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Addictions Counselor, Recovery Center Inpatient, Full-time

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Sellersville
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Under the direct supervision of the Director of Operations, serves as a counselor for the Residential SUD treatment programs. Plans, coordinates, and provides therapeutic and case management services for residential clients and their families.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
  • Completes biopsychosocial evaluations and comprehensive treatment plans with assigned clients according to agency policy, DOH and DDAP standards. Provides individual, group, family and other therapies within the philosophy and policies of the program.
  • Provides case management for clients as assigned.
  • Develops aftercare plans for and with clients to facilitate their long-term recovery from addictions or dependence.
  • Facilitates individual and group counseling sessions with clients and/or family members according to established therapeutic practices and program policy.
  • Conducts assessments and makes level of care recommendations based on ASAM criteria.
  • Participates in program and treatment activities as a member of the treatment team, including participation in multidisciplinary rounds and staff meetings.
  • Completes all paperwork, client documentation, correspondence and progress notes and follow-up documents as part of the treatment process.
  • Participates in staff development activities to maintain certification and/or competence in the field.
    PHYSICIAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:Sitting for up to 6 hours per day, 1 hour at a time; standing for up to 2 hours per day, 1 hour at a time; walking for up to 2 hours per day, 20 minutes at a time. Frequently uses hands and fingers to write, hold charts and turn pages, occasionally for grasping, twisting or turning. Frequently uses upper extremities to lift and carry up to 10 pounds. Occasionally squats, and reaches above shoulder level. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation in person or by telephone. Seeing as it relates to general vision, near vision, color vision and peripheral vision.
    EDUCATION:Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in related field with 1 year clinical experience. Master's Degree preferred. Must be eligible to be licensed or certified within 3 years of hire.
    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:Two years of clinical experience providing care to patients with Substance Use Disorders / Mental Illness. - Previous experience in discharge planning and case management models preferred.
    WORK SCHEDULE:Hours for this position are Tuesday - Saturday 8am - 4:30pmPlease complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Addictions Counselor, Recovery Center Inpatient, Full-time, Other , Sellersville, Pennsylvania

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