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Clinical Counselor Outpatient Services

Company: The Educational Alliance Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Educational Alliance, a 127 year old New York institution, is a vibrant, dynamic organization serving New Yorkers from all walks of life. We serve everyone regardless of the language they speak, where they come from, or their socioeconomic status. We believe that everyone should have a chance to live a better life and that arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and social services can help lay that foundation. EdAlliance "PerksCompetitive SalaryPaid Holidays, Floating Holidays and Personal DaysComprehensive Health InsuranceFree Gym Membership to our Manny Cantor Center Gym403(b) Retirement PlanDiscounts to programs at Educational AllianceGenerous Vacation Package JOB PURPOSE Counsel and aid individuals who have substance use disorders in a New York State OASAS-certified outpatient treatment program. Utilizing a person centered and trauma informed lens; individualized assessment and counseling (telehealth/virtual) services are delivered in Project Contact at the Center for Recovery and Wellness in addition to offsite service locations.SCOPE OF INFLUENCE Provide trauma informed individual therapy and group counseling to adolescents and adults with substance use diagnosesProvide family counseling and significant other servicesPartner with referral sources, providing regular updates and progress on clientsPartner with multi-disciplinary team in assessing diagnoses, planning treatment, implementing evidence based interventions, offering clinical insight, and providing team based support for clinical operationsKEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES Clinical Services and Documentation (80%)Provide caseload with weekly individual case management and counseling sessions consistent with the individualized treatment planContinuously assess appropriateness of current level of treatment, corresponding with LOCADTR and utilization review instrumentsCoordinate integrated services with medical, mental health, vocational, recovery services, and other social service providers Complete detailed progress notes, comprehensive treatment plans, intake/admission assessments, psychosocial assessments, discharge plans, and other required documentation in accordance with OASAS and CARF standards.Maintain accurate and organized clinical charts, engaging in pre-audits of charts to ensure compliance with OASAS, managed care and CARF standards.Send weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports to HRA through the Substance Abuse Tracking and Reporting System.Specimen collection for clients and monitors for treatment related issues in order to update the treatment planCheck toxicology reporting portal daily to ensure any positive toxicology reports are communicated to supervisory staff, documented, and addressed with client.Coordinate integrated services with medical, mental health, housing, vocational, recovery services, and other social service providersFacilitation of individual and group level interventions during other clinician vacation or leaveEnsure that clients' annual medical examinations are completed, with associated referrals as needed.Contact referent and/or family contacts upon admission of new clients in a timely manner, and provide written/oral clinical updates as needed.Effective advocacy and collateral contacts to empower clients.Other (20%)Outreach to referral sources to expand network of clients.Attend staff meetings and trainings as required, as well as individual and group supervision.Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.Complete detailed progress notes, comprehensive treatment plans, intake/admission assessments, psychosocial assessments, discharge plans, and other required documentation in accordance with OASAS and CARF standards.Maintain accurate and organized clinical charts, engaging in pre-audits of charts to ensure compliance with OASAS, managed care and CARF standards.Send weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports to HRA through the Substance Abuse Tracking and Reporting System.Specimen collection for clients and monitors for treatment related issues in order to update the treatment planCheck toxicology reporting portal daily to ensure any positive toxicology reports are communicated to supervisory staff, documented, and addressed with client.Coordinate integrated services with medical, mental health, housing, vocational, recovery services, and other social service providersFacilitation of individual and group level interventions during other clinician vacation or leaveEnsure that clients' annual medical examinations are completed, with associated referrals as needed.Contact referent and/or family contacts upon admission of new clients in a timely manner, and provide written/oral clinical updates as needed.Effective advocacy and collateral contacts to empower clients.JOB REQUIREMENTS/Required Knowledge Master' Degree in a mental health discipline (MSW; MHC; etc.), and either licensed in the state of New York or working under a limited permit and eligible for licensure.CASAC credentialing (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) or CASAC-T with Bachelor's Degree in human services related field and a minimum of 2 years' experience working in a substance use program.Qualified Healthcare Professional required. Possess a demonstrated ability in delivering patient treatment including communication skills, successful engagement in specialized Human Services training, understanding of human interaction and personality development, and the ability to write and record case documentation. Familiar with Regulatory Agency/OASAS Regulations regarding the operation and practices of patient care. Understanding of group dynamics is essential.Must be computer-literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Competent in electronic health records that support treatment plans and case notes such as Relias, Netsmart, AWARDS (willing to learn new systems).Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Ability to multitask and handle challenging situations in a professional and courteous mannerBilingual in any language a plus.Self-motivatedAbility to work professionally and empathetically with a diverse group of clients and staff.Physical Requirements These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position which are reviewed on each individual case. While performing the responsibilities of the role, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, moderate traffic).Ability to work in an open or confined areaAbility to sit at a computer terminal, stand, or walk for an extended period of time.Limitations and Disclaimer The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this positionRole Key CompetenciesTeam PlayerFlexibleAdaptableCommunicationPlanning and OrganizingOrganizedEEO InfoAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Keywords: The Educational Alliance Inc., New York , Clinical Counselor Outpatient Services, Healthcare , New York, New York

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