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Counselor

at Apis Services, INC in Millsboro, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides integrated psychiatric and substance abuse disorders services to identified clients including creating, coordinating, and monitoring recovery plans and services provided by treatment teams with a focus on goals determined by the individual being served;
  • Provides individual, couple, family; and group therapy under the supervision of a clinical supervisor and coordinates services related to education, employment, housing, behavioral health, medical and financial needs;
  • Delivers effective wellness and recovery services in accordance with policies and procedures; state and federal regulations and extant professional, ethical, and legal principles;
  • Utilizes motivational enhancement (e.g., developing discrepancies, psycho-education) to improve treatment engagement and participation;
  • Uses evidence-based practices, including trauma-informed care, motivational enhancement therapy, relapse prevention, and medication assisted treatment;
  • Uses a stage-wise treatment model that is non-confrontational and considers interactions between psychiatric and substance abuse disorders;
  • Follows a harm reduction model, including individual and/or group interventions focused on developing motivation for improving wellness and support recovery; developing skills to minimize problematic behavior; and recognized the negative consequences of substance abuse and other problematic behavior.
  • Provides ongoing assessment (e.g., stage of readiness to change, individual-determined problem identification).
  • Maintains the electronic clinical record for assigned clients
  • Participates in recovery team conferencing to create and implement recovery plans for clients;
  • Coordinates the provision of medical, psychiatric, and substance abuse services;
  • Works with community agencies to develop needed resources;
  • Provides support and consultation to client’s family and natural supporters;
  • Documents and keeps staff informed of all changes in the client’s mental or social status;
  • Provides education and works as an advocate for the clients in the community;
  • Encourages staff/clients while demonstrating self-initiative in problem solving;
  • Assist in the development of data collection and analysis of the quality improvement projects;
  • Ensures all client records are maintained according to agency standards, policies and procedures;
  • Engages in professional development; responsible for keeping current in the field. Completes seminars and/or continuing education programs, as appropriate to update knowledge about addiction and mental health services;
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Job Posting: 1262518

Posted On: Apr 24, 2024

Updated On: May 24, 2024

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