If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your
career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others,
then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture;
we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in
education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our
exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K,
medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our
future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications
for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations.
Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality,
compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with
addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our purpose and
passion are to empower patients, their families, and our
communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal
wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.
Responsible for providing individual, group and family
counseling. Conduct clinical assessments for new patients and
on-going required assessments. Counselor III will demonstrate
expertise in therapeutic interventions, treatment modalities and
utilize evidence based practices. Counselor III will participate in
Treatment team and provide service coordination as needed for
patients. Counselor III will advocate and communicate with the
Utiliziation Review department on all aspects of patient care.
American Addiction Centers strives to ensure that all of our
patients receive the most comprehensive care to address the issues
that may impede their recovery.
Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
* Provide intervention, assessments, treatment planning, triage
and individual/group counseling. * Initiate and provide family
counseling services. * Provide clinical services to all patients on
caseload and assist when needed with other patients as assigned by
clinical manager. * Provides clinical supervision to assigned
interns. * Participate in weekly treatment team meeting and program
staff meetings. * Ensure that all documentation necessary meet
contract, licensure, accreditation and standards for services in a
timely manner following the AAC's documentation policy guidelines.
* Communicate efficiently with other departments to ensure the best
care for patient. * Provide clinical services to outpatient and
inpatient adult population. * Understand and abide by State
Department standards, facility accreditation, AAC's policy and
procedures. * Demonstate dependability and adaptability. *
Maintains confidentiality of patient and company information. *
Abide by the standards of HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2. * Assists in
monitoring and managing patient community as a therapeutic milieu.
* Intervenes in crisis to deescalates situation and resolves
crises, using events as entries into therapeutic processes for
patient. * Diagnose substance use disorder and/or other
co-occurring psychiatric disorders within scope of practice. *
Participate in the 'Administrator On Call' (AOC) rotation, which
can include major holidays. AOC is responsible for completing
nightly AOC report, which is sent out to Greenhouse Leadership.
Responsible for finding coverage if cannot perform AOC duties. *
Facilitate/lead weekly Treatment Team with assigned Counselor s,
Provider, and Utilization Reviewer. Responsible for modifying
Master discharge list with updated discharge dates and plans the
day of treatment team meeting. * Create weekly PHP/IOP Group
schedule and submit to Clinical Director for approval by 5pm Sunday
evenings. * The Lead Counselor serves as the primary point of
contact and designated staff member in charge for any clinical or
behavioral concerns or crises when Clinical Director is out of the
office or off property. * The Lead Counselor is expected to
consistently communicate/collaborate with Clinical Director
regarding client or staff concerns and assist Clinical Director
with fostering a positive team-oriented environment and morale.
* Master's Degree in Behavioral Sciences required (social work,
counseling or psychology). * Unrestricted license to practice in
the State of employment ( LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, etc.). * Minimum
of 3 years experience in a behavioral healthcare field. *
Experience working with substance abuse, addictions, mental health,
cognitive behavior treatment and motivational interviewing. *
Knowledge of utilizing electronic health record software and
documentation. * Knowledge of ASAM criteria. * Counseling
experience with adults, an understanding of psychotropic
medications and symptoms and effects. * Ability to read, write and
interpret written information, type documentation, present
information to groups and participates in meetings. * Working
knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. * Must be able to
work overtime, weekends, holidays, and flexible hours. * Valid
driver license and insurable driving record (If driving a company
vehicle or if driving personal vehicle for company business; refer
to Guidelines for Driving Company Vehicles).
"AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all
employees. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that
are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability
* Ability to sit, use hands and fingers, talk or hear, and smell
continually. Ability to stand, walk and reach frequently. Ability
to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch occasionally. *
Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 10 lbs. and occasionally
lift and carry up to 25 lbs. * Close vision required to see
computer monitor, read documents, and operate copy and fax machine.
Distance vision required to drive an automobile, if driving is a
requirement of the job. * Work environment is indoors and climate
controlled. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. *
Moderate noise levels as found in a business office with computer
printers, households with TVs and dishwashers, and driving light
Certifications and Licenses:
* Unrestricted license to practice in the State of employment (
LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, etc.).
American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer.
American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that
discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the
basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status,
genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state
and/or federal law.