drug treatment. Our addiction recovery center(s) provide a comprehensive approach to care. AdCare's integrated system of care offers a range of accessible treatment centers including a 114-bed inpatient hospital and several conveniently located outpatient sites located throughout the Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas. When you join AdCare, you become part of our family. AdCare seeks talented individuals who are passionate, empathetic, engaged in their work and dedicated to serving people. Together, we can enable our patients to live happier and healthier lives. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. Job Summary Responsible for providing individual, group and family counseling. Conduct clinical assessments for new patients and on-going required assessments. Counselor II will demonstrate expertise in therapeutic interventions, treatment modalities and utilize evidence based practices. Counselor II will participate in Treatment team and provide service coordination as needed for patients. Counselor II will advocate and communicate with the UR department on all aspects of patient care. American Addiction Centers strives to ensure that all of our patients receive the most comprehensive care to address the issues that may impede their recovery. Duties and Responsibilities: Provide intervention, assessments, treatment planning, triage and individual/group counseling. Initiate and provide family counseling services. Provide clinical services to all patients on caseload and assist when needed with other patients as assigned by clinical manager. Participate in weekly treatment team meeting and program staff meetings. Ensure that all documentation necessary meet contract, licensure, accreditation and standards for services in a timely manner following the AACs documentation policy guidelines. Communicate efficiently with other departments to ensure the best care for patient. Provide clinical services to inpatient adult population. Understand and abide by State Department standards, facility accreditation, AACs policy and procedures. Demonstrate dependability and adaptability with patients and staff. Maintains confidentiality of patient and company information. Abide by the standards of HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 guidelines. Assists in monitoring and managing patient community as a therapeutic milieu. Complete Phase 2 assessments, biopsychosocial assessments and interpretive summary on assigned patients. Complete Outcome Measures for every rehab admission and discharging patient Review safety plans Obtain input from patients collateral contacts, family, referral source or other providers. Develop behaviors/symptoms-based treatment plan for assigned patients. Conduct family session as indicated Document patient progress daily Conduct daily group counseling Prepares treatment team summary for assigned patients Assists with placement process Writes (prepares) discharge plan, with patients input, what the next treatment steps are beyond inpatient. As appropriate, involve EAP/Employer in planning patients return to work Coordinate discharge plan with family, collateral contacts, referral sources, and outside agencies Education/Experience: Masters Degree in Behavioral Sciences (social work, counseling or psychology) or working towards a Masters Degree preferred. Actively working towards licensure and/or certification in alcohol and drug abuse. Minimum of 2 years experience in a behavioral healthcare field. Experience working with substance abuse, addictions, mental health, cognitive behavior treatment and motivational interviewing. Knowledge of utilizing electronic health record software and documentation. Knowledge of ASAM criteria. Counseling experience with adults, an understanding of psychotropic medications and symptoms and effects. Ability to read, write and interpret written information, type documentation, present information to groups and participate in meetings. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Physical Requirements AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws Prolonged sitting at a desk Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer. American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law. Job ID: 2022-6305 External Company URL: http://contactaac.com

Keywords: American Addiction Centers, Worcester , Counselor II, Other , Worcester, Massachusetts

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