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SUD Counselor

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc.

SUD Counselor

Independence, MO
Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    In accordance with agency Mission, Vision, Values and Goals, the Counselor, provides ongoing individual and group counseling to assigned population and also provides group education as requested. The Counselor generates documentation reflecting clinical necessity which meets program and agency standards. The Counselor interacts regularly with other staff and treatment providers to provide quality care to individuals with substance abuse issues. Counselors may also provide crisis intervention, case management, treatment planning and reviews and psycho social assessments.-


    Provides therapy to assigned caseload of clients. Therapy services may include: case management individual, family and group services assigned.

    Appropriately documents all clinical/program activities according to quality standards. All documentation must be in the electronic medical record within 48 hours of providing the service.

    Conducts treatment planning and treatment plan reviews for assigned clients in a clinically appropriate and timely fashion as determined by program requirements.

    Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings in order to coordinate service delivery to clients.

    Participates in and meets ethical/agency standard regarding all treatment and documentation practices, Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement procedures, and Utilization Management and program/client outcomes.

    Serves on agency and community task teams and committees as assigned.

    Follows all agency policies and procedures including emergency and corporate compliance policies/procedures 100% of the time.


    Will complete initial assessments as back up and/or as assigned.

    Will provide crisis intervention services as needed and/or contact the Crisis Department for assistance.


    Education:Master’s degree in Counseling or Social work is preferred but not required if individual holds certifications.

    Experience: A minimum of 2 years of experience for master’s level and a minimum of 3 years of experience for those without a master’s degree but substance abuse certification.

    Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations: Must be Licensed; LCSW or LPC or QAPC Certified; CADC, CRADC, CRAADC, CCJP, CCDP

    Special Skills



    Crisis Intervention

    Therapeutic interventions

    Listening/communication (oral/written)

    Establishing rapport in professional relationships

    Goal-directed treatment planning

    Organization/time management

    Case management

    Knowledge of community resources


    Providers must meet requirements regarding experience and training when delivering services to specific age groups and treatment populations. The following criteria apply:

    Minimum of 36 hours, over a 2 year period, of professional development specifically related to addiction recovery, chemical dependency, or courses recommended by the Missouri Substance Abuse Counselors Certification Board.

    Cultural Competence Training: All providers must obtain a minimum of 6 hours, over a 2 year period, of professional development in the area of cultural competence.

    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Providers must maintain current CPR certification as required.

    Non-violent Crisis Intervention: Providers must maintain current NVCI certification as required.

    First Aid as required


    Will meet as needed for individual supervision weekly in group supervision. Any clinical documents needing additional signatures will be reviewed in weekly treatment team meetings by qualified staff.