Master Level Therapist - Counseling Detox Rehab (Full-time)

Posted on May 18, 2019 by Ascension

Brighton, MI 48116
Health Care
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We Are Hiring
Therapist-Master Level - Counseling Detox Rehab - Full-Time,Rotating - Ascension Brighton Center for Recover-34003 - Brighton,MI
Required: Full or Limited Licensure & CAADC or CADC

Why Join Ascension?
Ascension Michigan is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.

Our Mission, Vision and Values: Ascension Michigan, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.
Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication
Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare.

What You Will Do
As an associate with St. John Health-MI, you will have the opportunity to provide counseling services in various hospital programs including Detox, Rehab, PHP and other specialized programs. Gather information about patients using case histories, observations and assessments. Determine what level of care a patient requires and develop a treatment plan as well as an aftercare plan best suited for them. Facilitate and lead group and didactic sessions. Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Review the bio-psycho-social history completed by colleagues. Use this information in treatment planning. Continue to evaluate the patient's bio-psycho-social status throughout his/her treatment episode. Use the information gathered to determine the client's appropriateness for treatment or to recommend a more appropriate placement.
  • Using ASAM Patient Placement Criteria for the Treatment of Substance-Related Disorders, Second Edition and DSM-IV®-TR, develop a diagnostic evaluation of the client's substance abuse and any coexisting conditions based on the results of all assessments. Provide an integrated approach to treatment planning based on the client's strengths, weaknesses and identified problems and needs.
  • Use group therapy to assist patient and fellow group members to explore problems and ramifications, attitudes and feelings. Elicit solutions from patient and fellow group members.
  • Use individual therapy to assist patient in exploring problems and ramifications, attitudes and feelings. Elicit solutions from patient. Identify or act upon previously identified co-existing conditions (such as medical or psychiatric) that indicate the need for additional services within Brighton Hospital or as a referral during aftercare planning.
  • Review documentation completed by phone intake personnel. Use this information in treatment planning.
  • Provide overview of program operations to patient. For example, explain the role of the therapist, the team concept, how often they can expect individual sessions, the patient's obligation in his/her own treatment process, program goals and objectives, etc.
  • Works with other Brighton Hospital staff as necessary regarding scheduling, program operation, and other details pertaining to the needs of individual programs. Attends and participates in scheduled program events.
  • Be familiar with all program rules and have the ability to reinforce when necessary.
  • Review the assessment data gathered during the patient's admission process.
  • Obtain corroborative information from secondary sources such as family members, EAP, etc.
  • Together with the patient, rank problems based on individual needs. Formulate immediate goals using time-specific, behavioral terms in written treatment plan.
  • Discuss long-term goals for patient and use those in coordinating aftercare plans.
  • Individualize therapy in accordance with culture, gender and lifestyle.
  • Interact with patient in an appropriate therapeutic manner in accordance with agency policy and ethical standards of one's own discipline.
  • Coordinate services for client care. These services can include EAP, family counseling, aftercare planning, psychiatrist, etc. Explain the rationale for each of these case management activities to the patient.
  • Recognize the elements of a client crisis and implement an immediate course of action as appropriate in coordination with other members of the treatment team.
  • Where possible, use a crisis situation to enhance the overall treatment for the patient.
  • Conduct didactic sessions presenting relevant information to patients regarding chemical dependency and recovery.
  • Present patients with information about resources available within Brighton Hospital and in his/her home community (such as self-help support groups, psychiatric help, medical care, etc.).
  • Identify areas of patient's needs and/or problems that cannot be met while at Brighton Hospital. With the help of the Aftercare Specialist and Case Management, match the client needs to appropriate resources. Assist the client in utilizing those resources if necessary.
  • Prepare relevant reports and relevant records in a timely manner consistent with all policies and procedures and following the guidelines required for reimbursement, licensing accreditation and tracking of clinical treatment.
  • If necessary, consult with outside resources to ensure the provision of effective treatment services. Explain the rational for the consultation to the patient.
  • Review and evaluate effectiveness of intervention toward patient outcomes. Share feedback for process improvement with leadership.
  • Serve as a leader in the addictions professional community via one of the following activities: conducting in-services, writing articles in professional publications and/or serving on relevant boards.
  • Serve as a field instructor for students in one's own discipline.
  • Provide orientation and/or training to new personnel as requested.
  • Maintain a current level of knowledge regarding the field by attending required staff meetings, in-services and reading relevant professional journals.
  • Conduct reviews of fellow employees performance as requested by leadership.
  • Present a professional image and supportive atmosphere.
  • Communicate with respect and understanding of differences.
  • Take initiative and do what it takes to satisfy customers.
  • Attend to the needs and expectations of customers by ensuring prompt attention and follow-through.
  • Consistently perform job duties accurately and timely (even during peak times).
  • Utilize materials and resources in a cost-conscious manner.
  • Seek opportunities for improving processes.
  • Move and adapt to key changes quickly.
  • Display behavior supportive to organizational change.
  • Accept adjustments and direction.
  • Collaborate with others inside and outside of the department.
  • Keep team members informed.
  • Assist and support others and willingly take on additional duties.
  • Effectively communicate and listen to others.
  • Invite feedback on own performance.
  • Meet commitments and deadlines.
  • Assist team to achieve outcomes.
  • Demonstrate active listening. Maintain body language and tone consistent with verbal messages.
  • Use tact and sensitivity when interacting with internal and external customers.
  • Efficiently balance multiple tasks.
  • Manage projects and duties effectively.
  • Complete work in a timely and organized manner.
  • Complete high volume work without compromising quality.
  • Produce expected outcomes.
  • Comply with all applicable laws, regulations and agency policies governing alcohol and other drug abuse services.
  • Obtain appropriately signed consents when soliciting from or providing information to outside sources.
  • Act courteously toward patients, visitors, co-workers and others and respond in a timely manner to their needs.
  • Demonstrate safe work practices and attitudes, follow safety rules, work to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participate in organizational and departmental safety programs.
  • Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Knowledge of chemical dependency 12-Step philosophy.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills necessary to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge and experience working with electronic medical records, automated clinical documentation and clinical technology preferred.
What You Will Need
  • Required Credential(s):
    • Basic Life Support Provider certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) required within 120 days of hire/transfer date. Licensure/certification monitored by health ministry Central Credentialing Office.
    • State of Michigan license in respective discipline required. Licensure/certification monitored by health ministry Central Credentialing Office.
    • One or more of the following:
      • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) required. Licensure/certification monitored by health ministry Central Credentialing Office.
  • Master's Level Degree
    • Masters degree in Counseling, Social Work or Psychology required
Work Experience:
  • Experience in chemical dependency treatment setting required. 5 years work experience in chemical dependency counseling inclusive of experience obtained under a Bachelors degree preferred.
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