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Substance Abuse Counselor

Company: State of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to be a part of a continuously growing Person Centered Organization? If you want a rewarding career, View Point Health is the place for you! We make a difference in the lives of the individuals that we serve. We are one of 23 agencies created by the state of Georgia to provide a safety net of care for behavioral health and developmental disabilities. View Point Health provides individual and group counseling, medication management, residential, recovery, community-based, and crisis stabilization services. In this career, you will help individuals create goals tailored to health and well-being, lifelong learning, community living activities, home living skills, etc. We are looking for passionate, skilled, and dedicated staff to become part of our diverse team and provide day-to-day opportunities which support and guide individuals in achieving personal goals for maximum living.These positions are part of a team that will provide Assertive Community Treatment to individuals with severe and persistent behavioral health disorders who have been discharged from multiple hospitals or who are difficult to engage in treatment. The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to provide intensive, integrated and rehabilitative crisis, treatment and community support interventions/services that are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in their assigned counties. Consequently, all team members must be available at any time that assigned consumers need assistance.Duties and Responsibilities:The substance Abuse Counselor for the Assertive Community Treatment Team provides intensive intervention, Treatment, rehabilitation and support services to consumers with severe, acute and persistent addictive diseases. The intensive treatment and case management services, provided as part of a comprehensive individual service plan, are designed to serve the acutely - destressed consumer in the community with no delay, preventing hospitalization, incarceration or other placements.The Substance Abuse Counselor conducts clinical assessments and provides direct clinical treatment, rehabilitation, professional case management and support services as needed. Assumes primary responsibility for developing, writing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and objectives in collaboration with the consumer and ACT team members. Continuously evaluates consumer care and progress to ensue immediate attention to changing addiction treatment needs and revision of treatment plan as warranted. Function as liaison to community agencies and families to maintain coordination of treatment processes. Maintains medical records and complies with third-party payer requirements for documentation and authorizations.Provides accurate and timely documentation of charts in a computerized record system. Bills for services hours according to agency standards.Position available at this time will serve Gwinnett, Rockdale and Newton.Due to program requirements, only applicants with certification AS Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) or Masters Certified Addiction Counselor 2 (CAC2) / Certified Addiction Counselor CADCII will be considered.Shift: Tues - Thurs (8AM - 5PM - 24 hours/week)Equal Opportunity EmployerView Point Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. View Point Health recruits qualified candidates for positions in View Point Health programs throughout its service area. It is the policy of View Point Health to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.Benefits:* State Health Benefits Package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, long-term care, legal services, flexible spending accounts)* Company contributes additional 7.5% of salary to 401(a) Retirement Plan* No employee deduction for Social Security* Additional benefits such as legal services, Employee Assistance Program and discounted tickets to attractions, shopping, technology and travel* Supervision, training, and continuing education opportunities availableBachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university OR certification as an addiction counselor from the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) or equivalent certification.

Keywords: State of Georgia, Athens , Substance Abuse Counselor, Other , Athens, Georgia

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