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Counselor Assistant

POSITION : Counselor Assistant

RESPONSIBLE TO : Clinical Director

SUPERVISED BY : Clinical Director

POSITION / INDIVIDUALS SUPERVISED : None

INTER RELATIONSHIPS :

Maintains open communication lines with facility staff, attending clinicians and physicians, clients and families. Liaisons with community agencies, vendors, and payors of health services.

POSITION PURPOSE :

The Counselor Assistant is responsible for performing a wide variety of Patient care activities as directed by the attending physician, Medical Director and Clinical Director. He/she will be responsible for assisting Primary Clinicians with patient caseload and will provide support in group, individual, and family sessions. Will conduct bio-psychosocial assessments. Collaborates with the Treatment Team to formulate the Master Treatment Plan, and assists in coordinating discharge planning.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

  1. EDUCATION : CDCA required.
  2. EXPERIENCE : A minimum of 2 years’ experience in chemical dependency – psychiatric setting.
  3. LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION : 
    • Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant Certification
    • CPR certification preferred.
  4. KNOWLEDGE AND TRAINING REQUIRED AT TIME OF HIRE :
    • Knowledge of the Principles and Practices of the discipline.
    • Knowledge of Joint Commission Standards.
    • Demonstrates Proficiency in Communication & Written skills.
    • Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding Client Confidentiality laws.
    • Knowledge of Drug-Free Workplace Policies.
    • Knowledge of Workplace Violence.
  5. AGE SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS SERVED / RESPONSIBILITY : Adults
  6. SECURITY MEASURERS AND CLEARANCE : 
  7. EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION : Non-Exempt

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