Per-Diem Counselor (Austin, TX)

Per-Diem Counselor

(Per-Diem) Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, the Counselor is responsible for clinical and case management services for all patients and their families. 

SCHEDULE 

  • Variable

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs primary counselor duties to clients and their families including but are not limited to development of treatment plans; crisis intervention; group, individual, family and didactic sessions; coordination of treatment services with probation, school, and other referral sources
  • Performs discharge coordination and planning with necessary referrals and documentation. 
  • Promotes and utilizes a strengths-based treatment model for substance abuse treatment.
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation utilizing an electronic medical record in accordance with the expectations and standards of Phoenix House policy and procedures, state licensing requirements, and funding/contract requirements.  Responsible for all other documentation related to the treatment and progress of clients in the program. 
  • Attends and participates in clinical meetings, weekly supervision with supervisor, staff meetings, and other treatment team meetings in accordance with program needs. 
  • Adheres to ethical and conduct standards as established by professional licensure and Phoenix House policies.
  • Provide case management and maintains communication with the treatment team, families, and referral sources.
  • Provide crisis intervention and risk assessment as needed.
  • May perform assessments, screenings, and intakes, with patients as required.
  • May perform utilization review as needed
  • Multi-lingual counselors may be asked to conduct services in multiple languages to meet the needs of the clients and families
  • Attends all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements, completes all training on time
  • Attends and participates in program and all staff meetings
  • Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for others

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CREDENTIALS

  • Master's degree in social work or counseling/education is preferred with LPC-Intern, LMSW, LMFT-A
  • One or more years' relevant experience with counseling preferred.
  • Must maintain a valid Texas Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE For– Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking
  • Proficiency in MS Office systems
  • Ability to utilize an electronic healthcare record
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
  • Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor
  • Understanding of addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities
  • Understanding of patient development and family systems
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative
  • Skills and ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

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Job Location: Austin, TX

Job ID: 7