This position is targeted for treatment of individual suffering from co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use). Under the clinical supervision of the designated site Clinical Supervisor, the Counselor is responsible for the programs and services provided to the program participants served by Mirror. Counselors shall operate in accordance with thepolicies and procedures determined by the Board of Directors and as implemented by his/her supervisor(s) and all parties shall abide by all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Counselors will need to specifically abide by the Kansas Department of Aging & Disability Services, Community Services & Programs Division standards (standards for licensure/certification of alcohol & other drug abuse treatment programs and mental health programs). The additional duties of this position include curricula development and implementation, psychoeducational presentations, individual counseling, group counseling, case management activities and all related paperwork demands. This position will act as a floater position between various Outpatient facilities as referenced under Duties and Responsibilities.
- Graduate of an accredited college or university with a master's degree in social work, sociology, psychology, marriage and family therapy, substance abuse counseling or a closely related field is required. Master's degree matching one of the aforementioned professions is preferred.
- Be dually licensed as a substance abuse counselor and mental health professional in the State of Kansas. Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), Licensed Master Addiction Counselor (LMAC) or Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC) is required AND licensing in other behavioral health disciplines such as social work (LMSW, LSCSW) marriage and family therapy (LMFT, LCMFT) or professional counseling (LPC or LCPC) is also required.
- Certification to deliver SB 123 services and assessments desirable.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing are required.
- Capable of maintaining a team spirit. Ability to work cooperatively with others.
- Must be adaptable to change and have effective organizational skills.
- Must be able to organize and follow through on multiple tasks.
- Display consistent, good judgement and decision-making skills.
- Knowledge in the disease of addiction and the various modes of treatment.
- Knowledge and understanding of diagnosing, assessing and treating various mental health disorders.
- Knowledge of the criminal mindset and persons with anti-social, et.al., personality disorder(s).
- Ability to establish and maintain rapport with the resistive, chemically dependent client and individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness.
- Must be able to pass security check.
- Employees who have been diagnosed with any type of substance use disorder or behavioral addiction/compulsion must have sustained a minimum of two consecutive years of abstinence from all intoxicating substances and symptoms of their chemical and/or behavioral addiction; and must be in full sustained remission.
- Must have proficient computer skills or experience and/or skills working with an Electronic Health Record.
- Since all aspects of behavioral health are rapidly evolving counseling staff must have a thorough working knowledge of the disease of addiction, mental health disorders and the various modes of treatment for both. Must be able to adapt to and implement changing treatment models and techniques.
- This position may also involve bending, walking stairs and lifting up to 40 pounds on occasion.