Substance Abuse Counselor
Location: Panama City
Posted on: August 6, 2022
Wellpath has more than 20 years of experience operating civil
and forensic state hospitals, inpatient and residential treatment
facilities, sex offender treatment, and competency restoration
programs in California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, South
Carolina, Texas and Washington. Each of our facilities provide
safe, therapeutic environments that foster recovery through
trauma-informed care, evidence-based programs, and community
partnerships designed to improve the continuity of care.
Facility is South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center
Our Substance Abuse Counselor provides direct service care to meet
the needs of the patients with co-occurring mental, emotional, and
substance abuse issues. The position works with the treatment team
to plan and deliver integrated substance abuse and mental illness
services. The Substance Abuse Counselor assesses patients;
participates in the development and implementation of the Recovery
Plan; develops, organizes, and conducts program activities to
provide education and treatment for issues related to substance
abuse; and provides group and individualized sessions for
Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in a human
services related field
Experience in a correctional environment desired
Licensed and/or certified in chemical dependency, substance abuse,
Related certification may be applicable based on specific state
What you will do:
Develops and conducts integrated co-occurring substance abuse and
mental illness group and individual substance abuse services for
Assesses and evaluates patients to determine immediate needs and
services, along with the level of care needed.
Completes and maintains necessary documentation in a thorough,
accurate, and timely manner.
Evaluates substance abuse counseling and education classes.
Monitors twelve-step recovery groups.
Is knowledgeable about care and treatment needs of patients of
different ages. Provides individualized care and treatment that is
consistent with/sensitive to the age and life span development
needs of each patient.
Demonstrates knowledge of risk management, infection control,
fire/disaster procedures, de- escalation of crisis intervention,
and environmental safety measures.
Continues professional development through in-service education,
workshops, conferences and self-study necessary to maintain correct
knowledge relevant to the position. Works well with all departments
and programs to meet the needs of the patients.
Is sensitive to cultural diversity issues, treats each patient as
an individual, and considers the culture of the patients when
providing care and treatment.
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety
of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow
standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of
instructions and apply knowledge to different factual
Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous
Perform other duties as assigned.
Keywords: Wellpath, Tallahassee , Substance Abuse Counselor, Other , Panama City, Florida
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