Substance Use Disorders Professional (LCDC) | Longview & Tyler Area

JOB TITLE:

  • SUD Counselor

OVERVIEW:

The SUD Counselor will provide services based on the 12 core functions of drug and alcohol counselors domains of counseling. The SUD Counselor applies knowledge in human behavior, group dynamics, cultural diversity, alcohol and other drug abuse, human sexuality, and counseling approaches. The counselor also demonstrates understanding and application of legal and administrative statutes, rules and regulations, policies and procedures of Community Healthcore and the center's overall mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

(May include but not limited to the following):

  • Provide services based on the 12 core functions of drug and alcohol counselors domains of counseling which include: screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping, consultation.
  • Assist clients in identifying and articulating their requests and needs for services and supports.
  • Negotiate and facilitate the array of services and supports needed to address the client's goals and desired outcomes as identified.
  • Provide behavioral intervention services, training and support to assigned caseload.
  • Ensure planned services and supports are implemented and appropriately documented.
  • Connect consumer with appropriate services and supports, as needed.
  • Document all meetings and notes pertaining to assigned clients.

COMPETENCIES:

The competencies listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Self-motivating, able to work independently.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing in the English language.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with a variety of individuals, teams, and systems.
  • Record data neatly, coherently, accurately, and objectively.
  • Follow service implementation processes designed to meet the needs of people served and funding-source requirements.
  • Emergency/Crisis Intervention skills.
  • Ability to proficiently work with computers and electronic records.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Required: High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Required: Licensure (see below)
  • Preferred: Knowledge and/or training in specialized female services.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Required: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) or other qualified credentialed counselor.
  • Valid Driver's License

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with limitations to perform the essential functions.

  • Mobility, ability and stamina to sit, bend and reach during an 8-10 hour workday.
  • Capable of lifting a minimum of 10 lbs.
  • Sensory acuity, sufficient to evaluate, treat and monitor client needs and maintain accurate records.
  • Fine motor skills sufficient to legibly document and communicate.
  • Routine 8-10 hour shifts.

TRAVEL:

  • Local travel.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment described here is representative of that which the majority of employee encounter. These conditions may vary by position. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level may vary between low and mild.
  • The work environment should not experience temperature extremes (hot and cold).

SALARY:

  • Based on licensure and experience, from $14.42 to $18.27 per hour.