Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, the Counselor is responsible for clinical and case management services for all patients and their families.
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
- Other duties as assigned
- Master's degree in social work or counseling/education is with LCDC, LPC-Intern, LMSW, LMFT-A
- One or more years' relevant experience with counseling preferred.
- Must maintain a valid Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND 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
Job location: San Antonio, TX
Job code: 109