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CSAC Substance Abuse Counselor (Front Royal, VA)

Mental Health | Front Royal, VA | Part Time

Job Description

 Substance Abuse Counselor

Fuller Staffing LLC is currently seeking a PT Substance Abuse Counselor to assist our client with array of substance abuse counseling and educational services within the group and program setting. Counselors are responsible for all client related documentation. 


TASKS:

*Performs substance abuse counseling and education

 *Recommends to supervisor revisions to treatment plan

 *Under direct supervision provides case management to assist clients with alcohol and/or drug related

problems.

* Under direct supervision, provides counseling in individual or group sessions; may serve as

a counselor in a group or program setting; co-leads group counseling sessions; may need to have the

ability to provide services to clients incarcerated in local correctional facilities;

* Provides reassurance and encouragement to clients who make phone or personal contact during crisis or emergency situations; 

*Provides information or referral services for individuals, families and other concerned

persons

*Ensures that all entries into records are according to our clients and DBHDS standards

 *Updates and completes records for all clients with whom they have had contact; may serve as a substitute on occasion as a primary counselor; consults with peers and other

*Serves as an advocate for clients in their communities; and performs other duties as requested.


REQUIREMENTS:

*Case management Community Resources

*Client documentation Counseling Interventions

*Oral and written communication Funding Sources

*S.A.Group counseling DBHDS/DMAS Standards

*Program planning and coordination Human Development

*Staff Supervision Group Dynamics

*Treatment plan development Computer software

*Crisis intervention Human Rights Regulations


TRAININGS’ CERTICATIONS: OTHER:

CPR/FIRST AID Home telephone

Medication Training DMV license

Restraint Techniques Cell Phone/Pager

CSAC or CSAC


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the following: Graduation from a four-

year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or a related field or

attainment of an Associate of Arts Certificate in a related field plus two years of experience in

substance abuse or another human services field. At minimum, must be a Qualified Substance Abuse

Professional recognized by the Virginia Substance Abuse Counselor’s Certification Board

Participation in a substance abuse treatment/counseling program can be substituted for the required

education on a one year for one year basis.

Knowledge of alcohol and drug addiction and the physiological and psychological effects; knowledge

of/or ability to learn various substance abuse treatment methods and techniques; knowledge of

interviewing techniques; knowledge of/or ability to learn existing referral agencies and community

resources; some ability to evaluate the severity of a client’s substance abuse problem and

recommend appropriate intervention and treatment; ability to maintain records and prepare reports;

ability to establish rapport with clients and other concerned persons and to maintain effective working

relationships with co-workers and community resources; ability to speak and write effectively.