- Compassion, passion and empathy for the patients served by the facility.
- Must have required education hours needed to apply for LCDC and proof of degree.
- Ability to compose and deliver educational groups.
- Knowledge of the steps, traditions, and principles of self-help groups.
- Knowledge of the disease of chemical dependency.
- Must be eligible to designate as a Counselor Intern.
- Must have proof of registration (letter) from DSHS.
- Must have the physical ability to: Lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis, do extensive walking, climb stairs 30% to 50% of work time, and work outdoors.
- High level of initiative
- Ability to work independently, with little supervision while fostering development of strong team work.
- If former patient, must have been discharged from all services for at least two years.
Accountability and supervision: LCDC-I’s are directly responsible to their program managers, the QM/CTI Coordinator and the Director of Clinical Services
Essential Job Functions:
- Acts as case manager/primary Counselor for assigned case load.
- Conducts history and assessments on patients entering the program.
- Conducts psychosocial assessments, develops treatment plans, maintains progress notes, discharge plans, and discharge summaries.
- Conducts group counseling per program schedule.
- Conducts individual counseling.
- When appropriate, debriefs with and informs families of patient.
- Develops and provides patient with written discharge plan at time of completion of program.
- Other duties assigned or requested by Program Manager or Chief Executive Officer.
- Tasks to be performed in a residential, office, or outdoor setting.
- Direct contact with patients.
- Fast paced environment.
Essential physical and mental demands of the job
The employee must be able to perform the above essential duties and activities with or without accommodation.
- Requires mobility and physical activity: having and adequate range of body motion and mobility work in an office, residential, or outdoor environment including standing and walking (even and uneven surfaces), sitting for extended periods of time, bending, twisting, reaching, balancing, occasional lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds. Use of computer and telephone systems is required.
- Requires talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work. Talking required to impart oral information to employees, patients and the public, and in those activities in which the employee is required to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly.
- Requires hearing: hearing is required to receive and communicate detailed information through oral communication.
- Requires seeing: clarity of vision at 20 inches or less and at a distance. This factor is required to complete paperwork for many of the employee’s essential job functions and to observe patient behavior and activities in and out of the facility.
- The normal work routine involves no exposure to human blood, body fluids, or tissues. However, exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment such as patient accident or patient sickness. Appropriate personal protective equipment will be readily available to every employee.
- Requires the ability to collect and analyze complex numerical and written data and verbal information to reach logical conclusions.
- Requires the ability to work and cooperate with patients, co-workers, managers, the public and employees at all levels in order to exchange ideas, information, instructions and opinions.
- The ability to defend oneself and de-escalate patients in mentally/verbally abusive situations through the use of approved mental/verbal de-escalation techniques.