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Counselor

Pinnacle Treatment Roanoke, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Conduct individual, group, and family counseling
  5. Teach psychoeducation groups
  6. When necessary, provide crisis intervention for patients using programmatic tools
  7. Work with pre-contemplative patients to enhance motivation for change
  8. 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.
  9. Arrange referrals to other agencies and resources in the community when appropriate.
  10. Perform treatment plan reviews
  11. Participate in treatment team presentations and meetings
  12. Develop and increase knowledge of federal, state, accrediting body and agency rules and regulations that govern and guide treatment practices
  13. Secure necessary documentation from patient, when appropriate, to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures
  14. Submit monthly and quarterly quality improvement reports to supervisor
  15. 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
  16. Understand and fulfill the responsibilities of mandated reporting as defined by state statute
  17. Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • 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

Pinnacle Treatment

Why Work Here?

Growing company & opportunity to make an impact!

Pinnacle Treatment Centers Network is a recognized leader in comprehensive substance use services. All locations—Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia—are CARF–accredited and include credentialed physicians, nurses, clinicians, and administrative and support staff. A full continuum of quality care includes detoxification for residential and outpatient clients as well as transitional living programs. We treat the individual’s physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological well-being.

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