Substance Use Disorder Professional Counselor (SUDP)
We Care Daily Clinics Auburn, WA
- Posted: over a month ago
About We Care Daily Clinic:
We Care Daily Clinic (WCDC) is a warm, welcoming, and modern facility that provides treatment for addiction in a person-centered environment. WCDC seeks to renew hope and purpose for those battling opioid use by removing barriers, providing a holistic approach to recovery, and utilizing evidence-based treatment to restore healthy living. Our top priority is to provide the highest levels of patient-centered care to those we serve.
WCDC is a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) facility using FDA approved medication paired with behavioral health counseling. Our treatment plans are built around patients in a supportive, safe environment to create a personalized pathway to recovery. In addition to recovery, we also offer planned patient transportation and family and social supports.
The Substance Use Disorder Professional Counselor (SUDP) shall serve as the primary contact person with their assigned clinic patients. It is through the counselor’s ongoing individual contracts with his/her patients that the major objectives of treatment are attained. S/He shall provide assigned patients with necessary program information and scheduling referrals to internal and external resources, individual counseling, and guidance in developing their treatment plans and goals. The nature of this position is fast-paced in high-stress situations and conditions. The SUDP will report to the Clinical Lead/Supervisor.
The Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Substance Use Disorder Professional Counselor should adhere to and value the philosophical priorities of the HARM Reduction Model, that Medication Assisted Treatment is the preferred method of addressing opioid addiction and that every patient deserves to be treated with respect, compassion and dignity.
- Ensures implementation of all clinic policies and treatment procedures; recommend policy and procedure updates and changes as necessary
- Provide individual counseling and case management services to assigned patients
- Consistently maintain professional boundaries with patients and coworkers
- Prompt, accurate completion of progress notations of all interactions with patients in assigned patient files
- Professional preparation and prompt submission of:
1. Initial treatment plans
2. Ongoing treatment plans
3. Responses to positive urinalysis/breathalyzer results
4. Administrative detoxification notices
5. Letter of assistance and referral for assigned patients
6. Closing treatment summaries for discharged patients
7. Daily activity forms
8. Required state and agency recording forms
- Maintain regular communication with the MSO and attends meetings as requested
- Ensures the confidentiality of all patients and the integrity of professional staff communication and behavior
- Serve as a leader or co-leader of therapy or educational groups and provide other treatment activities
- Meet with primary supervisor for the purposes of patient clinical consultation and clinical skill development, and/or other designated supervisor staff for the purposes of reviewing patient documentation and treatment planning issues
- Coordinate assigned patient treatment with other staff departments
- Participate in Treatment Team meetings to review patient treatment progress ad status, hear and act on patient appeal of administrative action and program non-compliance issues
- Knowledge and compliance with HIPAA policies and procedures
- Participate in Federal and State substance abuse training and continuing education as needed to safely and effectively perform in the position
- Interacts with all staff in a positive and motivational fashion supporting the company’s mission and Best Practice Patient Experience
Education: Academic training in the social service field and in the area of chemical dependency treatment is required in accordance with the qualifications for a Department of Health licensed Chemical Dependency Professional as stipulated in the WAC. The counselor is required to maintain this status and complete continuing education requirements throughout their employment. The Counselor must also provide the agency with ongoing documentation of their current Washington Department of Health C.D.P. license credential throughout their employment.
Experience: Work experience in the social service field and in the area of chemical dependency treatment is required in accordance with the qualifications for a Department of Health licensed Chemical Dependency Professional as stipulated in the WAC.
Characteristics of a We Care Daily Clinic Employee:
If you are someone who is:
Patient-Centered – Seeks to understand and effectively address the needs and challenges of our patients;
Quality focused – Focused on providing quality, evidence-based care to our patients. We utilize a proven model that pairs MAT with behavioral health counseling in a compassionate environment;
Highly motivated, detail oriented and organized, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
And committed to a holistic approach that removes barriers for patients, WCDC is the perfect place for the next step in your career.
- The nature of this position is fast-paced in high-stress situations and conditions
- Excellent interpersonal skills and knowledge of substance abuse treatment planning and counseling issues
- Minimum Two year’s experience
- Opioid Treatment Program experience will be given hiring preference
- LMHC desired, but not required
- The counselor shall be creative in developing and implementing effective approaches to chemical dependency treatment
- Computer literate, with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and electronic medical records systems, as well as a high level of initiative in keeping current with technological change
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, and outside contacts from a wide variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds; good diplomatic skills, including strong conflict-resolution skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Conducts all business activities in a professional and ethical manner
- No history of alcohol or other drug misuse for 3 years prior to employment and does not display evidence of alcohol or other drugs abuse while employed
- Must be able to pass required background checks
- Complies with and up-to-date with all other testing, screening and credentialing as required
- Evening and weekend hours may be required
- Ability to travel as needed (minimal)