The Substance Treatment Counselor shall develop and maintain an outpatient substance
treatment program for individuals who are affected directly or indirectly by substance
use within the entire eligible Indian community (Klamath County). The Substance
Treatment Counselor shall provide substance counseling services through treatment
modalities such as crisis intervention, individual or group counseling and home visits to
educate, prevent or improve psycho-social problems, particularly pertaining to
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Obtain personal information and medical history through consultation with clients,
family members, referents and other professionals as appropriate to gain a clear
picture of the clients status and extent of treatment needs.
2. Determine through the screening and assessment process if the clients needs match
program target population. Coordinate with other agencies to expedite treatment
for clients based on the assessed level of care and treatment needs.
3. Develop client centered treatment plans based on strengths and needs identified
within the psychosocial assessment. Monitor and modify treatment plans with the
client to promote progress through the stages of change.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
? Strong clinical skills
o Have training and knowledge and/or experience demonstrating competence
in the treatment of addictive disease including client evaluation, counseling
theory and therapeutic techniques.
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o Knowledge of chemical dependency and treatment methods with a strong
understanding of the recovery model, motivational interviewing, stages of
change, cognitive behavioral therapy and strengths-based case management
philosophies and strategies
o Demonstrates basic knowledge and skills in the following techniques:
? Basic Counseling Skills
? Group Counseling Skills
? Alcohol & Drugs of Abuse Pharmacology
? HIV/AIDS Risk Assessment & Risk Reduction
? Counseling Ethics
? Counseling Diverse Populations
? ASAM, or Assessment, or Client Record Management
? Coexisting Disorders, or Multiple Diagnosis, or Dual Diagnosis, etc.
? Knowledge & process of being a mandatory reporter for suspected
child, elderly, and/or disabled abuse
$41,763 - $59,795
Regular Full -Time