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Substance Abuse Counselor

Company: Recovery Centers of America
Location: Somerdale
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Recovery Centers of America (RCA) is a ground-breaking addiction and mental health treatment provider, setting the standard when it comes to accessible, affordable, and effective care. RCA understands the heartache, damage, and pain substance use disorder causes a person as well as their family and friends. Not only do we believe that addiction treatment should be affordable, accessible, and evidence-based, but our driven, compassionate, and dedicated employees make those beliefs a reality! This is where you come in. As a Substance Abuse Counselor at our Medication-Assisted Treatment facility, your medical expertise will aid in patient recovery, as you support and implement evidence-based techniques, making a difference in the lives of patients, their families, and communities. Our Substance Abuse Counselors pave the way in family, group, and individual therapy, teach patients to overcome the past, and provide the skills needed to overcome addiction. Substance Abuse Counselor Specific ResponsibilitiesProvide counseling services to patients in accordance with State and Federal regulations as well as agency policies and procedures Provide clinical assistance to counselors in coordination with Clinical SupervisorEnsure the completion of patient databases, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other essential documentation in accordance with applicable federal and state standards as well as agency policies and proceduresCounsel patients in crisis situations by identifying patient resources and coping abilities in order to help patients cope with and take steps to resolve crisesLicensure CADC, LCADC, LAC, LPC, LSW, or LCSW Education and ExperienceBachelor's degree and one of the following credentials required: CADC, LCADC, LAC, LPC, LSW, or LCSWMasters degree preferredBilingual: Spanish and English speaking preferredMust have a minimum of two (2) years' experience in substance abuse treatment of which one (1) years must be in methadone maintenanceHave demonstrated superior clinical skillsPossess the knowledge and understanding of how to recognize and manage an opiate and/or other drug overdose

Keywords: Recovery Centers of America, Philadelphia , Substance Abuse Counselor, Other , Somerdale, Pennsylvania

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