Outpatient Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Treatment Counselor
About Homeward Pikes Peak
The mission of HPP is to work with individuals and families in our community to achieve their full potential through supportive housing and recovery services to rebuild dignity & self-sufficiency and permanently exit homelessness. Our efforts focus on overcoming the barriers to developing and maintaining stable housing and sober living. To do this, we adhere to commonly held social work values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. We believe that these values infuse the work of HPP and are a guidepost to which our staff and partners should aspire.
This position is responsible for providing outpatient substance abuse counseling and behavioral health counseling with women and men, women with dependent children, intravenous drug users, and justice involved persons. This position requires an active caseload of 10-20 clients depending on frequency of client treatment plan and size of groups. This team member works within a program that utilizes a trauma informed, harm reduction framework that understands the challenges of individuals experiencing homelessness. Familiarity with at-risk individuals and families, PTSD, domestic
violence, intergeneration poverty will be required. The position reports to the Director of Clinical Services.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide clinical interventions to women and men who need comprehensive behavioral health services to include mental health and substance use disorders.
• Provide clinical interventions that address gender specific issues, substance using pregnant women and women with dependent children and their families.
• Conduct evaluations, assessments, individual counseling support and education and treatment groups for diverse populations and provide care coordination with multiple providers.
• Identify women’s needs for prenatal care, mental health care/evaluation, substance abuse counseling, housing, domestic violence support, prevention, and/or counseling, TANF, and make appropriate referrals.
• Be able to identify if abuse and neglect may be occurring and aid in the process of mandated reporting to child protection.
• Identify client’s needs for mental health care/evaluation, substance abuse counseling, and making appropriate referrals when necessary.
• Reduce barriers for the clients and improve access to services and recovery.
• Utilize treatment approaches that implement ethical, culturally competent, evidence base practices.
• Identify strategies or methods to aid clients in the reduction of substance use or abstinence from AOD and increase their self-sufficiency and self-empowerment.
• Collaborate with clients to Identify strategies and methods to reduce recidivism.
SERVICE COORDINATION AND ADMINISTRATION
In addition, this job requires service coordination that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
• Document all client encounters in a timely manner.
• Maintain accurate records, which may include client charts, and internal and external reports; maintain confidentiality and privacy standards for records.
• Create and maintain monthly correspondence and reports regarding client progress, UA results, and attendance as requested.
• Work on a highly collaborative team, integrate with the overall organization, and collaborate with the community.
• Ensure clients have access to appropriate professional staffing within the agency or partner agencies.
• Attend client staffing with other agencies and entities with which clients are involved when indicated.
• Connect with other service providers and actively pursue collaborations in the community.
• Attend meetings including other providers and agencies with whom we work in an effort to provide client services.
HOMEWARD PIKES PEAK TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES
• Attend and participate in staff meetings.
• Attend and/or participate or interact with donors or fundraising as requested.
• Produce documentation timely as requested for audits or other business requirements.
• Maintain office environment to professional standards.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
• A minimum of a licensed clinical professional with a master’s in social work or psychology, with current active professional license (LSW, LCSW, LMFT or LPC) in good standing is required.
• In addition to the above, CAT, CAC, LAC is preferred.
• Knowledge and ability to conduct substance use and behavioral health assessments and provide appropriate diagnosis (per DSM-V guidelines).
• Knowledge and application of code of ethics associated with respective counseling certifications and licenses.
• Completion of appropriate continuing education requirements every year required to maintain licenses and certifications.
• Understanding of regulations and standards regarding HIPAA, privacy, and confidentiality
• Self-starter and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Able to work in diverse settings with diverse populations.
• PC skills in spreadsheets, databases, and electronic health records, including Excel, Outlook and Word.
• Spanish speaking preferred but not required.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The pay for this position is $68,000.00 to -$78,000.00 annually exempt, depending on experience and qualifications.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HPP offers paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave for full-time, regular employees. Other benefits include medical, vision and dental insurance that the employee may select at one-half the cost of the monthly premium. Additionally, short-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance, and EAP is provided at no cost to the employee.
Participation in 401K is also offered.
Homeward Pikes Peak is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and
harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other
protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including
hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Homeward Pikes Peak
makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.