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Community Adult Substance Abuse Counselor at Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Winnebago, Nebraska

Job Description:

Positions Available: 1

Open Until Filled

Job Purpose & Position Overview:

This position is responsible for the technical supervision support for the Alcohol Outpatient Services component and Chee0Woy-Na-Zhee Halfway House. The incumbent provides treatment and manages individual and group therapy for clients with a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency who may have a variety of other medical, psycho-social and environmental problems. Carries an active client caseload and applies therapeutic strategies that will motivate and redirect the behavior of chemically dependent individuals. Be responsible for the planning, evaluation, education and preventative care in the substance abused outpatient/halfway house components.

Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates the Winnebago Tribe’s core mission, vision, and values.

  • Must be familiar with the AIHRC program organization, philosophy, function, responsibilities and policies.

  • Coordinates and documents client intakes, assessments, referrals, updating treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, aftercare planning and follow up services.

  • Provides leadership to other members of the treatment team and is responsible for coordinating and conducting therapeutic activities.

  • Provides lectures on a wide variety of topics related o substance abuse treatment.

  • Provides therapeutic activities (individual, group, family and crisis sessions) independently addressing complex issues regarding patient care and resolving conflict/problems.

  • Provides educational services and lectures to the Halfway House clients on a variety of topics related to alcohol/drug problems and treatment.

  • Assists in the implementation of the Quality Assurance Plan by conducting client record reviews, coordinating patient treatment plan reviews, insuring that client follow-up reports are completed in a timely and efficient manner. Reporting all findings and statistical reports to the Clinical Supervisor.

  • Will provide training and knowledge from counseling experience to provisional counselors.

  • Conduct Bio-psycho-social spiritual assessments for treatment planning and determine the need for further psychological/psychiatric testing and evaluation.

  • Develops comprehensive treatment plans based on individual needs to include specific goals and objectives that specify clients’ strengths/weaknesses and addresses the problems identifies in the assessment. Treatment plans need to have periods for completion and anticipated outcomes.

  • Documents all aspects of client care including observations, treatments provided, and client responses to treatment and other treatment recommendations.

  • Develop comprehensive aftercare plans with specific recommendations that will facilitate the on-going process of recovery and address the comprehensive needs of the clients.

  • Monitor record keeping procedures to ensure full compliance with Federal rules and regulations governing client confidentiality. (42CFR)

  • Complete timely and efficiently documentation of client services that are in full compliance with substance abuse treatment standards of care.

  • Supervise personnel engaged in providing alcohol and drug abuse counseling to the youth and adult segments of the community and signs off on all clinical documents.

  • Works closely with School Administration, Tribal Court, Social Services and other referral agencies to establish total client care.

  • Develops working relationships with inpatient treatment facilities and detox centers. In addition, be knowledgeable of their application and intake procedures.

  • Responsible for submitting monthly report of activities with client stats for State and Federal compliance purposes.

  • Administer computer generated assessment tools, i.e. ASI, SASSI, And PEI, conducting chemical involvement problem severity and psycho-social evaluations for individuals referred to the program.

  • Duties listed are only an illustration of various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Must be a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with extensive supervisory experience.

  • Bachelor Degree in related field and 10 years of work experience in substance abuse counseling.

  • Professional knowledge of established counseling concepts, principles, practices, methods, and techniques necessary to administer a bio-psycho-social spiritual treatment approach.

  • Must have extensive knowledge of addictions, associated medical complications, treatment approaches, and the ability to conduct comprehensive bio-psycho-social spiritual assessments.

  • Knowledge of a wide variety of medical disorders, the normal course of diseases, anticipated complications, and therapeutic interventions.

  • Possess sufficient medical knowledge in which to provide limited medical care and have the ability to recognize potential health complications including the ability to respond to a medical emergency using first aid and CPR.

  • Knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects, interactions, administration and complications and possess the necessary skills to develop patient care plans.

  • Must have a working knowledge and understanding of the principles of 12 step self-help groups, i.e. Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Ala-non.

  • Must possess skills in leadership, public speaking and group presentations.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license, meet driver’s eligibility guidelines and own transportation.

  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years sobriety and abstain from alcohol/drugs while employed in this position, pre-employment drug test is required.

  • Must be knowledgeable of federal, state and private contracting process.

  • Must be able to maintain the strictest confidentiality regarding clients and program records.

  • Must possess good verbal and written skills and be able to communicate ideas and concepts adequately.

  • Possess a thorough understanding of alcoholism as it pertains to Native American people.

  • Must be a team player and have a positive attitude.

  • Be willing to work a flexible work schedule when necessary.

  • Must be willing to submit to a Federal Background check.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

Training Requirements:

  • . Must be willing to attend meetings and trainings as requested.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal to light office work which includes the ability to lift up to 10 lbs.

  • Regularly required to walk, stand, and sit for extended periods of time and use hands to operate computer keyboard, phone, and various office equipment.

  • While performing daily duties, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen.

Mental Requirements:

  • Reading, writing, calculating

  • Above average social interaction skills

  • Reasoning/Analysis

  • Ability to work as part of a team and/or with minimal to no supervision.

Language Requirements:

  • Must possess the ability to read, write, and speak the English language fluently.

  • Must be able to continually and effectively employ professional verbal and written communications skills.

Certificates, Licenses & registrations:

  • All applicants will comply with 45 CFR 1301, Subpart D, Section 1301.31, C and D, which require all prospective employees to sign a declaration prior to employment regarding all arrests and convictions of child abuse or violent felonies and to comply with PL 101-630 and PL 101-637 regarding criminal records check.

As provided by Federal Law, all qualified Native American applicants shall receive preference over Non-Native American applicants. In the absence of qualified Native American applicants, consideration will be given to all other applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, disability or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits

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