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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Substance Abuse Counselor SUDA/CADC/ACADC


Human Supports of Idaho, a partner practice of

Behavioral Health Solutions

is hiring!


We are looking for Substance Abuse Counselors with a background specializing in substance use disorder treatment. This position provides treatment services for adult substance use disorders. Our services are offered through an outpatient setting and are intended to assist the client in obtaining and implementing skills for co-occurring disorders, substance abuse, and community re-engagement. Joining Human Supports of Idaho (HSI) means joining a team who wants to make a change in their community, has the drive to fulfill those goals, and has the skills to foster recovery. At HSI we have been providing exceptional Behavioral Health Services and Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Treasure Valley for over 25 years and now we need you. HSI is growing and we are looking for people who are ready to make an impact in the lives of others.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides counseling sessions (Zoom and in person) and relapse prevention groups (currently all on Zoom) daily; may include coordinating care with the legal system.

  • Documentation and signatures in Electronic Medical Record (EMR) including, Intake Assessments, Master Treatment Plans, Utilization Reviews and Updates, Progress Notes, UA results, Incident Reports and Discharge Summaries.

  • Ensuring records meet company and regulatory agency requirements.

  • Treats clients through a Treatment Team approach. Treatment Teams discuss and staff all client issues together so that the treatment team is empowered with insights to support clients in their progress.

  • Provide didactic or educational groups as needed or directed by supervisor or director.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning.

  • Evaluates information to identify causes of problems of individuals and determine the most appropriate course of action and documents it in a formal treatment plan.

  • Conducts counseling to assist individuals to gain insight into personal problems, define goals, and treatment plan reflecting Strengths, Needs, Abilities, Preferences.

  • Follows up results of counseling to determine the reliability and validity of treatment used.

  • Provides crisis intervention and consultation.

  • Required to provide a minimum number of counseling hours weekly, as specified by supervisor or director.

  • Is required to carry a minimum caseload, as specified by supervisor or director.

  • May provide consultation/education to community service clubs, organizations, human service agencies, hospitals, and various county agencies/departments.

  • Participates in program development and staff in-services and training.

  • Performs administrative functions consistent with the needs of the program and under the direction of supervisor or director.

  • Participates in staff meetings as required.

LEVEL OF SUPERVISION

  • Works under minimal supervision and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned goals and consults with superior or higher levels of management on the more difficult and complex phases of work.

  • Is expected to be a strong self-starter and able to organize their time and work requirements sufficiently to meet established timelines and quality expectations.

  • Provides direction and supervision as needed to program staff as it relates to day-to-day care and service delivery and its impact on the client’s treatment goals and progress.

  • Responsible to ensure continuity of therapeutic care for ALL clients in the program by following all policies and procedures including but not limited to:

    • Medical needs.

    • Discharge of client.

    • Approving or denying special requests that impact therapeutic goals of the client.

    • Incident management, processing, debriefing, and documentation.

Business Contacts

  • Interactions may include Clinical Director, Billing and Insurance (UR) Personnel, Medical Personnel, Operations Department, Recovery Coaches, and program staff to discuss clients’ needs and treatment progress.

  • Promotes positive interpersonal relations with external clients, community agencies, county departments, schools, referral sources, and families as required.

DECISION-MAKING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for deciding treatment plans for clients, reacting decisively in emergency situations and crisis intervention, decisions regarding the admission and discharge of clients in conjunction with the Clinical Director and the treatment team.


REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school licensed: SUDA, CADC, ACADC

  • Minimum of 1-years’ experience with, outpatient, and/or mental health care. Must have direct clinical and case management experience, group leadership experience. (SUDA exempt for 1 year and experience will be assessed by SUD Director)

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to lead and direct the work of others, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have strong computer skills (EHR, charting, Google docs, Apps, Microsoft Office).

  • The preferred candidate would facilitate night groups 6 pm to 8 pm


BENEFITS Financial Benefits

  • Our compensation practices are flexible. In general, salaries range between $35,000 and $50,000 depending on licensure and hours billed but we may consider salary alternative, hourly or billable hour compensation arrangements based on need and/or skill.

  • Documentation Incentive for accurate and on time documentation

  • $500.00 sign on bonus

  • $1,000.00 90-day review bonus

Health and Wellness

  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program through BPA

  • Supplemental life insurance

  • Workers compensation insurance

  • Professional liability insurance

  • PTO (Paid Time Off)

  • Paid holidays

  • Flexible schedule

Career Development

  • Free CEU credits through Optum Relias

  • CEU Scholarships towards clinical trainings such as play therapy, DBT, EMDR, etc.

  • NHSC Approved Site (Student Loan Repayment)

  • Opportunities for internal advancement




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