Intensive Outpatient Counselor
Intensive Outpatient Counselor
Mazzoni Center is seeking a skilled clinician for the full-time IOP Counselor position in the behavioral health program. The IOP Counselor will provide comprehensive supportive services to LGBTQ individuals who are struggling with substance use. The position will be a mix of clinical, administrative and support tasks within the IOP program including, but not limited to: IOP intake assessments, facilitating IOP sessions, providing individual counseling and collateral family therapy to IOP participants, discharge and aftercare planning. The IOP counselor be grounded in recovery-oriented approaches.
Good oral and written communication skills are required for this position. The person in this position must be able to communicate effectively with clients, staff, and others; and contribute to a positive environment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Conduct clinical intake assessments to determine appropriateness of level of care, with regard to history, symptoms and behavioral patterns; and evaluate the nature and extent of alcohol and substance use using ASAM criteria.
- Facilitate IOP group sessions three days per week, three hours per session. Ensure timely and thorough documentation.
- Develop Treatment Plans that reflect recovery-oriented goals that are measurable, appropriate and collaborative.
- Provide individual counseling to IOP participants, and family support sessions.
- Develop comprehensive aftercare and discharge plans that consist of consideration for aftercare needs – transfer to another level of care, recovery group support, psychiatric needs, and linkages with community and peer services.
- Conduct insurance authorizations and continued stay authorizations to ensure insurance coverage throughout treatment.
- Collaborate closely as an integral member of the treatment team – participate in meetings, offer feedback, observations and insight and relevant information to help support client’s recovery.
- Develop annual professional development plan with an emphasis on substance use skills building.
- Maintain accurate and timely documentation in compliance with contract, funder and agency requirements, including progress notes, treatment plans and assessments.
- Provide administrative support by compiling program data, preparing reports, and therapeutic/activity resource material.
- Coordinate care with other internal and external service providers as necessary to enhance the effectiveness of client care.
- Protect client and agency information at all times, adhering to agency Confidentiality Policy, HIPAA as well as other laws governing privacy/disclosure.
- Work flexible hours, including some evenings.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Education, Training, License and Certification, Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a focus/major in psychology, social work, or counseling.
- License or license-eligible within 3 months of hire.
- Previous experience in the substance use field, IOP preferred.
- Knowledge of best practices for working with LGBTQ youth and adults including diverse gender and sexual identities.
- Must be culturally competent to work with groups from diverse racial, educational, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities.
- Knowledge of and experience with managed care/funding sources preferred.
- Strong clinical assessment and group therapy skills.
- Strong oral and written communication skills; attention to detail. Strong organizational skills; and computer literacy.
- Ability to work independently and effectively, taking initiative, to meet deadlines.
- Must work well with a multi-disciplinary team.
Child abuse, criminal history and FBI clearances
$45-48K range commensurate with experience and credentialing, plus full benefit package
To apply for this position, please send your resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected]