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Licensed Counselor, Austin, TX


Organization: Community Medical Services
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Austin, TX
Date Job Posted: February 8, 2024
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Schedule: Monday through Friday 6:00a - 2:00p with rotating Saturdays/holidays

Community Medical Services (CMS) is urgently hiring a Substance Abuse Counselor to assist patients recovering from addictions to opioids and other illicit substances. Whether facilitating individual or group sessions, or assisting patients with treatment plans and coping strategies, your work will help foster a safe place for anyone looking to start their recovery journey with us.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is excited to work in an outpatient setting, much like a high volume doctor’s office or behavioral health clinic.
  • Enjoys a consistent schedule.
  • Has experience working with multi-cultural and low socio-economic individuals.

To thrive in this role, you must be able to:

  • Maintain and manage a caseload in compliance with regulatory standards and ratios.
  • Conduct individual sessions, facilitate group counseling and didactic educational presentations.
  • Complete comprehensive behavioral health assessments and individualized treatment plans, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and unique client needs.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment through the ongoing assessment of the client and his/her natural supports that may result in modification to the service plan.
  • Coordinate care with other recovery and community-based service providers, engage in case management activity by sending referrals, completing documentation necessary to secure services, maintain chart compliance, etc.
  • Include family and natural supports in the client’s treatment, per the client’s preference.
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of new developments in the field of substance use as required by specific state licensure.
  • Maintain a collegian relationship with other substance use professionals, programs, and associations.
  • Maintain a thorough and comprehensive client record.
  • Serve as the point of contact for coordination and communication with other systems where clinical knowledge of the case is crucial.
  • Assist in screening and coordinating primary care services for clients.

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or above required
  • Active LCDC, LPC or LCSW license required
  • Behavioral health experience preferred

To Apply

Visit https://careers-cmsgiveshope.icims.com/jobs/2518/licensed-substance-abuse-counselor/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=783&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-420&jun1offset=-420


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