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Admissions Counselor

Company: Valley Hope Association
Location: Oneill
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Admissions Counselor (Addictions) O'Neill Valley Hope has an exciting opportunity for an Admission Counselor to join our newly created Admissions team The successful candidate will have any of the following credentials: PLADC, LADC, PLMHP, or LMHP. Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact, conquering addiction one patient and family at a time? If so, Valley Hope welcomes you Per CMS Interim Rule, all Valley Hope employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical/religious exemption. WHY JOIN VALLEY HOPE: For over 50 years, Valley Hope has specialized in providing addiction treatment and recovery services to those in need. We meet our clients where they are with love, compassion and respect, and guide them towards a journey of Recovery. This is the Valley Hope Way JOB SUMMARY: Functions as a key member of the multi-disciplinary admissions team; works collectively to support the needs of prospective patients and to secure VHA as their service provider. Utilizes good judgement, critical thinking skills, industry specific knowledge, and customer services skills to solidify commitments and make appropriate placements for prospective/incoming patients within VHA programs. Conducts clinical assessments for incoming patients: completes biopsychosocial during the admissions intake process; utilizes ASAM criteria in performing screening of mental health/emotional state. Assesses and validates prospective/incoming patients for appropriate level of care (residential, partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient, and outpatient) based on mental health/emotional state. Assigns diagnostic code for incoming/admitting patients based on assessment conducted during the admissions intake process. Creates and updates electronic records in identified data tracking/electronic medical records systems for prospective and incoming patients; inputs data in an accurate and timely manner following calls and admissions processing. Assesses any re-admissions conditions for re-admitting patients. COMPENSTATION: Starting Base pay: $53,700 - $63,700 (based on experience and education) BENEFITS: Affordable health, dental, and vision insurance Tuition Assistance --- Up to $10K annually; $45K maximum benefit Student Loan Repayment 8 Paid Holidays (Including 1 Personal Holiday) PTO --- Up to 25 Days per year based on years of service 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match Health Saving and Flexible Spending Accounts Employee Assistance Program Supplemental Insurance And much more EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Required: Bachelor---s degree in behavioral sciences or social work; or Bachelor---s degree with eight (8) plus years of clinical counseling experience, with a preference for experience in the substance abuse treatment industry. One (1) plus year of clinical counseling experience or clinical case management, with a preference for experience in the substance abuse treatment industry. Credential (certificate or license) to function as a drug and alcohol treatment counselor in the state of employment. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/First Aid Certification. Preferred: Master---s degree in behavioral sciences or social work. Three (3) plus years of clinical counseling experience, with a preference for experience in the substance abuse treatment industry. Independent counseling license in state of employment (e.g., as LPC, LISAC, LCSW, LMFT, etc.). SKILLS & ABILITIES: Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong and mutually beneficial relationships with relevant parties. Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to speak effectively with patient, peers, employees, and leadership. Ability to manage difficult or emotional situations within self, including managing conflict situations in a professional manner. Self-directed and motivated to accomplish tasks, meet objectives and committed timelines. Ability to think analytically and apply critical thinking skills to issues; ability to thinks creatively and meet challenges with resourcefulness. Ability to make sound and timely decision, to consistently delivery on commitments, and assume responsibility for results. Ability to prioritize competing demands and effectively manage multiple tasks and/or projects while being responsive and flexible. Responsive and flexible; ability to adapt to changes in the work environment and modify approaches or methods to best fit the situation. Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment; ability to build peer and/or team cohesiveness. Demonstrated ability to work with and maintain sensitive and confidential information. Proficient in MS Office applications, which include Outlook, Word, and Excel. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Located within a residential treatment facility.

Keywords: Valley Hope Association, Sioux City , Admissions Counselor, Other , Oneill, Iowa

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