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Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Job: 76402

Location: Plymouth, MA

Facility: MASAC at Plymouth, MA DOC

Type: Full-Time

Shift: Day 8 hour

Recruiter: Robin Altmann

Email: RMAltmann@Wellpath.us

Overview

Our Substance Use Disorder Counselor provides treatment to patients with substance use disorders using empirically supported approaches (i.e., based on social learning, cognitive behavioral models, etc.) and employing methodologies that have been proven effective on the basis of random controlled trials and/or meta-analysis.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in a human services related field

Experience:

  • Experience in a correctional environment desired.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed and/or certified in chemical dependency, substance abuse, etc., as required in Massachusetts.  Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), Counselor Intern (CI), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and/or Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) in the Massachusetts required.
  • Related certification may be applicable based on specific state requirements.

Responsibilities

  1. Develops and conducts integrated substance use disorder and mental illness group and individual counseling services for identified patients to include assistance and education on relapse prevention; general substance use disorder education; aftercare and discharge planning; family reunification; interpersonal skills training; health and wellness; recovery planning; and 12-step programming.
  2. Assesses and evaluates patients to determine immediate needs and services, along with the level of care needed.
  3. Completes and maintains necessary documentation in a thorough, accurate, and timely manner.
  4. Evaluates substance use disorder counseling and education classes.
  5. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  6. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  7. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  8. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

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