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Addictions Counselor

Company: Ams Practice Management- Recruitment Specialists
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Addictions CounselorThis individual is responsible for planning and conducting therapeutic activities for both individuals and groups within the program. They also counsel clients on an individual and group basis and must have a significant to advanced understanding of how therapeutic programs operate and how clients progress through the treatment system and full continuum of care. Duties may include, but are not limited to carrying out tasks in the therapeutic care, treatment, and rehabilitation of persons with substance use disorder(s) and/or mental health diagnoses; facilitating and supervising individual and group counseling; working with social service agencies, managed care organizations, hospitals, clinics, courts, prisons and other entities in coordinating client care; assisting clients in their access and utilization of community resources; preparing treatment plans, biopsychosocial histories, discharge/ aftercare plans, reports and maintaining accurate records; encouraging, reassuring and giving needed support; recommending educational and occupational training and/or possibilities for placement; and completing assessments and evaluations based on appropriate ASAM criteria. Work is performed in accordance with established regulations, and policies and procedures; however, employees are expected to exercise significant initiative and independent judgment in discharging duties. Work is reviewed by the Program Director and/or Clinical Supervisor through an evaluation of the completion of assignments through individual and group supervision.


  • Treat all clients and staff with dignity and respect.
  • Attend all team / staff meetings as required by Program Director.
  • Role model pro-social behavior.
  • Be responsible for a caseload of clients, as identified by program requirements and in accordance with state regulations.
  • Complete required evaluations and assessments, including clinical assessments and biopsychosocial histories, in accordance with established program guidelines.
  • Complete individual treatment plans upon clients admission, in accordance with established program guideline.
  • Document all clinical interventions performed within clients electronic record, and complete monthly treatment reports.
  • Maintain accurate electronic records on each client and ensure the timely completion of tasks in accordance with established program guidelines and level of care requirements.
  • Conduct individual and group sessions based on clients level of care and state regulations.
  • Attend, participate, and when necessary, assist in the facilitation of special events, such as retreats and trips.
  • Moderate special groups and meetings, including family meetings and workshops.
  • Attend court hearings with clients.
  • Monitor client progress and adjust treatment plans as needed.
  • Coordinate with agency and community resources to ensure a thorough treatment plan.
  • Assist clients with connecting to resources needed to reach personal goals both during the course of treatment and in advance of their discharge.
  • Assist clients in developing a thorough discharge plan addressing their most salient needs and maintain contact with clients after discharge until they have been established with other case management/social services.
  • Ensure collection and documentation of urinalysis/ drug screening samples to ensure compliance with treatment requirements. QualificationsEducation, Training, and Experience Maryland Education/ Licensure Requirements: The following licensure is required: Masters degree and LCADC or Bachelors degree with CAC-AD with supervisors letter from the Board of Professional Counselors and TherapistsDistrict of Columbia Education/ Licensure Requirements:
  • DC Health Professional Licensing Administration (HPLA) licensure as a Certified Addictions Counselors (CAC) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW), or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).
  • Counselor I (CACI): Bachelors Degree
  • Counselor II (CACII): Bachelors degree
  • Counselor III (LGSW, LPC, LICSW): Masters degree in social work or counseling Pennsylvania Education/ Licensure Requirements: Counselor I: Associates Degree with two (2) years clinical experience; or Bachelors degree with one (1) year clinical experience Counselor II: Associates Degree with three (3) years clinical experience; or Bachelors degree with two (2) years clinical experience Counselor III: Bachelors degree with three (3) years clinical experience; Masters degree in social work, psychology, chemical dependency, counseling or nursing with no experience required; or Masters degree in related field requires one (1) year of experienceby Jobble

Keywords: Ams Practice Management- Recruitment Specialists, Baltimore , Addictions Counselor, Other , Baltimore, Maryland

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