Substance Abuse Counselor

Addiction Recovery Services Lancaster , PA 17622

Posted 3 months ago

ARS is a healthcare company, that provides medication and counseling to people suffering from substance use disorder, as they work towards personal goals and overall wellness. Respect, Empowerment, Professionalism, and Excellence are operationalized at all levels of the organization. Input and ideas from patients and staff at all levels is encouraged and incorporated into our daily activities, interactions and strategic plan.

ARS is a healthcare company, that provides medication and counseling to people suffering from substance use disorder, as they work towards personal goals and overall wellness. Respect, Empowerment, Professionalism, and Excellence are operationalized at all levels of the organization. Input and ideas from patients and staff at all levels is encouraged and incorporated into our daily activities, interactions and strategic plan.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work individually with patients utilizing a variety of therapeutic models and interventions emphasizing person-centered treatment and harm reduction to help patients achieve positive outcomes and progress in recovery

  • Maintain an active caseload and complete all required initial, monthly, quarterly, and annual documentation for all assigned patients in a timely manner and according to best practice standards

  • Utilize individual treatment plans as primary intervention strategies for helping patients achieve their treatment goals, with updates as needed and according to regulatory standards

  • Work in a collaborative and team-oriented atmosphere to provide excellence in care for all patients at ARS

  • Coordinate care with external agencies as necessary to ensure continuity of care external to ARS

  • Complete monthly individual and group supervision to ensure professional growth and excellent patient care

Overview of Benefits

  • Early morning hours allow staff to focus on hobbies, family and friends, or further educational and professional pursuits in the afternoon and evenings

  • Free Supervision toward Substance Abuse Counseling Certifications, Licensed Professional Counselor*

  • Free Continuing Education Units

  • Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying current students

  • Competitive Benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, 401k, and others

  • Networking and Community Engagement Opportunities to help advocate for Medication Assisted Treatment and harm reduction in the scope of addiction treatment and intervention with approval

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in a human services field (Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, etc) with at least 1 year of experience in direct care counseling

  • Willing to work toward substance abuse certification (CADC, LCADC) or already holds substance abuse certification or license

  • Ability to work comfortably with a primary Electronic Medical Record

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, as well as ability to communicate comfortably and professionally with consumers, teammates, and other professionals

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to pass required State and Federal background checks

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