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Under general supervision, assesses client needs for program admission, develops treatment planning, and administers therapy to chemically dependent individuals in a safe, structured environment.
Provides individual, group and family counseling to help clients identify and resolve personal chemical dependency issues. Utilizes assessment and diagnostic tools and forms to gather information pertaining to client history to assist in developing accurate assessments and treatment planning. Maintains accurate documentation of individual, group and family counseling sessions and activities adhering to established regulations and licensure standards. Provides information to clients on chemical dependency and related issues through educational sessions which may include presentations, films, chalk talks, etc. Consults with client referral sources on issues related to client treatment and therapy progress. Provides a variety of indirect client services including writing correspondence on behalf of clients, submitting court reports and making court appearances, charting medical records, conducting case reviews and treatment planning, making telephone contacts, and monitoring client fees. Performs multiple organizational responsibilities including attending and participating in supervisory and staff meetings, performing assigned committee functions, facilitating non-clinical collaboration with other departments, etc.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 

  • Two to three years’ counseling or related experience with individuals with chemical dependency and CADC, or
  • Three to four years’ counseling or related experience with individuals with chemical dependency and TCADC.
  • Knowledge of chemical dependency issues, including natural history of dependence, psychosocial influences and effects of dependencies, range of treatment needed by individuals with chemical dependency(ies), and available CD treatment resources and their appropriate use. 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of clients and professionals from diverse social and economic backgrounds. 
  • Knowledge of established governmental regulations and applicable licensure standards. 

  • Position has no unusual physical demands. 
  • May involve occasional exposure to threat of bodily harm from clients or their families. 
  • Employment may require performing tasks on an unplanned or occasional basis that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue.