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Substance Abuse Counselors help individuals and groups with their addictions to alcohol or drugs, or behavioral issues such as eating disorders or gambling. Skills relevant to this position and found on applicants' resumes include completing progress notes using the DAP format, and providing clients with feedback support and encouragement to address maladaptive behaviors. Sample resumes show that each state has its own regulations for this position. While some states may only require a high school diploma and a certification, others may require licensure, which can include meeting education standards, having prior experience in the field, and passing a licensing exam.

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Substance Abuse Counselor

  • Provided direct rehabilitative services to persons who have a substance use disorder and require residential supervision.
  • Completed and performed assessments of new clients to the program.
  • Implemented and monitored individual and group structured goal plans.
  • Observe and document client behavior on a daily and weekly basis and communicate observations to managing supervisor.
  • Participated in treatment team consultations and attend weekly staff meetings.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Social Work
Msw
2

Substance Abuse Counselor

Program Coordinator assisting program manager in training interns with various colleges and universities to become alcohol and drug counselors

  • Utilize the 12-Core functions of treatment to those affected by substance abuse addiction
  • Facilitated didactic as well as educational groups for adult participants
  • Worked on various county and federal contracts; General Relief, Drug Medical, Cal-Works PC1210 and collaborated services with DCFS and DPSS
  • Worked with Federal Probation Clients, in which communication with Federal Probation Officers.
  • Certified Domestic Violence Counselor
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
3

CASAC Substance Abuse Counselor Intern

Provided person centered therapeutic intervention in group setting to Substance Use Disorder clients.

  • Processed clinical case records, psychosocial, individual and group progress notes.
  • Conducted risk assessments of new and assigned clients
  • Attended weekly supervision and case conference meetings to assess the progress of the clients development.
  • Adhere to policies indicative to the standards of confidentiality and safety of the clients.
  • Provided individual and group counseling services.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Heart Saver First Aid Cpr, Automated External Defibrillator
MS
Mental Health Counseling
4

Substance Abuse Counselor Iii/mental Health Therapist

  • Provided individual, group, couples and family therapy to people in recovery from substance abuse and who have psychiatric diagnoses (including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, etc.)
  • Performed intakes, assessments and evaluations to assess client needs and determine goals for treatment
  • Coordinated care with psychiatrists, medical doctors, social workers and insurance companies to collaborate on treatment goals/discharge plans and to advocate for client
  • Coordinated the process of transitioning clients from detoxification/residential to outpatient treatment
  • Provided case management services to monitor and follow up with client progress in treatment program
  • Formulated treatment plans and progress notes to meet agency and DMH standards
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Sociology
MA
Clinical Psychology
5

Substance Abuse Counselor/case Manager

Maintain support and safety for up to twenty-five clients as part of treatment tea

  • Orient and acclimate clients to facility and assist with helping them feel safe
  • Interact one on one to build rapport and assist with mental health and substance abuse diagnosis
  • Provide group counseling services
  • Actively participate in client empowerment philosophy and practice
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Counseling
BS
Bachelor of Science
MA
Master of Arts
6

Substance Abuse Counselor

  • Provide quality clinical services and case management to assigned clients
  • Provide group treatment to clients in accordance with facilitation protocol as trained
  • Perform intake assessments and complete all required documentation for services
  • Develop, implement, and revise individual treatment plans for assigned clients in established time frames
  • Refer clients to appropriate services in the community as necessary and document referrals and outcomes
  • Assist with crisis management and other emergences as needed
  • Participated in multidisciplinary team treatment planning, case reviews, and case conferences.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AAS
Addictions Counseling
7

Substance Abuse Counselor

Provide individual and group therapy to a gender specific consumers

  • Provide assessment services as needed and help develop treatment goals as they apply
  • Deliver clinical services in therapeutic home settings
  • Schedule and participate in routine and emergent staffing's for assigned clients
  • Participate in clinical supervision which includes group supervision, individual supervision, and group observation
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
Psychology
8

Substance Abuse Counselor

Screen and assess service members, to include dependents, referred or self-referred in an effort to determine the most appropriate level of treatment using DSM IV and ASAM criteria

  • Perform intake methods to ensure proper patient placement and orientation
  • Facilitate alcohol and drug education courses with patients in large and small group settings
  • Provide case management services
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
9

Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor

  • Responsible for conducting initial intakes, assessments, & establishing treatment plans for over 130 clients
  • Maintain charts and all clinical documentations: treatment plans, reviews, progress notes, and processed discharge paper work on a daily basis
  • Conducted individual counseling for my client case load in order to assist them with recognizing triggers of substance abuse and developing appropriate coping mechanisms to continue recovery while preventing relapses
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BS
Education & Development
MS
Human Services
MS
Mental Health Counseling

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