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QSAP II-Substance Abuse Counselor - 2863

Company: Indian Rivers Behavioral Health
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionQSAP II (Substance Abuse Counselor)***$2500 SIGN ON BONUS*****Substance Abuse Services Full-time, 40 hours per week; Mon, Tues & Thurs 9:30a-8:30p; Wed 8a-7pCompetencies:

  • Must possess a strong commitment to the treatment of clients with substance use disorders.
  • Must be knowledgeable in cultural diversity and must be able to work well w/clients with multiple problems.
  • Must possess strong communication skills and the ability to coordinate with IRBH, private and public mental health facilities, local referral sources, state funded substance abuse agencies and other agency personnel.
  • In-depth knowledge of drugs of abuse, routes of use, symptoms of intoxication and withdrawals.
  • Knowledge of SA/dependence disorders, substance-induced disorders, possible co-occurring disorders and appropriate levels of treatment.
  • Must possess effective understanding of techniques used treating those with substance use disorders.
  • Must be able to comprehend and maintain program standards.
  • Must possess excellent professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to interact with clients and their families in a respectful and sensitive manner.
  • Must be able to work within the Organization to effectively serve the needs of the consumers.
  • Must be able to work with other program staff in a cooperative, supportive manner.
  • Must possess competent computer skills.Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
    • Ensure that all assigned duties are implemented according to IRBH and DMH policies and procedures.
    • Ensure all safety, fire prevention, and health measures are followed while on duty.
    • Each therapist in the Substance Abuse Program has a productivity expectation that is determined by the current staffing patterns, location and demand for services. Each therapist may have a different expectation based on the schedule developed by the supervisor which establishes the optimum amount of billing based on the above criteria.
    • Complete timely reporting information needed for ASAIS as identified by the immediate supervisor.
    • Maintain a case load as determined by DMH standards & as directed by immediate supervisor while providing continuity of care including frequency of contact and provision of services.
    • Work in conjunction with paraprofessionals and professional staff.
    • Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships, observing professional boundaries.
    • Assist consumers through crisis situations and/or arrange for the provision of such assistance from other professionals/personal care givers and serve as an advocate for consumers.
    • Follow the DMH and Medicaid standards for provision of group and individual counseling, case management, crisis intervention, basic living skills, and family support services.
    • Provide group counseling, individual counseling and case management daily as a primary job function, at a minimum of once monthly contact with assigned client.
    • Provides outreach community services as required by supervisor or program standards.
    • Ensure that the services provided are included in client's treatment plan and that the treatment plan and treatment interventions are based on needs identified by the psychosocial assessment and case management assessment and is approved by a licensed professional.
    • Ensure that documentation is accurately completed within 24 hours.
    • Ensure that client charts are up to date and accurate, including treatment plan reviews as assigned.
    • Represent the Organization in an accurate and professional manner.
    • Follows IRBH Policy and Procedures.
    • Attend staff meetings and team meetings as assigned.
    • Ensure safety of consumers, preserving basic human and legal rights.
    • Demonstrate appropriate and ethical behavior at all times.
    • Demonstrate a positive attitude toward work and the completion of work assignments.
    • Address any consumer concerns to the Supervisor or Program Manager.
    • Provide all necessary data as required by the center and the state.
    • Maintain communication and awareness of current Organization events by reading memos, emails, bulletin boards, and communication logs and respond in a timely manner.
    • Work independently and/or with teams to complete assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner with minimum supervision.
    • Support Organizational Code of Conduct, Standards Compliance, HIPAA and Security Programs by ensuring job tasks are performed in a legal and ethical manner, assessing the work area for non-compliance and notifying the supervisor, manager, Executive Director or designee as appropriate, and maintaining training requirements and understanding that training is a required condition of employment.
    • Maintain the confidential nature of all consumer and Organization related activities by not divulging information outside the facility, discussing information within the facility on a need-to-know basis, annually signing confidentiality statement, and by referring media and general inquiries to the Executive Director.
    • Adhere to attendance and punctuality policy by allowing adequate time to arrive, clock-in and assume responsibilities at designated time, adhering to meal and break times and making timely requests for annual leave and reporting the need for sick leave in accordance with policy.
    • Comply with all standards related to safety and health by maintaining current TB Test, CPR/First Aid, CPI, and by reporting infections and on-the-job injuries in accordance with policy.
    • Identify opportunities for improving the quality of services provided by the department and the organization.
    • Represent the Organization in an accurate and professional manner.
    • Provide accurate documentation of billable time and service reports in a timely manner.
    • Maintain and support open communication with supervisor.
    • Practice efficient time management skills.
    • Devote 40 hours per week to the completion of duties as outlined in the job description. More than 40 hours of work per week may be required to meet job responsibilities and deadlines.
    • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor or Executive Director.Minimum Qualifications:
      • A Bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences and current licensure as a LBSW or have a current ADC.
      • Must satisfactorily complete case management training.
      • At least 2 years experience in a community mental health setting preferred.
      • Current Alabama driver's license and good driving record as defined by Indian Rivers' policy and as designated in a driving position.
      • Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English. Working Conditions, HIPAA, Other GuidelinesJob Specifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.HIPAA: Must be knowledgeable of and abide by HIPAA regulations regarding protected health information as defined by HIPAA and IRMHC. Minimally accesses verbal, written, and /or electronic PHI, usually incidentally to an approved use and /or disclosure as pertains to consumer's financial, demographic, and/or clinical data.Working Conditions: Works in general office environment and in outpatient facilities; may require long hours. Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of telephone and personal contact. Physical capability to effectively use and operate office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, computer, copier, multi-line phone and fax. Some risk involved in the event of aggressive/out-of-control consumers. Must possess a valid Alabama driver's license.Physical Requirements: The Physical Requirements described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform essential functions.Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.Full-Time Benefits:
        • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Insurance
        • Prescription Drug Coverage
        • Employees Retirement System of Alabama
        • Paid Time Off
        • Mileage Reimbursement
        • Voluntary dental, vision, and life insurancesIndian Rivers is an Equal Opportunity EmployerThis Employer participates in E-Verify

Keywords: Indian Rivers Behavioral Health, Tuscaloosa , QSAP II-Substance Abuse Counselor - 2863, Other , Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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