When a person decides to seek drug addiction counseling, it is probably the most difficult decision of their life. It represents a failure to them as they know they cannot overcome addiction on their own.
An addiction counselor becomes the most trusted person in their life. The patient will be vulnerable and must feel completely comfortable working closely with their addiction counselor. A trusting and strong counselor-patient relationship is crucial to reach the goal of sobriety.
According to research cited in DrugAbuse.gov, “most addicted individuals need at least three (3) months in treatment to significantly reduce or stop their drug use and that the best outcomes occur with longer durations of treatment. Recovery from drug addiction is a long-term process and frequently requires multiple episodes of treatment.” Relapses can and do occur, which then triggers reinstatement and adjustments to a drug addiction treatment program. Some drug addiction treatment patients leave their programs before they are completed. Thus, the need for experienced drug addiction counselors who can engage and keep patients in treatment.
The Concerted Care Group has a career opening for an Addiction Counselor. See details below.
Full time professional
Baltimore, MD, US
30+ days ago
Requisition ID: 1050
Concerted Care Group, LLC is looking for an innovative, committed, and highly skilled Addiction Counselor to grow our integrated health organization. As part of CCG’s commitment to supporting our employee’s success, in addition to our comprehensive benefits package, we also offer private parking, company-provided PPE, private office space, flexible and remote work options at our clean and modern clinics.
Concerted Care Group, LLC offers the most effective treatment of addiction available – including addiction to heroin, morphine, codeine, oxycodone, prescription painkillers, and other opiates. We’ve been around since 2015 and we are just getting started. Our outpatient clinic is conveniently located in the communities that we serve.
We treat the whole person, not just the chemical dependency of addiction.
Under the supervision of the OTP Clinical Administrator, this role provides front-line care to clients in our addiction programs. Specifically, this position is accountable for assisting consumers in developing and maintaining healthy lifestyles and illness management skills and requires a thorough understanding of the clinic’s philosophy of treatment, admission process, and criteria. Basic knowledge of substance abuse and dual diagnosis is essential. The individual is responsible for ensuring that clinical and administrative services are provided for patients and their families.
Principle responsibilities and tasks of the Addiction Counselor
All duties are performed following COMAR, CARF, and state regulations.
- Maintains a caseload as assigned.
- Ensures incoming clients have all completed documentation within appropriate timeframes. This includes:
- a complete psychosocial history and comprehensive assessment
- interpretative summary
- weekly and monthly visits as appropriate
- treatment plans and treatment plan reviews
- transitional plans, discharge plans, and aftercare as appropriate.
- Provides follow-up care and contact with each discharged patient.
- Provides individual addiction counseling according to the Comprehensive Treatment Plan addressing individualized goals.
- Addresses lab results and health concerns with clients.
- Provides individual and group counseling as needed.
- Provides coordination of care for all appropriate supportive services to include:
- Health Home
- Step Up
- Mental Health
- outside providers
- community supports, family, friends, clergy, as appropriate
- May attend outside industry events for outreach efforts and to represent CCG’s mission.
- Attend staff meetings as required.
- Documentation reflects all services provided and is entered timely.
- Works collaboratively with the team to ensure seamless provision of care to patients.
- Certification as a licensed addiction counselor from the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
- At least one year of experience in addiction counseling, conducting both individual and group sessions
- Maintains a professional and positive attitude and approach to patients, staff, and visitors.
- Perform all duties within their scheduled workweek.
- Complies with State/Federal or Certification/Licensure training requirements.
- Will be required to submit to PPD screening or provide a record of screening from the previous employer within the past year
The Concerted Care Group is a great place to work. You can achieve your personal and professional goals while helping others overcome their addictions. Plus, have a steady income and be able to work in different locations.
If you are interested in applying for this career opportunity, please complete the application at our Concerted Care Group website.