VOA is a faith based, non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals, families and communities reach their full spiritual, emotional and physical potential and well-being through a vast array of human services that target the elderly, at risk youth, those striving to overcome substance abuse, those transiting from correctional centers, veterans, homelessness and more.
Essential Job Functions, Work Traits, and Aptitudes:
A clinician must possess and/or be able to demonstrate:
Specific knowledge of alcohol and drug addictions and general knowledge of related mental health issues.
Understanding of "12 Step" and best practice cognitive models for change and their applicability to recover from addiction.
Empathic ability to relate to persons with alcohol and drug addiction.
Ability to work in partnership with other staff in achieving and maintaining a therapeutic environment for patients.
Ability to communicate clearly and assertively with patients, when appropriate and/or needed.
Capacity to work with, support, and interact in a professional manner with fellow staff.
Ability to deal with a variety of situations and roles, to handle stress and crisis, and relate to patients of varied temperaments with a professional demeanor.
The intellectual ability and writing skills to accurately chart patient progress.
High level of energy and mobility as required carrying out the required work of the position.
Support organization with maintaining accreditation standards.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Complete social histories, assessments, treatment plans, admission and discharge summaries, and other chart related documents and correspondence for assigned patients in a timely manner.
Provide individual counseling and facilitate educational and counseling groups as assigned; properly and promptly chart these activities in client records.
Develop educational and/or therapeutic curriculum to be utilized in group settings with patients and family members.
Assist patients in understanding and completing therapeutic change objective driven treatment plans.
Understand and enforce expectations and policies related to patient care.
Maintain patient confidentiality.
Work cooperatively with Patient Navigator/Service Coordinator and other community resources and referral sources to coordinate services to patients.
Strive to increase professional growth and effectiveness through training and by keeping abreast of current trends and theories in relevant areas.
Carry out other responsibilities as delegated.
Other Job Functions Include:
Anticipated work week for this position shall be forty hours. However, these hours may be periodically adjusted when staffing or program needs dictate.
Clinician will also share in on-call responsibilities in rotation with other clinical staff.
Other duties as assigned
Ability to sit at a computer station for extended periods of time in order to complete essential job functions.
Ability to move or transfer items throughout the facility generally weighing 0 50 pounds.
Education, Licensure, Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Completion of a Ph.D. or Master's degree program in Counseling or Clinical Social Work from a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. (CACREP), Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) or Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program in counseling.
Counselor is fully licensed as an LCSW, LPC, LMFT, or LAT through the Wyoming "Mental Health Professions Licensing Board."
Prefer 5 years of post-licensure clinical experience, with some of this experience directly related to serving persons with addiction disorders: alcohol, drugs, and/or gambling.
Ability to effectively work with a variety of computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and desktop publishing.
Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
Ability to regularly and effectively deal with the public.
Effective organizational skills.
Ability to work with tight deadlines under pressure.
Exceptional time management skills.
Clinician will meet the qualifications required for a substance abuse professional, clinician or assistant by the State of Wyoming's Division of Behavioral Health "Standards for the Operation of Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Programs." Counselor will be fully licensed through the Wyoming "Mental Health Professions Licensing Board" or eligible for licensure if current licensure is out-of-state. Candidate will need to provide information that they have met the criteria for licensure with the State of Wyoming "Mental Health Professions Licensing Board", that licensure is in progress and has been approved.
VOANR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.