Keystone is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization in York County, South Carolina. We offer internationally accredited and licensed services including education, prevention and treatment to meet the needs of individuals, families, and groups that are experiencing alcohol and/or drug related problems. We are seeking a Clinical Counselor to join our team.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS for ALL CLINICAL COUNSELORS:
1. Provides all core functions as defined by Addiction Professionals of South Carolina (APSC), formerly SCAADAC.
Core Functions: The primary role of a Certified Addictions Counselor is to establish a therapeutic relationship while assisting clients in the recognition of problem areas that exist which may prohibit a successful recovery. To this end, the following core functions are utilized in the certification process to assure competence of the Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC).
Screening and Intake: The determination of the appropriateness of the individual to serve the client; gathering of basic demographic information; and establishing a schedule for further contact.
Orientation: Informing the client of rules and goals of the program; the governance of conduct and treatment compliance that may affect treatment outcome; hours of operation and costs as well as clients’ rights.
Assessment: The evaluation and identification of strengths, weaknesses, needs and problems of an individual to aid in the development of the treatment plan. An analytical process that facilitates diagnosing the individual as well as ability to function while in treatment.
Treatment Planning: Establishing an agreement between counselor and client to achieve goals that are measurable and attainable; the opportunity to determine treatment process and appropriate resources.
Counseling: The use of specific skills to aid individuals, families, or groups through exploration of problems, attitudes, and feelings. Determining alternative solutions and developing appropriate decision-making skills.
Individual Counseling: Using the one-to-one relationship as the primary method of application.
Group counseling: Using the group process as the primary method of application.
Family and couples counseling: Using the family dynamic as the primary method of application.
Case Management: The coordination of activities that bring together all essential services and resources to aid in the achievement of treatment goals.
Crisis Intervention: The provision of immediate services to a client under emergency circumstances that may be directly or indirectly related to misuse of alcohol or other drugs (i.e., arrest, suicidal/homicidal ideation, family separation, divorce, or death of significant other).
Client Education: The provision of information to clients individually or in a group setting which is based on general knowledge of alcohol and other drug issues, mutual-help, other community resources, and/or other pertinent information.
Reports and Record Keeping: The maintenance of written materials necessary for the orderly provision of services to the client. Documentation will include assessment, treatment plan, written reports, progress notes, continuing care plan, case consultation notes, discharge summary and other documentation determined pertinent to client care. Documentation must be completed prior to the next service provision unless prior arrangements have been made with clinical supervisor prior to the next service. Counselors will complete all documentation and co-signs within time limits set by licensing, payer, and regulatory agencies (DAODAS, DHEC, CARF, DHHS (Medicaid)).
Case Consultation: The giving or receiving of information, advice and aid between professionals to assure comprehensive quality care of a client. These must be documented in the record and occur at least weekly.
Termination and Continuing Care: The management of the orderly ending of regularly scheduled client contact and implementation of necessary client contact following termination.
Clinical Supervision: Providing oversight of clinical caseloads to assure appropriate methods of counseling are being provided and to provide the opportunity for supervised counselors to develop and enhance clinical capabilities and skills. Attends monthly individual and group clinical supervision. Develops an annual supervision and training plan as required.
Training: The provision of information and skills to professionals and other target groups to provide an opportunity for specific knowledge, attitudinal and/or behavior changes.
Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited program preferred, Bachelor Degree in human service related field from a regionally accredited program required (such as counseling, social work or psychology). Other degrees will be considered based on relevance to position and acceptability to DAODAS/SCAADAC for credentialing purposes. Related work experience desirable.
Clinical Counselor I: Provisional certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor or Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC-IP/AADC-IP) by SCAADAC is required post-employment.
Clinical Counselor II: Certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC or AADC) by SCAADAC is required.
Program Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor, or Treatment Director as determined.
Reports on time to work, maintaining scheduled hours as assigned by Supervisor, with appropriate advance requests for paid time off if applicable.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $35,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year