Position Title: COUNSELOR SOCIAL WKR

Internal Close Date: 05/26/2020
Requisition Number: 15104991
Position Code: 158
Department: ASAP O/P - Counseling Svcs
FTE Status: 1
Position Type: BUDGETED
Shift: Days
Salary Range: Market competitive, based on experience

Internal applicants - please refer to the job description on the Compensation Department intranet site for wage rate information.

Position Summary:

Seeking a non-independently licensed therapist for UNMH's Addictions and Substance Abuse Programs. The clinic is an integrated, multi-disciplinarily environment that is staffed by experts in the fields of addiction and comorbid disorders. Primary duties include individual, group, family, and couples therapy as well as team case conference, walk-in services, and crisis services. The chosen candidate will be provided with the appropriate supervisor to obtain an independent license with 2-3 years of hire. This is a teaching clinic that provides educational opportunities for professional and clinical development in Evidence Based Treatment training, along with other professionals who rotate through the clinic (i.e., medical residents, psychology interns, counseling & social work trainees, etc.). Addictions and Trauma treatment training is preferred, but not required.


Provide a range of psychological assessment, diagnostic, therapeutic, and/or case management services individuals, couples, and/or families, as appropriate to the specific expectations of the position. Typically works under the direct guidance of a clinical professional within the environment of a clinical agency or a medical/hospital facility. May provide practical training and guidance to students and/or paraprofessional staff. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
Accountability:
  • Addendum - PATIENT CARE - Follow all protocols related to opiate replacement therapy (ORT); keep updated on any changes to ORT treatment protocols

  • PATIENT CARE - Provide counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position

  • Addendum - PATIENT CARE - Provide group counseling following evidence-based approaches for treatment of substance abuse/dependence

  • PATIENT CARE - Prepare treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow up care programs

  • CONSULTATION - Consult with other therapists and related professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework; refers clients to appropriate service agencies as required

  • INTERVENTION - Provide and/or arrange for therapeutic interventions to include but not limited to emergency services and crisis intervention for individuals with serious emotional or behavioral disturbances

  • REFERRAL - Refers clients to appropriate social service agencies for financial assistance and other required services; may visit patients and families in their homes to provide counseling and outreach services

  • DOCUMENTATION - Follow up to determine reliability of treatment used; change method and degree of therapy when appropriate

  • DATA - Collect data about patients through interview, case history, psychological tests, and/or observational techniques; evaluates data to identify causes of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists

  • CONSULTATION - Consult with other legal and treatment agencies and individuals in relation to patient/client records, rights, and responsibilities

  • ADMINISTRATION - Perform various administrative functions such as monitoring expenditures and preparing reports and correspondence; may participate in a variety of research projects to develop service plans; may propose changes to program policies and procedures

  • TRAINING - May provide formal teaching, consultation, and in-service training to relevant professionals in immediate proper handling of and/or referral of a variety of matters

  • CASE MANAGEMENT - Provide casework management of a specialized caseload, as appropriate to the requirements of the individual position; performs research and case assessments; prepares individualized studies for admission, placement, and/or discharge

  • QUALITY - Promote and use best practices in treatment; may include specialized training

  • QUALITY - Meet published departmental expectations for client access and productivity

  • PATIENT CARE - Follow up to determine reliability and validity of treatment used; make recommendations regarding modification to services and service delivery

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

  • DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops

  • Education Requirements:
  • Master's Degree in related discipline

  • Experience Requirements:
  • Addendum - Prior experience working with individuals with substance abuse / dependence disorders and individuals with co-occuring disorders

  • Documented experience in age appropriate environment

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • LMSW or LPC or LMHC

  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • 1 year directly related experience

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. May require walking or standing to a significant degree or requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or may require working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of materials is negligible.

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Minor Hazard - physical risks, dirt, dust, fumes, noise