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Counselor II - Substance Abuse Program (Part-Time)

Company: Lake County IL
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

General Description As the largest human service provider in Lake County, we believe that services must be available without barriers. No residents are turned away due to the inability to pay. We believe in providing services in an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination or bias. Whether assuring accessible and effective care, impacting policy, or assessing and monitoring risks, the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center has been an essential part of the public health system in Lake County for 60 years. We are looking for passionate, qualified team members, who can help make a difference in our agency, and most importantly, in our community. Summary Evaluates and assesses clients. Target population is serving clients with a primary diagnosis of substance abuse and are experiencing homelessness. Prepares and implements treatment plans with clients. Provides therapeutic and supportive services to clients, including individual, group, and family counseling and case management. Prepares and presents education seminars to clients, their families, the general public and other service providers on chemical dependency and/or mental health. Case management activities are generally community based. Scheduled Hours: 18 hours a week * Monday, Wednesday & Thursday (9:00am - 3:30pm) Starting salary determined based on candidate qualifications. Essential Functions * Provides direct services to clients including organizing and facilitating individual and group treatment and activities, supervision of the milieu and case management and outreach.
* Develops clients abilities to problem-solve interpersonal conflicts.
* Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
* Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.
* Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others.
* Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffing's on assigned clients.
* Reports client progress, behavior problems or need for medication evaluation to program supervisors/physicians/psychiatrists regularly.
* May assist in the orientation and training of new staff.
* Responds to inquiries, gives appropriate information and referrals, and documents, if necessary.
* Involved in quality improvement activities on an ongoing basis (such as implementing processes as a result of performance measurement reviews, participation in councils and teams, making suggestions to improve a process, designing curriculum for groups).
* Conducts crisis intervention/evaluation/referral to persons who present themselves at the program.
* Performs initial evaluations and assessments of potential clients regarding their appropriateness for participation in the program. Provides ongoing assessment of client's progress/growth.
* Participates in collection of client fees including completing forms for third-part coverage and discussing balances due with clients, as appropriate..
* Works with clients to secure and maintain entitlements, housing and other needed services.
* Monitors clients to insure that they are caring adequately for themselves and for the facility and furnishings.
* Demonstrates/teaches ADLs, when required. Teaches independent living skills, including cooking, cleaning, budgeting, medication management and leisure time planning skills.
* Works to develop client self-reliance.
* Assists with client medication compliance and training.
* Demonstrates a working knowledge of methadone/LAAM and buprenorphine in methadone maintenance.
* Monitors the collection of urine specimens and related tasks. Knowledge Skills Abilities and Education Required * Bachelor's degree in a related field, or
* Bachelor's in any field and two (2) years' experience, or
* High School diploma or GED and five (5) years' experience
* Within 24 months of employment, must obtain certification as an Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Board (I.A.O.D.A.P.C.A.) or have equivalent certification by a similar state or national board Supplemental Information You can find additional information about the Lake County Health Department, our culture, and why you should join our team atAs a public health department, we believe in the science, data, and power of vaccines, like the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, to protect against and prevent illness. Therefore, we require all Health Department staff to receive the primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as the annual influenza vaccine unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption. Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam. The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Keywords: Lake County IL, Waukegan , Counselor II - Substance Abuse Program (Part-Time), Other , Waukegan, Illinois

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