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Alcohol & Drug Counselor 2

***Hours of Work: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday | Some Saturdays required - approx once every six weeks***
***This position is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The mission of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is to provide statewide leadership of a high-quality mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery system that is effective and valued by all Ohioans.

Provides alcohol & other drug dependency counseling services & resources to substance abuse mentally ill (SAMI) patients: conducts in-depth interview & evaluation of patient's substance abuse problems, counsels patients, screen & refer chemically dependent patients to other available & appropriate treatment modalities & alternative programs, delivers direct patient services (e.g., generates & implements special programming, facilitates group & individual therapy, educates patient on topic related curricula to heighten awareness & provide motivation techniques aimed at continuing treatment, provides overall case management & crisis intervention, develops treatment plans in accordance with principles of therapeutic community & ensures compliance with  applicable standards & regulations (e.g., Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals Organization – JC, Medicaid/Medicare..).
"Summit Behavioral Healthcare recognizes patient safety as a core value. All employees are required to participate in the organizations strategic plan, providing quality services in an atmosphere which promotes patient safety in accordance with SBH policy; and will report any patient safety issues to immediate supervision. It is further recognized that all employees utilize electronic means (i.e. email, phone and intranet features) to remain current with training and communication of pertinent safety issues."
Monitors treatment: monitor & measure progress of patients in treatment, determines goals & objectives consistent with treatment plans, promotes self help & determines immediate & short term consequences for negative behavior, defines special needs & provides input to treatment team for formulation into treatment plan, attends & participates in treatment team meetings (e.g., prepares case presentations, submits agenda items..), maintains data & supportive materials for clinical case records/files.
Performs related miscellaneous duties & completes related paperwork: complete & maintain documentation (e.g., assessments, treatment plans, crisis interventions..) chart progress notes, writes monthly reports & completes forms as required, consults with RPH personnel on substance abuse/mental illness issues & patients, maintains contact with community groups for referral & educational resources, attends training conferences & staff meetings, operates personal computer to enter, edit & retrieve data to create reports & correspondence.



‘Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor’ credential recognized by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board or other Ohio licensing authority with jurisdiction over professionals authorized to provide counseling services (e.g., Medical Board; Psychology Board; Nursing Board; Counselor & Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board); valid driver's license.
Knowledge of alcohol & other drug dependencies; counseling; agency policies & procedures relative to alcohol & other drug dependency counseling.Skill in operation of personal computer*.Ability to recognize unusual or threatening conditions & take appropriate action; define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; write meaningful, concise & accurate reports; counsel inmates/offenders on sensitive alcohol & other drug dependency issues.