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Substance Abuse Counselor

Company: Addiction Recovery and Restoration
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Job Purpose:
Supports clients by providing drug, alcohol, or other substance dependency counseling; educating families.

Duties:
* Determines patient status and problems by interviewing clients; obtaining personal information and medical history; consulting with other professionals.

* Assesses client willingness to change by utilizing individual and group counseling sessions.

* Designs treatment and rehabilitation programs by utilizing knowledge of alcohol and drug dependency, counseling, and treatment methods; tailoring approach to patient needs.

* Modifies treatment and rehabilitation programs by maintaining case history and progress notes; consulting with other professionals; observing clients.

* Educates family members by counseling them on the most appropriate and helpful roles they can fulfill in the recovery process.

* Restores patients to productive roles by educating them about available community-based organizations, and social and employment services.

* Protects mental health center's value by keeping client information confidential.

* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

* Serves and protects the mental health centercommunity by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and jcaho standards.

* Enhances substance abuse and mental health center reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Skills/Qualifications:
LCSW or LADAC preferred but not required

Keywords: Addiction Recovery and Restoration, Knoxville , Substance Abuse Counselor, Other , Knoxville, Tennessee

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