Counselor II - Substance Abuse Program (Part-Time)
Company: Lake County IL
Posted on: September 23, 2022
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
* Develops clients abilities to problem-solve interpersonal
* 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
* 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
* 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.
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