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Otoe-Missouria Human Resources Office
8151 Highway 177
Red Rock, OK 74651
Substance Abuse Counselor
Director, Health Services
Provide substance abuse counseling services including, but not limited to assessment, treatment planning, counseling, psycho education, case management, and follow up.
The substance abuse counselor will provide prevention, intervention, education and direct services to individuals in the Tribal community affected by alcohol and/or drug dependency. This may include confidential individual or group counseling and referrals to treatment for individuals requesting this opportunity. The substance abuse counselor will provide outreach to educate the community on positive ways to interact with the individuals experiencing substance dependency issues, diversion tactics, and cultural activities. These services will be provided to all members in the tribal community with a focus on high risk populations including victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, at risk youth, and individuals suffering from mental health issues such as depression.
- Establishes implements, maintains and coordinates treatment aspects of the overall program advocacy services with respect to social service agencies, schools and the courts.
- Designs a program of treatment tailored to the patient’s individual situation based on knowledge of alcohol and drug dependency, counseling and treatment modalities.
- Performs intake, evaluation, orientation, admissions, treatment planning, counseling, documentation, discharge planning and referral of substance abusing clients.
- Assesses all new intakes to determine presence and extent of substance abuse issue, completes evaluation reports (i.e., the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory).
- Provide drug and alcohol counseling and support in the individual and group setting.
- Meets with family members to educate them on the most useful role that they can play in the patient’s treatment process.
- Responsible for providing counseling services to assist potential clients who requests services or is court-ordered to maintain sobriety.
- Works collaboratively with the Behavioral Health Team to eliminate alcoholism and other drug dependencies.
- Educates patients about community-based organizations such as Al-Anon, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous as well as traditional healing/teaching.
- Networks with other resources/programs within the County, State and Indian Health Service (IHS) systems.
- Develops appropriate referrals for individuals requiring services not available through this program.
- Responsible for maintaining up to date client records and other appropriate documentation of client care (i.e., patient care charts, Mental Health/Social Services record reports).
- Maintains client records in accordance with Federal Regulations on the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records, 42 CFR Part 2.
- Conducts and/or facilitates community education sessions on relevant topics.
- Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings, case consultations, performs monthly Chemical Dependency Management Information System (CDMIS), Mental Health and Program Activity Summary reports.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Must have knowledge of the unique cultural, economic and social aspects of an Indian population.
- Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels from various backgrounds
- Able to work collaboratively with multiple health and criminal justice professionals using tact, diplomacy, and discipline
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Skilled in listening and communicating effectively.
- Ability to manage priorities and work flow.
- Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Must be willing to learn and ask questions, accept feedback and be accountable.
- Provide emergency/crisis intervention services.
- Perform as intercessor and advocate for children with substance abuse problems.
- Knowledge of applicable county, state and federal guidelines and laws affecting substance abuse treatment.
- May be required to work beyond the customary 40 hour work week or eight hour day in certain situations, and at times, not considered “normal working” hours.
Educational /Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Counseling or related field.
- Must possess a current certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or be License eligible.
- Three years of full-time experience as a counselor or have at a minimum 120 hours of socialized training in the field of substance abuse treatment, two years of college/training/education.
- Thorough knowledge of the Twelve-Step recovery model, as well as other contemporary and traditional models of recovery/rehabilitation for Native Americans dependency issues.
- Master’s Degree in Counseling or related field.
- Must possess a current licensure of a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC) or be License eligible.
- Three years of full-time experience as a counselor or have at a minimum 120 hours of socialized training in the field of substance abuse treatment.
The Otoe-Missouria Tribe is an equal Opportunity Employer. Native American preference will be observed. All appointments are subject to drug screening and background checks.
Please submit application and resume to Human Resources, 8151 Hwy 177, Red Rock, OK. 74651 or email to email@example.com.
Position open until filled.