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Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

Company: Family Restoration Services
Location: Hampton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Family Restoration Services is seeking a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor to apply and interprettherapeutic standards to a variety of clients with substance abuse and/or emotional impairments. Counselor will use cognitive-behavioral skill building techniques and administer Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) evaluations. Counselor will employ evidence-based practice (EBP) in conjunction with a therapeutic community approach to provide an immediate effect on the progress of treatment and improve the quality of life. This role is an independent contractor role working afternoons and evenings throughout the week. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist client with identifying rehabilitation goals and develop treatment plans Interview client on medical history or to obtain other pertinent information and evaluate the condition of the client Work with family members to provide both drug education and counseling intervention Prepare clinical documentation and reports Provide a monthly assessment identifying progress and continuous improvement needs to reach optimal results Obtain urine specimens from client when required Formulates and conducts programs to promote prevention Prepare clinical documentation and maintains reports and case histories Provide direct supervision, monitoring and behavior intervention Provide supportive counseling, motivational training and encouragement Provide feedback, as needed, to parents, referral sources, and related providers, JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum education/experience : Current and valid State Certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the state of Virginia or similar certification recognized by the VA Board of Professional Counselors or adequate training Bachelor's degree in Human Services field with three or more years working as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC); Masters Degree preferred Experience working with emotionally/behaviorally challenged youth Experience interfacing with court services unit and preparing assessments that satisfy a court order Adequate education includes training (totaling 300 clock hours) in each of the areas below: Understanding the dynamics of human behavior Signs and symptoms of substance abuse; Treatment approaches, group dynamics and other adjunctive treatment and recovery support groups; Continuum of care and case management skills; Recovery process and relapse prevention models; Ethics Professional identity in the provision of substance abuse services Crisis intervention. Substance abuse counseling treatment and planning and research

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES Thorough knowledge of substance abuse and its physiological and psychological effects Skilled in development and implementation of drug education curriculum COMPETENCIES Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems time efficiently; Gathers and analyzes information; Develops solutions; Uses reason. Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification when necessary; Responds informatively to questions. Written Communication - Writes clearly and concisely; Edits work; Varies writing style to meet needs; Able to read and interpret written information. Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives. Company Description Family Restoration Services (FRS) provides an array of services to emotionally disabled youth requiring supportive services to stabilize in their own homes. Family Restoration seeks to restore optimal health to the body, mind, and spirit. In this respect, our mission is to offer youth and families restorative counsel to repair dysfunctional homes, build healthy familial relationships, and to curb negative behaviors and attitudes through fitness and nutritional activities, therapeutic interventions and community partnering.

FRS believes each child deserves an opportunity to be involved in something he/she enjoys, explore talents and dreams and to gain passion for life and living through achieving excellence. FRS sets a standard for participation in various activities that allows youth access to social and recreational opportunities, with same age, non- disabled peers. Youth are escorted into natural settings with a therapeutic agent who experientially teaches discipline, self-control, respect for authority, positive peer relations, and lifesaving lessons only gained through these types of real life experiences. FRS employs highly competent and skilled individuals that believe in success and motivational concepts that encourage achievement in every relevant environment of a child's life.

Keywords: Family Restoration Services, Hampton , Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Other , Hampton, Virginia

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