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Substance Abuse Counselor

Company: Wellpath
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Why Wellpath:Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"About this role: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.Additional Details: Fantastic Mental Health Opportunities! Industry Leader in Corrections! NOW is your moment to take the next career step! Correctional healthcare offers a great way to take the next career steps while making a profound difference in the lives of an underserved patient population. What you bring to the table:Education:High School and specialized training for licensing/certification(s).Experience:At least one year of experience providing treatment to individuals with substance abuse disorder within a correctional facilityLicenses/Certifications:Current (and must maintain) unrestricted license or certificate in state of practiceCurrent (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS/ACLS certification through AHAWhat you will do:Provide 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 EmployerOur investment in you:Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan optionsTime off & leave benefits401KTuition ReimbursementParental benefitsPerks and discountsAnd more available here Range: $34 - $38 / hour

Keywords: Wellpath, Santa Cruz , Substance Abuse Counselor, Other , Santa Cruz, California

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