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Residential Treatment Counselor




TITLE: Residential Treatment Counselor             LOCATION:  HLC        

REPORTS TO: Lead RT Counselor                      FLSA: Non-Exempt   
DATE: 6/21/2022                                                    FT/PT: Full-time        

The Salvation Army Mission Statement:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Job Objective:
As the Residential Treatment Counselor, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of the individualized treatment plans for each consumer. Responsible for providing case management services as needed for the assigned consumers. Responsible for maintaining a caseload and conducting individual, family and group counseling as noted in the treatment plan. Teach educational classes as needed. The Residential Treatment Counselor is responsible for ensuring that the Mission of The Salvation Army is effectively carried out.  
What You Will Do:
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·      Formulates goals and objectives with the consumer by preparing a written treatment plan.
·      Prepares the treatment plan in accordance with the Biopsychosocial assessment, ASAM criteria and Initial Treatment Plan 
·      Reviews goals on an ongoing basis and makes changes as needed for the consumer
  • Documents all progress toward goals and objectives on a progress or group note
  • Documents all consumer contacts in the electronic medical record system, including progress notes, treatment plans, monthly reports, discharge summaries and discharge plans
  • Presents the consumer’s case with the multi-disciplinary team an initial staffing and updated treatment plans, assessments, and discharge summary signed by the team
  • Staffs any changes in consumer’s treatment goals and objective and obtains signatures
  • Participates in weekly staffing meetings to provide clinical input and
  • observations as appropriate
  • Counsels individual consumers in accordance with goals developed on the treatment plan. (Individual counseling can be conducted by using cognitive therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, reality therapy Gestalt therapy and behavioral therapy.)
  • Counsels families regarding addictions issues in accordance with the
  • goals established in the treatment plan
  • Facilitates group counseling sessions and follows the assigned group format for each session
  • Collaborates with other counselors as needed to ensure continuity of care
  • Prepares and teaches educational classes as assigned
  • Participates in weekly staffing meetings to provide clinical input and observations as appropriate
  • Documents on a group note the clinical observations and behaviors of the consumer
  • Completes an action sheet on level of care and assigned primary clinician
  • Prepare progress notes for each consumer and completes the group notes within 24 hours of the initial contact. All individual and family counseling progress notes are to be turned in at the end of the working day of the scheduled session.
  • Attends staff meetings, departmental meetings, seminars/conferences, and in-service meetings and training programs as scheduled
  • Completes monthly Peer Reviews as assigned by the Lead Counselor or designee
  • Maintains consumer confidentiality of all consumer information according to Federal, State, and The Salvation Army standards, policies and procedures
  • Maintains certification by meeting certification requirements
  • Facilitate consumer visitation per the Department of Child Services agreement
  • Documents consumer progress into the electronic medical record system and is responsible for updating level of care as needed
  • Works assigned overtime hours as directed to ensure coverage of facility
  • operations and approved by the supervisor or director
  • Other tasks as assigned by leadership
Minimum Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, skills, and/or abilities required for this position.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required in human services or other related field. Master’s degree in human services or other related field preferred
Background Checks: Position requires a background check to be completed. Findings may disqualify an individual for this position
Experience: Minimum of 1-2 years direct service in substance abuse field preferred. ICAADA certified preferred. If not ICAADA certified, then must have within 12 months of employment. Must be willing to work at least 1 evening per week and some weekends.
Certifications: Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain The Salvation Army Driver’s qualification standard; must complete Safe From Harm training within the first 90 days of employment. (when appropriate add: “must complete Caseworker Certification Program within 120 days of employment”)
·      Able to speak, write and understand English in a manner sufficient for effective communication with leadership, field personnel, and clientele
·      Computer proficiency with Microsoft products and ability to learn electronic reporting systems
·      Capable of communicating and interacting with people from various backgrounds with compassion, while applying principles of recovery and clinical practice. Proficient computer skills required. 
Supervisory Responsibility: No supervisory responsibilities
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.  
Physical Requirements Include:
·      Good speaking, hearing and vision ability, and excellent manual dexterity
·      Lifting, pulling and pushing of materials up to 25 pounds
·      May require bending, squatting, walking
·      May require standing for extended periods
Travel: Position may be required to attend court hearings or external training opportunities. Transporting consumers may also be required
Working Conditions: Work is performed in a typical office environment; Full-time position; may require some weekend and evening work
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of the position. Other job-related responsibilities and tasks may be assigned. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Your signature below indicates that you have read and understand the job description and agree to perform the duties as assigned.
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Upon leaving a 2-week notice is expected. Prior to leaving, keys and all property belonging to The Salvation Army will be returned to the supervisor.
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NOTE: 2-week notice for non-exempt and 4-week for exempt employees. Please change above to reflect the appropriate notification period.