Behavioral Health Counselor III

Chemical Addiction Recovery   Panama City, FL   Full-time     Other
Posted on June 8, 2022

CARE is one of Florida’s leading substance abuse agencies providing services to our community for over 40 years. CARE provides a stable work environment and the opportunity to grow within the agency.

The following position is now open:

Behavioral Health Counselor:

We are looking for a counselor who wants to make a difference in the lives of our clients. Counselor duties include providing substance abuse treatment including psychosocial evaluation, treatment planning, individual, and group counseling. CARE is one of Florida’s leading substance abuse agencies. Potential counselors must have strong counseling skills, and the ability to communicate and document substance abuse treatment modalities. Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred. Competitive Salary D.O.E. + FULL BENEFITS PACKAGE.

Competitive salaries and all full-time positions come with a Full benefit package (including 15 days’ vacation, 15-days’ sick leave, 10 paid holidays, health & dental insurance, retirement program with 401K option and more)

SUMMARY: This is a beginning to intermediate clinical position that requires average supervision.  Must be capable of providing the full range of direct client services under ongoing supervision and of making the efforts necessary to improve clinical skills and knowledge related to addictions, treatment, and the criminal justice system.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Request supervision when needed.
  2. Develop, review and revise treatment plans using assessment documentation and according to CARE’s policies and procedures.
  3. Properly document, update and justify diagnostic codes based on the criteria outlined in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual.
  4. Effectively manages a caseload of 30 to 40 clients.
  5. Provides direct services (individual, group, family, intervention, and education).
  6. Provides referral and case management services as required.
  7. Conduct comprehensive assessments and make appropriate treatment recommendations.
  8. Thoroughly complete all admission documentation.
  9. Complete comprehensive treatment, Transition discharge, and discharge plans addressing client strengths, needs, preferences, and abilities.
  10. Perform Psychosocial/Updated Assessments to include correctly identified problems, diagnostic impressions, strengths, needs, abilities, preferences and appropriate treatment strategies.
  11. Document through Progress and Group Notes (time, component, date, signature, and service).
  12. Daily submission of complete and correct timesheets.
  13. Complete appropriately detailed Progress/Feedback Reports to referral sources as required (minimum one time weekly).
  14. Properly maintain all component logs.
  15. Conducts and documents UA according to client’s needs.
  16. Completes other duties as necessary and as assigned by the component supervisor.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Directly supervises no employees in the component.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in social or behavioral sciences from an accredited four-year college or university or certification as a Certified Addiction Professional.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, professional publications, and procedure manuals. Ability to write clinical documentation and information in a professional manner.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Possess valid Florida drivers license.  Possess, or be making substantial progress toward, certification as a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP); or possess, or be making substantial progress toward, licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee must use Personal Protective Equipment, as trained, to clean, disinfect, and dispose of biohazardous waste materials.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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