Top Substance Abuse Counselor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Substance Abuse Counselor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Substance Abuse Counselor resumes they appeared on. For example, 23.5% of Substance Abuse Counselor resumes contained Treatment Plans as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Substance Abuse Counselor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Substance Abuse Counselor resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Developed individual treatment plans that emphasized addiction education, issues of early sobriety, and development of vocational and educational goals.
  • Developed/administered specialized treatment plans including drug therapy, job training, scholastic education, behavior modification, and social skills training.
  • Assisted individuals with their addictions by assessing and monitoring their recovery efforts, utilizing individualized treatment plans and reviews.
  • Conduct psycho-social assessments for the development of individual treatment plans and referral services to other local community organizations.
  • Developed individualized treatment goals and a variety of treatment plans for different stages of recovery.
  • Participated in the development of individualized treatment plans in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Interviewed, assessed and evaluated resident needs and developed individualized treatment plans for clients.
  • Designed, implemented and recorded individual treatment plans for in-patient adults and juveniles.
  • Conduct case/medical management and create individualize treatment plans for patients with Opiates Dependence.
  • Assessed and developed individual treatment plans and provided appropriate intervention for clients.
  • Conduct initial assessment and evaluation interviews for eligibility and develop treatment plans.
  • Conducted intake and behavioral assessments; developed customized treatment plans for individuals.
  • Construct individualized treatment plans for chemically addicted patients with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Prepared and implemented treatment plans in collaboration with client and multidisciplinary team.
  • Developed individual treatment plans and monitored progress in fulfilling treatment plans.
  • Developed individualized treatment plans and provided therapeutic services to clients.
  • Developed treatment plans for inmates and completed other required documentation.
  • Participate in the development of individualized treatment plans.
  • Worked with inmates by preparing individualized treatment plans.
  • Utilized assessment tools and created individualized treatment plans.

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2. Substance Abuse

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Here's how Substance Abuse is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Participate in promotional ceremonies for beneficiaries as well as professional development through workshops and seminars in mental health and substance abuse.
  • Conduct individual, group, family counseling sessions with evidence base methodologies for addressing and treating substance abuse co-occurring disorders.
  • Facilitate treatment groups using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Enhancement Therapy addressing and treating substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
  • Coordinated and provided community-based substance abuse prevention counseling to adults, including referrals from the Children's Protective Agency.
  • Provide substance abuse assessments and individual/group counseling services to individuals, typically involved with the criminal justice system.
  • Provided individual counseling to individuals in substance abuse and alcohol recovery, and those with co-occurring disorders.
  • Provided inpatient alcohol and substance abuse counseling from intervention, detoxification, assessment and inpatient treatment.
  • Designed culturally sensitive substance abuse education curriculum to substance users, their families, and community.
  • Acted as Shift Supervisor, planned and conducted substance abuse, motivational and behavioral seminars/activities.
  • Facilitated behavior modification groups & substance abuse groups Addiction Severity Intakes, assessments and scoring.
  • Conduct substance abuse evaluations and formulates recommendations for treatment services in accordance with assessment results.
  • Provided professional counseling and treatment services to inmates pertaining to substance abuse and violent behavior.
  • Provide individual and group substance abuse services for California Department of Corrections in custody personnel.
  • Provided substance abuse and crisis counseling services to adults and adolescents with substance use disorders
  • Group facilitation individual counseling family group sessions record keeping all aspects of substance abuse counseling
  • Provide intake services and treatment plan supervision/counseling to persons with opiate substance abuse addiction.
  • Facilitated individual, group and family counseling sessions for adolescents experiencing substance abuse problems.
  • Utilized cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and evidence-based treatment for substance abuse treatment.
  • Identified substance abuse individuals and make referrals to the comprehensive psychiatric emergency program.
  • Conducted substance abuse treatment and recovery groups for both adolescent and adult populations.

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3. Intake Assessments

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Here's how Intake Assessments is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Conduct intake assessments for individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders, including diagnoses and assigning proper individualized treatment program.
  • Conducted intake assessments and facilitated Motivational Interviewing group therapy for multicultural adolescents at various stages of substance abuse.
  • Facilitate individual and group psychotherapy, conduct intake assessments, develop treatment plans, and responsible for case management
  • Performed intake assessments to determine appropriate treatment levels and appropriate therapeutic approaches for juveniles and adult males.
  • Completed intake assessments, annual assessments, bio/psycho/social assessments and discharge assessments and requirements.
  • Conducted intake assessments to determine treatment level/intervention needs, along with individual counseling.
  • Provided individual therapy, weekly intake assessments and assess for appropriateness of treatment.
  • Conducted intake assessments for women with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders.
  • Conduct intake assessments, develop individual treatment plans for program participants.
  • Complete intake assessments and determine appropriateness for program admission as needed.
  • Conduct intake assessments for all levels of care including criminality component.
  • Conducted intake assessments and mental status evaluations on mental health/AODA consumers.
  • Completed clinical phone interviews, initial evaluations and intake assessments.
  • Performed intake assessments and completed all required documentation for services.
  • Conducted intake assessments for co-occurring addictive and mental health disorders.
  • Conducted screening assessments and intake assessments on incoming patients.
  • Conducted intake assessments and orientation for adults and adolescents.
  • Conduct Intake Assessments, facilitate therapeutic and educational groups.
  • Performed intake assessments on those seeking outpatient methadone treatment.
  • Completed intake assessments and facilitated admission of new patients.

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4. Group Therapy Sessions

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Here's how Group Therapy Sessions is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Provided crisis intervention, individual and/or group therapy sessions to adult and adolescent population participating in the outpatient substance abuse program.
  • Completed aftercare assessments to develop effective rehabilitation plans, and conducted individual counseling/family sessions and facilitated group therapy sessions.
  • Facilitated individual, family, and group therapy sessions and psycho-educational classes on Alcohol and Drug addiction.
  • Facilitated substance abuse intensive outpatient treatment to adult populations by planning and co-leading group therapy sessions.
  • Conducted individual and group therapy sessions and facilitated educational programs for clients and their families.
  • Provided individual and group therapy sessions to individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Utilized cognitive behavioral therapy counseling techniques in weekly individual and daily group therapy sessions.
  • Created Standardized Offender Assessments and Level of Supervision Inventory, monitored group therapy sessions.
  • Facilitated daily group therapy sessions and performed common assessments covering six different areas.
  • Conduct group therapy sessions and individual counseling sessions while providing a therapeutic environment.
  • Conduct group therapy sessions focused on substance abuse education and prevention strategies.
  • Documented client progress, administered urine screens, facilitated group therapy sessions.
  • Facilitate group therapy sessions to female adolescents with substance abuse or dependence.
  • Facilitate group therapy sessions to teach different aspects of addiction and recovery.
  • Prepared for and conducted group therapy sessions on varying recovery-related topics.
  • Conduct and facilitate daily group therapy sessions and monthly individuals.
  • Facilitated quality group therapy sessions according to client need.
  • Provide one-on-one counseling and facilitate education group therapy sessions.
  • Co-Facilitated/Facilitated individual, family and group therapy sessions.
  • Supervised residents and provided daily group therapy sessions.

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5. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitate crisis intervention-chemical dependency groups.
  • Prepared confidential reports for the courts that detailed how I conducted crisis interventions and implemented strategies for their behavior modifications/healthier lifestyles.
  • Maintained a caseload and performed essential counseling responsibilities such as referrals, crisis intervention, patient education, and record keeping.
  • Perform intake and financial assessments, clinical documentation, individual counseling, treatment/discharge planning, crisis intervention, and milieu management.
  • Facilitated group counseling and education for juveniles, provided appropriate crisis intervention and made referrals to outside agencies as necessary.
  • Assisted clinical staff with crisis interventions, assisted in designing and developing alternatives to assisting clients in better decision making.
  • Provided individual counseling to clients Provided group therapy to clients Provided Methadone Maintenance for those on methadone Experienced in Crisis interventions
  • Provide intake/re-admission services, provide crisis intervention/support services to the patients, and coordinate care with other community providers.
  • Conducted individual and group counseling sessions, implementing behavior management systems and conducting crisis intervention counseling as necessary.
  • Utilized various crisis intervention models, primarily consisting of Psychological First Aid, Psycho-education and the Strengths-Based Model.
  • Provided academic assistance to residents as needed, intervene in crisis, utilized approved crisis intervention strategies.
  • Provide individual counseling and crisis intervention to adult male/female and adolescent male/female clients with an AODA need.
  • Managed full caseload, provided intakes, evaluations, developed treatment plans and crisis intervention and stabilization.
  • Provide crisis interventions and generate referrals to interdepartmental or external mental health or medical providers as needed.
  • Supervised counselor technicians and provide professional guidance in the areas of crisis intervention and behavior management.
  • Performed crisis intervention as indicated and networked with area hospitals to facilitate in-patient treatment and detox.
  • Provided crisis intervention and psycho-education for chronically mentally ill, homeless, and criminal justice population.
  • Preformed crisis intervention whereby all issues related to abstinence from illicit substances were addressed e.g.
  • Conducted individual counseling to providing crisis intervention, recovery support, and addressing client behaviors.
  • Provided clinical services and crisis intervention based on assessed needs thought individual and group counseling.

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6. Appropriate Referrals

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Here's how Appropriate Referrals is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Identified addictive behaviors of clients to helped each individual overcome their addiction by educating, providing resources and appropriate referrals.
  • Provide clients and family members with information about addiction issues and available services/programs, making appropriate referrals as needed.
  • Facilitated therapy groups, educational sessions, individual and family counseling for in-patient program and made appropriate referrals.
  • Provide family members with information regarding available services and programs, making appropriate referrals when necessary.
  • Coordinate appropriate referrals when necessary and conduct follow-ups in order to ensure clients progress towards recovery.
  • Provide appropriate referrals, transportation and in-home visits to DCPP-involved substance-abusing parents, guardians and caretakers.
  • Initiated appropriate referrals after review and approval from the Executive Director.
  • Document and make appropriate referrals for individuals needing additional aftercare services.
  • Evaluated substance abuse/addiction and mental health disorders and made appropriate referrals.
  • Provided crisis intervention and made appropriate referrals for other services.
  • Monitor urine toxicology and make appropriate referrals as needed.
  • Explained available rehabilitation programs and made appropriate referrals.
  • Created appropriate referrals based on level of care determination
  • Scheduled appropriate referrals for community based resources.
  • Provide clients family members with information about addiction issues and about available services or programs, making appropriate referrals when necessary.
  • Maintain appropriate referrals and linkage to services for case management and COPSD services and identify services needed to address client problems.
  • Provided clients with appropriate referrals, once they completed the intake assessment to determine the level of services individually needed.
  • Conducted initial face to face assessments of detox consumers to determine needed level of care and made appropriate referrals.
  • Conduct Substance Abuse assessments and make appropriate referrals for parolees contracted through the State Board of Pardons and Paroles.
  • Assisted with non-medical aspects of client care and authorized and coordinated appropriate referrals to outside agencies for care.

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7. Mental Health Services

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Here's how Mental Health Services is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Provision of addiction treatment services, coupled with mental health services for individuals in a Medically Assisted Opiate Treatment environment.
  • Provided referrals and coordinated care with state and federal probation, parole, and medical and mental health services.
  • Ensured clients received appropriate medical, dental, and mental health services within the facility as well as externally.
  • Provide individual and group therapy, and make referrals to mental health services for PTSD and other mental problems.
  • Provide clients with referrals and linkage to primary care as well as mental health services as needed.
  • Collaborated with the mental health team for mental health services, i.e., medication's as needed.
  • Provided referral services to inpatient, detox, residential, and mental health services as-needed.
  • Make referrals and connect individuals to dental, eye, and mental health services.
  • Provide mental health services for 50% of the client populations I served.
  • Referred clients to qualified health professionals for physical and mental health services.
  • Escort clients to CPAP for mental health services/psychotropic medication and provide referrals.
  • Coordinated mental health services with CompCare (P.A.T.H.)
  • Provide Mental Health Services and crises intervention
  • Develop and update psychosocial assessment and coordination medical and mental health services.
  • Discharge planning with client in regards to continued care, mental health services, IHH services, halfway/transitional living, etc.

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8. Relapse Prevention

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Here's how Relapse Prevention is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Provided individual therapy and facilitated a relapse prevention and recovery group to address substance abuse problems in adolescents and adults.
  • Conducted psycho-educational, relapse prevention, domestic violence, denial, and process therapy groups, with corresponding clinical documentation.
  • Conducted psycho-educational, relapse prevention, domestic violence, denial, and individual counseling, individualized treatment plans.
  • Facilitated motivational group counseling with the emphasis on personal growth; taught anger/stress management and relapse prevention skills.
  • Facilitated Chemical Dependency Group utilizing the disease concept of addiction, focusing on triggers and relapse prevention.
  • Provided education on addiction recovery and relapse prevention to patients at outpatient substance abuse treatment program.
  • Delivered intensive outpatient treatment and relapse prevention and offered transitional assistance for offenders leaving the facility.
  • Assisted clients in finding recovery as a result of providing comprehensive stabilization and relapse prevention strategies.
  • Conducted individual therapy sessions focusing on relapse prevention and recovery using Motivational Interviewing and CBT techniques.
  • Ensured that offenders adequately completed their Individual Recovery Plan and REPAC (continuing care/relapse prevention).
  • Planned and taught programs to teach relapse prevention skills and personal responsibility for re-integration to society.
  • Reduced harm risk behaviors through improved relapse prevention strategies and development of alternative coping techniques.
  • Facilitated educational groups focusing on relapse prevention, symptom management, and mental health diagnosis.
  • Created relapse prevention plans focused on teaching clients preventative measures to safeguard against potential relapses.
  • Provided family counseling to individuals and their families in relapse prevention and addictive disorders.
  • Provide clients with educational information and materials on relapse prevention and the recovery process.
  • Planned and executed individual and group curriculum using evidence-based relapse prevention and psycho-educational materials.
  • Assisted patients in developing relapse prevention plan by identifying triggers and developing coping skills.
  • Developed curriculum and facilitated groups related to relapse prevention and early recovery needs.
  • Organized and facilitated weekly groups including a relapse prevention and alcohol education group.

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9. Community Resources

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Here's how Community Resources is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated client's utilization of available support systems and community resources to meet needs identified in clinical evaluation and/or treatment planning.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary treatment teams consisting of mental health and medical professionals and coordinated referrals to various community resources.
  • Assisted clients with opportunities to complete General Education Diploma and continued education via on-site and community resources.
  • Facilitate group counseling sessions, individual sessions, coordinate referrals to community resources, manage crisis interventions
  • Develop and maintain accurate community resources for education, information and referrals appropriate to client needs.
  • Facilitated individual and group therapy sessions, including connecting clients with an array of community resources.
  • Coordinate with community resources, including consumer self help and advocacy organizations that promote recovery.
  • Coordinated cases with community resources and local and state agencies, mainly Connecticut Probation Department
  • Provided case management to current residents coordinating a full range of community resources.
  • Educated clients or community members about co-occurring disorders, medications and community resources.
  • Develop client discharge plan that integrates aftercare treatment and utilization of community resources.
  • Connected offenders with community resources and other social services during and after incarceration.
  • Assist in establishing effective working relationships with other agencies and community resources.
  • Assist clients in finding and obtaining housing* Assist individuals with different community resources
  • Develop community resources and contacts to facilitate delivery of supported employment services.
  • Referred confirmed heavy substance users to community resources outside the treatment facilities.
  • Collaborated with community resources to ensure successful transition of discharged patients.
  • Utilized community resources to develop a support system within the community.
  • Coordinate and avail presentations of available treatment services to community resources.
  • Assist member with community resources and management of any medical conditions.

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10. Anger Management

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Here's how Anger Management is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated groups that were educational and therapeutic, which included: relapse prevention, anger management, and family/relationship issues.
  • Provide supervision and training to Treatment Counselors who facilitated group interventions on education, prevention, sanctions and anger management.
  • Participated in weekly clinical staff meeting facilitated relapse prevention anger management and criminal justice groups one on one session.
  • Facilitated educational lectures which included life skills, anger management, relapse prevention, chemical dependency and aftercare options.
  • Initiated and conducted a weekly cognitive behavioral therapy anger management group and three daily outpatient substance abuse groups.
  • Facilitated psycho educational sessions on anger management, chemical dependency, relapse prevention, and family chemical dependency.
  • Developed and conducted educational groups specializing in stress management, codependency and anger management and vocational skills.
  • Facilitate educational classes such as Parenting, Anger Management, and other cognitive behavioral therapy groups.
  • Developed and facilitated anger management, domestic violence, relapse prevention, and substance abuse seminars.
  • Complete substance abuse, domestic violence and anger management assessments and make appropriate treatment recommendations.
  • Facilitated and monitored anger management groups with emphasis on assertiveness training and improving communications skills.
  • Assisted in providing education and tools for successful recovery in addiction and anger management.
  • Perform Spanish/English group counseling including, Relapse Prevention, Anger Management and Cultural Diversity.
  • Instruct group therapy and education on various subjects including anger management and relapse prevention.
  • Facilitated a Spanish Domestic Violence group with strong anger management and parenting components.
  • Provided Substance Abuse counseling and the utilization of relapse prevention/anger management coping skills.
  • Provided counselor facilitated seminars, lectures, relapse prevention, anger management groups.
  • Facilitate Anger Management Group Sessions, Parenting Group Sessions-Common sense parenting curriculum.
  • Facilitated anger management, chemical dependency, caseload and small groups.
  • Conduct cognitive-behavioral, parenting education and anger management skills groups.

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11. Methadone

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Here's how Methadone is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Conducted individual drug abuse counseling sessions on a regular basis per state regulations as part of the Methadone treatment rehabilitation process.
  • Monitored medical methadone treatment and reported any needed changes in patient's adjustments to ongoing treatment directly to Medical Director.
  • Developed and increased knowledge of federal, state and agency regulations regarding confidentiality methadone treatment and substance abuse counseling certification.
  • Provided one-on-one, family and group counseling to methadone clients suffering from primary heroin addictions and other substance abuse addictions.
  • Performed overall case management of clients assigned to caseload from initial intake to discharge from methadone maintenance treatment.
  • Evaluate patients and determine their appropriateness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment per State and Federal criteria for intake admission.
  • Utilized motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral techniques to counsel caseload of 50+ patients at methadone maintenance program.
  • Provided individual and group counseling, education for clients addressing addiction and recovery issues at methadone clinic.
  • Provide direct substance abuse rehabilitation counseling service to methadone maintained patients through comprehensive treatment planning and implementation.
  • Conducted intake and assessments to determine eligibility for qualified candidates for entrance to the methadone maintenance program.
  • Provided Substance abuse counseling to individuals diagnosed with an Opiate Dependence and who were receiving Methadone Maintenance.
  • Conducted daily substance abuse groups, and psycho-educational groups regarding heroin use vs. stabilized methadone treatment.
  • Provide individual as well as family counseling to individuals who are opiate dependent receiving methadone treatment.
  • Provided individual counseling to 35 opiate dependent patients in a state licensed outpatient methadone maintenance program.
  • Provided individual, group and family counseling to Methadone patients related to substance abuse recovery.
  • Provided individual and group therapy sessions to assigned clientele enrolled in methadone assisted treatment.
  • Provided therapeutic counseling and maintained case management for Methadone/ and Drug Free populations.
  • Facilitated counseling groups, including the Mothers on Methadone group and acupuncture detoxification.
  • Offer individual counseling and case management for clients participating in methadone treatment program.
  • Provided pregnancy resources and served as Pregnancy Counselor for women on Methadone Maintenance.

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12. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Participate in interdisciplinary staff meetings with other professional staff members, doctors and counselors to discuss evaluate and develop treatment plans.
  • Trained and managed 10 staff members while running a family owned operation and achieved significant improvements in their productivity.
  • Job Description: Provided assessments, individual, group and family therapy and clinically responsible for clients and staff members.
  • Completed incident and behavior reports when necessary; Communicated with other Staff Members to provide most effective treatment to residents.
  • Provided mentoring and training to other staff members, while working directly with Correctional officers and other prison employees.
  • Provide training to other staff members on doing assessments, referrals, and proper documentation.
  • Hired and managed a staff of 30+ including scheduling and payroll for those staff members.
  • Evaluate progress and meet with other staff members and health professionals to discuss patient progress.
  • Assigned clients and tasks to staff members and supervised the accomplishments of assigned duties.
  • Communicated with other staff members as needed and participate in case conference and meetings.
  • Supervised other counselors, case workers and staff members involved in the program.
  • Coordinate with health care professionals and staff members to evaluate client progress.
  • Communicated with other Staff Members to provide most effective treatment to clients.
  • Provided program supervision for clients and staff members on a daily basis.
  • Collaborated with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and treatment plans.
  • Supervised junior substance abuse counselor staff members and youth care workers.
  • Supervised 4-5 staff members and managed a caseload of 62 inmates.
  • Participate in multilateral meetings with patient and staff members.
  • Trained and supervised student interns and new staff members.
  • Assisted other staff members with coordinating services to clients.

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13. Chemical Dependency

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Here's how Chemical Dependency is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Implement and coordinate culturally sensitive inpatient chemical dependency program using the principles of traditional Native American healing practices and Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • Provide individual therapy to assist in overcoming chemical dependency, and learning to live productively with a chronic illness.
  • Provide therapeutic intervention services to adults with a chemical dependency diagnosis using individual, family, and group treatment.
  • Facilitated and instructed chemical dependency treatment program, generated substance abuse assessments, narrative reports, and discharge summaries.
  • Managed, integrated, and implemented individualized treatment plans for patients diagnosed with chemical dependency and/or co-occurring disorders.
  • Provide individuals receiving treatment for substance abuse helping them identify and resolve personal problems associated with chemical dependency.
  • Facilitated bi-lingual treatment groups such as relapse prevention, educational, process and other chemical dependency related topics.
  • Provide integrated treatment approaches to individuals with diagnosed coexisting chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders (MICA).
  • Provide targeted and individualized treatment which is Evidenced Based on an individual's current Chemical Dependency issues.
  • Provide chemical dependency continuing care of clients including employment, community service, and independent living.
  • Market chemical dependency traditional healing to community, other constituents and tribal communities of South Dakota.
  • Interviewed and referred clients for assessment and diagnostic purposes relating to chemical dependency problems and behaviors.
  • Served as primary counselor to clients who participated in an intensive outpatient chemical dependency program.
  • Provide consultation to Scattered Site Housing Program Case Managers regarding clients manifesting chemical dependency.
  • Provided individual and group chemical dependency counseling and client teaching for adolescents and adults.
  • Developed and administered educational and preventative programs in relation to chemical dependency field.
  • Provided psycho-educational individual and group sessions geared to chemical dependency and relapse prevention.
  • Provided individual and group counseling in Intensive Outpatient for adults with chemical dependency.
  • Focus groups for chemical dependency education, early recovery, and co-dependency.
  • Facilitated individual and group counseling specific to chemical dependency and Relapse prevention.

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14. Probation Officers

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Here's how Probation Officers is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Communicate regularly with stakeholders involved with client including Probation Officers and other treatment providers both within and outside of agency.
  • Provided discharge summaries to probation officers, arranged aftercare referrals to other agencies and completed psycho-social assessments on the computer.
  • Interfaced between probation officers, insurance representatives, and state Medicaid office regarding clients' status/progress.
  • Worked closely with attorneys and Probation Officers to sufficiently uphold conditions of court ordered requirements.
  • Established ongoing relationships with Probation Officers and Department of Children and Family Case Managers.
  • Communicated with probation officers, protective services workers and other third party agents as required
  • Prepared documentation to legal referral services, parole officers, and probation officers.
  • Continued communication with probation officers, parents and board of education officials.
  • Collaborated with probation officers, physicians and other community health providers.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with Parole/Probation Officers for all mandated clients.
  • Formulated monthly progress reports to parole and probation officers.
  • Completed proper documentation for case files and parole/probation officers.
  • Collaborated with probation officers and made adequate referrals.
  • Coordinated activities with probation officers and various communities.
  • Case management with probation and parole probation officers.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with probation officers.
  • Progress reporting and consultation with probation officers.
  • Communicate with social workers and probation officers.
  • Maintained organized patient records for Parole/Probation officers.
  • Prepared weekly reports for probation officers.

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15. Asam

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Here's how Asam is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Complete required documentation efficiently and on-time including Treatment Plans, ASAM certification forms, weekly summaries and discharge documentation.
  • Conducted assessments on initial and transfer admissions and recommended placement into services based on ASAM criteria.
  • Performed assessment of patients using ASAM criteria and recommendation for appropriate level of programming.
  • Performed substance abuse assessments and recommended appropriate level of care utilizing ASAM criteria.
  • Prepared individualized treatment plans in accordance with established standards and ASAM dimensions.
  • Identified Substance Dependence diagnosis and determined if met ASAM criteria
  • Displayed comprehensive knowledge of ASAM clinical documentation criteria.
  • Interviewed and managed clients throughout their initial registration and treatment, using a harm reduction approach with ASAM methodologies and principles.
  • Work with SMART and using ASAM to place clients in appropriate treatment, assess risk of recidivism with or without treatment.
  • Provide assessments for DYFS referred clients and make appropriate treatment recommendations utilizing NJSAMS, DSM IV Criteria, ASAM PPC-II Criteria.
  • Conducted Intakes, ASAM Assessments, Treatment planning, drug testing, crisis interventions, Individual sessions, group counseling sessions.
  • Conducted the ASAM assessment with patients on admission and developed a treatment plan tailored to that individuals needs and goals.
  • Maintain caseload of clients, Complete assessments and determine ASAM level of care, as well as DSM 5 diagnosis.
  • Conducted assessments based on American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria and collaboratively developed treatment plans with clients.
  • Determined the level of care for individuals based on the American Society of Addition Medicine (ASAM) criteria.
  • Provide the risk management tools which included COW, ASAM, CIWA in order to refer to appropriate program.
  • Place patients in appropriate levels of care utilizing American Society of Addictions Medicine (ASAM) criteria and guidelines.
  • Maintain caseload of outpatient treatment clients, perform assessments to determine DSM IV diagnosis and ASAM level of care.
  • Assess clients according to ASAM and DSM IV and 5 criteria, and recommend diagnosis to supervising doctor.
  • Utilized information from in-depth assessments for the appropriate level of care using the ASAM criteria for placement.

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16. Domestic Violence

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Here's how Domestic Violence is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Identified and initiated contact with community-based resources to address client-specific issues related to homelessness, poverty, and domestic violence.
  • Facilitate group work for court-ordered domestic violence perpetrators with focus on faulty thinking patterns and entitlement issues.
  • Facilitated caseload, domestic violence groups and empowerment seminars while incorporating life skills.
  • Provided individual drug and alcohol counseling to women victimized by domestic violence.
  • Facilitated substance abuse, educational, recovery classes and domestic violence groups.
  • Provide court-ordered Domestic Violence offender and substance abuse recovery treatment groups.
  • Facilitated sensitivity groups of victims of Domestic Violence.
  • Performed domestic violence and cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Provided education related to domestic violence.
  • Assisted clients in daily life dealing with drug, alcohol, domestic violence, individual and group activities and more.
  • Case management, event planning, conducting seminars, processing intakes, and teaching Emotional Wellness, Domestic Violence classes.
  • Provide service and supports to individuals in crisis situations and advocacy to individuals in current and past domestic violence situations.
  • Developed and maintained a working relationship with mothers and their children in the recovery program and domestic violence shelter.
  • Worked closely with the FAP team, ASAP staff promoted awareness of domestic violence in relationship to substance use.
  • Helped patients get in contact with shelters, medical attention, Social Security, Domestic Violence shelters etc.
  • Advise Garrison and MEDDAC Commanders on all cases involving domestic violence, suicide gestures or other high-risk behaviors.
  • Provide therapy for individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders, domestic violence, and trauma.
  • Perform psycho-social assessment of victims of domestic violence and provided treatment, advocacy, and education needed.
  • Partnered with community organizations to refer clients for mental health, domestic violence and employment readiness services.
  • Maintained caseload of 35 clients with different mandates such as parolees' domestic violence and probation.

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17. Drug Screens

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Here's how Drug Screens is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated Group and Individual Addiction Counseling to clientele, Administered Drug Screens Completed necessary office duties, documentation, and paperwork
  • Administered diagnostic evaluations and drug screens for paroled adolescents.
  • Facilitated group counseling sessions and administered drug screens.
  • Managed a caseload of 50 patients including treatment planning, assessment, chart audits, case notes, and drug screens.
  • Provided drug screens and accountability Later transferred to facilitating a 16 week AODA residential program in a minimum security prison camp.
  • Case Management, Counseling sessions, Urinary Drug Screens, Provide Referrals for Social Service Needs, Create Treatment Plans.
  • Use motivational interviewing and a person centered approach with patients to discuss recent choices and positive or negative drug screens.
  • Collected and submitted Urine Drug Screens from the client on a regular basis, as dictated by his/her treatment regimen.
  • Completed urinalysis drug screens to ensure client was clean of substances, and provided that information to the necessary persons.
  • Conducted intake interviews, developed treatment plans, and monitored outcomes using assessments, interviews, and drug screens.
  • Develop treatment plan, monitor urine drug screens as well as working closely with medical director and nurses to
  • Conduct urine drug screens to determine the presence or absence of a specified drug or its metabolites.
  • Provide Individual counseling Provide random urine drug screens to assure each individual is compliant to treatment.
  • Completed random urine drug screens as needed and provided intervention when needed for positive drug screens.
  • Monitor patient's attendance and dosage history, administer urinary drug screens, documentation, filing
  • Monitored monthly drug screens, completed case notes daily and provided referrals when necessary.
  • Referred clients for medical examinations, drug screens and other services as deemed necessary.
  • Tracked and facilitated weekly and monthly urine drug screens for patients on caseload.
  • Completed urine drug screens and collaborated with referring agency, to assure compliance.
  • Collect monthly Urine Drug Screens to observe for patient compliance within the program.

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18. Support Groups

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Here's how Support Groups is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Provided individual, group and family support groups for adults mandated to participate in eighteen-month intensive substance abuse outpatient program.
  • Coordinated work of support groups and encourages patient participation by incorporating Motivational Interviewing and Integrated Dual Diagnosis model.
  • Maintained progress documentation and facilitated adult support groups to the parents of juvenile offenders.
  • Facilitate psycho-educational groups on alcohol/drug abuse; family educational groups and support groups.
  • Provide individual counseling to clients and facilitate support groups and educational classes.
  • Facilitated individual therapy and support groups for adult and adolescents population.
  • Coordinated and facilitated support groups and one-to-one counseling sessions.
  • Facilitated case conferences and educational and support groups.
  • Provide education and support groups to family members
  • Counseled clients and facilitated relapse prevention support groups
  • Facilitated support groups and psycho-educational groups.
  • Facilitated and led recovery support groups.
  • Coordinated holistic family support groups.
  • Facilitate weekly recovery support groups.
  • Facilitated National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Support Groups to bring mental health awareness and education for family members.
  • Facilitate men and women's HIV/AIDS related support groups Conduct urine screenings and counseling to client's dealing with drug addiction.
  • Facilitate psycho-educational groups, including a 10 week parenting course, outpatient support groups, drug education and relapse prevention.
  • Interview clients daily, counsel and assist clients into treatment programs, support groups, and with basic living needs.
  • Facilitate family support groups to educate families on enabling, limit setting, consequences, co-dependency and healthy boundaries.
  • Provided updates and progress reports to courts, referred clients to support groups, and set up aftercare plans

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19. Accurate Records

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Here's how Accurate Records is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Conducted intakes and assessments daily and maintained accurate records pertain to clients' histories electronically.
  • Created effective communication between staff and Department of Corrections in maintaining accurate records for clients.
  • Maintain accurate records relating to service delivery, case management and program management.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation according to licensing agencies and field requirements.
  • Completed and maintained accurate records.
  • Complete and maintain accurate records and reports regarding the client s history, progress, services provided and other required information.
  • Complete and maintain accurate records and reports regarding the inmates' histories and progress, services provided while in the program.
  • Developed and maintained detailed and accurate records of clients serviced, and kept senior level management well informed with detailed briefings.
  • Keep accurate records of all client contacts, whether in individual, group or family therapy, or by telephone.
  • Keep accurate records to insure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as accreditation standards.
  • Learned the importance of following procedures for identifying and assessing needs, collecting data, interviewing and keeping accurate records.
  • Maintain accurate records to ensure compliance with all Federal and State regulations including treatment plans and reviews and progress notes.
  • Created and maintained current and accurate records of the number of clients served and their individual issues.
  • Maintained accurate records and reports of client's history, progress, and services provided.
  • Completed and maintained accurate records or reports pertaining to patient's histories and progress services.
  • Complete and maintain accurate records and reports regarding the clients' progress in treatment.
  • Complete and maintain accurate records and reports regarding the patient's progress and history.
  • Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding client treatment participation and outcomes.
  • Complete and maintain accurate records concerning the client's history and treatment recommendations.
  • Completed state mandated paperwork and maintained files and accurate records as required.

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20. DUI

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Here's how DUI is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated DUI groups at appropriate level of intervention assigned through evaluation results, Completed DUI evaluations and collected appropriate fees indicated.
  • Designed and directed court ordered remedial education programs for DUI offenders.
  • Facilitate educational group activities for individuals with DUI convictions.
  • Facilitated individual and group counseling for DUI offenders.
  • Facilitated substance abuse recovery groups in outpatient treatment settings for an on call agency, including Driving with Care DUI track.
  • Maintain knowledge of current DUII laws in order to ensure that DUII clients meet the legal requirements to successfully complete treatment.
  • Group Facilitator for Prop 36, Adolescences, Co-Occurring, PC1000, DUI * Parent Child Interaction Therapy * Parenting Counseling
  • Perform all related duties to promote the general objectives for the Outpatient, DUI, and Adult Drug Court Program.
  • Facilitated SA groups & individual counseling sessions as well as assessments for clients mandated to counseling due to DUI arrest/convictions.
  • Provide on call relief counseling, milieu management, DUI education & therapy, and case management to contracted agencies.
  • Provided therapeutic leadership and direction to clients in a group setting relating to alcohol or drug issues including DUI.
  • Facilitate first offender DUI Pretrial Alcohol Education, first offender Pretrial Drug Education, and Substance Abuse Counseling Groups.
  • Carried caseload of CADRE, Court Mandated DUI, DCFS, Self-referrals, and Parole and Probation clients.
  • Preformed DUI Evaluations and Substance Abuse Screenings in an ethical and professional style to validate the appropriate recommendations.
  • Provided comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment and education services, including DUI groups and Domestic Violence Groups.
  • Conducted an eight hour group required by the state of Washington for 1st time DUI offenders.
  • Worked with court-mandated DUI clients for three, six, twelve, and eighteen- month programs.
  • Provided individual and group counseling services, family court appearances, DUI groups, gender groups.
  • Service Provider for the Drug Court and the DUI programs for the Marion County Court system.
  • Assisted in and facilitated coordination of pilot program for DUI Education and DUI Therapy groups.

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21. Dual Diagnosis

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Here's how Dual Diagnosis is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Provide therapeutic intervention services to adults with dual diagnosis utilizing individual and group treatment, specializing in trauma informed care.
  • Conducted daily dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorder groups to 12 clients; providing integrated educational materials on substance abuse and mental health.
  • Developed and implemented chemical dependence groups with adolescents and young adults with dual diagnosis of substance abuse and behavioral problems.
  • Maintained a caseload of clients in a Dual Diagnosis capable residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation program.
  • Provided crisis counseling and milieu stabilization on the residential substance abuse and dual diagnosis unit.
  • Case management for dual diagnosis substance abuse and mental health in a correctional therapeutic community.
  • Conducted and facilitated group and individual counseling session for dual diagnosis residents.
  • Program Development Dual Diagnosis Track integrating mental health and substance abuse
  • Designed and implemented Program Strategies for individuals with dual diagnosis.
  • Work with adolescents' in a dual diagnosis/residential environment.
  • Co-facilitated outpatient groups for relapse prevention and dual diagnosis.
  • Facilitated educational groups consisting of veterans with dual diagnosis.
  • Provided medication management for clients with dual diagnosis.
  • Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor/Dual Diagnosis Case Manager
  • Provided client with information about dual diagnosis with substance addiction being primary and assisted client with self determination after care plan.
  • Evaluated individuals with a mental health diagnosis and substance abuse disorder (dual diagnosis) utilizing the Addiction Severity Index assessment.
  • Assisted in developing a curriculum (IOP-Enhance) for clientele those were diagnosed with dual diagnosis and continued with one-on-one follow-up.
  • Provide individual and group counseling for residents with substance abuse and/or dual diagnosis of substance abuse and mental health issues.
  • Provided vocational, psychological, and general counseling to clients with substance abuse, mental health, and dual diagnosis.
  • Counseled individuals with dual diagnosis of SA and MH (substance abuse and mental health) to support sobriety.

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22. New Clients

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Here's how New Clients is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated intake assessment on new clients utilizing prescribed orientation procedures.
  • Complete assessments and intakes for new clients entering our program mandated from ACS, parole, probation, or volunteer.
  • Provide intake functions of new clients to include urinalysis and breathalyzer testing as well as orientation to this residential facility.
  • Interviewed and determined eligibility for 10 new clients weekly based on client information for compliance in the program.
  • Completed intakes for new clients, reviewed assessments for correct diagnosis, and created individualized treatment plans.
  • Performed intakes on new clients when entering into treatment, also took urine screens on client's.
  • Documented progress notes, intakes, assessments and treatment plans for all new clients in treatment.
  • Performed Intake and assessments of new clients referred from the legal system and other independent sources.
  • Orientated new clients to program's policy, rules, goals, procedures and services.
  • Interview, assess, and screen new clients for placement into appropriate treatment programs.
  • Provide social assessments on new clients in the program and develop appropriate treatment plans.
  • Manage electronic waiting list through online client management system and schedules appointments for new clients
  • Conduct intakes, individual assessment, screening interviews and provide orientation to new clients.
  • Focused on engaging new clients during their first 30 days of residential treatment.
  • Complete comprehensive assessment on all new clients assigned to counselor's caseload.
  • Complete intake process on new clients and conduct case consultation as needed.
  • Provided intake and assessment for new clients, individual and group therapy.
  • Communicate with treatment, residential staff and CDC on all new clients.
  • Provided screenings, intake, assessments and treatment planning for new clients.
  • Performed initial interviews, intake and assessment for all new clients.

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23. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Participate in inter-disciplinary daily morning meetings with hospital team members to discuss individual patient care.
  • Traveled to correctional detention centers to provide assessments for inpatient/outpatient care in 3 parishes.
  • Coordinated outpatient care and provides housing, vocational, and education placement assistance.
  • Evaluated patient care with staff psychiatrist and developed and executed behavior modification plans.
  • Provide a comprehensive range of services directed toward patient care and rehabilitation.
  • Contracted as outpatient care center for Indiana Department of Corrections
  • Maintain all appropriate documentation related to patient care.
  • Maintained appropriate documentation of patient care.
  • Provide patient care through rehabilitation.
  • Facilitated more than 1600 hours of quality patient care through individual and group counseling sessions annually, contributing to group readiness.
  • Monitored, evaluated, and recorded client progress with respect to treatment goals, and adhering to patient care plan.
  • Provided case management to individuals in need of inpatient treatment care, GED, outpatient care, and Med scheduling.
  • Collaborated with treatment team of registered nurses, psychiatrists, and psychologists to provide physical and psychological patient care.
  • Established command contact and maintain liaison with commands, professionals/disciplines and community based agencies in support of patient care.
  • Act as liaison with command and other treatment providers to ensure patient compliance and continuum of patient care.
  • Evaluated clients for detoxification and inpatient care at regional hospitals and provided aftercare using the 12-step program.
  • Provided an overview to the patient, by describing program goals and objectives for patient care.
  • Initiated patient care upon entry to program to include crisis intervention, intake, and assessment.
  • Assist nursing personnel in providing direct and indirect patient care as directed by the managing physician.
  • Create, maintain, and fulfill documentation needed for patient care and accurate record keeping.

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24. Client Records

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Here's how Client Records is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Maintain accurate and legible client records and other related documents to establish protocol.and meet legal requirements.
  • Maintained complete and accurate client records and other related documents according to established protocol.
  • Maintain client records and complete required documentation according to agency and accreditation standards.
  • Keep client records according to prescribed agency/governmental regulations.
  • Maintained detailed documentation for client records per regulations.
  • Maintained documentation of client records and referrals.
  • Assembled patient/client records and keeping information current.
  • Complete appropriate documentation in client records.
  • Maintained client records implementing state/federal guidelines.
  • Maintain all appropriate client records according to governing standards, ensuring that records of clients are complete, accurate and comprehensive.
  • Completed all required documentation of client records to files for follow up with appropriate staff including nursing staff and other counselors.
  • Manage and develop confidential client records in compliance with agency, federal and state regulations and policies and reporting requirements.
  • Prepare and maintain client records and reports, In addition to working with Probation and other, Court appointed officials.
  • Consulted with other treatment providers as needed, developed aftercare programs, and maintained all client records, and reports.
  • Consulted with other legal and treatment agencies and individuals in relation to patient/client records, rights, and responsibilities.
  • Prepare and maintain all client records within time constraints and quality assurance requirements, and prepare measurable narrative reports.
  • Address discharge planning needs and assists the clients with discharge planning; documents discharge summaries in the client records.
  • Maintained client records including progress notes, discharge summaries, as well as 1:1 and group case notes.
  • Review and analyzed client records, therapeutic techniques, and progress notes to make adjustments as needed.
  • Conducted intakes and client records management, as well as logging detailed information about client's behavior.

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25. Core Functions

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Here's how Core Functions is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Applied knowledge of the 12 core functions including utilization of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing approaches to improve treatment outcomes.
  • Performed in the intake process assisting doctors determine appropriateness for treatment services and effectively utilize 12 core functions.
  • Conducted services in accordance with the 12 Core Functions as well as Global Criteria for substance abuse services.
  • Perform the 12 core functions of treatment including; Spanish/English screening, intake, assessment and other task.
  • Applied the 12 Core Functions of Substance Abuse Treatment to improve the quality of life of individuals
  • Apply Twelve Core Functions, Global Criteria, of the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor.
  • Performed the 12 core functions of a substance abuse counselor in an inpatient detoxification setting.
  • Trained other agency Substance Abuse Counselor's on the 12 Core Functions of Addictions Counseling.
  • Complete all documentations, progress notes and reports in application of the 12 core functions.
  • Apply the 12 core functions and 46 global criteria of a clinical substance abuse counselor.
  • Managed a caseload of over 50 clients while performing 12 Core functions of treatment.
  • Diagnosed clients on the DSM IV and implemented the twelve core functions of counseling.
  • Provided treatment in both individual and group settings based upon the 12 core functions.
  • Implement services based on the 12 Core Functions and various methods of therapy.
  • Applied knowledge of the 12 core functions of Substance Abuse Counseling.
  • Appropriated the twelve core functions in their proper occasions or circumstances.
  • Reported to parole liaison while performing 12 Core functions of treatment.
  • Created treatment plans utilizing the twelve core functions of rehabilitative care.
  • Utilized skills in the 12 Core Functions on an ongoing basis.
  • Utilize the 12 Core Functions of Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

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26. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Communicated and interacted closely with mental health care professionals including social workers, psychiatrist, and psychologist.
  • Trained professionals including social workers, teachers and volunteers in substance abuse prevention and intervention initiatives.
  • Collaborated with other social workers, behavioral specialists, and counselors to develop individualized treatment plans.
  • Facilitated and Co-facilitated with social workers and teachers in positive workshops targeted for children.
  • Communicated and updated client progress with probation agents, social workers, case managers and IDP assessors on a regular basis.
  • Work as part of treatment team including, psychiatrist, nurses, case managers, mental health technician, social workers.
  • Provide counseling to significant others; Advocate for clients and assist social workers in discharge issues from hospital to independent living.
  • Collaborated with physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress.
  • Collaborated with counselors, physicians, mental health providers, nurses, and social workers to plan and coordinate treatment.
  • Produced letters, referrals and reports of client progress to assigned Judge, court, probation and/or social workers.
  • Coordinated counseling efforts with mental health professionals and other health professionals such as doctors, nurses and social workers.
  • Input all data into computer base, hold weekly meetings with family members and social workers, and psychiatrists.
  • Coordinated counseling appointments and meetings with mental health professionals such as doctors, and social workers, for patients.
  • Facilitate treatment groups and treatment meetings with Doctors, Psychologists, Social Workers, and Registered Nurses.
  • Coordinate services with mental health professionals, doctors, nurses, social workers and community based organizations.
  • Collaborate with social workers, care givers, teachers, wraparound facilitators, and school psychologists.
  • Maintain liaison with probation, parole officers, social workers, and other mental health professionals.
  • Collaborate daily with treatment team members including psychiatrists/psychologists, social workers, nurses and therapists.
  • Coordinated counseling efforts with mental health professionals, physicians, nurses, and social workers.
  • Attended daily rounds with doctors social workers and community liaison workers to discuss patient treatment.

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27. Group Facilitation

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Here's how Group Facilitation is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Group facilitation, individual and crisis counseling to adult and adolescent male/female clients with a substance use disorder or co-occurring diagnosis.
  • Supervised and trained Counselors Case Management, Group facilitation, Program oversight Networked with County Probation and Fresno County Courts
  • Provided group facilitation, assessments, and treatment planning for individuals with substance abuse/mental health disorders
  • Conducted crisis interventions, group facilitation, and individual counseling sessions.
  • Group facilitation for patients with co-occurring disorders utilizing evidenced based curriculum.
  • Provided group facilitation for heroin addicts.
  • Group facilitation:(3) aftercare & stages of change (based on Motivational Interviewing).
  • Received 2 hours per week of direct supervision regarding group facilitation skills and general feedback on performance.
  • Served as Primary Drug & Alcohol Counselor; coordinated individual and group facilitation; intake and discharge planning
  • Group facilitation, one on one counseling to female inmates, assessments and placement referral for aftercare
  • Conduct screenings, assessments, treatment planning, group facilitation for Substance Use Disorders Outpatient Clinic.
  • Documented weekly individual counseling sessions, treatment plans/reviews, discharge plans, and group facilitation.
  • Complied with contractual guidelines; prepared billing; insurances, and provided group facilitation.
  • Group facilitation, individual treatment supports within the Beaver County Jail.
  • Provided individual and Group Facilitation Counseled and monitored clients to insure client compliance with stipulations of referral source.
  • Conducted weekly group facilitations and psycho educational groups/ seminars.
  • Carried out key tasks such as psychosocial assessments, detox group facilitation, and substance abuse case management.
  • Court mandated Programming w/ Probation & Parole Group Facilitation & Case Mgmt
  • Group facilitation Housing specialist (2010E)
  • Assess and evaluated clients to determine level of treatment Develop and implement group curriculum Individual counseling and Group facilitation.

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28. IOP

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Here's how IOP is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitate Women's IOP group therapy/Facilitate Juvenile Substance Abuse group therapy Implement social service policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated strong communication/presentation skills while facilitating group sessions with IOP/Drug Court group sessions.
  • Facilitate SACOT and SAIOP groups, conduct educational Q&A groups to assist clients better understand the disease of addiction.
  • Led IOP, OP, Aftercare groups and provided individual sessions while keeping current on all paperwork and other responsibilities.
  • Provided psychological therapy individually, groups (Intensive Outpatient Program IOP, Continuing Care) and, family members.
  • Co-led lecture, process, and goal setting substance abuse treatment groups for both IOP and Inpatient population.
  • Facilitated Intensive Out-Patient (IOP) and family group sessions, assisted in behavior modification program development.
  • Conducted weekly individual counseling sessions with IOP clients and Bi weekly individual counseling sessions with OP clients.
  • Facilitate Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) groups with 99% adjudicated adults to include co-occurring individuals.
  • Lead an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) using a holistic approach with a cultural focus.
  • Provided OP and IOP Group and individual counseling for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues.
  • Facilitated Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) groups, and evaluated program goals and curriculum.
  • Facilitated various levels of treatment: assessment, educational, outpatient, IOP, residential.
  • Lead groups for IOP once weekly, provided individual sessions, transportation when necessary.
  • Facilitated 6-9 hours of IOP group counseling and 1.5-3 hours of OP group counseling.
  • Maintain proper documentation in GIOP format to monitor and evaluate the patient's progress.
  • Facilitate IOP Low intensity adult groups for 3 hours, 1 night per week.
  • Facilitate IOP Medium intensity adult groups for 3 hours, 3 nights a week.
  • Facilitate groups according to IOP schedule; conduct individual sessions weekly for each PIR.
  • Conducted evaluations, individual counseling, group IOP Treatment, Information and education.

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29. Oasas

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Here's how Oasas is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Provide individual and group counseling in compliance with OASAS 822 Medically Supervised Chemical Dependence Outpatient Treatment license.
  • Developed client's occupancy agreement in accordance to OASAS contractual requirements.
  • Organized and completed all documentation as required by OASAS regulations.
  • Administered and evaluated DWI assessment/screening under OASAS guidelines.
  • Maintain record keeping documentation according to OASAS guidelines.
  • Monitor, evaluate and accurately record patients' progress into the OASAS system for new and admitted patients.
  • Worked closely with referring agencies and maintained up to date record keeping in accordance with NYS OASAS regulations.
  • Chart all aspects of client's progress/presenting issues and correspondence on behalf of following OASAS/Medicaid/Private Insurance regulations.
  • Maintained individual client caseload and documented clients' progress in accordance with OASAS and agency guidelines.
  • Monitored treatment services for adolescents in an 817 OASAS impatient (residential treatment) programming.
  • Assisted in survey on treatment program best practices conducted by OASAS state licensing agency.
  • Maintain documentation of client case record according to state contracts and OASAS guidelines.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team approach to ensure quality client service and OASAS compliance.
  • Adhered to the Canon of Ethical Principals as set forth by OASAS.
  • Performed Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) reporting,
  • Organized all areas of client charts in the facility for OASAS audits.
  • Obtained consistent 3 year certifications by OASAS and The Joint Commission.
  • Completed effectively all OASAS clinical paper work according to OASAS guidelines.
  • Inputted all client data via Internet through OASAS and S.T.A.R.S.
  • Qualified with extensive knowledge of OASAS and Joint Commission Audits.

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30. Weekly Basis

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Here's how Weekly Basis is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Interfaced with multidisciplinary team son a weekly basis regarding individual cases.
  • Facilitate individual and group counseling sessions on weekly basis.
  • Conducted individual case management on a weekly basis.
  • Facilitated gender specific groups on a weekly basis
  • Complete and turn in time sheets on a bi-weekly basis, and budget our spending for our annual contract from 2004-2007.
  • Tracked and reported clients program compliance to their probation officers in a treatment team setting on a weekly basis.
  • Conducted individual sessions with clients on a weekly basis geared toward fulfilling each client's individual treatment goals.
  • Create lesson plans on a weekly basis, organize and distribute required reports such as, progress reports.
  • Maintain a case load of up to 38 clients and provide services to them on a weekly basis.
  • Observe and document client behavior on a daily and weekly basis and communicate observations to managing supervisor.
  • Completed and maintained accurate Medicaid documentation and billing of services rendered to clients on a weekly basis.
  • Conduct individual sessions with clients on a weekly basis and document sessions in a timely matter.
  • Meet with immediate supervisor on a weekly basis to report on with client's progress.
  • Communicate with clients, families, Juvenile Court Officers, and trackers on weekly basis.
  • Meet with reservation leaders on a weekly basis for reports on progress of services provided.
  • Submit all individual client data on a weekly basis for entry into the WestCare database.
  • Maintain a caseload of up to 28-37 clients and provide services on a weekly basis.
  • Attended court on weekly basis to educated Judges and other court personnel on appropriate referrals.
  • Provided counseling and guidance to patients with substance abuse addiction on a weekly basis.
  • Provide group and individual therapy in both English and Spanish on a weekly basis.

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31. Monthly Reports

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Here's how Monthly Reports is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Provided case management, client advocacy, and prepared monthly reports to overseeing agencies/referral sources.
  • Collaborated with probation/parole via monthly reports and phone contacts.
  • Maintained monthly reports of all patient urinalysis results.
  • Created monthly reports and implemented psycho-educational programs.
  • Prepared monthly reports to overseeing agencies/referral sources.
  • Generated monthly reports and written communication.
  • Instructed clients on the expectations of the program, provided documentation for referrals, and prepared progress notes and monthly reports.
  • Prepared monthly reports to judges, juvenile probation officers, and parents regarding the juvenile's progress in the program.
  • Provided regular monthly reports of activities; provides data collection & analysis regarding patients served and units of services provided.
  • Provided monthly reports, discharge paperwork, alcohol and drug assessment, random urine screens for criminal justice population.
  • Submit weekly and monthly reports to all funding sources on the progress of each patient assigned to caseload.
  • Complete group and individual notes; update client treatment plans; and complete monthly reports for client referent.
  • Assist with completion of HASA's weekly and monthly reports as well as any other relevant reports.
  • Complete assessments, individual treatment plans, monthly reports, termination reports and weekly progress notes.
  • Prepared monthly reports for NYS Parole, NYC Probation, 1199, and Bronx Treatment Court.
  • Provided data on patient census, participation and overall progress for OASAS required monthly reports.
  • Prepare monthly reports to courts, probation officers and other agencies regarding client's progress.
  • Compile monthly reports as required by court systems, DYFS or any other contractual agencies.
  • Processed cases and submitted monthly reports in compliance with mandatory court orders regarding client progress.
  • Completed monthly reports for the Mental Health Board who funded the grant for this program.

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32. Measurable Goals

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Here's how Measurable Goals is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Developed individual treatment plans with measurable goals.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan for successful discharge.
  • Develop, assess, and continually adjust patient treatment plans for optimal process in relation to objectives and measurable goals.
  • Formulate Treatment plans along with the client that is compliant to measurable goals and objectives.
  • Develop client treatment and create measurable goals for patients on a case by case basis.
  • Evaluate and document patient progress based on measurable goals described in treatment plans.
  • Develop treatment plans, evaluating progress and implementing measurable goals.
  • Developed measurable goals and objectives for treatment and vocational plans.
  • Developed treatment plans incorporating patients personal needs as tangible and measurable goals
  • Initiate and provide on-going treatment plan that contain measurable goals during their time in the program.
  • Evaluated clients' progress in relation to measurable goalsdescribed in treatment and care plans.

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33. Clinical Staff

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Here's how Clinical Staff is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Counseled patients on methadone and encouraged tapering at a safe a therapeutic rate under medical and clinical staff supervision.
  • Conduct 1-1 clinical assessments maintain clinical records of participation and participate in clinical staff meetings.
  • Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as probation/parole/attorneys or other necessary community personnel.
  • Supervised para-professional substance abuse clinical staff to assist in executing a comprehensive treatment program.
  • Provide direct supervision to clinical supervisors, counselors and other clinical staff.
  • Participated in resident clinical staffing forums to evaluate residents' progress.
  • Supervised clinical staff and maintained compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Promoted clinical staff awareness and understanding of client behaviors.
  • Attended weekly clinical staff meetings with recommended clinical requirements.
  • Facilitate monthly performance review sessions of clinical staff.
  • Participate in weekly clinical staffing and coordinating schedule.
  • Participated in weekly clinical staff meeting.
  • Facilitated inter-agency clinical staffing meetings.
  • Conduct clinical staffing of clients clinical review team, document all goals, changes and outcomes related to program participants treatments.
  • Participated in and lead clinical staff meetings, developed and assisted in treatment plans and documented clinical progress notes and reports.
  • Participated in weekly clinical staff meetings in order to create solutions to meet clients' individual needs.
  • Attended weekly clinical staffing to improve and assess quality of care, treatment outcomes and peer review.
  • Position also required treatment plan meetings with clinical staff and daily progress notes for 12-16 persons served.
  • Oversee the monthly auditing process for client charts to identify areas of improvement for clinical staff.
  • Organize treatment team meetings and coordinate care with Medical director and clinical staff through appropriate supervision.

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34. DWI

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Here's how DWI is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Administered state required DWI protocols including breathalyzer tests and obtaining specimens.
  • Developed the curriculum for DWI education/treatment* Conducted DWI screening/assessments.
  • Provided educational groups on alcohol abuse/dependency for DWI clients.
  • Conducted group therapy for DWI offenders, completed documentation
  • Provided evaluation for DWI clients in which treatment is between three months and a year and includes mandated urine toxicology tests.
  • Facilitated group therapy in areas of men's groups, trauma groups, DWI court groups and co-ed process groups.
  • Work with DWI offenders in facilitating classes as well as process groups, helping them to break their addiction.
  • Facilitated group therapy, men s groups, trauma groups, DWI court groups, co-ed process groups.
  • Worked with the Greene County Drug Court; the majority of my clients being DWI felony offenders.
  • Instructed classes concerning North Carolina law for DWI, 12 step programs, and substance abuse education.
  • Certified to provide DWI Services (Assessments and Treatment) for the State of North Carolina.
  • Facilitated specialty groups (i.e., Early Recovery, Relationship, and DWI Latino Group).
  • Conduct Drug Assessments and serve as a Juvenile Court Liaison for Baldwin County Juvenile Court.
  • Group therapy, educating clients about the disease of addiction and current NCDWI laws.
  • Preform assessments on DWI and Substance Abuse Clients to determine their placement in treatment.
  • Facilitate counseling and educational groups for first time and serious repeat DWI offenders.
  • Provided individual and group counseling sessions, DWI groups, screening & intakes.
  • Conducted DWI Assessments and provided Emergency Consultation for the local hospitals.
  • Provided intensive substance abuse and behavioral health services for DWI offenders.
  • Created the policy and procedure manual for the DWI program.

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35. Client Files

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Here's how Client Files is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Maintain client files and ensure compliance with Agency policy regarding confidential information.
  • Carried small caseload, write treatment plans, progress notes, individual, group and case notes in client files.
  • Completed and maintains accurate client files that include client histories, treatment plans and progress, and other required information.
  • Provided individual and groups counseling; developed and reviewed treatment plans: participated in team meetings; maintained client files.
  • Keep all client files organized and updated for own agency's use in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Performed client discharges and submitted billing for final payment, updated all spread sheets, and client files.
  • Managed a caseload of 25-40 adolescents struggling with substance abuse issues; Maintained and organized client files.
  • Document and maintain up to date client files while ensuring confidentiality according to clinical procedures.
  • Monitor clients and maintain client files by adhering to federal, state and county regulations.
  • Maintained client files according to Agency, program and funding requirements, including file reviews.
  • Maintain individual and group progress notes, treatment plans, and discharges for client files.
  • Managed ten client files at once for person centered planning goals to track growth.
  • Maintained client confidentiality, as well as, client files records to meet requirements.
  • Maintain client files, ensuring up to date information and client progress is included.
  • Maintained client files with all necessary documentation for a 15 client caseload.
  • Maintained client files, progress notes along with evaluation and discharge summaries.
  • Maintained client files in accordance with federal and state policies and guidelines.
  • Prepared and maintained proper client files, as indicated in progress notes.
  • Counseled individuals and families;Conducted group sessions; maintained client files.
  • Maintained client files case notes, charting and documentation of services.

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36. Appropriate Level

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Here's how Appropriate Level is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Counseled individuals undergoing detoxification in a drug rehabilitation facility; assessed and referred clients for next appropriate level of care.
  • Managed all aspects of assigned caseload during treatment with empathy to appropriate levels of care and appropriate clinical interventions.
  • Conduct bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessments to determine appropriate level of outpatient treatment.
  • Monitored appropriate levels of methadone being dispensed to patients.
  • Completed diagnostic assessments to determine appropriate levels of care.
  • Key player in facilitating didactic and therapeutic groups, assessing/reassessing clients to determine appropriate level of care, and securing housing.
  • Evaluated inmates referred for substance abuse treatment services to determine the appropriate level of treatment and agency to provide required services.
  • Work closely with the staff psychiatrist, pharmacist, and nurse personnel to maintain appropriate levels of care and sobriety.
  • Respond to all calls and inquiries regarding treatment and perform screenings on potential clients to determine appropriate level of care.
  • Provided an appropriate level of case management, client case notes, and prepared sessions Family Based Mental Health Professional
  • Performed new client intake, screenings, and assessments then placed clients in appropriate levels of care.
  • Developed a rapport with other service providers to assist client in obtaining the appropriate level of care.
  • Developed client discharge and continuum of care to ensure movement to the appropriate levels of care.
  • Identify and isolate specific problematic areas to coordinate appropriate level of care services needed with clients.
  • Assessed clients to identify DSM-IV diagnosis, presenting issues, and the appropriate level of care.
  • Work with them to identify an appropriate level of care and process referrals as needed.
  • Conducted Intake Interviews and Substance Abuse Evaluations to assess for appropriate level of care.
  • Performed diagnostic assessments of substance abuse clients to determine appropriate level of care.
  • Referred clients to appropriate level of care throughout their participation in the program.
  • Assess individuals seeking substance abuse treatment and recommend appropriate levels of treatment.

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37. Substance Abuse Clients

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Here's how Substance Abuse Clients is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Provided effective individual case management in the area of addiction services, psychological services and educational groups with substance abuse clients.
  • Provided Case management and individual and group counseling services for substance abuse clients in a therapeutic community.
  • Provided individual supportive counseling to substance abuse clients in maintaining abstinence and sobriety during their recovery work.
  • Provided psychological consultation, case management and counseling services to substance abuse clients.
  • Facilitated educational groups with substance abuse clients.
  • Supervised and educated substance abuse clients.
  • Provide counseling services to substance abuse clients in accordance with state and federal regulations as well as agency policies and procedures.
  • Provided individual and group therapy, educational lectures and initial assessment and diagnosis of mental health and substance abuse clients.
  • Supervised substance abuse clients in a residential treatment center, distributed medications, wrote assessment notes, and provided patient transports
  • Counseled co-occurring mental and substance abuse clients on the negative impact substances had on their lives.
  • Provided both individual and group counseling services for substance abuse clients in a Medical Detoxification Unit.
  • Provide case management duties for a caseload consisting of up to 30 substance abuse clients.
  • Provide residential substance abuse clients with appropriate counseling, both individual and group.
  • Provide counseling services to adults substance abuse clients in an outpatient setting.
  • Provided counseling therapy and case management to alcohol and substance abuse clients.
  • Provide counseling to substance abuse clients in a double diagnosis detoxification center.
  • Engage a group of 12 substance abuse clients in common objective.
  • Provided substance abuse clients with referrals for medical and employment services.
  • Screened, evaluated and developed treatment plans for substance abuse clients.
  • Initial assessment to determine level of care of substance abuse clients.

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38. Drug Dependency

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Here's how Drug Dependency is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Provision of individual screening and paperwork as well as individuals to rehabilitate patients suffering from drug dependency.
  • Designed treatment and rehabilitation program based on knowledge of alcohol and drug dependency.
  • Participate in case conferences or staff meetings while assessing individuals' degree of drug dependency by collecting and analyzing various test.
  • Assess individuals' degree of drug dependency by coordinating urine samples and reporting the results to other corresponding agencies.
  • Use my knowledge of alcohol, drug dependency and counseling to design treatment plans based on patient's needs.
  • Counseled young adults and teens individually and in group sessions assisting them with overcoming alcohol and drug dependency.
  • Counseled clients on an individual bases to assist them with more personal alcohol and drug dependency issues.
  • Counseled clients individually and in group sessions to assist client in overcoming alcohol and drug dependency.
  • Worked with clients individually and during group sessions to assist with overcoming alcohol and drug dependency.
  • Assess individuals' degree of drug dependency by collecting and analyzing urine samples.
  • Assess individuals level of drug dependency by collecting and analyzing drug screen results.
  • Assessed individuals' degree of drug dependency.
  • Assisted clients with alcohol and drug dependency
  • Served as a liaison with DPTI courts, Marchman Courts, and Drug Dependency Court -Facilitate group sessions using Matrix handouts.

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39. Client Histories

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Here's how Client Histories is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Prepared clear, accurate and informative case treatment reports and client histories containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Developed individualized client treatment plans built upon research, clinical experience, and client histories.
  • Developed client treatment plans by integrating research, clinical experience, and client histories.
  • Followed client treatment plans based on client histories.
  • Develop Client treatment plan based on research, clinical experience and client histories Conduct chemical dependency program orientation sessions.

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40. HIV

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Here's how HIV is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Represented organization and advocated for HIV/AIDS services and needs of the community at various task force/consortia/ community meetings.
  • Generated and submitted monthly financial, clinical, and epidemiological reports required by the HIV Administration.
  • Developed and Implemented HIV/AIDS education seminar for consumers and for staff quarterly development in-service.
  • Commended for providing exceptional HIV/AIDS education workshops, and crisis intervention services.
  • Conducted and documented outpatient individual therapy session with dual diagnosed HIV/AIDS clients.
  • Provided substance abuse education that included HIV/AIDS and tobacco education.
  • Provided early intervention case management services to HIV/AIDS infected individuals.
  • Facilitated educational seminars and workshops including focus on HIV.
  • Obtained material for regional HIV/AIDS educational center.
  • Provide individual and group substance use treatment at a community-based organization that serves individuals with HIV/AIDS and at high risk populations.
  • Provide substance abuse and HIV/AIDS education and counseling to at risk children who are in foster care on a contractual basis.
  • Managed, monitored, and archived agency files ensuring that they were accurate and in compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Provide comprehensive, eclectic individual and group counseling services to individuals diagnosed with HIV and with mental illnesses or/and drug addiction.
  • Facilitated individual and group therapy sessions for young and older adults with mental health, substance abuse, and HIV diagnosis.
  • Conduct out patient group sessions in the areas of prevention education, addiction, stress management and HIV/AIDS prevention education.
  • Preformed and provided diagnostic assessments (DSM-IV-TR) for clients with substance abuse and mental health disorders living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Created psycho/social based Substance Abuse Treatment and HIV Prevention curriculum for both individuals and groups at the Day Treatment facility.
  • Educated clients and family members about various aspects of addiction, co-dependency, HIV, and grief & loss issues.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting patient interviews, patient screening, assessing needs and working with HIV/AIDS populations and substance abuse populations.
  • Acted as a liaison for clients with external agencies, HIV/AIDS Service Administration (HASA), Social Security.

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41. Medical Staff

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Here's how Medical Staff is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Collaborated with medical staff to develop and implement a policies and procedures manual for the newly established medical detoxification unit.
  • Consulted with medical staff regarding patient s treatment and medication management, and developed recommendations from psychological assessments.
  • Organized and made didactic presentations, and assisted the medical staff in managing patients undergoing ambulatory detoxification.
  • Coordinated with medical staff to administer holistic therapy based upon appropriate medication management.
  • Collaborated with in-house medical staff to ensure a successful treatment episode.
  • Coordinated with clinical team members and specialists including medical staff.
  • Act as Liaison between Health Maintenance Organizations, Social Workers, Medical staff and Outside Agencies within a set time frame.
  • Collaborated with clients, medical staff, psychiatrist, and case managers to create and implement holistic treatment plans.
  • Assisted medical staff with stabilizing patients on medication by reporting any sighted or reported side effects of the medications.
  • Work in conjunction with medical staff and clinic physician to ensure safe and effective detoxification from opiate based substances.
  • Communicated between medical staff and clients as needed in order to simplify information from those who required assistance.
  • Work in consultation with clinical, operational, and medical staff to create and monitor individual treatment plans.
  • Educated consumers about methadone maintenance, working with consumers and medical staff to ensure proper dosage.
  • Conducted case conference, care plans with medical staff at citywide hospitals and other professional settings.
  • Collaborate with other counselors and medical staff in order to provide the appropriate level of care.
  • Reviewed, discussed, and revised treatment plans with supervisors, medical staff, and colleagues.
  • Interacted daily with medical staff, after care program staff for quality placements for clients.
  • Acted as a liaison for clients and medical staff in cases of in-manageability in office.
  • Worked with medical staff while clients are hospitalized, teaching impacts of addiction and health.
  • Coordinated client care with medical staff, detox clinic and transitional housing.

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42. Physical Condition

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Here's how Physical Condition is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Complete and perform assessments of new individuals mental and physical condition to determine their suitability for participation in a specific program.
  • Interviewed clients, reviewed records, and conferred with other professionals to evaluate mental and physical condition of client and patient.
  • Evaluated patients' medical or physical conditions and assess treatment needs.
  • Evaluated mental/physical conditions of clients and degree of drug dependency.
  • Conducted client screening, gathered all pertinent information regarding previous admission,psychological and physical condition.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients' medical or physical condition and to assess client needs.

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43. DAP

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Here's how DAP is used in Substance Abuse Counselor jobs:
  • Managed client budgets and financial ledgers; purchased necessary adaptive equipment for consumer needs and managed and monitored consumer funds.
  • Monitored and evaluated therapy efficacy, and adapt treatment as needed.
  • Teach offenders alternative methods to make adaptive decisions.
  • Evaluated and adapted effective patient treatments.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date progress notes, daily activity notes, DAP notes, and incident reports, 9.
  • Adapted, developed and produced treatment program materials in conjunction other team members that can be understood by the clients.
  • Conducted over 300 individual, rehabilitative, adaptive, and supportive counseling sessions and facilitated over 110 group counseling sessions.
  • Achieved certification as an alcohol and drug counselor through Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Certification Association (IAODAPCA)
  • Administer the SASSI, assist client to identify treatment needs, document progress notes; DAP, Narratives.
  • Redesigned and implemented the program of instruction for the Alcohol and Drug Prevention Training Course (ADAPT).
  • Redesigned, adapted, implemented, and administered the curriculum for the Alcohol and Drug Prevention Training Course.
  • Completed necessary paperwork, such as DAP notes and treatment plans, within the electronic medical records system.
  • Document all daily progress of clients including group notes, ASAM's, DAP notes and discharge summaries.
  • Assisted client with filling out food stamp, housing, TEDAP, social security and school applications.
  • Plan and prepare individualized treatment plans, set realistic goals and chart their progress through DAP notes.
  • Monitored and evaluated progress of therapy and adapted treatment as necessary to benefit the client's recovery.
  • Required the ability to communicate in a non-offensive manner and to adapt to changes quickly and efficiently.
  • Conduct weekly field visits arrange support and home health care as necessary through Medicaid and ADAP.
  • Demonstrated adaptability to unexpected situations as they related to the center's staff, and residents.
  • Performed other daily task such as assessments, DAP notes, case and file management.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Substance Abuse Counselor

Treatment Plans25.9%
Substance Abuse21.1%
Intake Assessments10.3%
Group Therapy Sessions8.6%
Crisis Intervention5.8%
Appropriate Referrals5.6%
Mental Health Services5.5%
Relapse Prevention3.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Substance Abuse Counselor

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
23.5%
23.5%
2
2
Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse
19.1%
19.1%
3
3
Intake Assessments
Intake Assessments
9.3%
9.3%
4
4
Group Therapy Sessions
Group Therapy Sessions
7.8%
7.8%
5
5
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
5.3%
5.3%
6
6
Appropriate Referrals
Appropriate Referrals
5.1%
5.1%
7
7
Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services
5%
5%
8
8
Relapse Prevention
Relapse Prevention
3.1%
3.1%
9
9
Community Resources
Community Resources
2%
2%
10
10
Anger Management
Anger Management
1.6%
1.6%
11
11
Methadone
Methadone
1.6%
1.6%
12
12
Staff Members
Staff Members
1.4%
1.4%
13
13
Chemical Dependency
Chemical Dependency
1.1%
1.1%
14
14
Probation Officers
Probation Officers
1%
1%
15
15
Asam
Asam
0.7%
0.7%
16
16
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
0.7%
0.7%
17
17
Drug Screens
Drug Screens
0.7%
0.7%
18
18
Support Groups
Support Groups
0.6%
0.6%
19
19
Accurate Records
Accurate Records
0.6%
0.6%
20
20
DUI
DUI
0.6%
0.6%
21
21
Dual Diagnosis
Dual Diagnosis
0.6%
0.6%
22
22
New Clients
New Clients
0.5%
0.5%
23
23
Patient Care
Patient Care
0.5%
0.5%
24
24
Client Records
Client Records
0.5%
0.5%
25
25
Core Functions
Core Functions
0.5%
0.5%
26
26
Social Workers
Social Workers
0.5%
0.5%
27
27
Group Facilitation
Group Facilitation
0.4%
0.4%
28
28
IOP
IOP
0.4%
0.4%
29
29
Oasas
Oasas
0.4%
0.4%
30
30
Weekly Basis
Weekly Basis
0.4%
0.4%
31
31
Monthly Reports
Monthly Reports
0.4%
0.4%
32
32
Measurable Goals
Measurable Goals
0.4%
0.4%
33
33
Clinical Staff
Clinical Staff
0.4%
0.4%
34
34
DWI
DWI
0.4%
0.4%
35
35
Client Files
Client Files
0.4%
0.4%
36
36
Appropriate Level
Appropriate Level
0.3%
0.3%
37
37
Substance Abuse Clients
Substance Abuse Clients
0.3%
0.3%
38
38
Drug Dependency
Drug Dependency
0.3%
0.3%
39
39
Client Histories
Client Histories
0.3%
0.3%
40
40
HIV
HIV
0.3%
0.3%
41
41
Medical Staff
Medical Staff
0.3%
0.3%
42
42
Physical Condition
Physical Condition
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
DAP
DAP
0.3%
0.3%

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