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Substance Use Counselor

Company: Phillips Programs
Location: Annandale
Posted on: July 7, 2024

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
Annandale - Annandale, VA

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
Graduate Degree

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Title: School Counselor - Special Education + $2,500 Sign-On Bonus

Position Type: Full-time (10-month position)

Work Location: Annandale, Virginia

What we do and offer our team:

PHILLIPS PROGRAMS Schools are private special education day schools for children with emotional and behavioral needs. PHILLIPS has a unique approach to special education. Our programs provide a place of relationship and belonging where students can be accepted; treated with compassion and respect. We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, a place where you can learn and grow as a professional, and a warm and friendly environment that lives our values. In addition, our staff are eligible for the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program!

We have an opening for a full-time School Substance Use Counselor at the PHILLIPS - Annandale program.

What the School Substance Use Counselor does:

Assists with developing, implementing, and monitoring substance abuse prevention programs; works with school staff to identify substance use needs for individual students. Works as a liaison between students, families, and community/private agencies to ensure substance use needs are met. Develops and leads small group and individual counseling sessions related to substance abuse, working with students to prevent addiction, cope with withdrawal symptoms, and work towards sobriety for students. Provides psychoeducation to staff on co-occurring disorders, and substance use within student population.

  • Applying principles, theories, and methods of behavioral health services
  • Applying interviewing and assessment techniques
  • Applying evidence-based theories on addiction
  • Managing a caseload of both small group and individual students
  • Completing and maintain records and reports as needed
  • Establish rapport and maintain relationships with students and families
  • Working alongside school team on behavior management program
  • Provide supervision of students in the school environment
  • Outreach to the student population through various prevention activities such as bulletin boards, Red Ribbon Week and National Drug Facts Week
  • Provides classroom presentations on drugs, alcohol, decision-making and addiction
  • Will travel between all PHILLIPS campuses to facilitate programs, conduct outreach, and ensure a consistent approach to substance use counseling across all locations Qualifications

    What the Substance Use Counselor brings to the team:
    • Applicants must be willing to work on obtaining their Commonwealth Certified Substance Abuse Counselor certification (CSAC), required
    • Bachelor's in social work, counseling, or related field, required
    • State license in one of the following areas, preferred:
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

      PHILLIPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Phillips Programs, Annandale , Substance Use Counselor, Other , Annandale, Virginia

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