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Counselor II- PRN

Company: American Addiction Centers
Location: North Kingstown
Posted on: May 31, 2024

Job Description:

Company Summary
If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others, then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture; we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. -Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.
Job Summary
------Responsible for providing individual, group and family counseling. - Conduct clinical assessments for new patients and on-going required assessments. Counselor II will demonstrate expertise in therapeutic interventions, treatment modalities and utilize evidence based practices. Counselor II will participate in Treatment team and provide service coordination as needed for patients. Counselor II will advocate and communicate with the UR department on all aspects of patient care. - -American Addiction Centers strives to ensure that all of our patients receive the most comprehensive care to address the issues that may impede their recovery.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide intervention, assessments, treatment planning, triage and individual/group counseling.
  • Initiate and provide family counseling services.
  • Provide clinical services to all patients on caseload and assist when needed with other patients as assigned by clinical manager.
  • Participate in weekly treatment team meeting and program staff meetings.
  • Ensure that all documentation necessary meet contract, licensure, accreditation and standards for services in a timely manner following the AAC's documentation policy guidelines.
  • Communicate efficiently with other departments to ensure the best care for patient.
  • Provide clinical services to outpatient and inpatient adult population.
  • Understand and abide by State Department standards, facility accreditation, AAC's policy and procedures.
  • Demonstate dependability and adaptability with patients and staff.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and company information.
  • Abide by the standards of HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 guidelines.
  • Assists in monitoring and managing patient community as a therapeutic milieu.


    • Master's Degree in Behavioral Sciences -Required (social work, counseling or psychology).
    • License eligible, actively working towards licensure and/or certification in alcohol and drug abuse.
    • Minimum of 2 -years experience -in a behavioral healthcare field.
    • Experience working with substance abuse, addictions, mental health, cognitive behavior treatment and motivational interviewing.
    • Knowledge of utilizing electronic health record software and documentation.
    • Knowledge of ASAM criteria.
    • Counseling experience with adults, an understanding of psychotropic medications and symptoms and effects.
    • Ability to read, write and interpret written information, type documentation, present information to groups and participate in meetings. -
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • Must be able to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and flexible hours.
    • Valid driver license and insurable driving record (If driving a company vehicle or if driving personal vehicle for company business; refer to Guidelines for Driving Company Vehicles). -

      Physical Requirements

      AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees. - The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws

      Prolonged sitting at a desk
      Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time

      American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer. American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law.

Keywords: American Addiction Centers, Warwick , Counselor II- PRN, Other , North Kingstown, Rhode Island

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