The Counselor (LCDC II, LCDC III, LICDC, LICDC-CS) is responsible for providing quality care management from admission assessment though post-discharge planning and therapeutic services to adult patients with addictive diseases. The Counselor also provides support to the client's families, spouse, or significant other.
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Woodhaven's mission is to provide a warm, caring environment that centers on empowering clients to overcome obstacles in their lives caused by substance abuse. Woodhaven promotes a culture that attracts highly skilled and continuously developing staff that will deliver superior services to its clients. In doing so, Woodhaven's clients, staff and stakeholders lives are enriched.
Education: Associate degree or equivalent with OhioMAS and/or Chemical Dependency Professional Board license required. Master’s Degree in social work or equivalent in recognized mental health/AOD field preferred.
Experience: Two (2) years of experience in the treatment of adults with addictive diseases or in inpatient treatment preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Minimum of an active State of Ohio LCDC II or in process of increasing certification.
Knowledge and Training Required:
• Demonstrate skills and experience in case management, marital and family group therapy, time management, and crisis intervention common to acute patients, as well as to non-violent crisis intervention practices.
• Knowledge of 12-step Recovery Program • Basic knowledge of detoxification assessment and treatment procedures.
• Knowledge with disease concept of addiction treatment and mental illness.
• Ability to identify signs of withdrawal from major classes of abused substances, and ability to apply this knowledge to the treatment of patients with addictive diseases and mental illnesses.
• Ability to clearly summarize pertinent clinical information via written correspondence and medical records documentation.
• Ability to work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, supporting the facility’s treatment program and philosophy, and assuring the delivery of quality treatment to patients and their families.
Clinician Specific Areas of Responsibilities to Position:
1. Effectively conducts group therapy sessions, and case manage adult patients with addictive diseases and/or mental illnesses in multi-level age groups, e.g. early adult (18-45 years), middle adult (45-59 years) and older adults (60+ years).
2. Demonstrates an understanding of development issues particular to a chosen group, which is evaluated through treatment planning and documentation, and completes a “skills assessment” checklist yearly to demonstrate competency. 3. Demonstrates ability to conduct patient lectures and educational seminars as assigned. 4. Demonstrates skills in assisting patient/family with discharge planning.
5. Provides resource information on appropriate care providers to the patient and/or family and communicates the treatment team’s recommendations for post-discharge needs.
6. Demonstrates interaction with other treatment and care providers to facilitate the patient’s referral and transfer to the next level of care. Maintain efficient continuity of care throughout course of treatment and discharge planning.
7. Ensures that documentation of all records is completed in an accurate, pertinent and timely manner. Required case management documentation include Diagnostic Summary, Comprehensive Treatment Plan, Treatment Plan Reviews, Daily Group Notes, Weekly Progress Notes, Aftercare Plan, Discharge Summary and ASAM Level of Care Criteria.
8. Demonstrates ability to set therapeutic limits and maintains therapeutic distance with patients. Maintains therapeutic boundaries with patients during and following treatment.
9. Demonstrates ability to complete Diagnostic Summary within 3 days of admission
10. Formulates comprehensive treatment plan within 3 days of admission for substance abuse clients and within 24 hours for psychiatric clients, based on psychosocial, nursing, medical and psychiatric assessments.
11. Identifies problems, prioritize needs, sets measurable objectives and selects appropriate clinical interventions within the program’s scope of services.
12. Demonstrates ability to complete weekly treatment plan reviews which summarize the patient’s progress toward treatment plan goals, and updated discharge plan and assures patient, team and MD sign.
13. Demonstrates ability to chart daily group and progress notes in medical record, which include progress toward treatment goals, including clinical justification for lack of progress and plan.
14. Conducts discharge planning and routinely updates and documents discharge transition efforts with respect to discharge status, referrals/assistance services provided and aftercare plans.
15. Demonstrates understanding of group processes and group dynamics and current knowledge of treatment methods for assigned patient population.
16. Assumes responsibility for professional growth and current reading and attendance at education programs. Maintain current licensure/certification.
17. Attends in-service training, seminars, and participates in other educational activities, as required.
18. Performs the following duties as needed, as described is the Ohio Revised Code 3793:2-1-08: Crisis Interventions, Case Management, Assessment (under proper supervision if applicable), Individual Counseling, and Group Counseling.
19. May request a urinalysis be completed by the nursing department under the Ohio Revised Code 3793:2-1-08.
20. Performs other duties as assigned or requested. The Counselor (LCDC II, LCDC III, LICDC, LICDC-CS) is responsible for providing quality case management from admission assessment though post-discharge planning and psychotherapeutic services to adult patients with addictive diseases and/or mental illnesses, and their families, spouse, or significant other.Type your paragraph here.
To perform this job successfully, as individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required, but do not encompass all potential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Woodhaven employs, promotes and contracts without regards to race, gender, color, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, sex, religion, or genetic information. Woodhaven is an EO/AA Employer/M/F/Protected Vet/Disabled & an equal provider of services.