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Chemical Dependency Counselor

Universal Health Services

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Chemical Dependency Counselor

Job Code:  37380
Facility: Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health
Location: RADCLIFF, KY US United States
Region: United States
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Part Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Therapy
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: .4
Position Summary:
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory care centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.
Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System is a 140 bed hospital offering inpatient services for children, adolescents, adults and their families. Care is given by registered nurses 24 hours a day alongside a quality team composed of psychiatrists, addictionologists, licensed therapists, certified alcohol and drug counselors, activity therapists, mental health techs and teachers. Since 1986, Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System has been a proven provider in mental health and substance abuse.
At Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System, we employ dedicated professionals who desire a challenging and exciting career. At the end of the day, they want to know they really made a positive difference in someone's life. That opportunity is available for you. Come join a team of professionals that administer quality patient care in a family-oriented environment.
This opportunity provides the following:
·         Challenging and rewarding work environment
·         growth and development opportunities
·         competitive compensation
·         medical, dental, vision and prescription drug plan
·         401k with company match
·         generous paid time off

The Chemical Dependency Counselor is responsible for performing a variety of direct clinical duties. These include, but are not limited to, education and process group tx modalities. The CD counselor is responsible for performing thorough and accurate psychosocial evaluations.  Contributing to master treatment plans, preparing and facilitating group therapy, and evaluating their written assignments.   The CD counselor demonstrates the ability to communicate with both clients and staff. He/she demonstrates the ability to effectively prioritize the multiple demands of the position and is able to accurately follow instructions. He/she understands the documentation requirements and completes these requirements in a timely fashion. Excellent judgment and clinical skills are essential for this position. Must possess knowledge of developmental stages of adults and the social, cultural, environmental influences on patient and family members. Is responsible for their own clinical growth through the attendance of inservices, presentations, and other continuing education activities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and demonstrates competence in the human stages of growth and development.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced education preferred. A license or certification in a specialized field is required and if an independent practice/certification is not present, this individual must be clinically supervised by a staff having appropriate credentials, ie. LCADC, and also must actively work towards his/her own licensure/certification. At least two years working in a human services organization with inpatient or outpatient psychiatric or chemical dependency populations is strongly preferred, although not required.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Ability to communicate on an effective level with both clients and staff from a variety of disciplines.

The physical demands as 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 the individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to write or manipulate small objects. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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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