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Addiction Counselor

Company: Mountain Springs Recovery
Location: Monument
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

At Sunshine Behavioral Health, we aim to help people with compassionate, high-quality treatment. Our rehabilitation programs provide the tools individuals need to overcome their alcohol/drug dependencies and manage their co-occurring disorders. Our mission at Sunshine Behavioral Health is to provide the highest quality substance abuse rehabilitation services available. We do everything with compassion, integrity and a sense of community. We aim to inspire hope by contributing to the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Sunshine Behavioral Health strives to provide the best in substance abuse treatment through our shared values and continuous pursuit of improvement. We firmly believe that addiction and co-occurring disorders are treatable diseases. Through our programs, individuals gain the tools needed to overcome their alcohol/drug dependencies and learn to manage their co-occurring disorders. To help our clients achieve these goals, we provide a range of evidence-based therapeutic services, including therapy, psychoeducation, dual diagnosis counseling, coping mechanisms, aftercare planning and more-all in a safe and nurturing environment. POSITION SUMMARY: The Addiction Counselor is responsible for assessing and monitoring client behavior within Mountain Springs Recovery's Detoxification, Residential, and Therapeutic Programs. The Addiction Counselor works in collaboration with the clinical team to ensure all services are being delivered to Mountain Springs Recovery's standards, the Addiction Counselor is responsible for documenting client behavior, group participation and BPS's. The Addiction Counselor will also be providing crisis management and education for the clients and family/significant others in a therapeutic milieu setting. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide assessments when necessary.
Interview clients to obtain information concerning social history, treatment and other pertinent information.
Observe clients to detect indications of abnormal physical or mental behavior.
Change method and degree of therapy when indicated by client reactions/needs as well as when indicated by the Clinical Supervisor or Clinical Director.
Review client chart for completion of all paperwork with appropriate signatures. Complete any paperwork and get any missing signatures from the client.
Bio/Psych/Social Assessment and Treatment plan created with the client. After completion both documents will be signed and dated by the client and the Addiction Counselor.
When indicated, upon new client arrival, contact family immediately and set up a schedule of communication for the Therapist informing them of our desire of regular communications. Family should be informed that the Therapist will call in the next few days or week after meeting the client.
Complete notes for every group and interaction and document in the EMR. All group notes and notes for client meetings should stay current in the chart within 24 hours or occurrence.
Develop and maintain positive relationship with external customers, families, clients and employees.
Assist the clinical team in the coordination of services to clients.
Initiate, facilitate and promote on-site activities, therapeutic support and educational groups, outings and documents on these in the client's chart.
Provide education for clients and significant others.
Respond to emergencies and initiates action as required.
Record significant events involving client's activities in the daily record.
Respond to client complaints.
Attend and participates in staff meetings and training.
Other duties, as assigned. ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge: The incumbent will:
Possess a basic knowledge of administrative functions including, interpersonal communications, office etiquette, and computer skills.
Advanced knowledge of 12-step treatment model and its application in residential treatment.
Possess strong clinically ethical standards.
Possess an intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.
Knowledge of dual diagnosis treatment practices including non-pharmacological symptom management techniques.
Advanced knowledge of HIPAA regulations and CFR 42 requirements.
Possess a basic understanding of report generation, graphical analysis, and data interpretation. Abilities: To excel in this position the incumbent should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
Problem Solving - Identify and resolve problems in efficient and effective ways.
Ethics - Treat clients, staff, co-workers, visitors, contractors, and guests of Mountain Springs Recovery with respect and dignity; work ethically and uphold the values and standards or Mountain Springs Recovery.
Attendance, Punctuality, Reliability - Arrive on-site, on-time, as scheduled, consistently with a professional disposition. Ensure all work responsibilities are covered in the event of an absence or scheduled vacation.
Leadership - Constant development of staff, co-workers and clients, in effort to achieve each individual's highest potential.
Strong Character - Staying calm under pressure is essential. Having an approachable demeanor without compromising Mountain Springs Recovery Standards of ethics and workmanship.
Organization - Must be highly organized and efficient in managing the necessary daily client/staff demands and tasks associated with them. QUALIFICATIONS AND PREFERENCES: The following requirements and preferences will be evaluated and verified to establish employment eligibility.
Valid Colorado License CAT / CAS
Bachelor's degree.
1-3 Year of experience utilizing Microsoft Excel at an advanced level.
Past experience working with medical records is a plus.
Individual Licensure requirements and scope of practice must be maintained. Sunshine Behavioral Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Job Type: Full-time Salary: $55,000 - $57,000 Benefits: 401(k)
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Referral program
Retirement plan
Vision insurance Medical specialties: Addiction Medicine Ability to commute/relocate: Monument, CO 80132: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required) Experience: Behavioral health: 1 year (Preferred) Work Location: In person

Keywords: Mountain Springs Recovery, Denver , Addiction Counselor, Other , Monument, Colorado

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