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AFP Chief Substance Use Counselor

Company: Texas State Job Bank
Location: VERNON
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job/Position DescriptionSubstance Abuse Counselor IIIAre you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the State Hospital System (SHS) may be just the place for you! The SHS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The SHS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. Apply now to join our team. The Substance Use Counselor III works under the immediate supervision of the Program Director and the Coordinator of Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Disorders Services, this position has two major functions, which encompasses duties related to each of these areas. This position plans and coordinates specialized substance abuse and COPSD services based on the needs of the population served. Work duties include: 1)supervision to Counselor Interns, 2)scheduling of services provided, with the Program QIT, 3)competency monitoring and evaluation of employees, 4)timely position descriptions and evaluations, 5)orientation of staff to policies and procedures, 6)keeping current on the Joint Commission Standards and DSHS Licensure Regulations and provides discipline representation to ensure that these standards and regulations are in compliance, 7)conducts and participates in in-service training, 8)participation in Drug Free Awareness Week activities, and 9)maintains competencies as described in the Policy and Procedure manual. Acts in the absence of the Program Director and the Coordinator of Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Disorders Services. Provides Substance Use/COPSD services for patients who have a history of substance use and mental illness. Works with the Treatment Teams to assess the patientsand#146; needs and writes objectives and progress notes. Because of the diverse group of patients served, objectives and progress notes shall be tailored to the specific population: age, gender and culture of same to ensure relevant treatment strategies. Conducts Substance Use/COPSD groups to patients and attends other programmatic groups. Licensure as a Chemical Dependency Counselor by DSHS Substance Abuse Division. Must be knowledgeable of Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Disorders and demonstrate the ability to perform COPSD Cognitive, Technical and Interpersonal competencies.This position requires advanced management and supervisory skills, ability to prioritize workload and the ability to employ and model CQI and Social Learning principles. Additionally, requires a willingness to work flexible hours in order to interface with all shifts. This position has wide latitude for the exercise of initiative and independent judgment. Employee has access to limited set of records in accordance with HIPAA Regulation, access level of Health Care Operations PHI 2-B.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. 1.Facilitate Substance Use/COPSD group counseling and support groups while utilizing modalities which enhance th hsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job/_profile.cfm?szOrderID=473922 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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