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Substance Abuse Counselor - Stepping Stones

Company name
Sheridan Memorial Hospital

Meadville, PA, United States

Employment Type

Case Management, Healthcare, Counseling, Volunteer

Posted on
Jan 01,2019

Valid Through
Apr 16,2019

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PRIMARY FUNCTION:  To act as a Case Manager on a pro-rate share of Stepping Stones patients, conduct group and individual therapy sessions, and maintains all required paperwork on assigned patients. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  The Inpatient Substance Abuse Counselor

must have a minimum Bachelor's Degree in counseling, psychology, education, social work or other behavioral science curriculum, Master's Degree preferred,

or have earned a Pennsylvania Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (C.A.D.C.) certification prior to the degree requirement. Must have a certification in the counseling field, preferably C.A.D.C. through the Pennsylvania Certification Board, or if degreed, be able to pursue and achieve certification within two years of hire with acquired hours of employment. A minimum of one (1) year of counseling experience, where this is designated within the employment history job description, preferably with drug and alcohol treatment populations. Therapeutic Support Staff (T.S.S.) does not qualify toward this experience.

Must have knowledge and understanding of the 12-step recovery Program.

Must have the written and verbal communication skills necessary to effectively and accurately interact with other members of the multidisciplinary/ healthcare team, as well as referral sources, 12-step support groups, and patients and their significant others. A basic knowledge of local social service agencies is recommended. BLS required.

Physical Requirements: talking, telephone use, hearing, ability to use the computer, facsimile machine, photocopier, and assist in lifting of patients.

Must be able to understand the role of a counselor as it relates to the ability to differentiate between enabling and supporting, and then utilize these skills in counseling. Possess effective interpersonal communication, interviewing skills, and the ability to establish therapeutic relationships. Must be able to have the medical knowledge to explain and defend the disease concept of addictions and all the medical ramifications. Knowledge of DSM-V and ICD-10 diagnostic codes. Documentation must ensure appropriateness for the intensity of service in a timely and efficient manner. Ability to make decisions and exercise sound judgment in the interest of the welfare of the patient. Strength: Light Work - Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling 20 Lbs. occasionally, frequently up to 10 Lbs., or negligible amount constantly. Can include walking and or standing frequently even though weight is negligible. Can include pushing and or pulling of arm and or leg controls. Reaching: Frequently - Extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Handling: Frequently - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand, such as to turn a switch or shift automobile gears. Fingering: Frequently - Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Talking: Frequently - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

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Sheridan Memorial Hospital
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For over 100 years, Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been serving our community. Licensed for 88 beds, Sheridan Memorial Hospital is a progressive, state-of-the-art facility located along the valley of the eastern slope of the Big Horn Mountains in beautiful Sheridan, Wyoming. With sophisticated technology and services beyond what one might expect in a hospital this size, patients can take comfort in knowing they are receiving high quality care. Our patient satisfaction surveys tell us that we are providing exemplary service to our patients and their families. We are proud of our more than 400 experienced and caring employees. Over 45 physicians provide primary medical care and specialty care in more than 15 areas.