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substance abuse counselor

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Acadia Healthcare

Kennett Square, PA

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Bowling Green Brandywine, an adult residential addiction treatment program has an immediate FT opening for an experienced Drug and Alcohol Counselor.

Situated in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, BGB provides comprehensive inpatient, detoxification and rehabilitation services at various levels of care including adult detox, adult inpatient, and adult outpatient treatment.

Position responsibilities include:

Treatment Planning Reviews general assessment findings with the client and with agreement of supervisor and treatment team, recommends a treatment plan to address substance abuse disorder. Asks for client input into the treatment plan. Assesses client progress in achieving the goals identified in the treatment plan.

Individual Counseling Treats all clients similarly, generally able to individualize counseling strategies to meet the unique characteristics of the client. Typically immediately recognizes the need for therapeutic change strategies when appropriate. Ability to anticipate crisis events without relying on supervisor or other team members to provide therapeutic response to treatment events.

Group Counseling Basic understanding of group dynamics, how to set boundaries and how to facilitate group discussion aligned with treatment goals. May co-facilitate or facilitate group counseling under supervision, which includes setting goals, enforcing boundaries and collaborating with primary counselor and/or treatment team to ensure patient completion of group.

Assessment Applies a routine assessment procedure for all clients.

Educational & Didactic Groups May prepare educational material for patient groups as assigned by supervisor. May co-present and co-facilitate patient group discussions on educational material that support recovery and as required, dual diagnosis treatment. Basic understanding of presentation and facilitation skills required for educational groups.

Documentation Produces basic client records related to screening, intake, treatment, continuing care, progress toward goals and objectives, discharge summary, and treatment outcomes in consultation with other team members or the supervisor. Is aware of and generally follows federal and state laws and agency guidelines regarding the confidentiality of client records.

Case Management Identifies for the client how to obtain the referral services and may advocate for the client with appropriate entities. Knows the general characteristics and dynamics of families, and significant others, and appreciates the value of involving others in the treatment and recovery process. Reviews with clients family and/or significant others the general interaction between home and family systems and behavioral disorders, and recommends strategies and behaviors that generally support recovery and build healthy relationships

Discharge Planning Reviews general treatment finding with the client and recommends a discharge plan to address agreed upon outcomes. Facilitates client entry to treatment and other services identified in the recovery plan. Involves referral source in the recovery planning process

Must be a team player who is able to work well with patients. Must be flexible, able to multitask and have a high level of energy.

Requirements Masters Degree in Human Services or related field required preferred 3 or more years of experience. Experience with Mental Health a plus

Full time benefits available including: medical, dental and vision benefits, company paid life insurance, disability insurance, EAP services, PTO and holiday pay.


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Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Acadia Healthcare was established in January 2005 to develop and operate a network of behavioral health facilities across the country. Acadia provides psychiatric and chemical dependency services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics and therapeutic school-based programs. Acadia Healthcares mission is to create a world-class organization that sets the standard of excellence in the treatment of specialty behavioral health and addiction disorders. Acadias management style and philosophy is one of collaboration and flexibility as we create an energetic and team oriented service delivery system. Our organization values input from employees, physicians, and all strategic alliances. Contact Info

- 1375 Newark Road

Kennett Square, PA 19348

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Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Acadia Healthcare was established in January 2006 to develop and operate a network of behavioral health centers across the country. Acadia provides premier psychiatric and chemical dependency services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers and outpatient clinics and therapeutic school based programs.

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