Summary: This position shall oversee all aspects of a patient’s treatment program. It is responsible for the coordination and continuity of care from admission through discharge and follow-up of the patients. This position will provide service delivery that is aligned with the agency’s mission.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Ensure the timely completion of patient databases, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries and other essential documentation in accordance with applicable federal, state and accrediting body standards as well as agency policies and procedures
- Provide patients with orientation to the program regarding objectives, levels of care, expectations and requirements, hours of services, patient rights, and additional information to help patients adjust to the program
- Ensure each patient is assessed and placed at the appropriate level of care in accordance with federal and state standards as well as agency policies
- Conduct individual, group, and family counseling
- Teach psychoeducation groups
- When necessary, provide crisis intervention for patients using programmatic tools
- Work with pre-contemplative patients to enhance motivation for change
- Regularly coordinate and communicate with referral resources, family and other entities important in the lives of patients in order to gather collateral information and coordinate treatment.
- Arrange referrals to other agencies and resources in the community when appropriate.
- Perform treatment plan reviews
- Participate in treatment team presentations and meetings
- Develop and increase knowledge of federal, state, accrediting body and agency rules and regulations that govern and guide treatment practices
- Secure necessary documentation from patient, when appropriate, to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures
- Submit monthly and quarterly quality improvement reports to supervisor
- Ensure that the Human Rights of the patient are recognized and honored and that any potential violations are reported according to agency policies and in accordance with federal and state standards
- Understand and fulfill the responsibilities of mandated reporting as defined by state statute
- Other duties as assigned
- At least a 4 year degree in a social science discipline and at least 1 year substance abuse related experience, a master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, marriage and family therapy is preferred
- Counselors shall be licensed or certified by the applicable Virginia Health Registry Board or by a nationally recognized certification board or eligible for this license or certification.
- Have a working knowledge of Motivational Interviewing, the ASAM Dimensions, Self-help Recovery Support Programs such as AA, NA, DRA, SMART, and Medication Assisted Treatment
- Skilled in individual, group and family counseling
- Ability to teach psychoeducation groups
- Ability to navigate technology to include, but not limited to, e-mail, Word, Excel and an EHR
- Excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills
- Experience in a treatment environment for substance use disorders, to include medication assisted treatment, preferred