1. Submit a detailed BPSA and Clinical Summary is completed on each patient assigned to
case load within seven days of admission.
2. Creates a treatment plan personalized to patient's needs within seven days of admission.
All treatment plans are signed by the patient and counselor.
3. Conducts group therapy daily for two hours, starting and ending on time.
4. Counselor meets with each patient one to two times weekly for an individual counseling
5. Ensures that charts are ready for U.R. reviews as established by U.R. report.
6. Develops a Continuing Care Plan with each patient, secures signature and gives patient a copy.
7. Enters family, referral, and employer contact notes within first three days of patient being assigned to case load. Individual and group counseling notes are entered for each session.
8. Begins and ends work as assigned.
9. Charts of discharged patients are closed in compliance with Medical Records policies. Discharge summary and treatment plan progress at discharge within seven days of patient discharge.
10. Counselor conducts and documents weekly family contacts and progress updates. Facilitates
brief family sessions in coordination with the Family Wellness Program.
11. Develops and delivers patient education lectures and workshops.
12. Participates in required number of continuing education hours annually and provides proper
documentation for filing.
13. This position interacts directly with our mental health patients. In that role, in addition to performing your
regular job duties, you also serve as a role model and authority figure to our patients. As such it is critical that as
direct patient care staff, you ensure that your competence or objectivity is not or could not reasonably be expected to be impaired due to mental, emotional, physiological, pharmacological, substance abuse or personal problems
(COMAR Chapter 03 – Code of Ethics - .06 B1).
14. Perform other duties as assigned.
• Must have Degree from an accredited college or university and Certified in chemical dependency counseling as required by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors & Therapists; Relapse Prevention work from CENAPS Corporation
(as required); experience in counseling.
• Must be able to speak and write clearly and mathematical skills are required.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Word and Excel.
• Able to interpret educational material, assessments, and treatment plans so that patients understand contents; able to probe and draw out thoughts, feelings, problems, concerns and fears of the patient.
• The employee's primary duty is work that requires knowledge of an advanced type in a field of science or learning customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction (also called the "learned
professional" exemption) or is work as a teacher in the activity of imparting knowledge; or
• The employee's primary duty is work that requires invention, imagination, originality, or talent in a recognized field of artistic or creative endeavor (also called the "creative professional" exemption).
• Warning: Employers should note that the definition of “work requiring knowledge of an advanced type” includes the requirement that the employee must exercise discretion and judgment.
Location/Region: Havre De Grace, MD