Posted 1 week ago

Senior Addictions Counselor CADC

Company: Woodridge Interventions
Category: Healthcare, Social Work


Type: Full Time

Woodridge Intervention is hiring a full-time Addictions Counselor CADC, Senior Counselor, Lead Counselor, Counselor II for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Programs at Woodridge Interventions located in Woodridge, Illinois. In this role, you have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.
Under the supervision of the Treatment Supervisor, provides unit leadership and may provide direction to staff. Assists supervisor with the coordination of treatment team in providing chemical dependency counseling services to patients and their families/collaterals through assessment and design, implementation, and revision of treatment plan.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Effectively uses written, verbal, and non-verbal communication to communicate ideas, direction, and treatment-to-treatment team and patients.
  • Creates a positive and productive work environment for staff through organization, assessment, and feedback.
  • Identifies opportunities for program improvement, uses appropriate improvement tools and techniques to address potential quality issues within the facility, and participates in quality improvement initiatives/activities.
  • Interacts with other agencies, professionals, and referral sources and presents a positive image of him/herself, the facility, and the organization.
  • Obtains information from patients and others and uses appropriate tools to make assessment; prepares summary and makes recommendations regarding treatment; communicates patient information to treatment team; maintains knowledge of the pharmacological effects of drugs and alcohol on patient health; uses ASAM patient placement criteria for appropriate placement and continuing care.
  • Develops service and continuing care plans; prioritizes problems and plans appropriate methods of addressing problems; incorporates appropriate use of community-based support groups.
  • Develops therapeutic relationships with patients and significant others and uses communication skills to engage them in treatment; identifies obstacles to counseling and minimizes their impact.