Licensed Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC)
Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Director, this position provides age appropriate and culturally sensitive alcohol and substance use disorder treatment services to assigned caseload of adult clients (and their families) with substance abuse problems as well as concurrent psychological, psychiatric, psychosocial, or behavioral problems. These services include assessment, treatment planning, and matching treatment interventions based on client's stage of change; care coordination and discharge planning with client, family and community providers.
•Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree in psychology or related counseling field preferred.
•Five (5) years' experience in substance abuse counseling and psychotherapy.
•Demonstrated (initial interview assessment) competency in providing alcohol and drug abuse counseling and aftercare services (including interpersonal skills necessary to establish therapeutic relationships with patients and their families in order to gain cooperation and participation in treatment).
•Demonstrated ability to network effectively with outside organizations.
•Demonstrated ability to complete clinical documentation (i.e. assessment forms, treatment plans, progress notes, and required funding source documentation).
•Must be able to work independently, maintain confidentiality, and maintain a professional attitude.
•Good communication skills, judgment and tact required.
•Must be able to prioritize workload to meet ongoing deadlines.
•Licensure & Certifications:**
•Licensed Substance Abuse Associate (LSAA) in the State of New Mexico required.
•Licensed as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) in the State of New Mexico and Therapy Board required.
•BLS verification required (If BLS verification is not current upon hire, must be obtained within 3 months of hire).
Brian Lalio - Corporate Recruiter