Mount Sinai Careers
Opioid Treatment Program Counselor - Brooklyn - Full Time days
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Under the direction of the clinic manager, or designee, the counselor shall assist in the personal, social and vocational rehabilitation of a patient being treated for substance abuse by providing supportive services either directly through individual and/or group counseling or by referral to outside agencies. Is cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department and the Mount Sinai Beth Israel.
· Screen and interview new patients, review records, and confer with other professionals to evaluate individuals opiate/substance use history, mental and physical condition and to determine their suitability for participation in treatment
· Conduct chemical dependency program orientation sessions.
· Gather psychosocial history and updates every five (5) years.
· Counsel patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and working toward treatment goals
· Review and evaluate patients’ progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment care plans.
· Maintain good community relations by participates in community tours to determine patient compliance with Mount Sinai Beth Israel policy and procedure.
· Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area
· Keeps patient record current and in compliance with all regulatory agencies and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Policy.
· Observes the Health Care System’s compliance policies.
· Demonstrates a professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with patients, families and significant others.
· Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the hospital staff and extended community
What You’ll Bring:
- High School Degree with CASAC,
- Bachelor’ Degree with CASAC.
- Master’s Degree with CASAC,
- MHC (Mental Health Counselor) with permit or LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor).
- Minimum of two years previous paid substance abuse counseling experience is required.
- For MHC or LMHC, internships in Behavioral Health.
- Must have good interpersonal, communication and computer skills.
Licenses or Certifications required:
- CASAC or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)