Substance Abuse Counselor
Key Responsibilities include:
- Assures incoming patients have psychosocial assessment and interpretive summary according to the timeline in the CTS policy manual.
- Completes, with patient participation, a Preliminary Treatment Plan according to the timeline in the CTS policy manual.
- Completes a Quarterly Case Consult according to the timeline in the CTS policy manual.
- Completes a Treatment Plan Review and update for each patient after completion of the Comprehensive Treatment Plan according to the timeline in the CTS policy manual.
- Prepares an aftercare transition plan for all patients at the earliest possible time and to review prior to discharge.
- Prepare annual review, BPS update, annual case consult and annual bill of rights for each patient on a yearly basis.
- Follows up, according to the Follow-Up Policy and Plan with each discharged patient.
- Provides individual addiction counseling according to the Comprehensive Treatment Plan.
- Provides group addiction counseling according to the Comprehensive Treatment Plan.
- Documents each individual, group, case management or other patient contacts by way of progress note written in “DAP” formula in accordance with CTS policy manual standards.
- Ensures all paperwork is filed into patient charts in a timely manner that meets CTS policy manual standards.
- Ensure that patient has an accurate form of funding and that authorizations are reviewed in a timely manner to ensure payment for services.
- Completes all paperwork that is associated with take homes and state exceptions.
- Attend required clinical and treatment team meetings on a weekly basis to allow consultations of current caseload.
- Licensed or certified as an alcohol and drug counselors by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists;
- Approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists; or
- Licensed, certified, or permitted under the Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland to provide substance abuse treatment.