WPW Substance Abuse Counselor
Wellpath | San Luis Obispo, CA
Under the direction of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher licensed medical professional, the Substance Abuse Counselor will work in close collaboration with physicians and other health care personnel in the evaluation and treatment of patient population. The Substance Abuse Counselor will provide treatment and support to assist patients receiving care in their recovery from addictions, such as alcoholism, drug addiction, mental disorders, eating disorders, or other behavioral problems.
- High School and specialized training for licensing/certification(s).
- At least one year of experience providing treatment to individuals with substance abuse disorder within a correctional facility
- Current (and must maintain) unrestricted license or certificate in state of practice
- Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS/ACLS certification through AHA
ResponsibilitiesProvide assessments, treatment planning, and counseling for substance abuse program clientsProvide education, consultation services, and training for other staff, community agencies, and the publicPerform prevention activities designed to prevent alcohol and drug abuse in the CountyWorks in close collaboration with physicians and other health care personnel in the evaluation and treatment to further their understanding of significant social and emotional factors underlying patient's substance abuse health problemCompletes comprehensive assessment timely of admission and coordinates information with team to effectively plan treatmentLocates and/or develops self-help and support groups for clients, families and significant othersProvides on- call crisis response and intervention servicesMaintains compliance with all applicable practice standards and guidelinesMaintains client confidentiality and adherence to HIPAA requirementHelps patient and family to understand, accept, and follow substance abuse recommendationsMaintains a professional relationship with county staff and healthcare teamDocument all findings in patient's health record providing written summaries of all patient encourters, including but not limited to history, diagnosis and treatment course or other documentation requirements as outlined by Wellpath and FacilityMay assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of potential staffMay assist in orientation and training of new employeesPerform other duties as assigned.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer