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Substance Abuse Counselor - ACCS

Company: The Bridge of Central Mass
Location: Leominster
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Job Description:

Job ID 2018-2636Job Location Leominster, Massachusetts, United StatesCategory ClinicalStarting Salary USD $26.27/Hr.Type Regular Full-TimeResponsibilities

  • Complete, in collaboration with the training department, all Screening and Enrollment of Persons served referred to ACCS within prescribed timelines
  • Screen, assess, and reassess people served for substance use, addiction risk, and addiction treatment needs.
  • Develop formulations that address the level of use and potential risk, the current impact of substances, and the Person's readiness for change and support the Person's relapse prevention and long-term recovery.
  • Identify and evaluate Persons served risk issues and develop appropriate critical need interventions and transition plans.
  • Ensure timely completion, with Persons served and other members of the Trans-Disciplinary Team, of the Comprehensive Assessment and other clinical assessments as needed.
  • Participate in and collaborate on the development and implementation of Treatment Plans and Treatment Plan reviews.
  • Develop and facilitate clinical and support groups based on the needs and preferences of Persons served.
  • Cultivate mutually respectful partnerships, set appropriate limits, and maintain a helping role with people served and family members.
  • Coordinate with Care Coordination Entities and other providers to ensure that Persons have access to services that address addiction treatment and related issues.
  • Demonstrate respect for all Persons regardless of ability status, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.
  • Provide direct interventions and supports to people served based on their stage of treatment or stage of change using evidence based and promising treatment practices.
  • Provide clinical consultation to staff teams and assist the team in understanding how the use of substances and/or addictive behavior can impact a person's recovery.
  • Provide agency staff and Persons served with ongoing support and consultation; respond to serious events as needed.
  • Provide modeling, supervision, and training to direct care staff, especially related to evidence-based interventions.
  • Develop, coordinate, and deliver trainings in conjunction with the Integrated Team members, as needed to address the clinical learning needs of staff (e.g. orientation, crisis intervention, developing a clinical perspective, etc.).
  • Develop, coordinate, and deliver trainings in conjunction with the Integrated Team as needed to address the clinical learning needs of staff (e.g. orientation, crisis intervention, effectively dealing with challenging behaviors, etc.).
  • Develop productive affiliations and partnerships with other community-based providers to enhance the agency's service delivery network, ensuring people have appropriate access to addiction services as needed.
  • Assist program leaders to identify and evaluate referred Persons' risk behaviors and develop appropriate transition plans and interventions.
  • Coordinate risk management data and develop and implement corrective action plans in conjunction with other members of the ACCS Team.
  • Support and monitor the implementation of identified clinical approaches and evidence based practices ascribed to by the agency.
  • Participate in On-Call rotation and critical incident review process.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Experience working with adults with mental illness, emotional disturbance and co-occurring substance abuse disorders, with one of the following licenses: LADC I with Master's in a behavioral health field; LADC II with at least 2 years of experience working with individuals with substance abuse disorders; or CADS/CADC II with at least 2 years of experience working with individuals with substance abuse disorders and a valid driver's license required. Salary is commensurate with credential.


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