Substance Treatment Counselor
DescriptionUniversity of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine/Dept of Psychiatry/ARTS
Mental Health Clinician II - Substance Treatment Counselor
Position #670999 – Requisition #19336
- This clinical position is responsible for performing counseling duties and is supervised by a senior counselor and/or the Clinic Coordinator.
- Providing assessments of clients for admission to treatment
- Performing substance abuse evaluations
- Completing intakes
- Facilitating group therapy sessions
- Individual and family counseling using evidence-based practices for offender population
- Maintaining documentation in patient charts
- Developing and carrying out individualized treatment plans and case management duties as needed to meet the needs of external sources as well as linking client's treatment progress to referral sources
- Completing monthly billing report and statistics
- Assessing and collecting fees from clients
- Performing related work as assigned or required.
- This position will primarily work with patients who are opioid dependent patients and/or participating in Medication Assisted Treatment. They may have external referral sources (i.e. department of social services) and care coordination is an essential component of the position.
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- Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate's degree in psychology, social work, counseling, human services, or closely related field
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience providing mental health, behavioral health, and/or substance abuse treatment to clients
- Must possess a valid registration in good standing with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
- Experience providing services to clients participating in Medication Assisted Treatment.
- Possess a valid registration in good standing with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) as a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) Level II or higher, or be eligible to obtain a CAC Level II certification or higher within six months of hire date.
- Possess a valid registration in good standing with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC),Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Licensee candidate status is acceptable.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, human services, or closely-related field.
- Experience working in a counselor role with clients who are involved with probation, human services, social services, criminal justice programs, and/or other referral sources.
- Experience conducting, leading, or co-leading group counseling sessions.
- Experience working in a counselor role with opioid-dependent, adult clients.
- Experience conducting individual and/or family counseling.
- Experience creating individualized treatment plans and other clinical documentation (for example, DAP notes).
- Experience with therapeutic confrontation and structures.
- Experience observing, monitoring and intervening in drug/alcohol treatment.
- Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
- Excellent written communication skills
- Client De-escalation skills
- Ability to engage substance dependent clients in treatment
- Ability to comply with established rules, policies and procedures and meet deadlines
- Ability to be open-minded and nonjudgmental
- Ability to develop healthy relationships with clients
- Ability to establish boundaries with clients
- Ability to exercise discretion (e.g. patient confidentiality)
- Ability to communicate effectively in written form, which includes the ability to check for typographical, grammatical and spelling errors.
- Must agree to fingerprinting, criminal background check and a CRCP child registry check and successfully pass the checks.
- Subject to pre-employment, post-accident, post-incident or reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per UCD Addiction Research and Treatment Services Department Policies.
Job Category: Health Care
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Oct 7, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing