Counselor Intern

American Addiction centers
 Grand Prairie, TX

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

Job Summary

Responsible for coordinating and providing individualized case management, group therapy and bio-psychosocial assessment services including group and counseling for clients within the facility. The Counselor-intern will demonstrate expertise in case management, development of client resources, vocational counseling, discharge/continuing care planning, and placement of clients. The Counselor-Intern has the primary responsibility of maintaining communication with the referral source and other service providers as needed, as well as act as a liaison with the UR Department on all aspects of client care. In conjunction with working towards CADC certification Counselor-intern is required to attend weekly 1:1 supervision. American Addiction Centers strives to ensure that all of our clients receive the most comprehensive care to address the issues that may impede their recovery.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Studying for Drug & Alcohol counseling certification from an accredited institution.
  • 2 years’ experience working in a substance abuse environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with people and aid them in adjusting to their specific problems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, family members, and other members of staff.
  • Knowledge and experiences in running groups, meetings and/or activities.
  • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends, holidays and have flexible hours

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

  • Studying for Drug & Alcohol counseling certification from an accredited institution.
  • 2 years’ experience working in a substance abuse environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with people and aid them in adjusting to their specific problems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, family members, and other members of staff.
  • Knowledge and experiences in running groups, meetings and/or activities.
  • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends, holidays and have flexible hours

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.

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