Counselor of Abbott Corners OTP

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

The OTP Counselor I is able to work with clients in the Opioid Treatment Program who have substance use or co-occurring concerns. The Counselor I will provide individual and group therapy to individuals and support services for their families, as well as crisis counseling. Additionally, the OTP Counselor I will complete comprehensive assessments, diagnoses, treatment plans, discharges, and link clients as appropriate.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides initial and ongoing assessments of clients, including client history, evaluation of problems, and formulation of diagnosis.
  • Develops initial and ongoing treatment plans which describe the goals of treatment and the methods to be used.
  • Provides integrated individual, family and group counseling and psychotherapy to assist clients in achieving the goals of treatment.
  • Assists clients with linkages to appropriate community resources to enhance treatment and recovery.
  • With appropriate releases of information, communicates with others in client service systems to coordinate care. Such contract may include, but not limited to, primary care physicians, insurance companies and other service providers involved in the care of clients.
  • Work closely with the interdisciplinary team for treatment planning and coordinating care
  • Schedule and assigned duties are subject to change based on the needs of the program and the clients we serve.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Must have knowledge of a variety of intervention techniques, including motivational enhancement; motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and common interventions and resources to assist with substance use and mental health disorders
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skill
  • Must possess computer skills adequate to maintain the electronic health record. 
  • Must appreciate cultural diversity and be aware of cross cultural counseling issues. This includes gender and LGBTQ.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Service provision to clients who have a co-occurring disorder will be based on licensure and scope of practice.

  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in related human services discipline
  • Minimum of two (2) years' experience providing substance use disorder counseling, and/or counseling in an allied or related field preferred, but not required.
  • Qualified Health Professional (CASAC-T or CASAC) preferred
  • If hired with CASAC-T certification, obtaining CASAC certification within two (2) years of date of hire is expected.