Weeks Medical Center

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Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor - OPD CLINIC-PHYS/PA/NPRAC

at Weeks Medical Center

Posted: 1/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 100257

Job Description

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Littleton NH



Day shift

80 Hours per Pay

Job Details:
  • Position Summary
    • The Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor is responsible for diagnosing substance use disorders, while providing treatment, education and support to individuals and families as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle and choices. He/she provides direct support to individuals and families experiencing substance use disorders. This may include utilizing evidenced based treatment modalities and referrals to other treatment when appropriate.
  • Qualifications
    • Degree from and accredited program
    • Current state licensure
    • Minimum 1 year of experience in a health care setting
    • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
    • Maintain a good relationship with staff at all levels of the organization
  • Essential Functions of the Job
    • Provide drug and alcohol counseling and support to individuals and families to include:
      • Assess and treat patients who have been referred due to concerns about drug/alcohol use.
      • Provide counseling with regard to the effects of drugs and alcohol.
      • Accept referrals from Weeks providers and collaborate with those providers to ensure patients are receiving all needed services.
      • Provide group/family counseling as appropriate.
      • Ensure treatment guidelines are being followed.
    • Provide referrals to treatment programs outside of Weeks if appropriate
      • Assist patients in identifying their need for treatment programs.
      • Be knowledgeable about area treatment resources including 12 step meetings and residential and outpatient treatment programs.
      • Act as a liaison between the patient and treatment program.
      • Assist the patient in exploring available services and programs.
    • Manage and administer an office based drug and alcohol treatment program at Weeks
      • Maintain confidential electronic records of all client interactions.
      • Create and maintain a resource library of information about substance use disorder, prevention, and other related topics.
    • Member of the SBIRT team
      • Is a member of the team for implementation and ongoing support of the SBIRT Program (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment) at Weeks.
      • Ensures that all patients are being appropriately screened using an approved screening toll and are referred for a brief intervention if indicated.
      • Provides direct counseling to those patients identified during the screening/brief intervention process.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

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