SUD Counselor - Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health
Company: Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health
Posted on: August 4, 2022
Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health provides counseling therapy to
adults with a wide range of mental health conditions. Our
residential treatment program serves those who are having
difficulty coping in their home environment due to heightened
mental health symptoms. This includes those struggling with
depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, PTSD,
moderate eating disorders, and more. The Substance Use Disorder
(SUD) Counselor is primarily engaged in running education groups
for patients. Reporting to the Program Director, the SUD Counselor
is also responsible for documentation of patients' intake,
progress, and discharge, as well as linking them with appropriate
social, occupational, and educational resources as needed. The SUD
Counselor works with the treatment team to plan and coordinate the
client's progress through the continuum of care. OUR MISSION Sierra
Meadows Behavioral Heath exists to help restore hope in the lives
of those affected by mental health conditions. We provide
counseling for depression, anxiety, and behavioral health
conditions. In life we will all experience pain, both great and
small. At times our pain becomes unbearable and turns to suffering.
Our mission at Sierra Meadows is to help our patients through the
pain that life brings so that we can alleviate the suffering they
are experiencing. WHO WE SERVE Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health
provides counseling therapy to adult men and women with a wide
range of mental health conditions. Our residential treatment
program serves those who are having difficulty coping in their home
environment due to heightened mental health symptoms. This includes
those struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder,
personality disorders, PTSD, moderate eating disorders, and more.
If you are passionate about mental health and caring for others, we
invite you to apply! We offer a great work environment with
flexible schedules. Essential Functions:
- Conducts group counseling with adults, focusing on drug and
- Admits new patients by completing the intake process and new
- Evaluates patients' needs for medical, psycho-social,
psychiatric, and drug and alcohol treatment; reviews therapist and
physician evaluations, treatment objectives, and plans.
- Monitors cases by verifying patients' attendance, observing and
evaluating progress in treatment; advocating for needed services;
obtaining additional resources; providing personal support.
- Maintains patients' records by reviewing case notes and
- Communicates patients' progress by participating in weekly
interdisciplinary meetings and evaluations; disseminating results
and obstacles to therapeutic team and family; identifying treatment
- Prepares patients' discharge by creating discharge plans;
coordinating discharge and post-discharge requirements; orienting
and training family members; providing resources.
- Improves staff competence by providing educational resources;
balancing work requirements with learning opportunities; evaluating
the application of learning to changes in treatment results.
- Improves treatment results by studying, evaluating, and
re-designing processes; implementing changes; rewriting policies
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational
opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining
personal networks; participating in professional
- Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting
ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring
opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
- Complies with state and federal regulations, professional
ethics codes, and insurance regulations.
- Maintains and submits all documentation and billing as it
relates to client services.
- Provides the Clinical Director with timely reports on any
unusual occurrences that might impact the overall program operation
or the health and safety of clients or employees.
- Follows all reporting requirements for incidents of Child
Abuse, Elder Abuse, Adult Abuse, Dependent Adult Abuse, and
Tarasoff warnings per California reporting laws.
- Other duties as assigned. WHO WE ARE We are the Central
Valley's premier behavioral health treatment provider. Our company
portfolio includes the following companies: Sierra Meadows
Behavioral Health, providing behavioral healthcare for adults
through our 12-bed inpatient program & robust outpatient programs;
Ascend Behavioral Health , where we offer a 6-bed inpatient program
as well as a high quality outpatient mental healthcare for
adolescents, and Touchstone Recovery Center , a thriving outpatient
substance abuse program for adults and adolescents. Founded in
2019, our companies have experienced steady and consistent growth
in the Fresno/Clovis area. Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable
Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. Qualifications:
Must possess a drug and alcohol credential from a DHCS recognized
institution. Must be willing to work with a wide variety of
symptoms related to substance abuse and mental health. Willing to
work with multi-cultural populations and have an understanding for
cultural diversity. Experience: Two years' experience in a
behavioral health care setting. Experience in dual-diagnosis or
mental health treatment preferred. Skills: Documentation Skills,
Analyzing Information, Decision Making, Research Skills, Verbal
Communication, Written Communication, People Skills, Resolving
Conflict, People Management, and Integrity. Certificates &
Licenses: Valid Driver's License and CPR/First AID Other
Requirements: Negative TB test results within the past year,
medical Clearance to work within the past year, the ability to pass
pre-employment and random drug screenings. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Frequency: Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the
time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day) Standing, walking, sitting, transverse
stairs, handling/using fingers. Occasionally: Occupation requires
this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day) Reach
outward, reach above shoulder, squat or kneel, bend or twist.
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