Department: Social Service
Job Code: 7-500
The Board Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, BCSAC, provides assessment, interventions, treatment planning and discharge planning, as well as providing individual, family and/or group therapy to further patient/family/group progress in treatment according to Joint Commission, Federal and State Regulations, the Oceans' Mission and PI standards.
At least two years experience in clinical practice and hold state licensure. Must have completed at least two semester internships, one of which must have been with a specific mentally ill population: Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics. An internship within chemical dependency field is also acceptable. (Any population which is assigned will be based on a mentorship training system if no experience has been had with that population).
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age--related disability--related needs of the patients served on assignment. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the patient population served. Must be able to assess and interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s needs and provide the appropriate care, including age related care/disability/cultural sensitivity related care to adolescent, chronically mentally ill, adult, geriatric, chemically dependent, and dually diagnosed patient populations. Must demonstrate in-depth knowledge of mental illness and chemical dependency and the family dynamics, which accompany them. Must have basic knowledge of chronic mental illness. Must have in-depth knowledge of clinical therapy modalities. Must have excellent communication and group/process skills as related to age specific patient needs. Must be able to demonstrate assessment, intervention, treatment and discharge planning skills. Must be able to pass the general age/disability post test.
Must be versatile, flexible, and able to perform in stressful situations. Must have good time and organizational skills. Must be capable of coordinating multi-faceted workload. Must be able to work with an array of mental/physical-disabled persons. Must have CPI and CPR certification.
CPI and CPR certified. State Licensure.