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Clinical Supervisor Career Opportunity in Baltimore

Career Opportunity

The Clinical Supervisor (CS) for drug addiction recovery programs began in 1982 and is now one of the fastest-growing positions in addiction-related behavioral health care. 

The number of substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors has grown by more than twenty percent (20%) since 2018. As more drug addiction counselors are hired, the need for trained Clinical Supervisors will increase. Clinical Supervisors teach, mentor, and assess drug addiction counselors. A strong and competent clinical supervisor is essential to an effective drug addiction counseling workforce.

Clinical Supervisors must possess a thorough understanding of drug addiction. They must also know the latest evidence-based practices for treatment. The Clinical Supervisor license requires a demonstration of competency through experience, education, and supervision.

Concerted Care Group, LLC is looking for an innovative, committed, and highly skilled Clinical Supervisor 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 for 5 years 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.

The Clinical Supervisor is ultimately responsible for the daily administration and supervision of the Addiction Treatment Programs, including the clinical, business, fiscal, clinical segments, and plant management and maintenance. This individual may delegate portions of these tasks to others, but ultimate responsibility and authority for compliance with the directions of the Governing Body lie with this individual. This incumbent is responsible for the long- and short-term planning, program evaluation, and compliance with federal, state, local, and independent regulatory statutes.

Principle responsibilities and tasks of the Clinical Supervisor

  • Responsible for all staffing processes from performance evaluation(s) to recruiting to employee surveys.
  • Company operating policies and procedures.
  • Reviews, updates, and maintains Policies and Procedures Manual (s) on an annual basis.
  • Manages the annual operating budget, with oversight from Corporate Officers and Board
  • Responsible for implementation and management of Corporate HR system in the clinic.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
  • Maintains compliance with governmental regulators and maintains the clinic’s operating licenses.
  • Chairs weekly staff meetings and participates in group supervision and treatment plan reviews and updates.
  • Responsible for overall client satisfaction with the clinic and clinic services.
  • Provides direct care to a percentage of clients.
  • Responsible for payer and referral source satisfaction with the clinic.
  • Responsible for the physical plant and overall appearance of the clinic.
  • Other duties as assigned by the OTP Medical Director and Corporate Management.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a Human Services Administration with a focus on substance abuse counseling or equivalent experience.
  • Certified in addiction counseling.
  • Approved Supervisor Letter from the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists is required
  • Certification from IC & RC preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in supervisory/ management in human services.
  • Familiar with State Regulations (COMAR), DEA regulations, and CARF standards.
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years working with the substance abuse population.
  • Exhibits excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent documentation and computer skills are required.
  • Able to provide guidance and oversight for staff in using Electronic Health Record
  • Knowledge of local community drug trends, the effects of the body and cognitive functioning of drugs of abuse, signs, and symptoms of narcotic overdose, psychosocial implications of addictive disease, the process of addiction and treatment, social science, economic, legal, and medical systems, HIV transmission, behavioral and emotional implications of addiction.
  • Compliance with the ethical and professional standards and practices of the counselors and therapists.
  • Initiative to lead and be proactive in critical situations, keen problem solving, and decision-making skills.
  • 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

 

Addiction Counselor Opportunity at The Concerted Care Group

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. 

Addiction Counselor

Full time professional

Baltimore, MD, US

30+ days ago

Requisition ID: 1050

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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.

Required Qualification:

  • 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

Mental Health Therapist Opportunity

Substance abuse is a mental disorder and the number one health problem in the US. Approximately 6% are addicted to illegal drugs and 12% abuse alcohol. *** Substances include alcohol, sedatives, amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, opioids, and prescription drugs.

The consistent, daily use of these drugs results in millions of substance abusers experiencing mental health issues. This large population requires mental health therapists who understand their addictions and are willing to counsel them during the recovery and rehabilitation process. (Substance abuse is defined as the categories classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV (DSM-IV) (American Psychiatric Association, 1994) as Substance-Related Disorders and Substance-Induced Disorders.)

The demand for mental health therapists to treat them is critical. Concerted Care Group, LLC is looking for innovative, committed and highly skilled Mental Health Therapists 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.

The ideal candidate will provide assessment and behavioral health treatment to adults in an outpatient setting with an emphasis on individual and group psychotherapy.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

Provide high quality clinical therapeutic services to adults with identified mental health or (and) substance abuse diagnoses

  • Ensure services are provided with client-centered and family-centered healing approach and. is delivered through goal-specific interventions.
  • Conduct initial interviews and provide a written assessment.
  • Regularly assess treatment progress with the client, and/or the clinical treatment team.
  • Provide the appropriate documentation for service delivery including treatment goals, progress notes, and billing, and submit said documentation as specified by Medicaid, Medicare, and CARF standards.
  • Ensure compliance with governing agency and reporting requirements
  • Maintain the clinical records and compile documentation required by CCG and governing agencies.
  • Participate in staff meetings, program clinical team meetings, therapy clinical supervision sessions, and in-service as required. Understand and support the CCG philosophy and treatment modalities.
  • Ensure confidentiality regarding client records, treatment, and client information.
  • Exhibit clear, professional, respectful, and effective communication when interfacing with clients, coworkers, families, and external contacts
  • Ability to work independently and implementing time management and productivity strategies
  • Exhibit a high degree of ethical conduct, integrity, and confidentiality.
  • Stay current with updated research and best practices.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Masters degree in social work, psychology, or clinically related field required.
  • Any of the following licenses are required: LGSW, LCSW, LMSW, LCPC, LGPC
  • Active and in good standing in the state of Maryland.
  • Must be experienced and proficient in using an electronic health record system.

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

*** For more information on substance abuse, visit the NCDAS website.  

 

Ten Great Drug Rehab Gifts for the Holidays

Christmas and New Year’s will be difficult this year as the pandemic restrictions will

keep many of us at home, away from loved ones and friends. Office parties, family get-

together, and dinners are now limited to Zoom. ***

 

It can be challenging and depressing. However, a gift in the mail from friends,

colleagues, and family will cheer anyone up. It’s almost as good as being there.

If you have a loved one who is recovering from drug addiction, there are a number of

appropriate, compassionate, and inexpensive gifts you can give them this holiday:

 

  1. A journal: Journaling is a recommended way for people in recovery to be mindful

and to process their feelings during this time. They can also reflect later on their

feelings and struggles. Additionally, it also gives them a first-hand perspective on

how far they have come. It can be raw, honest, and encouraging. A journal is one

of the most practical, and appreciated, gifts you can give.

  1. Photo album: Most albums are kept in smartphones or computer memories.

However, this gift, a hard copy photo album can have several uses. Addiction

can cause family rifts. A photo album filled with photos of family and friends

reminds them of their journey and of those people who support them. You should

leave a few pages blank so they can fill it with meaningful photos.

  1. Fitness Center Membership: Individuals in recovery need physical activity. A

fitness center membership can do wonders for their mind and body. It gets their

mind off of their situation and helps them sleep better, too. They may also meet

people who can encourage them along their journey. (Of course, fitness center

participation varies due to COVID restrictions.)

  1. Personalized jewelry: One constant reminder of their recovery achievements

could be a personalized ring, necklace, or bracelet. It could be embossed with

the first day of sobriety and have their initials on it. (Amazon carries a large

number of jewelry items that celebrate serenity and sobriety.)

  1. Your time: Your time is priceless. So, spending it with someone in recovery is as

special and compassionate as it gets. Take time out from your busy holiday and

schedule coffee, a walk, a movie, or a Zoom call with them. Don’t rush it or look

at your watch. Just sit with them and listen, laugh, cry, and enjoy their company.

You will never regret it and it will bring happiness to their holiday.

 

Holiday arrangements can be complicated by COVID restrictions, but they aren’t

impossible. Make it memorable by giving a special gift to a loved one in recovery.

 

If you or someone you know needs substance abuse treatment, consult one of our

experienced counselors. The Concerted Care Group of Central Baltimore, MD, and

Brooklyn, MD, has a compassionate behavioral health team that includes therapists, a

Psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychiatric and medical providers a nurse practitioner,

and a psychiatrist. Services include individual, group, and family therapy for adults and

adolescents. Group therapy and psychiatric services are available for adults.

 

Contact us at (833) CCG-LIVE to make an appointment.

 

For more on how Zoom is being utilized for the holiday, go to this New York Post link.