We are recruiting for a Counselor Addictions III to join our team!
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Under general supervision, performs counseling, care plan development, case management, family intervention, and referral work for alcohol and drug abuse clients receiving treatment at Denver Health. Facilitate group education for clients enrolled in treatment. Provides addiction education to assist patients to gain a better understanding and acceptance of the addictive disease process. May act as clinical lead for CAC I, II and III clinicians.
Performs assessments to identify client's condition, problems, and determine disposition. (10%)
Interviews clients to obtain health history and/or complete intake evaluation which may include necessary paperwork. (10%)
Obtains and records patient vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure. (10%)
Assesses and adjusts staffing to accommodate sick calls, admissions, changes in patient census or care needs. (10%)
Coaches counselor staff regarding behaviors and performance issues. (10%)
Acts as patient advocate in dealing with patient or family concerns. (5%)
Facilitates individual counselor and group treatment sessions, guiding group behavior. (5%)
Completes continued education units (CEU) as required to maintain certification/employment. (5%)
Completes service plan at time of first session. (5%)
Ensures documentation is legible and service plan reflects all identified problems, interventions, and client response to treatment and documenting changes in service plan in a clinical note. (5%)
Performs according to all standards of care and policies and procedures for the department. (5%)
Completes state, federal, and agency mandated documentation. (5%)
Assists with filling in shifts as requested for PTO. (5%)
Participates in performance improvement by maintaining charts in proper order and participates in chart audits. (5%)
Helps maintain a safe environment for patients by responding to staff supports. (5%)
Utilizes a variety of crisis intervention techniques to respond to aggressive behavior. (0%)
Makes attempts to re-engage any client who seeks a premature discharge from the program. (0%)
Ensures clinical supervision records are current. (0%)
Ensures all duties, responsibilities, and competencies are conducted in a manner that is effective and appropriate to patients/clients who care/service is being delivered/provided. (0%)
Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principle of growth and development over the lifespan, as well as demonstrating the ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and interpreting appropriate cultural information of the patient(s) to whom care/service is being delivered/provided. (0%)
Bachelor's Degree Required
1-3 years Typically, 1-2 years of paid or volunteer casework and counseling experience in mental health, vocational rehabilitation or social services, including counseling work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required and
2000 additional hours for CAC III (total of 5000 hours after 1000 hours for CAC I and 2000 hours for CAC II certification) Required
CACIII-Certified Addiction Counselor III - NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals Required and
BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of safety and infection control requirements.
Knowledge of state, federal, and agency mandated documentation.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance.
Logic and reasoning skills to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Ability to work collaboratively with others.
Ability to provide personal assistance, emotional support, or other personal care to patients.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint
$24.33 - $35.24 / hr
Shared leadership and advancement opportunity
Immediate retirement plan matching
Professional clinical advancement program
Participation in evidence-based projects
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer
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All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
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Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation's leaders in medicine.Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer At Denver Health we pride ourselves on our commitment to diversity. Equal opportunity is a fundamental principle of Denver Health. As an equal opportunity employer, Denver Health is committed to recruit, hire, promote and administer all human resource actions in a non-discriminatory manner. Denver Health is committed to providing equal opportunities in all business practices and to all persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, genetic information, religion, sex, pregnancy, disab...ility, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or veteran status (collectively “protected status”). Denver Health strives to maintain a work environment that is free from unlawful harassment and discrimination and will not tolerate any such conduct by employees or directed at employees within the scope of their employment. Read the full Human Resources Employee Principles and Practices policy.