Counselor III - Mental Health & Substance Abuse Outpatient Services

City Of Norfolk, VA Norfolk , VA 23510

Posted 2 months ago

Description

The City of Norfolk is seeking a Counselor III to join the Norfolk Community Services Board.

Responsibilities include assessment and treatment planning, the provision of substance abuse counseling and case management services primarily to persons with co-occurring problems.

Work Schedule: Generally Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm however shift will include working at least 2 nights per week.

The Norfolk Community Services Board (NCSB) provides treatment, support, and education to the community with a focus on mental illness, substance use addiction, and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Norfolk CSB provides services to persons in acute crisis as well as integrated, person-centered, and recovery-oriented programming for persons needing assistance and support stabilizing in the community.

Today, the CSB provides treatment and rehabilitation services to over 6,000 Norfolk citizens yearly. Norfolk CSB seeks team members interested in providing skilled services in a public service environment. We are also seeking persons to join our team that are dedicated to supporting a positive work and treatment environment. Please join us as we instill hope and recovery opportunities for the persons we serve.

Essential Functions

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Provides comprehensive assessments for persons with substance use disorders / co-occurring disorders.

  • Develops individualized treatment plans, which respond to the needs of the person served and their family as identified by the assessment and coordinates the initial and periodic treatment plans with the medical Services component.

  • Participates in case reviews as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.

  • Determines from assessment the appropriate services to be provided, the most appropriate service providers, and ensures that the person served is linked with those services.

  • Provides individual, group, and family counseling services as outlined in each treatment plan.

  • Provides crisis counseling on an as needed basis.

  • Teaches psycho-educational and substance use/abuse education and revises curriculum as needed.

  • Keeps up-to-date, well documented records which comply with Federal, State, and agency requirements.

  • Monitors persons receiving services from other service providers and advocates for the person to ensure accessibility and acceptability of services.

  • Collects and reports service statistics and data on persons served as required.

  • Processes admissions and discharges in an appropriate and timely manner, in accordance to agency standards.

  • Participates in regular supervision as agreed upon with their direct supervisor.

  • Performs related work as assigned.

Education/Experience

Master's degree in a human services or related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Three years experience, in treatment of persons with substance abuse, mental health or co-occurring disorders is required.

Hire Range: $42,029-$68,583 annually.

The Norfolk Consortium offers the City of Norfolk an affordable and comprehensive benefits plans. Availability and options described are dependent upon category of employment. Benefits include:

  • Medical/Rx Care plans that feature managed care (in network service and out of network service) benefit options.

  • Dental Care plans that cover preventative services.

  • Vision Care plans that provide coverage for eye exams, frames, and contact lens needed.

  • Reimbursement Accounts such as Flexible Spending and Dependent Care.

  • Retirement Savings options.

  • Wellness Program focused on educating employees on various aspects of health and wellness by providing a variety of activities and programs that promote positive lifestyle modifications.

  • Employee Assistance Program that offers short-term confidential counseling to help you handle life or work stressors.

  • Life Insurance, Sickness and Disability Protection, Short/Long Term Disability, Annual Leave.

This information is intended as an overview and introduction to the benefits offered to the employees of the City of Norfolk. Additional Information & Requirements

  • Must possess CSAC (Certified Substance Abuse Counselor) certification.

  • Possession of a valid drivers license and an acceptable driving record as reported by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

  • Must be verified or certified in Basic First Aid and CPR.

Signing Bonus: This position is eligible for a one-time $5,000 signing bonus.


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Counselor III - Mental Health & Substance Abuse Outpatient Services

City Of Norfolk, VA