SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER COUNSELOR
Reports to: Clinical Director
Under the supervision and guidance of the Clinical Director, the Substance Use Disorder Counselor (SUDC) works with patients upon admission and discharge from the Center and will meet individually with patients and in group meetings based on the counselor’s credentials. The counselor collaborates with other master’s level clinicians to facilitate appropriate counseling and recommendations for aftercare.
- Licensed in the state of Utah with an active SUDC license.
- CPR Certification (can be obtained upon hire)
- Must be able to pass an extensive background checks and drug test.
- If in recovery, must have at least 2 years of sobriety.
- Advance Substance Abuse Disorder Counselor (ASUDC) license.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Complete initial intake & discharge assessments with patients.
- Collaborate with the clinical team to address individual client needs. Modify treatment goals as indicated in collaboration with the clinical team.
- Establish individualized treatment plan in collaboration with the clinical team, follow and update as indicated.
- Collaborate with family, referral sources, and other collateral contacts as needed to support the client’s needs.
- Counsel or aid client family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the client’s treatment and recovery process.
- Facilitate psychoeducation and groups appropriate per employee credentials.
- Conduct substance use disorder-relevant individual and family sessions per employee credentials.
- Provide crisis intervention if necessary supportive of the client’s needs.
- Clinical Documentation
- Provides effective documentation to support the current level of care
- Complete weekly/ bi-weekly treatment review updates (depending on the level of care)
- Maintains adherence to all documentation time frames
- Prepare clients’ discharge by managing discharge plans
- Coordinate discharge and post-discharge requirements (aftercare recommendations, sober living, recovery meetings, appointments)
- Provide resources for aftercare needs involving clinical and medical referrals
- All other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Strong organizational and communication skills.
- Ability to make decisions independently.
- Ability to create positive change in people’s lives
- Ability to effectively communicate verbally and written communication skills.
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, problem solve, and resolve conflicts for individuals and groups.
- Proficient at documentation and managing caseloads.
- Efficient in basic Microsoft and Google office products, Word, Excel, etc.
- Computer literate – experience with electronic documentation, strong writing skills.