CADC/LADC Outpatient Counselor at Layman Way
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Alfred, ME 04002
This is a part time, 20 hour per week, Mon-Friday position at Layman Way Recovery Center. The counselor will work with individuals who have successfully completed 6 months of residential treatment.
Screening and eligibility will have already been determined, so primary functions include admission into aftercare, meeting individually with clients, documentation, and attendance at scheduled supervision and meetings. Of the 20 hours per week, 16 hours are expected to be reimbursable, with the remaining 4 available for consultation, documentation, and other administrative functions.
POSITION SUMMARY:The outpatient substance abuse counselor will be responsible for managing a caseload of clients, providing individual counseling and assessment, and making recommendations for further treatment or services as applicable for adults, aged 18 and older. The counselor will also be responsible for community outreach and engaging referral sources and making our services accessible to those who need it, as directed by the addictions treatment supervisor.
The counselor will have an enhanced understanding of homelessness and poverty as well as working with individuals with co-occurring disorders. It is the responsibility of the counselor to create an environment that is helpful and conducive to client participation and engagement.
Typical counseling sessions last 1 hour, and are offered on a weekly basis for up to 6 months in duration. Additional sessions may be provided as individual needs require.
Will complete screenings for eligibility and intake admission on all eligible individuals
Will ensure all individuals enrolled in SA OP meet ASAM level 1 level of care
Will oversee all paperwork necessary to enroll Maine Care and grant funded clients into Kepro/Attrezzo system and ensure it is secured for appropriate billing, and meeting deadlines
Will provide direct client services via group and individual counseling sessions as necessary to support enrolled clients and deliver required services
Will complete necessary assessment forms and BPS history, meeting licensure deadlines
Writes an individualized treatment plan with each assigned client, which is then reviewed with the supervisor
Reviews all assigned client cases weekly with supervisor
Participates in regular treatment team meetings with supervisor, MAT prescriber, Clinical Director and other pertinent members involved in the individuals’ care for case review
Ensures all documentation is in accordance with licensure standards
Delivers counseling sessions as scheduled
Attends weekly staff/supervisory meetings as scheduled
Recruits new referring agencies and outreaches to potential clients about program, as directed
Carries a case load average of 18-20 active clients
Assesses clients on case load individually and as a group to ensure programming fits their needs
Makes recommendations for additional services necessary to enhance client learning and engagement in program
Completes WITS forms on all in service
Completes quarterly reports as directed on services delivered
Attends community based meetings, panels, speaking engagements as directed by supervisor
Maintains current CADC or LADC in good standing
Receives regular, weekly clinical supervision
Other duties as assigned
This position requires walking, standing, sitting, bending, lifting, manipulation, operation of equipment, contact with clients, volunteers, agency staff, and the general public;
This position may result in exposure to biomedical hazards (i.e. infectious disease and body waste/discharge) and contact with clients/residents who may, at times in the course of their recovery, become agitated and/or physically aggressive toward staff and others.
This position requires client transportation in both personally and agency owned vehicles.
REQUIRED JOB SKILLS:
Demonstrated oral and written skills;
Experience facilitating groups
Experience with program development and start up
History of working with low income persons;
History of working with cultural diversity issues;
Organized and able to multi-task without constant supervision
Basic understanding of the Maine Care billing system and enrollment services
Good communication skills
Effective leadership skills
Ability to work under pressure and maintain a positive attitude
Proven ability to work with individuals with co-occurring disorders
Must be creative and comfortable taking risks
Ability to work flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
CADC licensed, LADC preferred
Trained in CBT, trauma informed care, and Motivational Interviewing
5 years direct service experience
3 years group facilitation experience
CPR/First Aid certified within 6 months of hire
Co-occurring treatment/integrated services treatment experience and knowledge
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $20.00 /hour