• Counselor, Substance Abuse

    Job Locations US-AL-Mobile
    Posted Date 5 months ago(12/13/2017 4:34 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    AltaPointe Site
    West Mobile OP
    Bachelor Level, Behavioral
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    West Mobile Adult Outpatient Program is an outpatient methadone maintenance program designed for consumers who are dependent on opiates. The treatment goal is to stabilize the consumer by administering methadone, which prevents withdrawal symptoms and craving, and blocks the undesirable effect of illicit use of self-administered opioids. They also assure that counseling is congruent with plans of treatment and regulations. Services include but are not limited to supportive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, systemic therapy, behavior modification, skills training, and relapse prevention.



    Clinical Responsibilities:

    • Provides effective clinical assessment of the consumer
    • Utilizes assessment data to support a DSMV substance abuse and mental health diagnosis
    • Formulates appropriate treatment plan along with consumer
    • Provides individual, group, and family therapy, utilizing basic therapeutic models and theories according to consumer needs as stated in the treatment plan
    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
    • Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members and outside sources in the delivery of clinical services
    • Evaluates the consumer for discharge planning
    • Adheres to professional code of ethics
    • Effectively demonstrates the application of substance abuse specific competencies
    • Provides HIV/AIDS education, counseling, and testing when necessary
    • Conducts random observed UA’s of same sex consumers

    Supervision and Consultation:

    • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation as needed
    • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
    • Actively works to enhance clinical skills

    Clinical Record Keeping:

    • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
    • Documents appropriate, complete, and clinically comprehensive mental health assessments
    • Documents measurable and specific goals in the treatment plan
    • Documents in a clear and concise manner, types of consumer problems, treatment goals addressed, services, and techniques used
    • Documents case disposition, case closings, follow-up and referrals

    Case Load Management:

    • Effectively manages caseload based on consumer needs
    • Meets AltaPointe productivity standards

    Courteous and respectful towards consumers, visitors and co-workers

    • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
    • Respects consumer’s privacy and confidentiality
    • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
    • Assists consumers and visitors as needed
    • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
    • Is sensitive to the consumer’s needs, expectations and individual differences
    • Is gentle and calm to consumers and families

    Administrative and Other Related Duties as Assigned:

    • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities.
    • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required.
    • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner.
    • Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs.
    • Follows AltaPointe policies and procedures.
    • Maintains current license and requirements for renewals (i.e. CEU's), if applicable, and attends regular workshops and in-services.


    Bachelor degree in Social Work and Licensed in the State of Alabama as a Bachelor Level Social Worker with active NAADAC, AADAA, or IC&RC certification  


    Bachelor degree in a mental health discipline with active NAADAC, AADAA, or IC&RC certification  


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