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Community Medical Services Counselor in Casa Grande, Arizona

Counselor

LocationCasa Grande, AZ

TypeFull Time

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The Counselor will be in charge with assisting patients through medically assisting treatments and offering techniques for handling Opioid Use Disorder. Counselor conducts individual sessions and group sessions to assist with treatment plan and coping strategies. Counselor will evaluate patients’ progress during counseling and collaborate with tx team to assist the patients’ achieving overall outcome.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITES

  • Responsible for maintaining and managing a caseload in compliance with regulatory standards and ratios.

  • As applicable by location/state may provide relevant substance use information for class curriculum

  • Facilitates and co-facilitates didactic educational presentations, group counseling, and individual counseling sessions.

  • May include family and natural supports in the client’s treatment, per the client’s preference

  • Maintains and applies knowledge of new developments in the field of substance use as required by specific state licensure.

  • Maintains a collegian relationship with other substance use professionals, programs, and associations.

  • Completes comprehensive behavioral health assessments and individualized treatment plans, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and unique client needs.

  • Clinical staffing and oversight required.

  • Continuously evaluates the effectiveness of treatment through the ongoing assessment of the client and his/her natural supports that may result in modification to the service plan, as necessary.

  • Ensures coordination of care out of the area, out of the state or out of the Arizona system prior to discontinuation of services.

  • Maintains a thorough and comprehensive client record.

  • Provides individual/group/family therapy utilizing an array of Evidenced Based Practices and aimed at addressing the patient’s unique needs.

  • Collaborates with the client and his/her natural supports to complete a comprehensive intake assessment.

  • Collaborates with the client and his/her natural supports to implement an effective service plan, takes time to explain the available clinical options to the client and his/her natural supports and identifies the advantages and disadvantages of the options.

  • Serves as the point of contact for coordination and communication with other systems where clinical knowledge of the case is crucial.

  • Assists in screening and coordinating primary care services for clients.

  • Participates in related training for substance use.

  • Must complete prompt and through documentation.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Certification and Experience Requirements

  • Must be 21 years of age

  • Certification of CPR and First Aid Training

  • Minimum requirement consists of a 21-year age, Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Health field (Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work) plus one (1) year of full-time behavioral health experience & Motor Vehicle Valid state-issued driver's license and MVR clearance is required. Three years of driving experience is required. A 39-month MVR is required for you to have at the time of your interview.

  • May need to be licensed professional at the independent level, designated by the state’s governance over licensure; Licensed at the Associate level required i.e. LAC, LASAC, LAMFT, LMSW, or equivalent.

  • Good academic and working knowledge of DSM V, community resources, psychotropic medications, crisis intervention, clinical methods and procedures, intervention techniques and ability to apply same to possibly unstable, treatment resistant adult/adolescent/child of various ethnic cultures for co-occurring disorders (GMH/SA/SMI). To include one year of training in clinical programming in a behavioral health setting

  • Knowledge of behavioral management, de-escalation methods, crisis intervention, and defusing techniques to prevent violent behavior harmful to self or others and the ability to apply these techniques to a client population in various levels of crisis.

  • Basic knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to perform duties with a minimum of supervision.

  • Experience working with multi-cultural and low socio-economic individuals.

  • General knowledge & aptitude for working independently with adults of mixed ethnic groups.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking preferred

Tools and Equipment Requirements

  • The ability to use a phone, computer, printer, and copier is required.

  • Frequent use of Microsoft Office products, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Frequent use of Electronic Health Record

  • The ability to use the internet and various web browser software is required.

Physical Working Conditions and Office Setting Description

  • Requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office environment.

  • Manual dexterity using computer keyboard.

  • Requires prolonged sitting, standing, frequent bending, stooping, or stretching.

  • Some lifting may be required.

  • Frequent and prolonged typing and frequent and prolonged operation of computer, keyboard, and telephones required.

  • Requires occasional use of fax machines, telephones, copiers, and other office equipment.

  • Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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