NEVADA URBAN INDIANS, INC
POSITION TITLE: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counselor
STATUS: Part-Time to Full-Time, Non-Exempt (20 - 40 hours/week) - Health insurance benefits at no cost will be available for employee who works 30 hours+/week
HOW TO APPLY: Submit a completed employment application, resume, cover letter, copy of Clinical Social Worker license, and copy of diploma to the address, fax, or email below. Job application is available on our website
POSITION: Under general supervision, provides mental health services, human and behavioral services in an outpatient setting. Also responsible for the delivery of substance abuse and/or relapse prevention counseling and comprehensive case management services to urban Native Americans and Alaskan Natives as well as the general public in Washoe County and Carson City. Services include, but are not limited to, evaluation and assessment, direct counseling, case management, treatment, group sessions, trainings, in accordance with the standards and requirements of the Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in the field of social work, psychology, or a closely related academic field. Must possess a current Nevada license as a Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Behavioral Health. License must be from the State of Nevada, issued by the appropriate Nevada licensing or certification authority, and must be in good standing. Employer needs to be able to bill the majority of insurance companies and must meet State, Medicaid, and Medicare requirements. Minimum of 3 years' substance abuse counseling. A current, valid credential as a Certified or Licensed Counselor issued by the Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors is preferred. Maintain and adhere to ethics and confidentiality standards according to Nevada licensing standards.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must submit to a pre-employment drug screening including illicit drugs and Tuberculosis, and criminal background check, within 24 hours after the offer accepted, prior to the start of employment. Employment with NUI is contingent upon satisfactory results of pre-employment background check which may include but are not limited to criminal background check, drug screening, child abuse and neglect screening, employment reference checks for current and former employers, academic credentials check, and licensure before the first date of hire or soon after. Must have a current CPR card or be able to obtain one. Must provide a copy of driver license and proof of auto insurance.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: duties and responsibilities may include, but not limited to, the following:
- Interview and observe clients, family members, support systems and community agencies to assist in evaluation, assessment and development of treatment plan. Analyze and integrate information obtained through interviews, observations and medical/clinical records.
- Identify resources and appropriate interventions; perform casework duties, as required.
- Monitor clinical services to ensure achievement of treatment goals identified in treatment plan.
- Document all contacts and maintain accurate case records to support the plan. Enter data in appropriate software program.
- Participate in agency quality assurance committee and comply with requirements for periodic review of clinical records to ensure accurate recordings.
- Prepare documentation / reports to appraise the court, treatment providers and other professionals on client's mental / behavioral status and identified needs. Maintain client statistics. Prepare / submit monthly program reports and/or quarterly letters.
- Develop and implement discharge and after-care plans, act as client advocate.
- Adhere with the organization's policies, procedures, and current practice, such as completing chart/client report by the end of the day.
- Reviews personal history and/or court documents, conducts personal interviews to gather pertinent information for use in identifying applicable ASAM and DSM standards.
- Performs substance abuse assessments, using personal history in the diagnosis and treatment planning process, and performs chemical dependency evaluations.
- Conducts individual and group counseling sessions for all ages in office or designated location and documents such sessions.
- Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: principles and techniques of interviewing and recording casework data; individual, group and family intervention techniques; case management practices and procedures; symptoms and treatment of mental illness, emotional and behavioral disorders;
agency, state and court policies, procedures and processes related to client care; computer software specific to agency program; laws, rules and regulations related to area of assignment;
SPECIAL NOTE: NUI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applicants to contact the agency about employment opportunities. Indian hiring preference may apply to some positions dependent upon funding agency. (Title 25, U.S.C. 472 & 473 & Title VII, Section 703 (i) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)
Please Note: NUI reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time. The above job descriptions is not all encompassing. Position functions and qualifications may vary depending on business necessity.
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