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Sr. Substance Use Disorder Counselor (req 100794)

Company: Whitney M Young Jr Health Center
Location: Albany
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Description:GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:The Senior Substance Use Disorder Counselor (Sr. SUD-C) at Whitney Young Health serves as a member of the multidisciplinary team providing recovery-oriented care to individuals with substance use disorders (SUD), co-occurring mental health conditions and chronic co-morbid health issues in the Office of Addictions Services and Supports (OASAS) licensed treatment program(s). The Sr. SUD-C plays an integral role in the facilitation of integrated services-conducting screenings, assessments, individual and group psychoeducation and referrals in the treatment of substance use disorders. While the Sr. SUD-C develops individualized treatment plans, grounded in best practices and harm reduction strategies designed to empower patients in the pursuit of optimal physical and behavioral health-work is conducted under the general direction and supervision of senior staff, with latitude allowed for the exercise of judgement in the performance of clinical duties.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:Conducts screenings and face-to-face assessments for all patients seeking treatment for substance use disorders; presents assessments to the multi-disciplinary treatment team and reassesses patients on an on-going basisCompletes level of care determinations and OASAS LOCADTRMaintain the ability to utilize the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for individuals with substance abuse disorders.Maintains knowledge and skills utilized in the treatment of substance use disorders, harm reduction and evidence based treatment approaches.Sustains a patient caseload and maintains productivity pursuant to industry standard.Conducts Personal Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7), Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Fagerstrom Nicotine Screening and other evidenced based risk assessmentsAssists patients in developing an individual treatment plan in conjunction with multidisciplinary treatment team and other patient collaterals, as appropriate.Conducts individual and group psychoeducation and counseling.Maintains and protects accurate and timely documentation via the electronic health record (EHR) in adherence with OASAS regulations, OMIG guidelines and WYH policies.Assists in providing a safe and respectful environment for treatment.Attends and participates in all assigned meetings and committees.Collaborates with other community service providers; ensuring patients have access to a full continuum of care to address individualized needs as identified by the multidisciplinary treatment team and supervisor.Serves as liaison for community based addictions committees (i.e., PSCC, Drug Courts)Provides consultation services and educational sessions to clinic staff, and other community based organizations.Assists with crisis intervention strategies for patients in need of redirection/de-escalationCompiles clinical progress reports for patients involved in community based diversion and other criminal justice system programmingServes as member of the integrated BH Quality Improvement CommitteeFacilitates referrals to other community based organizations, inpatient/residential facilities and alternative levels of care as appropriate.Encourages introduction to various support activities, including recovery-oriented mutual support programs and other self-help groups and other social support opportunities. Continues to seek and develop professional growth and activities.Maintains a professional relationship with patients, peers, other providers and the community.Demonstrates excellence in both internal and external customer service.Displays an ability to articulate and ascertain HIPAA, client confidentiality and corporate compliance.Ensures and/or remains in compliance with local, state, and federal regulation, i.e. DHHS HRSA and NYSDOH, and all accreditation standards (e.g. Joint Commission and NCQA-PCMH).Adheres to the National Patient Safety Goals as defined by the Joint Commission and Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center.Completes other duties as assigned.Requirements:MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelors Degree in a human services or a healthcare related field and possession of a NYS State Credential as an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) or provisional (CASAC-P).PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Masters Degree in human services or a healthcare related fieldAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected status.Salary Range: $23.00 - $25.75 hourlyby Jobble

Keywords: Whitney M Young Jr Health Center, Albany , Sr. Substance Use Disorder Counselor (req 100794), Other , Albany, New York

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