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Substance Abuse Counselor - ACT

Company: River Edge
Location: Milledgeville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Substance Abuse Counselor Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT)

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a highly intensive, outreached based, out of clinic, service provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Population targeted is individuals who have serious and persistent mental illness and some have a co-occurring diagnosis of substance abuse. These are individuals who do not typically come into a clinic setting for traditional treatment. The ACT Team takes the treatment services to them in their homes, shelters, sidewalks, etc.

We are currently seeking a Substance Abuse Counselor for our ACT Program.

Location/Schedule: Baldwin County site; Mon- Fri 8:30a to 5:00p with 1-2 nights and 1-2 weekends on call.

Duties & Responsibilities: Provides a broad range of paraprofessional social services to patients/clients/consumers and their families, participates in treatment team planning, and performs crisis intervention. Assists in dealing with personal and social problems. May provide supportive counseling to consumers and families and/or serve as a liaison for social services. May perform case management duties, and group skills training with adolescents.

  • Provide assessment/evaluation as it pertains to substance use disorder(s) and co-occurring needs.
  • Provide individual counseling, group/family counseling/training to clients seeking treatment for substance use disorders.
  • Complete insurance authorization documentation as required to ensure all services are authorized.
  • Document all services the same day the service(s) were provided.
  • Adhere to all federal, state, and regulatory ethical/legal guidelines as a substance abuse counselor.

Minimum Training & Experience: High school diploma or GED and two years' experience in a social services related position. OR Associates or Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in a social services related field (social work, sociology, psychology, etc.).

Required Qualifications:MUST have a CACII certification

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified. All applicants must pass a satisfactory background clearance and pre-employment drug test.



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Keywords: River Edge, Macon , Substance Abuse Counselor - ACT, Other , Milledgeville, Georgia

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