Career Level Others
Experience 3 Years
Industry Substance use disorder treatment
The SUD Counselor/Case Manager supports people who have alcoholism or other types of addiction. Provide treatment & support to help the client recover from addiction or modify problem behaviors.
- Evaluate clients’ mental & physical health, addiction, or problem behavior, & openness to treatment.
- Help clients develop treatment goals & plans.
- Review & recommend treatment options with clients & their families.
- Help clients develop skills & behaviors necessary to recover from their addiction or modify their behavior.
- Work with clients to identify behaviors or situations that interfere with their recovery.
- Teach clients about addiction or behavior disorders & help them develop strategies to cope with those problems.
- Refer clients to other resources or services, such as job placement services & support groups.
- Develop & conduct outreach services to help people learn about addictions & destructive behavior how to avoid them.
- Complete & maintain accurate records or reports regarding the clients’ histories & progress, services provided, or other required information.
- Counsel clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
- Develop client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience, & client histories.
- Conduct chemical dependency program orientation sessions.
- Participate in case conferences or staff meetings.
- Coordinate counseling efforts with mental health professionals or other health professionals, such as doctors, nurses, or social workers.
- Review & evaluate clients’ progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment & care plans.
- Interview clients, review records, & confer with other professionals to evaluate individuals’ mental & physical condition & to determine their suitability for participation in a specific program.
- Plan or implement follow-up or aftercare programs for clients to be discharged from treatment programs.
- Assess individuals’ degree of drug dependency by collecting & analyzing urine samples.
- Must be able to obtain a Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance. Individuals with serious criminal offenses in their background may not be able to obtain a DOJ clearance.
- Must maintain valid car insurance.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates. Provide information to supervisors, co-workers, & subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
- Documenting/Recording Information. Enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
- Getting Information. Observe, receive, & otherwise obtain information from all relevant sources.
- Establishing & Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships. Develop constructive & cooperative working relationships with others & maintain them over time.
- Making Decisions & Solving Problems. Analyze information & evaluate results to choose the best solution & solve problems.
- Organizing, Planning, & Prioritizing Work. Develop specific goals & plans to prioritize, organize, & accomplish your work.
- Processing Information. Compile, code, categorize, calculate, tabulate, audit, or verifyi information or data.
- Resolving Conflicts & Negotiating with Others. Handle complaints, settle disputes, & resolve grievances & conflicts, or otherwise negotiate with others.
- Associates Degree or a combination of education & experience.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Minimum 1-3 years’ experience.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature & level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, & skills required of personnel so classified.
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