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LICENSED ADDICTION COUNSELOR SUPERVISOR - (11645)

Universal Health Services


Date:
11/21/2017
2017-11-212017-12-20
Job Code:
11645
Universal Health Services
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LICENSED ADDICTION COUNSELOR SUPERVISOR - (11645)

Facility Name
PRAIRIE ST. JOHN'S
Location
FARGO, ND 58103 US (Primary)
Career Area
Professional
Category
Behavioral Health Support Staff
Job Description
  • The Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) evaluates patients for chemical dependency history and uses this information to document signs; symptoms; physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual implications; and treatment recommendations. The LAC may be asked to speak with other providers and insurance companies to share their observations and recommendations; as well as re-evaluate patients to determine progress at each level of care.
  • The LAC develops a plan of treatment; shares the recommendations with members of a multi-disciplinary team for feedback; implements feedback and then implements the treatment plan within the established time frame. The LAC monitors the patient’s adherence to the plan and determines if short term goals are being met.
  • The LAC provides group therapy and CD education based on accomplishment of objectives identified in treatment plan. This may include individual and family therapy if ordered.
  • The LAC is responsible for coordinating care with referral sources and other providers, as well as treatment and discharge planning. Thorough documentation of assessments, evaluations, therapy notes, contacts made must be made accurately and timely. 
  • The LAC has a professional duty to warn in cases of child and vulnerable adult protection.
  • Will be responsible for staff scheduling, assisting with problem resolution and training current and new counselors.
  • In some cases, the LAC may provide clinical supervision to students working towards licensure.
Job Requirements
  • ND Licensure as an Addiction Counselor
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience as an Addiction Counselor
  • Master's degree in addiction studies or related field
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills; able to react quickly and calmly as part of a team to handle volatile and potentially emergency situations; make effective decisions while in stressful situations and circumstances; be able to manage disruptive and explosive patients; smoothly and rapidly shift between dissimilar tasks
  • Communicate thoroughly and accurately in a professional manner both verbally and in writing. Exceptional interpersonal communication skills are expected
  • Demonstrate a pleasant upbeat demeanor and positive attitude.
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