Counselor (Methadone)

Pyramid Healthcare Altoona , PA 16601

Posted 3 weeks ago


Methadone Outpatient Program

Deliverables/Principal Results Expected:

Preparing materials for and facilitating group.

Initiates and develops client treatment planning goals through contact with clients, family, colleagues, and other staff. Evaluates behavioral and emotional needs of clients and family members.

Communicating with referral sources and company representatives.

Manages client files by having all appropriate documents.

Attending meetings regarding clients progress.

Conducting Insurance Reviews including documenting and handling co-pays.

Administers individual sessions including paperwork and assignments.

Attending staff and company meetings.

Manages client files by having all appropriate documents.

Clerical duties as required for maintenance of client files.

Maintains client caseload daily.

Responsible for intake process with new clients into program.

Facilitate programs as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

Receives phone calls from support staff as necessary regarding client behavioral and emotional needs. Attends trainings as necessary.

Listens to clients concerning all areas of treatment.

Maintains safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for clients including crisis intervention. Complete required trainings and mandatory training hours.

Other duties as assigned.


Technical Competencies:

Capable of role modeling to the clients. Helps to maintain strong clinical program. Staff able to work together to effectively meet the needs of the clients. Maintains positive relationship with referral sources and families. Chart maintains compliance with Licensing regulations. Complete required training and mandatory training hours. Facilitating groups and family sessions. Drug and Alcohol/ Mental Health experience. Treatment planning experience.


Education, Experience:

Must meet one of the following:

1) 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.

2) A Bachelors Degree with the same educational requirements and 1 year of clinical experience.

3) An Associates Degree with the same educational requirements and 2 years of clinical experience.

4) 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.

5) Current licensure in this Commonwealth as a physician.

6) Current licensure in this Commonwealth as a registered nurse and a degree from an accredited school of nursing and 1 year of counseling experience.


  • Medical, dental, vision, life
  • Paid days off
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401k
  • and more!!
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