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Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

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Posted On: Tuesday, 5th January 2021
Category: Behavioral Health
Department: Behavioral Health
Shift: Week Days
Location: Martinsville
287 Commonwealth Blvd, Martinsville, VA 24112
Job Type:
40 Hours per Week
Education: Other Diploma/Certificate
Duration: Permanant

Job Description:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

 

Classification:  Salary                                                            Date:           January 2021

 

Department:     Medical                                                        Supervisor:Behavioral Health Director

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of PATHS’ Behavioral Health Program Director, the LCSW will provide integrated behavioral health services as part of patients’ care team alongside medical providers.  These outpatient services will include individual and group sessions to address a wide range of behavioral health issues, including substance abuse.

 

Education and/or experience

  • Master’s degree in Human Services, Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work required.
  • Active licensure as a LCSW in Virginia.
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medications and their role in the treatment of mental illness preferred.
  • Experience working with individuals with chronic medical conditions and concurrent mental health issues preferred.

Competencies

  • Must possess skills in providing individual and group counseling to adults and children.
  • Must possess clinical evaluation and crisis intervention skills.
  • Must possess skills in providing case management and linking individuals with a wide variety of community services.
  • Must possess skills necessary to establish and maintain therapeutic relationship with individuals.
  • Must possess effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with management and co-workers to carry out duties in a positive manner.
  • Ability to organize duties and function independently under Coordinator’s guidance.
  • Ability to compose effective, professional correspondence and thorough comprehensive treatment summary reports.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provides individual counseling and crisis intervention to adults and children who are experiencing psychological or adjustment difficulties.
  • Provides group-counseling programs.
  • Meets with staff of partner agencies in order to exchange information, provide education and offer consultation re: treatment of clinic patients with mental health issues.
  • Provides clinical evaluations to determine mental status and substance use disorders, and treatability of outpatient individuals.
  • Facilitates linkage with crisis/emergency services when needed.
  • Provides general behavioral health case management to outpatient individuals.
  • Responds to partner agencies requests for clinical input, assessment, and education on behavioral health problems and issues as these may affect their individuals.
  • Provides general consultation to community agencies, which includes providing training, education to area groups, parents, teachers, and other community interest groups who desire improved skills in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
  • Maintains individual records, routine correspondence, and daily statistical forms within the time frames set by the supervisor.
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of Protected Health Information (PHI) as outlined in the Confidentiality Agreement.
  • Attends and participates in administrative staff meetings.
  • Performs other clinical and/or administrative assignments as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Provides clinical outpatient services to children and adolescents when needed.
  • Ability to provide outpatient services in a maximum of 30 minutes per individual treated

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

AAP/EEO Statement

PATHS’provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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