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Level II Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LPC or LCSW)
Chota Community Health Services (CCHS) is a non-profit Community Health Center, whose purpose is to offer comprehensive primary healthcare to the residents of the Monroe County area in East Tennessee.  It was founded under the belief that our community should not have to travel to the 'bigger' cities in other counties in order to receive high quality medical care. While we have provided mental health counseling to Monroe County and surrounding areas for several years, we have recently been awarded two Substance Use Disorder (SUD) - Mental Health Grants and are looking to expand the services we currently provide to include treatment for substance abuse.

The Level II Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LPC or LCSW + LADAC II) Provides diagnosis and treatment of mental and substance use disorders of individuals, couples, families, and groups in an outpatient setting (primary care clinic and intensive outpatient program).  

Position: Level II Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LPC or LCSW)
Organization: Chota Community Health Services
Location: Madisonville,  TN 
United States
Posting Start Date: 12/2/2000
Date Posted: 6/21/2022
Role and Responsibilities: 
·        As a condition of employment, the healthcare provider will undertake to provide covered services, including emergency treatment, to a health center patient within the approved scope of project of Chota Community Health Services (CCHS), and to any individual who is not a patient of CCHS when asked, called upon, or undertakes, at or near any CCHS location and as a result of a non-CCHS patient's emergency situation, to temporarily treat or assist in treating that non-health center patient.

·        Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment. Participate in Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Care Team collaboration

·        Provides clinical consultation to primary care providers regarding behavioral health diagnoses

·        Provides diagnosis and treatment of mental or emotional disorders of individuals, couples, families, and groups utilizing recognized modalities

·        Provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of students and families in a school setting

·        Codes visits appropriately using the appropriate CPT and DSM5 codes

·        Consults other Behavioral Health staff, as appropriate, for patients with difficult or challenging situations

·        Acts as a resource for CCHS staff regarding mental health or SUD questions and assist with educating staff, clients, and the community regarding SUDs and mental health.

·        Provide emotional and mental health counseling to groups or individuals

·        Build a strong rapport with patients and make accurate assessments of their problems

·        Keep detailed, concise records of each client during the course of their treatment

·        Assist with substance use disorders (SUD) and mental health intensive outpatient program (IOP) development as well as the development of policies/procedures related to SUDs and mental health treatment.

·        Function as liaison between outside substance abuse treatment centers and mental health centers. Expedite client referral to outside centers and enable patients that come from outside centers to establish outpatient care with CCHS

·        Work with local judicial and legal services to establish a drug/recovery court that enables legal pressure to expedite clients recovery from substance abuse

·        Provide the most up to date and evidence based treatment for CCHS patients with mental health substance use disorders.

·        Functions under approved counseling protocols.  Adheres to policies and procedures.

·        Develops individualized substance use disorder and mental health treatment plans.

·        Monitor client’s condition and progress, reevaluate treatments, and update treatment plans on a regular basis.

·        Refer patients to other practitioners, other community resources, or higher levels of substance abuse treatment when necessary.

·        Obtains and maintains credentialing by insurance companies.  Is familiar with the various insurance plans Center wants to be providers with, follows their agreements regarding referrals, pre-certification, prescriptions, hospitalization, and other utilization requirements and expectations.

·        Must be comfortable with maintaining patient safety, including, but not limited to, conflict resolution, de-escalation, calling the authorities when necessary and other appropriate crisis management.

·        Conducts self in a professional manner, maintaining adherence to ethical values at all times.

·        Regular and predictable attendance

·        Ability to cooperate and work well with others

·        Attend monthly staff meetings

·        Performs other duties as assigned or requested

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

·        Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

·        Have a valid Tennessee license/certificate to practice as a Level II Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.

·        Must have knowledge and experience with, but not limited to: A&D, SUD, Psychiatric, Behavioral Health and/or Mental Health patients.

·        Maintain continuing education (CE) required by licensing/certifying board.

·        Have a valid driver’s license

·        Maintain CPR certification

Preferred Skills:

·        Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with the treatment team

·        Good time management and organizational skills

·        Interpersonal/human relations skills

·        Excellent listening skills

·        Ability to operate personal computer and navigate medical software programs

·        Ability to maintain confidentiality

·        Excellent written and verbal communication

Qualified applicants must successfully pass pre-employment drug screenings and background check. 
Applicants must not be excluded from participation in Medicare or Medicaid and all other Federal Healthcare Programs. 
Chota Community Health Services is an equal opportunity employer who complies with applicable State and Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disability status.  
Status: This listing expires on: 8/20/2022
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Chota Community Health Services

Madisonville,  TN 37354
United States
(423) 436-1126
Jordan Carmley

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