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Addictions Counselor

Company: Gaudenzia
Location: Ashland
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:Salary is commensurate with experience (Pay Grades for this job varies between grades 6-8)Picture Yourself At Gaudenzia (as an Addictions Counselor)!Gaudenzia is one of the leading organizations, providing substance use and mental illness treatment to thousands of impacted individuals on an annual basis! Here at Gaudenzia, we understand the complexities and that the impact that addiction has on individuals, families and our communities and that is why we need you! We realize the importance of delivering quality services to those impacted by substance use disorders; services that are individualized and specialized to meet the needs of our clients. We are an employer of choice in the field of treatment for substance use disorders, and welcome new ideas and capabilities-that is where you come in! Are you someone looking for a rewarding, life changing and fulfilling career? Here at Gaudenzia, we are committed to improving the quality of our client's lives by equipping them with the skills they need to reach and sustain recovery. We value our employees and create an atmosphere where innovation, respect, equality and professional growth and development are valued. As our organization continue to grow, we continue to need talent to help us meet the needs of our clients and our communities. We are seeking talent for a number of positions. Join us and become a valuable contributor to our team!Gaudenzia's MissionGaudenzia's mission is to help individuals and families affected by drug and alcohol dependency, mental illness, and related conditions to achieve a better quality of life and become accountable individuals.Meet Our TeamAs a key contributor to our clinical team, you will work closely with our clients by providing evidence-based, addiction treatment services to our clients at one of our treatment facilities. You will work alongside other clinicians and peers, and will report to the Clinical Supervisor or Clinical Director at your respective facility. The clinical team is responsible for delivering recovery based clinical services to individuals, maintain a caseload of clients, maintain and submit accurate and timely clinical records within our Electronic Heath Records system, create, in collaboration with the clinical team, an individualized treatment plan that focuses on recovery and relapse prevention, and will have significant to advance understanding of how the therapeutic behavioral health programs operation and how clients progress through the treatment system and full continuum of care.Who You AreYou are an Addictions Counselor who is passionate about helping individuals suffering from substance use disorders and/or mental health illnesses. You are someone who realize that the disease of addiction doesn't discriminate, and can therefore work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. You have the ability to treat those in treatment with respect and dignity, by providing quality services. You are trust worthy, empathetic, adaptable, compassionate and a great listener. You are a problem solver and is not afraid to have difficult conversations. You have the ability to positively influence the vulnerable. You have good interpersonal and collaboration skills, with the ability to work successfully with people at all levels.You want to join an experienced, supportive team who is also passionate about helping individuals suffering from addiction and mental illness, achieve a better quality of life, sobriety, and abstinence from substance use/abuse. You understand that while the industry is demanding, your role is significant to helping our clients reach and sustain sobriety, thus you are willing to work at least 1 evening shift per week, and a rotating weekend shift as needed (if working in a residential environment). If this sounds like you, continue reading! If not, please contact a member on our talent team to discuss other potential opportunities that may be of interest.Responsibilities:What You'll Do At GaudenziaBe responsible for a caseload of clients, as identified by program requirements and in accordance with state regulations.Complete required evaluations and assessments, including screening, intake, clinical assessments, ASAM and biopsychosocial histories.Compete individual treatment plans upon clients' admission.Document all clinical services and interventions performed within the clients 'electronic record and complete monthly treatment reports.Maintain accurate electronic records on each client and ensure the timely completion of tasks, within 24 hours of service deliver, no later than 72 hours of service delivery.Conduct individual and group sessions based on clients' treatment plan goals and level of care.Participating in funding source reviews and make recommendations for treatment and lengths of stay.Monitor client progress and adjust treatment plans as needed.Coordinate with agency and community resources to ensure a through treatment plan.Assist clients with developing a discharge/continuing care plan and connecting to resources needed to reach personal goals both during the course of treatment and in advance to their discharge.Follow up with clients after discharge based on regulatory guidelines until they have been established with other case management/social services.What Gaudenzia Offers You:An organization who's committed to diversity, equity and inclusion as such efforts remain at the core of Gaudenzia's values. We believe to be engaged, you must feel included and valued. Our diversity and inclusion committees meet frequently to ensure differences are valued and all employee's voices are heard.Opportunity to work with professionals who effect lives daily, impactful projects and initiativesA rewarding career that does life saving work on a daily basisCompetitive salary offeringStrong support networkOpportunities for growth and advancement within the clinical arena with a clearly defined career pathCasual and innovative work environment with a career path for upward mobilityAccess to 100's of trainings in a virtual environment by way of Relias learningGenerous benefits package with some "free" and low-cost benefits for benefit eligible employees:Benefits & Perks:Medical, Dental (Free), Short-Term Disability Insurance (Free), Life Insurance (Free), Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (Free), Vision Insurance, Various Supplemental Benefits (Aflac, Legal, Identity Theft & FSA), Generous Paid Time Off Accruals at 80 hours minimally during your 1st year of employment, Generous Vacation Accruals at 80 hours minimally during your 1st year of employment, Paid Holidays per calendar Year "10 annually", Paid Bereavement Leave, Education Assistance Benefit (Tuition Reimbursement), Full reimbursement for the cost of professional license/certification renewals, 403(b) Retirement Plan with 5% Employer Match and Employee Assistance Program (24 hours/day, 7 days/week).Qualifications:Pennsylvania Position Requirements: The most qualified candidate will hold either a license or certification (CAC, CADC, LCADC, LCADC, LSW, LICSW OR LGSW).COUNSELOR 1-At minimum, an Associate's Degree with two "2" years' clinical experience "OR" a Bachelor's degree with at least one "1" year of clinical experience.COUNSELOR 2- At minimum, an Associate's Degree with three "3" years' clinical experience "OR" a Bachelor's degree with two "2" years' clinical experience.COUNSELOR 3- At minimum, a Bachelor's degree with three "3" years' clinical experience "OR" a Master's degree with one "1" year of clinical experience.Acceptable degrees include (but are not limited to): Social Work, Psychology, Addiction, Counseling, Human Services, Criminal Justice, and more.Pennsylvania Licensure Requirements: All applicants must hold a professional license through DOC or be credentialed through PCB at the time of hire "OR" being working toward licensure or certification with a completion date of no longer than 3 years after date of hire. Acceptable certification and licensures include, but are not limited to: CAC, CADC, LCADC, LSW, LICSW, LGSW, etc.We treat our employees well and offer tremendous growth opportunities. Challenging work pushes our people to be creative in a casual environment that is caring, fun, and collaborative. We believe that when you have smart, happy people working together you can produce something special.Gaudenzia is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Gaudenzia is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

Keywords: Gaudenzia, Reading , Addictions Counselor, Other , Ashland, Pennsylvania

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