CARE Hawaii Inc
  • Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Position Summary:

The counselor for the ADAD Dual Diagnosis IOP Program will develop, initiate and implement the treatment plans for the clients.

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education: Counselors are State Certified  Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC) or hold an advanced degree in behavioral health services. Non-CSAC and non master's level providers are directly supervised by a CSAC or Master' s level counselor and are working towards  certification.
  • Required Experience: Counselor will be trained in the provision of treatment to individuals with substance abuse and co-occurring mental disorders. Also Counselor is required to have 1 1h years of specialized experience working with individuals with mental illness. This specialized experience should include progressively responsible professional work experience that involved helping individuals and their families find satisfactory ways of indentifying their problems, coping with their conditions and functioning effectively within their environment, identification and evaluation of the client's problems and needs , the development of a service or treatment plan, the initiation and implementation of the treatment plan, monitoring of services and evaluation/assessment of the client's progress.
  • Required Certification/Registration: **Or the ability to obtain once hired
    • First Aid
    • CPI
    • TB Clearance (2 step upon hire and Annually)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Screening to determine if the client is appropriate and eligible for admission to a particular  program
  • Intake which is the administrative and initial assessment procedures for admission to a  program
  • Orientation to describe to the client the general nature and goals of the program, rules and client obligations and  rights
  • Assessment to identify and evaluate a client's strengths, weaknesses, problems and  needs for the development of a treatment plan
  • Tracking, requesting , and follow through on authorization for services ensuring admission, continued  stay, and discharges are  received
  • Treatment planning consisting of explaining assessment results to the client, identifying  problems and  formulating  treatment methods
  • Counseling clients on utilizing special skills
  • Coordinate services for client
  • Recognize the elements of a client crisis and implement and immediate course of action
  • Present relevant alcohol and other drug use /abuse information to the client through formal and/or informal  processes
  • Referral to assist clients to utilize community resources that are available
  • Collaborates with other team members in developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising recovery/treatment goals, objectives and plans
  • Provides transportation for clients as assigned/needed


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