Phoenix House IOP Counselor in Arlington, Virginia
Duties and Responsibilities:
The individual hired will facilitate groups and provide individual counseling, treatment planning and case management in both the IOP, OP and PHP services.
Review pre-admission data, notes and medical history
Complete psychosocial assessment and entrance review on each client
Develop an individualized service plan for each client
Conduct individual and group treatment planning sessions
Provide individual and group counseling sessions to identify and assess issues, goals and measurable objectives
Provide didactic and experiential education for clients
Maintain client records and document all changes and progress in client’s behavior in accurate, chronological progress notes
Initiate and document contact with family members and other relevant parties
Ensure all documentation is maintained according to state licensure regulations
Document progression through the level system and in accordance to the level system
Complete discharge summaries
Work with the multidisciplinary team to ensure that the program in delivering a high quality treatment experience
Maintain ethical standards and continued professional growth
Maintain current licensure/certification including CES, CPR, First Aid, and Medication Management
Ensure client confidentiality in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Qualifications for Position:
Counselors must have a masters degree in a behavioral health or
related field and must be certified or licensed in Virginia (or under supervision to be licensed or certified). At least one year experience working in substance abuse/addiction treatment or related behavioral health program required.
Counselors report to the Program Manager of the PHCC IOP and Outpatient Programs.
Skills and Knowledge Required:
Must have knowledge of chemical addiction treatment and of 12 Step recovery process. Must demonstrate empathy, compassion, and respect for clients in group, individual counseling, and daily interactions. Knowledge of Medication Assisted Treatment helpful.
Amount of travel required and any other special requirements: Position will usually require minimal travel
Hours per day or week: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, afternoons
EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled