- Richmond, VA
Required skills & experience
- Must currently have an independent license in the state of VA
- Previous experience working with individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders and, specifically, opioid use disorder preferred.
- Must have experience conducting evaluation interviews for service eligibility determination & helping facilitate the initial comprehensive assessment
- Facilitates, establishes, and reviews with each patient the initial treatment plan
- Develops aftercare plans and discharge plans
- Knowledge and espousement of Harm Reduction as an evidence-based practice is critical to succeeding in this job role.
What you need to know
- This is a full-time role based remotely covering Abingdon, VA
Primary Job Function:
- The Counselor/Therapist will be in charge of assisting patients through the outpatient treatment process and providing individualized substance use counseling and other therapeutic interventions, as needed, for individuals with a primary diagnosis of opioid use disorder.
- The Counselor/Therapist conducts individual counseling sessions and group therapy sessions utilizing the Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches.
- The Counselor/Therapist will build a comprehensive treatment plan for the patient in treatment, evaluate patients’ progress during counseling, and collaborate with doctors, nurses, and other counselors to assist the patients’ achieving the overall outcome.
- The Counselor/Therapist is a critical member of the larger multidisciplinary team.