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Counselor II, Lanham Residential Crisis Center, Full-Time (Weekdays)

Company: Doctors Community Hospital
Location: Lanham
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Luminis Health
Title: Counselor II ($7,500 Sign-on Bonus)
Department: Lanham Residential Crisis Ctr.
Reports To: Practice Manager, Behavioral Health
Cost Center/Job Code: 41000-42001-000886
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Objective:
To provide therapeutic services to patients at Lanham Residential Crisis Center and to provide direct liaison to the program supervisor regarding the status of the therapeutic community. This individual must have a clear understanding of age-related development issues and chemical dependency. Lanham Residential Crisis Center provides multiple levels of care; every staff member has a role in our patients' success. Staff may be asked to work in other areas of treatment or administration as needed.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Able to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs. Performs duties according to established standards for age groups adolescence through geriatric.
  • Conducts patient and family interviews and provides referrals to appropriate level of care and to community resources. Demonstrates knowledge of ASAM and DSM V criteria relative to the assessment of patient needs throughout the course of treatment.
  • Provides case management for assigned clients and maintains competency to evaluate and care for these patients following program protocols. Maintains accurate and complete chart documentation regarding patient attitude and progress in the treatment process following program protocols. Documents attendance and demonstrated knowledge/understanding of program/meeting content.
  • Performs utilization review as needed according to program protocols.
  • Provides liaison services between patients and other agencies.
  • Communicates, monitors, and ensures patient/family quality and continuity of care throughout the continuum of treatment, using established procedures following program protocols.
  • Completes family assessments to identify family /relationship problems and incorporate problem formulation into the individualized Treatment Plan, using established procedures and within designated time frames following program protocols.
  • Completes intake documentation with applicants, gathering sufficient history of psychoactive substance use and behavioral consequences to permit evaluation of history as it relates to admission criteria. Reviews, monitors and implements admission criteria for determining appropriateness of patient for entry into treatment at Lanham Residential Crisist Center. Provides communication with the nursing, medical and clinical staff regarding potential admission and new admissions.
  • Completes preliminary insurance and financial information data with applicant and/or family following per program protocol. The data will be provided to the financial counselor or designee for verification of benefits for admission by Insurance and/or managed care companies. Refers applicant/family to the financial counselor regarding a blending of clinical and financial data to achieve adequate contract consistent with the approved Lanham Residential Crisist Center financial counseling guides.
  • Attends and participates in program staff meetings, multidisciplinary clinical staff meetings and in service training. Participates on committees and quality assessment/improvement activities

    Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in related field required. Currently pursuing a Masters in behavioral health preferred.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Two years' work experience and direct practice in the area of behavioral health care to include group and individual counseling.
  • Familiarity with, and agreement to adhere to, established core competencies, global criteria and ethical standards for Substance Abuse Counseling.

    Required License/Certifications:

  • Valid Maryland driver's license and a driving record with no more than two points.
  • Approval as an Alcohol and Drug Trainee (ADT) is required.
  • Certification as a Supervised Counselor or Associate Counselor Alcohol and Drug (CSC-AD,CAC-AD) or higher from the MD BOP is required prior to expiration of ADT approval date.
  • Current American Health Association Health Care Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification within 30 days of hire

    Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
    There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
    Physical Demands -
    Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
    The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.

Keywords: Doctors Community Hospital, Washington DC , Counselor II, Lanham Residential Crisis Center, Full-Time (Weekdays), Other , Lanham, DC

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