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Substance Abuse Treatment Counselor, Colorado Springs, CO


Organization: Homeward Pikes Peak
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Date Job Posted: January 24, 2023
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A PLACE TO RECOVER
2010 E. Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO. 80909 Office: 719-473-5557 Fax: 719-473-6442

Substance Abuse Treatment Counselor
Bloom House

About Homeward Pikes Peak

The mission of HPP is to work with individuals and families in our community to achieve their full potential through supportive housing and recovery services to rebuild dignity & self-sufficiency and permanently exit homelessness. Our efforts focus on overcoming the barriers to developing and maintaining stable housing and sober living. To do this, we adhere to commonly held social work values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. We believe that these values infuse the work of HPP and are a guidepost to which our staff and partners should aspire.

SUMMARY

This position is responsible for providing substance abuse disorder counseling inside of a new program for pregnant and parenting women (PPW) delivering ASAM 3.5 and 3.1 level of care. The new program is a “clinically managed high intensity and low intensity residential program. This will be a dynamic position on a small team and will require the Counselor to manage both individual counseling and treatment groups. Maintain an active caseload of 4-6 clients depending on frequency of client treatment plan and size of groups. The position reports to the Program Director and a Medical Director. This clinician will work within a Special Connections program framework that is a gender responsive program maximizing the chance of a healthy birth to provide postpartum services to maintain gains made during pregnancy. Special Connections providers offer pregnancy risk assessments, care coordination services, group counseling sessions, individual counseling sessions, health education groups, and residential substance use disorder treatment in a women-only setting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Clinical Services

  • Provide clinical interventions that address women specific issues, substance using pregnant women and women with dependent children and their families.
  • Conduct evaluations, assessments, individual counseling support and education and treatment groups for diverse populations, and provide care coordination with multiple providers
  • Identify client’s needs for prenatal care, mental health care/evaluation, substance abuse counseling, housing, domestic violence shelter, prevention, and/or counseling, TANF, and make appropriate referrals.
  • Aid in the process of child protection in substance abusing homes. Assist with family reunification.
  • Identify client’s needs for mental health care/evaluation, substance abuse counseling, and making appropriate referrals when necessary
  • Utilize treatment approaches that implement ethical, culturally competent, evidence base practices.
  • Identify strategies or methods to aid clients in the reduction of substance use or ideally abstinence from AOD and increase their self-sufficiency and self-empowerment.

Service Coordination & Administration

In addition, this job requires service coordination that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Document all client encounters and filing of such documentation in a timely manner. Maintain accurate records, which include client charts as well as internal and external reports; maintain confidentiality and privacy per standards with records
  • Create & maintain regular correspondence and reports regarding client progress, UA results, and attendance
  • Work on a highly collaborative team, integrate with overall organization and collaborate with the community
  • Ensure clients have access to appropriate professional staffing within the agencies
  • Attend client staffing with other agencies and entities with which clients are involved when indicated

HOMEWARD PIKES PEAK TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend and participate in staff meetings
  • Attend and/or participate or interact with donors or fundraising as requested
  • Produce documentation timely as requested for audits or other business requirements
  • Maintain office environment to professional standards

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Licensed clinical professional with a master’s in social work or psychology with a professional license (LCSW, LMFT or LPC)
  • LAC license is required
  • Knowledge and application of ASAM and DSM 5
  • Knowledge and application of code of ethics associated with respective counseling certifications and licenses
  • Completion of appropriate continuing education requirements every year to maintain licenses and certifications.
  • Understanding of regulations and standards regarding privacy and confidentiality
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases including Excel and Word.
  • Professional communication skills

Salary range: $75-80,000 depending on experience and qualifications. (Signing bonus and retention bonus of $1,000 each available for this position). The position includes medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short-term disability insurance, EAP Program, Basic Term Life Insurance, Paid Vacation Time, Paid Sick Time.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Beth Roalstad, Executive Director broalstad@homewardpikespeak.org


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