Associates degree and 2 years; Bachelors degree and 1 year; Masters degree and 0-6 months. CAADC is a plus, but not required. Please see below for more detail about the position, qualifications, duties, and the organization.
Wedge provides an excellent work environment, with opportunities for advancement.
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This is a direct-care clinically-oriented position within the agency, and is primarily focused on the provision of drug and alcohol counseling/therapy to clients of the Wedge. An employee in this classification is responsible for providing a wide range of clinical and clerical duties including, but not necessarily limited to: group counseling, individual counseling, family counseling, educational lectures, development of individualized treatment plans, documentation of DAP notes, group notes, case consults, treatment plan updates, and other related documentation necessary for the appropriate upkeep of a clinical client record that is in full compliance with all state regulations. Employees in this classification will be under the direct supervision of either the Clinical Director and/or Site Director. In short, contact with clients, their families, representatives of private and public welfare and social services agencies, and representatives of professional organizations (i.e. managed care companies, physicians, probation officers, judges, etc.) is a significant aspect of this position.
QUALIFICATIONS1. A master’s degree or above from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services) or other related field which includes a practicum in a health or human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services) or other related field and one (1) year of clinical experience (a minimum of 1,820 hours) in a health or human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting.
An associate’s degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services) or other related field and two (2) years of clinical experience (a minimum of 3,640 hours) in a health or human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting.
Full certification as an addictions counselor by a statewide certification body which is a member of a national certification body or certification by another state government’s substance abuse counseling certification board.
Current licensure in Pennsylvania as a physician.
Current licensure in Pennsylvania as a registered nurse and a degree from an accredited school of nursing and one year of counseling experience (a minimum of 1,820 hours) in a health or human services agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol
- Demonstrated knowledge of working within a managed care
- Working knowledge of the DSM, with demonstrated ability to recognize the fundamental criteria sets for Substance Abuse and Dependence as stated in the
- Knowledge of counseling
- A thorough knowledge and understanding of substance abuse recovery and treatment
- Prior training and demonstrated skills in the evaluation, diagnosis and referral of individuals with Substance Use Disorders.
- Must be able to remain in a stationary position for at least one hour at a time
- Must be able to ascend/descend two flights of stairs
- Must be able to move up to 20 pounds
- Must be able to travel independently between Wedge locations and required external locations
- Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with clientele who have severe disabilities and challenging behaviors
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for performing a variety of counseling, screening, intake, assessment and referral
- Responsible for performing individual, group, family, and couples
- Responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring clients’ individualized treatment
- Responsible for completing all necessary and pertinent paperwork that is part of the client record.
- Responsible for communicating in a thorough and timely fashion with all necessary entitles (i.e., MCOs, ).
- Responsible for preparing reports as necessary for all entities involved in the clients’ care (i.e. parole, ).
- Responsible for ensuring that clients are enrolled in benefits programs as applies and ensuring that any required documentation is completed to support benefits application and
- Responsible for performing other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor and/or upper management.
- Responsible for completing required continuing education annually as required by State and CBH regulations.
- Responsible for attending all supervision meetings and staff meetings as assigned.
- Responsible for adhering to all Wedge policies and procedures.
- Responsible for adherence to compliance and continuous quality improvement procedures, including CQI reporting, internal audits and reporting fraud and abuse.
ABOUT WEDGE RECOVERY CENTERS
Wedge Recovery Centers has been providing mental health and substance use treatment since 1994, offering services to individuals in the Community Behavioral Health (CBH) system at our seven locations in Philadelphia. The Wedge continuum of services encompasses adult outpatient and intensive outpatient substance use treatment, an opioid treatment program (including medication-assisted treatment), early intervention for adolescents at risk for substance use, outpatient mental health services for adults, adolescents and children, and community-integrated recovery centers (CIRC; a hybrid psychiatric rehabilitation program) for adults and older adults. In 2016, Wedge was designated as an Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 2018, Wedge was designated an Evidence-Based Practice Provider by CBH. Wedge is also widely-recognized as a provider of services to underserved communities, with staff who represent diverse cultures and speak at least seven languages in addition to English.
The mission statement of Wedge Recovery Centers is Changing Lives Through Recovery. In order to meet this mission, Wedge is committed to offering resilience and recovery-based services that are culturally appropriate and help individuals use their personal strengths to maximize their potential. This philosophy underlies service development and implementation of all behavioral health services at Wedge. Wedge values embracing diversity and cultural sensitivity and a strong commitment to respect, compassion and positive customer service in all interactions with those who participate in services and with the greater community. Wedge seeks to instill hope and promote well-being for individuals and families who are impacted by substance use, mental health challenges, trauma, and the various complications that result from these challenges. In partnership with the individuals and families served by Wedge, it is essential to provide a sense of empowerment and responsibility in both overcoming these obstacles and obtaining a fulfilling life in the community. To further this goal, Wedge seeks to continually build mutually supportive and informative relationships with community stakeholders. It is this philosophy that supports our healthcare collaborations, education and employment efforts, community outreach and education, and development of natural supports, promoting wellness for those we serve and the community as-a-whole.