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Mental Health COPSD Counselor - LPC/LCSW Required - Contract - Amarillo, TX

Location: Amarillo, TX
Company: Cenikor Foundation
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Cenikor is a non-profit organization and one of the largest substance abuse treatment centers in the nation. We are currently seeking a Contract Mental Health COPSD Counselor for our Amarillo, TX outpatient program.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Contract Mental Health COPSD Counselor is responsible for providing counseling to individuals identified as having co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders.

SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday days/evenings

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provide mental health and substance use counseling services to identified client population.
  2. Assess and diagnose clients’ mental status through interviews and observations, and make referrals to the appropriate services.
  3. Provide crisis intervention services to clients who are a danger to themselves or others.
  4. Work in conjunction with all facility staff to facilitate a safe environment for client recovery.
  5. Contribute to client care by reporting pertinent information to clinical team.
  6. Ensure documentation is entered into the electronic health record within 24 hours of service and deadlines for completion are met consistently.
  7. Maintain compliance with federal and state regulatory standards as well as Cenikor policies and procedures.
  8. Maintain strict confidentiality on all client and foundation matters and refer questionable issues to supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Possesses strong clinical documentation skills.
  • Experienced in diagnosis and treatment of mental health and substance abuse issues
  • Experienced in COPSD counseling services and capable of identifying appropriate resources for client development and providing substance abuse counseling.
  • Capable of discerning facts from opinions and remaining objective when listening to conflicting opinions.
  • Experienced in working with diverse population.
  • Possesses good time management skills needed to meet aggressive deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software required, including MS Outlook calendar.
  • Ability to consistently uphold the Core Principles of Cenikor’s Culture with all team members
    • :Demonstrate mission of service to our clients
    • Positive, respectful communication with both staff and clients
    • Demonstrate self-motivation and perseverance to achieve goals
    • Role model appropriate, professional behaviors including appropriate client boundaries
    • Work effectively as part of a team, helping to set up others for success

Education:

  • Master’s degree required

Experience:

  • Two (2) years of mental health and/or substance abuse treatment experience preferred
  • Knowledge/experience with dual diagnosis clients preferred

Licensure Required:

  • LPC required, LCSW preferred

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
  • EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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