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Job Description-MAT Counselor
Reports to: Program Director
Schedule: This is a Non-Exempt, part-time or full-time position, averaging 32 – 40 hours per week or more as deemed necessary by Program Director and/or Executive Director.
Purpose of the Position:
Provide individual SUD counseling and support to patients in the MAT programs. Work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team to coordinate patient services and maintain the highest quality of care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
I. CLINICAL DUTIES
Coordinate patient care with other community agencies as needed.
Demonstrate understanding of drug urinalysis testing procedure and administer patient tests when necessary.
Ensure that all documentation is completed in an accurate and timely manner.
Facilitate at least one group per week.
Maintain a maximum caseload of forty patients.
· Maintain compliance with all Title 9, Title 22, CARF, DEA, and CSAT regulations.
· Maintain confidentiality of clinical records and privileged information.
Provide individual/group counseling services to patients as part of medication-assisted treatment according to Title 9 and Title 22 requirements.
Conduct case management services as needed.
· Understand the pharmacology and physiological effects of methadone.
· Uphold the Organization and Program Code of Ethics.
· Work with other staff and patients in a respectful professional manner.
II. GENERAL PROGRAM RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES
· Alert program director to potential crises or urgent situations and/or incidents.
· Attend supervision and utilize scheduled individual meetings in a productive way.
· Bring issues of concern and/or importance to the program director and/or outpatient manager for consultation.
· Maintain a professional work environment with attention to patient and staff health and safety, by maintaining safety protocols, alerting management to unsafe conditions, etc.
· Read and follow procedures as detailed in VHA’s policy manuals and program policies and procedures.
· Other duties as assigned by the program director and/or outpatient manager.
III. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
Attend all required trainings and in-services
Maintain professional licenses/certificates
· High School Diploma
· Current CCAPP, CAADE or equivalent registration/certification; understanding, knowledge and experience in the area of drug, alcohol and opioid treatment and recovery.
· Highly recommended to have completed 1 semester of AOD studies.
· Demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacology and physiologic effects of methadone.
· Working knowledge of applicable portions of Title 9, CARF requirements, and Title 22.
Cognitive and intellectual capacity to comprehend and administer organization & Clinic policies and procedures.
· Personal and intellectual ability to collaborate and organize effectively.
Physical ability to safely perform job functions with or without the aid of mechanical devices.
Manual dexterity and gross motor skills sufficient to operate a computer or manually complete required documentation in a legible and timely manner.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in language that can be readily understood by the majority of the Clinic’s patients, staff and funders.
Ability to effectively perform job responsibilities in a high stress environment.
Ability to utilize efficient, productive work habits
o Establish appropriate priorities for timely and accurate completion of tasks.
o Complete all work within expected time frames.
o Consistently respond positively, with creative problem solving, to changing work environment demands and pressures.
o Identify problems proactively and offer constructive suggestions for corrective action.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $20.00 - $26.00 per hour
All Clients and Patients are required to wear masks. Telehealth and Telphone counseling sessions.