COMPANY: Ideal Balance
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Substance Use Disorder Professional is an agent for providing services to clients, whether on a one-to-one basis, group setting, or by telemedicine. Services are given to individuals with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) to their families, and the community.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following functions have been determined by Ideal Balance to be essential to the successful performance of this position which includes but is not limited to:
- Provides approximately 72% productivity, 28.8 hours for every 40 hours worked, of direct counseling and case management services to clients which may consist of any combination of the following; assessments, individual sessions, group sessions, family sessions, case management and contingency management services.
- Provides direct supervision of students, volunteers, and peer counselors as directed.
- Maintains SUDP licensure in good standing with the Washington State Department of Health.
- Leads discussions and presents lectures and films for group sessions for patients or community events.
- Maintains professional standards and follows the treatment policies of the agency, and of federal, state, and local regulations.
- Tracks participation outcomes of treatment programs on an individual basis for each client.
- Coordinates and cooperates with other agencies and organizations in order to facilitate optimal treatment outcomes for each client.
- Completes in a timely manner, per the Washington Administrative Codes (WAC), all required forms/documentation for each client.
- Maintains accurate and current records on each client in accordance with ASAM guidelines and the WAC for client records.
- Prepares current client progress reports and completion notices and provides them to the courts, probation departments, and referral sources as appropriate.
- Participates in community educational programs on substance use disorder for the general public, professional and industrial groups
- Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor/Site Director.
- Qualified as a Substance Use Disorder Professional and licensed through the Washington State Department of Health.
- Understands and implements the Washington Administrative Codes (WAC) as they pertain to our agency.
- Familiar with and utilizes the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria for treatment provided.
- Conducts self in a professional manner at all times and participates as a part of the Ideal Balance and Ideal Option teams
- Knowledge of, and culturally sensitive to, Substance Use Disorders and its effect on families and communities.
- Practices within the scope of your education and makes appropriate referrals according to the client’s needs.
- Must be of the conviction that a substance use disorder is a treatable illness and constitutes a public health problem. Applicants are expected to subscribe to the philosophy of a harm-reduction approach for recovered and recovering individuals with a substance use disorder.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of this position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.