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Residential Treatment Counselor

Company: The Salvation Army USA Central Territory
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

The Salvation Army Mission Statement:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Job Objective:
As the Residential Treatment Counselor, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of the individualized treatment plans for each client. Responsible for providing case management services as needed for the assigned clients. Responsible for maintaining a caseload and conducting individual, family and group counseling as noted in the treatment plan. Teach educational classes as needed. The Residential Treatment Counselor is responsible for ensuring that the Mission of The Salvation Army is effectively carried out.
What You Will Do:

  • Formulates goals and objectives with the client by preparing a written treatment plan.
  • Prepares the treatment plan in accordance with the Biopsychosocial assessment, ASAM criteria and Initial Treatment Plan
  • Reviews goals on an ongoing basis and makes changes as needed for the client

    Documents all progress toward goals and objectives on a progress or group note
    Documents all client contacts in the electronic medical record system, including progress notes, treatment plans, monthly reports, discharge summaries and discharge plans
    Presents the client's case with the multi-disciplinary team an initial staffing and updated treatment plans, assessments, and discharge summary signed by the team
    Staffs any changes in client's treatment goals and objective and obtains signatures
    Participates in weekly staffing meetings to provide clinical input and
    observations as appropriate
    Counsels' individual clients in accordance with goals developed on the treatment plan. (Individual counseling can be conducted by using cognitive therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, reality therapy Gestalt therapy and behavioral therapy.)
    Counsels' families regarding addictions issues in accordance with the
    goals established in the treatment plan
    Facilitates group counseling sessions and follows the assigned group format for each session
    Collaborates with other counselors as needed to ensure continuity of care
    Prepares and teaches educational classes as assigned
    Participates in weekly staffing meetings to provide clinical input and observations as appropriate
    Documents on a group note the clinical observations and behaviors of the client
    Completes an action sheet on level of care and assigned primary clinician
    Prepare progress notes for each client and completes the group notes within 24 hours of the initial contact. All individual and family counseling progress notes are to be turned in at the end of the working day of the scheduled session.
    Attends staff meetings, departmental meetings, seminars/conferences, and in-service meetings and training programs as scheduled
    Completes monthly Peer Reviews as assigned by the Lead Counselor or designee
    Maintains client confidentiality of all client information according to Federal, State, and The Salvation Army standards, policies and procedures
    Maintains certification by meeting certification requirements
    Facilitate client visitation per the Department of Child Services agreement
    Documents client progress into the electronic medical record system and is responsible for updating level of care as needed
    Works assigned overtime hours as directed to ensure coverage of facility operations and approved by the supervisor or director

    • Conducts outside assessments for clients as assigned and Withdrawal Management within 48 hours of admission, as applicable

      Other tasks as assigned by leadership

      Minimum Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, skills, and/or abilities required for this position.
      Education: Bachelor's degree required in human services or other related field. Master's degree in human services or other related field preferred
      Background Checks: Position requires a background check to be completed. Findings may disqualify an individual for this position
      Experience: Minimum of 1-2 years direct service in substance abuse field preferred. ICAADA certified preferred. If not ICAADA certified, then must have within 12 months of employment. Must be willing to work at least 1 evening per week and some weekends.

      Certifications: Must have a valid driver's license and maintain The Salvation Army Driver's qualification standard; must complete Safe From Harm training within the first 90 days of employment.

      Able to speak, write and understand English in a manner sufficient for effective communication with leadership, field personnel, and clientele
      Computer proficiency with Microsoft products and ability to learn electronic reporting systems
      Capable of communicating and interacting with people from various backgrounds with compassion, while applying principles of recovery and clinical practice. Proficient computer skills required.

      Supervisory Responsibility: No supervisory responsibilities
      The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.
      Physical Requirements Include:

      Good speaking, hearing and vision ability, and excellent manual dexterity
      Lifting, pulling and pushing of materials up to 25 pounds
      May require bending, squatting, walking
      May require standing for extended periods

      Travel: Position may be required to attend court hearings or external training opportunities. Transporting clients may also be required
      Working Conditions: Work is performed in a typical office environment; Full-time position; may require some weekend and evening work
      All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

      Indiana Division

Keywords: The Salvation Army USA Central Territory, Indianapolis , Residential Treatment Counselor, Other , Indianapolis, Indiana

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