Counselor

Tasc, Inc. Edwardsville , IL 62025

Posted 2 months ago

Summary This position provides a broad range of comprehensive SUD & mental health services within the guidelines established by the agency, Medicaid and funder standards. These services will primarily include the facilitation of group & individual counseling, treatment, continued stay and discharge planning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review client SUD or mental health assessment to be able to fully understand the client and their needs, strengths and abilities.

  • Complete full SUD assessment if needed

  • Collaborates with the client to develop and/or review an individualized treatment plan.

  • Provide education and support in relation to SUD and/or mental health through the facilitation groups & individual outpatient counseling sessions

  • Collaborate w/ client to complete continued stay reviews and discharge planning.

  • Maintains a therapeutic alliance with clients through assertive counseling & case management, advocacy and resource assistance, including but not limited to medical health needs, housing, vocational services, benefits and entitlements.

  • Assesses, identifies and responds to emergency or crisis needs of clients.

  • Completes accurately and in a timely manner all necessary forms, progress notes, and reports as required by program guidelines and DASA 2060 obligations.

  • Activity participates in multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings, regular supervisory and team meetings.

  • Develops and maintains appropriate relationships with external social service, mental health and treatment providers.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree preferred in social work, psychology, behavioral health from an accredited college or university or related field; one or more years experience in related human service activities; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • Hold clinical certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor from the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA) or be eligible to meet this requirement within two years after the date of employment.

  • One to two years experience with clients in a treatment setting.

  • Knowledge of DSM 5 and ASAM placement tool.

  • Knowledge of the federal drug and alcohol confidentiality law (42 C.F.R. Part 2) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

  • Possess excellent organizational and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to work with a diverse population.

  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel as needed (evening/weekend hours).

  • Must be available to attend meetings and meet the needs of the program and/or clients throughout the city, counties or wherever needed (a valid drivers license, current auto insurance and reliable automotive transportation are required).

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the functions of this job.

The employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects or controls and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TASC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal treatment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment. No person shall be discriminated against or harassed because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran or military status or any other protected status in accordance with federal and state law. TASC is a drug-free workplace.


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Counselor

Tasc, Inc.