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Substance Use Counselor JobNorfolk, VA

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Why You'll Love This Job

BrightView was founded to give the people in our communities two things: help and hope. If you want to do the same, we would love for you to join our dynamic, rapidly growing organization and help us make a difference in hundreds of lives every single day.

Addiction Counselor
We’re changing addiction treatment by combating the disease of addiction with a comprehensive treatment approach and we are looking for Counselors that are passionate about working with individuals and families to support their journey to recovery from chemical dependency.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BRIGHTVIEW COUNSELOR

Daily Patient Counseling
Our patients need your guidance! You will conduct individual, group, family or couples counseling using appropriate counseling methods to maximize treatment process and outcomes while utilizing evidence-based therapy based on ASAM criteria

Conducting Evaluations, Assessments, and Recommendations
Your expert knowledge is critical! You will be using your mastery when meeting with our patients to perform initial screenings, provide an in-depth evaluation/assessment and use appropriate interviewing techniques and/or instruments to develop an accurate diagnostic summary/service plan. Make medical referrals when needed.

Creating Treatment Plans
Your treatment plan is a starting point to support our patient’s road to recovery! You will select counseling/treatment methods to maximize treatment process and outcomes for groups, individuals and family counseling. Update treatment plans and quality of service rendered by others. Coordinate patient care with the on-site medical team, including the physician, nurse practitioner, and/or psychiatrist.

Daily Documentation
It’s all in the details! You will write compliance regulatory clinical reports, adult diagnostic assessments, progress notes, diagnostic and transfer/discharge summaries and treatment plans utilizing the agency's designated Electronic Medical Record, within a specified timeframe.

Being a Collaborative Team Player
“Teamwork makes the dream work!” By providing in-service training to other treatment team members in addition to attending required meetings for individual and group supervision, treatment team meetings, along with quarterly in-service you are letting your peers and co-workers know you are all in! Also, from time to time you may be asked to provide various other services as needed including but not limited to case management.

Staying in the Know – (Best Practices)
We love for our Clinical professional to remain current with industry changes, trends and general knowledge of psychotropic medications and side effects


OUR COUNSELORS ARE MOST SUCCESSFUL WHEN THEY

• Have patience and compassion
• Are realistic about the process of recovery
• Are proactive in finding new approaches
• Are flexible and adaptable
• Can be decisive, a quick thinker and decision-maker
• Create timely and detailed documentation
• Have effective written and verbal communication skills

Skills & Qualifications

Essential Qualifications
Master’s Degree Independent Licensure preferred; Dependent Licensure may be considered

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Job Number: 7686

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