The Counselor Assistant is responsible
for managing a caseload of clients and providing sound, therapeutic treatment
and managing the day to day operations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
client screening, ADADs and Welligent intake, orientation, and assessment
functions necessary to complete admission as required.
direct care and supervision of clients
Providing direct client monitoring of prescribed medication as needed
required to develop treatment plans that are measurable, coherent and
reflective of client's progress and development. Involve client appropriately in the
client charts to comply with CARF and/or other state agency standards,
using Welligent Electronic Medical Record.
clients with individual counseling, group counseling, and case management
positive working relationship with agencies, resources, and families to
coordinate services for client care; provide information on substance
abuse treatment resources and services; and make necessary referrals.
to client crises and emergencies as needed.
accurate, timely, legible case, individual, and group notes. Document developments and important
events in accordance with clinical policies for reporting and record
keeping. Use Phoenix House systems,
including Welligent, effectively and appropriately.
all notes in a timely manner.
in staff meetings, case conferences, and required training, as assigned,
to ensure continuum and quality of care.
all Quality Assurance Record Review Corrections as indicated on the form.
all Quality Assurance Record Review Corrections to the Clinical
in treatment team meetings. Document treatment notes about your specific
required to review and sign client treatment plans and assessments in a
with supervisor on a regular basis.
as a rolemodel through
positive, appropriate conduct and participation in special agency
events. Project a good image to the
in a professional manner.
therapeutic groups as assigned.
in the support and training of other staff members.
Ceridian Source Self Serve (SSS) files and complete E-learning requirements
in a timely fashion.
other treatment services that support a therapeutic community such as
morning meeting, evening meeting, and learning experiences, develop
contract for clients, etc.
in facility up keep
other duties as assigned.
Demonstrate empathy and compassion for
clients in group, individual counseling, and daily interactions.
objectivity towards all clients and make clinical decisions based on
clients effectively and with appropriate frequency, using a variety of
privileges and sanctions.
appropriate boundaries between self and clients.
self-help concept within program.
Encourage clients to solve their own problems, and encourage
clients to use each other for support.
appropriate counseling role, serving as guide in the self-help recovery
progress of clients assigned to caseload.
treatment groups in accordance with Phoenix House policies and procedures.
daily schedule of program activities.
Enforce rules and programmatic procedures. Monitor
and facilitate program activities. Engage in surveillance activities.
systematic TC tools to meet community behavioral objectives.
cooperatively with others and supervisors.
patience and consideration in dealing with others.
client confidentiality in accordance with all federal, state, and local
laws and regulations.
To perform this position successfully, you must be able to
perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and
responsibilities. The requirements
listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability
to perform the core functions of a substance abuse counselor.
to develop rapport with substance-abusing populations and families.
to apply organizational management skills and maintain self and client
to prepare and maintain required documentation.
to comply with internal, local, state, and federal regulations and policies.
to work and communicate with others.
to work within the confines of a therapeutic community.
school completion or equivalent required. Some college background or equivalent
life experience is preferred.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: None noted.
The physical demands described here are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
duties and responsibilities of this position.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
REGULARLY REQUIRED: to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel
objects, tools or controls; reach with hands
and arms, and talk or hear.
OCCASIONALLY REQUIRED: to
stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential
duties and responsibilities of this position.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
The work environment is that of a substance
abuse treatment milieu which may include:
- Exposure to clients infected with
Hepatitis B, HIV, TB, or other Infectious Diseases
- Weekend and holiday hours
- Business-related travel
First, second, third shifts, weekend and or holiday shifts may be required.
Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of
opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law,
regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with
disabilities. EEO is the Law: Applicants and employees are protected
under Federal law from discrimination. Click
www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf to learn more.
Job ID: 159