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Berkshire Health Systems Substance Use Counselor in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

  • DEFINITION/PRIMARY FUNCTION

  • The Substance Abuse Counselor is the designation given to individuals who provide direct care to substance abuse patients in all phases of their inpatient stay. This position provides the patient with an initial orientation session, an initial assessment, sign release of information consents, coordinates treatment planning, and educational group activities. The Substance Abuse Counselor functions as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team, applying his/her knowledge to assist the patient/ family to increase their coping skills throughout the patients hospital stay and prepare them for discharge. The Substance Abuse Counselor practices professionally within the Customer Service Standards defined by Berkshire Medical Center.

  • POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum qualifications are required unless stated otherwise.)

  • Experience:

  • 2 years experience in Substance Abuse Field, preferably in an inpatient setting.

  • Education and Training:

  • Bachelors degree in Health and Human Services, or Bachelors in any Discipline with 2 years experience working with clients with Substance Use Disorders. human service field preferred.

  • License, Certification & Registration:

  • CADC or LADC I or II or Bachelor's Degree in any Discipline with 2 years experience working with clients with Substance Use Disorders.

  • CPR Certified within 3 months of hire.

  • Other Requirements:

  • N/A

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