Substance Abuse Counselor

The Substance Abuse Counselor maintains a caseload according to state regulations and provides direct counseling and case management services to patients, consisting of individual, and group services, including assessment, individualized treatment plans, counseling and aftercare services.  Counselor will work closely with the Clinical Supervisor to ensure that clients’ needs are addressed on an individual basis ensuring exceptional service.   Email Resumes to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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.

Qualifications: 

  • 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. 

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The mission of Chesapeake Treatment Services is to help every patient break the cycle of addiction and to get on the pathway to sustained long-term recovery.

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