Addiction Counselor

Portland, Maine

Category: Allied

Contract - Full Time

Job ID: 794659

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $1800 / Week

Posted Date: 6/10/2024

Portland, Maine

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Allied

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

Contract - Full Time

Est. Pay: $1800 / Week

Job ID: 794659

Posted Date: 6/10/2024

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The Licensed Addiction Counselor provides one on one drug and alcohol consultation to patients/clients; along with individual and group therapy in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient programs. The Licensed Addiction Counselor also provides crisis intervention and assists with behavioral health needs and issues including mental illness, developmental and learning disabilities, substance use, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides addiction-related health and psychosocial assessments
  • Assists with analyzing of patient/client health needs and establishes applicable treatment programs
  • Provides individual and group treatment/therapy
  • Consults unit staff in regard to diagnosis and treatment planning when appropriate
  • Provides crisis intervention to align with clinical standards and programming
  • Assigns patients/clients to special programs /or placements to meet health needs and/or legal requirements
  • Provides proper clinical documentation per facility policy 
  • Communicates to advise, clinical staff on treatment planning and patient/client goals
  • Helps family members understand their role in the recovery process and assists with coping and family-related issues
  • Modifies treatment programs as necessary based off observations
  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work or public health required
  • Current license or certificate in addictions/substance abuse counseling in the state of assignment required
  • Experience in behavioral health guidelines, to include behavioral health assessments, individual and group therapy, clinical management of patients with mental illness and / or substance abuse issues preferred
  • Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice 
  • Participation and completion of Amergis’ Competency program when applicable
  • Current CPR if applicable
  • TB questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable 
  • Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation) 
  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements 
  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site 
  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements  
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language is required  
  • Computer proficiency required 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age  

Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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