Counselor IV - Substance Abuse Services (Adult/Outpatient)

City Of Norfolk, VA Norfolk , VA 23510

Posted 2 months ago

Description

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 that instills hope and recovery opportunities for the persons we serve.

We are seeking a master's degree prepared, experienced mental health clinician. Performs a variety of assessment, treatment planning, counseling, education, service coordination, documentation and referral for persons with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders in various Norfolk Community Service Board areas.

Essential Functions

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Under clinical supervision, interview consumers, review records, conduct assessments, or confer with other professionals to evaluate the mental or physical condition of consumers or patients for enrollment into Mental Health Outpatient services.

  • Assist consumers in adhering to treatment plans, such as setting up appointments, arranging for transportation to appointments, or providing support.

  • Educate consumers or community members about mental or physical illness, abuse, medication, or available community resources.

  • Collaborate with counselors, physicians, or nurses to plan or coordinate treatment, drawing on social work experience and patient needs.

  • Monitor, evaluate, and record consumer progress with respect to treatment goals.

  • Modify treatment plans according to changes in consumer status.

  • Counsel consumers in individual or group sessions to assist them in dealing with substance abuse, mental or physically illness, poverty, unemployment, or physical abuse.

  • Counselor or aid family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, or supporting the consumer or patient.

  • Refer patient, consumer, or family to community resources for housing or treatment to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness, following through to ensure service efficacy.

  • Plan or conduct programs to prevent substance abuse, combat social problems, or improve health or counseling services in community.

  • Consult with other NCSB workers who provide services to consumers or patients. Conduct a multi-axial clinical and psycho-social assessment for those individuals seeking mental health, substance abuse and/or developmental services from the NCSB as part of the admission and enrollment process.

  • May conduct regular and random urine drug screenings and/or breath analyzers.

  • Makes recommendations, following the assessment, for individual's care, giving consideration to the appropriate and least intensive level of care warranted.

  • Coordinates the admission process with other NCSB service providers, seeking consultation with his/her own supervisor and other potential NCSB service program supervisors as may be necessary to promote the individual's care.

  • Develops interim treatment plans that reflect the identified needs of the individual assessed.

  • Communicates with referral agencies as may be necessary.

  • Maintains appropriate and required documentation related to service delivery, including opening consumers records, in accordance with applicable ethical requirements and the requirements of the NCSB and other regulatory agencies (federal, state, and other)

  • Provides crisis counseling as needed.

  • Collects and reports service statistics and consumer data as required.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of special projects at the request of the Clinical Supervisor.

  • Participates in regular supervision and consults with other team members.

  • Performs related work as assigned.

Education/Experience

Master's degree in a human services field.

Considerable and progressive related experience, preferably in treatment of persons with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues.

Additional Information & Requirements

Work Schedule: Monday

  • Friday, 8:30 am

  • 5:00 p.m., 40 hours per week and must be able to work a flexible schedule including evening hours as required. Serves shelter duty when necessary per the City of Norfolk's staff rotation list.

  • Valid Driver's License may be required depending on assignment.

  • Preferred: License(s) and/or Certification(s): Licensed eligible in VA as a Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Clinical Social Worker

  • *Total Compensation sums the costs associated with FICA, Group Life, Retirement, and healthcare options.

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