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Counselor (SAMHSA) - Conroe

Company: Volunteers of America - Texas
Location: Conroe
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Are you looking for a job that makes a difference? Do you have a passion for helping others? We may be the right organization for you: VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA TEXAS.

For over 100 years VOA Texas, a faith-based and non-profit organization, has operated with a mission of "Helping America's Most Vulnerable Reach Their Full Potential" through various programs throughout Texas. Programs are locally created, managed and delivered to provide a wide array of human services through PAID positions. Come and be a part of the passion, the mission and the tradition!

Position: Counselor - SAMHSA

Location: Conroe, TX

License Required: LMSW or a LCSW

Rate of Pay: $42,000 annually


The SAMHSA Counselor is responsible for providing therapeutic interventions designed to assist clients to successfully complete the substance abuse treatment or other clinical treatment program.


* Conducts initial intake assessment to determine individual treatment needs from clients seeking substance abuse treatment as required per program. * Conducts orientation for individuals referred to the program. * Provides clients with individual and group counseling and case management services, as related to their ongoing needs based on their individualized treatment plan. * Maintains up-to-date client record documentation. * Facilitates therapeutic group and individual counseling. * Completes client psychosocial assessments and develops and/or revises and implements individual client treatment plans. * Prepares periodic reports on client status and activities as required by funding agencies. * Facilitates substance abuse education using approved curriculum. * Monitors and notifies Director of potential psychological crises with individual clients that may affect the operation of the program or the facility, or may necessitate further intervention. * Maintains documentation of treatment in electronic record-keeping, and other client files as required by funding sources. * Attends all scheduled client staffing, and provides input as appropriate. * Develops referral linkages with community resources to augment and coordinate services provided by VOATX.


* Education requirements follow the guidelines for clinical licensure as reflected under Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations. At least three years' experience working in a clinical setting. Master's degree in Human Services, Counseling, or Social Work is required.

* To meet the qualifications of the SAMSA program, the counselor must hold a LMSW or a LCSW.

* Demonstrated ability to facilitate therapeutic counseling for individuals and groups. * Reasonable combination of skills in psychosocial assessment, treatment planning, communications, resource development/linkages, and substance abuse or other clinical counseling is required. * Demonstrates ability to work with multi-disciplinary team. * Good working knowledge of basic computer functions. * Good oral and written communication skills. * Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. * Displays passion and optimism. * Demonstrates high degree of integrity and ethical standards. * Must have a valid Texas Driver's License.

Volunteers of America Texas offers a rich benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, LTD, STD, Life Insurance, Vacation and Sick time, other optional benefits and a retirement plan.

Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today!


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