Assessment Counselor

Pyramid Healthcare Quakertown , PA 18951

Posted 5 days ago

Deliverables/Principal Results Expected:

  • Conducts screenings and level of care assessments, using clinical knowledge and skill level.
  • Facilitates appropriate admissions to all levels of care based on ASAM criteria.
  • Makes appropriate referrals to community resources and outside referral opportunities in the best interest of the client.
  • Completes assessment, admission and other paperwork for clients to start treatment in a timely manner.
  • Manage admission pre-certification with funding sources.
  • Work effectively with facility staff to insure consistent implementation of programs.
  • Consistently and effectively coordinates schedule with the Admissions Coordinator.
  • Maintain up to date reports on Needs Assessment data.
  • May be expected to provide coverage for other evaluation counselors in the region, when requested by Supervisor.
  • Duties may also include providing assessment services to referral sources such as county juvenile justice centers, county jails, and other forensic and/or mental health settings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Technical Competencies:

Helps to maintain strong clinical program. Staff is able to work together to meet the needs of the clients. Interact with referral sources to facilitate prompt, effective services for the client. Interact cooperatively with professional liaisons, supporting the ongoing marketing and referral communications efforts. Thorough knowledge of substance abuse & dependency, issues and treatment modalities. Working knowledge of psychological and physiological symptomology associated with chemical abuse and dependency, specific to clients age and developmental stages. Skills in therapeutic support and confrontation with chemical dependency clients. Skills in treatment planning and related documentation and record keeping. Ability to maintain therapeutic relationship with clients in various stages of emotional stability and recovery. Complete required training and mandatory training hours. Strong working knowledge of PA Confidentiality laws. Strong knowledge of ASAM criteria. Strong clinical skills in D&A and mental health treatment. A working knowledge of HIPAA, DDAP, RTFA and CARF regulations.

Schedule:

Tuesday through Saturday

Job-related Behavioral Characteristics:

Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to problem solve by gathering and analyzing information, working well in an individual/group problem solving situation and showing initiative in problem solving. Maintains professionalism and does not show favoritism. Maintains consistency with clients, staff, visitors and the public. Sound clinical judgment and excellent clinical skills. Ability to handle a crisis situation and react appropriately. Flexibility and adaptable. Ability to make decisions in an objective and ethical manner. Calm and decisive in crisis situations. Ability to sustain a team environment.

Pyramid CORE Values:

We are committed and proud to live our CORE values and use them to inspire those around us. Our employees are expected to align with these values, behaviors and standards. We are held accountable for upholding these CORE Values: INTEGRITY is striving to be honest, transparent and ethical when dealing with clients, staff and the community. DEDICATION is demonstrating an unwavering commitment to always provide exceptional care and support to those we serve is needed daily. COLLABORATION is a steadfast, team-focused approach; working together to achieve excellence. PASSION is genuine, compelling and relentless desire to improve lives and support Pyramid Healthcares mission.

Requirements

Education, Experience:

  • A Masters Degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services field) or other related field.
  • A Bachelors Degree with the same educational requirements and 1 year of clinical experience.
  • An Associates Degree with the same educational requirements and 2 years of clinical experience.
  • Full certification as an addictions counselor by a statewide certification body, which is a member of a National certification body or certification by another state governments substance abuse counseling certification board.
  • Current licensure in this Commonwealth as a physician.
  • Current licensure in this Commonwealth as a registered nurse and a degree from an accredited school of nursing and 1 year of counseling experience.

Experience in drug and alcohol treatment and level of care assessments preferred.

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401k and more.

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