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.

Supervisory Relationships:

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