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Heartland Center for Behavioral Change Qualified Substance Use Counselor in Kansas City, Missouri

GENERAL DESCRIPTIONThe Qualified Substance Use Disorder Counselor is part of a multi-disciplinary team rendering care and services to persons receiving substance use disorder treatment. The Qualified Counselor conducts assessments of persons who are seeking services. S/he identifies needs and goals for the person in the assessment process and indicates the most appropriate level of care for the person. The Qualified Counselor will provide direct service to consumers, crisis assistance, and/or refer consumers for appropriate services. All services are provided in compliance with the requirements of the Department of Mental Health. Work is performed under the administrative supervision of the Program Manager and reviewed through direct observation, reports, and staff conferences.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSWork may include, but is not limited to, the following examples:Conducts assessments for referred clients and documents findings.Completes initial consumer treatment plans based upon the assessed need of the consumer.Attends periodic meetings with designated team members to assist in the development of a consumer's treatment plan.Provides direct services, including individual counseling, group counseling, group education, family education/therapy.Responsible for managing a caseload of consumers consistent with state standards and regulatory requirements as assignedMaintains timely, clear, concise and well-organized information in the electronic health record of services provided. Enters into Care Logic, the EHR, and the results of assessments and prepares treatment plans, treatment plan updates, transition plans, discharge summary reports, progress notes, and other consumer related data.May record qualifying diagnosis for review and approval of Licensed Counselor if Qualified Mental Health Professional Criteria are met.Makes referrals for necessary services.Responds appropriately to consumer crisis.Assesses, monitors, evaluates and records consumer participation, progress, and adjustment against measurable recorded treatment goals in a timely manner.Complies with all requirements of HIPAA Privacy and Security Act. Complies with regulations pertaining to the confidentiality of consumer protected health information.Provides services at multiple sites, as required.Performs other related work, as assigned.EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE. SKILLS AND ABILITIESThorough knowledge of social work, behavioral sciences and allied disciplines involved in the evaluation, care and rehabilitation of persons suffering from mental illness or emotional disturbanceKnowledge of individual, group and family psychodynamics as they relate to addictionConsiderable knowledge of the social bases of behavior, such as the psychology of interpersonal relationships, group processes, and organizational and systems theoryConsiderable knowledge of individual differences, such as personality theory, human development, and abnormal psychologyThorough knowledge of diagnostic criteria and application of the DSM IV-RKnowledge of community resources used in the provision of servicesKnowledge of State regulatory requirements as it relates to practice of social work and substance use disorderSkill in resolving conflicts and negotiating with othersAbility to collect and analyze information in making diagnostic decisions concerning a consumer's treatmentAbility to act decisively when necessary to protect consumers; to make judgments about crisis and carry out appropriate course of actionAbility to establish a professional and therapeutic rapport with consumers; to assist, and exercise tact, patience, respect and understanding of othersAbility to recognize symptoms of substance use disorder and to elicit information from individuals necessary for therapeutic interventionsAbility to work effectively with persons from diverse cultures and backgrounds and to respect individual differencesAbility to maintain organized consumer records in accordance with certification requirementsAbility to re

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