· Track 1: A Master’s Degree or above from an accredited college with a major in medicine, chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services) or other related field and 2 years of clinical experience in a health or human service agency which includes 1 year of working directly with the chemically dependent and/or dually-diagnosed clients.
Track 2: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with clinical specialty in administration or the human services) or other related field and 3 years of clinical experience in a health or human service agency which includes 1 year of working directly with the chemically dependent and/or dually diagnosed clients.
ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
The Counselor must receive annually twenty five (25) hours of in service training in areas supportive of the skill development required by NET and The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs. One half of these hours may be attained internally and one half may be attained externally. Additionally, the Counselor must receive ten (10) hours of training on HIV, STDs and TB. If the Counselor is licensed and/or certified, the Counselor must meet all necessary requirements to maintain licensure and certification.
The Counselor must demonstrate genuine empathy and concern for individuals as indicated in our corporate vision, mission, and values statements. The Counselor must adhere to applicable city, county, state, and federal laws and regulations, and JCAHO standards.
ESSENTIAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Counselor will provide assessment services, as needed, using the ASI and make recommendations which will determine the level of care, (LOC), based on the PCPC required by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Counselor will maintain an “active” caseload (census) of clients which will not exceed thirty (30). Active is defined as 30 clients who attend scheduled treatment sessions at a minimum of twice a month. However, it is expected when appropriate in the treatment process, that the clients will be scheduled and seen on a weekly basis. The Counselor will be responsible for maintaining a clinical chart on each client which will include the development of a Comprehensive Treatment Plan, Progress Notes reflecting each serviced delivered, Treatment Plan Updates and Reviews, Case Consultation, Psychiatric Referral (as needed) with follow-up documentation and Aftercare/continuing Care Planning. Timeliness and appropriateness of documentation in the clinical chart is governed by The Pennsylvania Department of Health Licensure standards and by all other city, county, federal and JCAHO standards and in accordance with all contractual agreements with external payors. The Counselor is responsible for appropriate documentation which includes the assessment for and admission into the appropriate LOC, continuation of treatment within a LOC and discharge documentation from a LOC.