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Substance Abuse Counselor

Company name
Abraxas (A GEO Company)

Location
Cleveland, OH

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Summary

This is a direct service position providing a full range of services directed toward the therapeutic care and rehabilitation of adolescent or delinquent substance abusers. Incumbent participates in the planning, organization and delivery of cross-disciplinary services, (i.e., case work, counseling, specialized treatment, drug court, etc.) according to individual skills and abilities.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities.

  • Performs individual, group, and family counseling under the direction of a Clinical Supervisor; performance includes intensive outpatient and outpatient group counseling, home/community-based individual and family counseling, teaching life skills, case management, and crisis intervention.
  • Prepares individualized treatment plans, monthly progress reports and weekly court reports on client’s acceptance to treatment, behavior, attitude, achievement, education, and overall progress in the program.
  • Interacts closely with court staff to ensure overall treatment goals and educational outcomes are accomplished.
  • Participates in a cross-disciplinary treatment team and attends in-service training.
  • Provides screening and assessment; including diagnosis, when appropriate to scope of practice, for adult client population.
  • Serves as a liaison with external contacts such as probation officers, family members, and internal contacts with other Abraxas employees, case management staff, quality assurance staff, etc.
  • Facilitates court review meetings.
  • Completes file reviews in accordance with ODADAS and The Joint Commission Accreditation Guidelines
  • Conducts peer reviews and record reviews.
  • Works to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.


Minimum Requirements

  • The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
  • Associate’s degree in human services field and one year experience as a counselor and CDCA or LCDC II or III; OR
  • Licensed Physician; Licensed Psychologist; Psychology assistant; OR
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a declared scope of practice of alcohol and drug addiction counseling; OR
  • Licensed Professional Counselor with a declared scope of practice of alcohol and drug addiction counseling; OR
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker with a declared scope of practice of alcohol and drug addiction counseling; OR
  • Licensed Social Worker with a declared scope of practice of alcohol and drug addiction counseling.
    • Other Qualifications:
      • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
      • Criminal clearances (specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
      • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
      • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
      • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
    • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

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Abraxas (A GEO Company)

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