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Chemical Dependency Counselor

Job Purpose:Supports clients by providing drug, alcohol, or other substance dependency counseling; educating families.Duties: * Determines patient...

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Bluffton, Ohio

Hancock County

11/16/2021

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Job Description

Job Purpose:Supports clients by providing drug, alcohol, or other substance dependency counseling; educating families.Duties: * Determines patient status and problems by interviewing clients; obtaining personal information and medical history; consulting with other professionals. * Assesses client willingness to change by utilizing individual and group counseling sessions. * Designs treatment and rehabilitation programs by utilizing knowledge of alcohol and drug dependency, counseling, and treatment methods; tailoring approach to patient needs. * Modifies treatment and rehabilitation programs by maintaining case history and progress notes; consulting with other professionals; observing clients. * Educates family members by counseling them on the most appropriate and helpful roles they can fulfill in the recovery process. * Restores patients to productive roles by educating them about available community-based organizations, and social and employment services. * Protects mental health center’s value by keeping client information confidential. * Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. * Serves and protects the mental health center community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and Joint Commission standards. * Enhances substance abuse and mental health center reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Job Requirements

Skills/Qualifications: Psychosocial Therapy, Persistence, Substance Abuse Counseling, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Resolving Conflict, People Skills, Emotional Control, Professionalism, Flexibility. Required: LCDCII, LCDCIII or LSW, LPC
 

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