Counselor in Lake Charles, LA at Compass Health

Date Posted: 11/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $20.11 Hourly-Determined by Licensure/Credential

Seeking an organized and team-oriented clinician to provide quality substance abuse treatment to consumers.


  1. Interview, screen and supervise consumers
  2. Refer ineligible consumer to other resources
  3. Provide family education, group, co-dependent and individual counseling
  4. Screen consumer according to ADA-specified symptoms and indicators of need for medical intervention
  5. Attend staffing and participate in developing and carrying out treatment planning
  6. Screen for withdrawal symptoms
  7. Assess assigned consumers for appropriate levels of treatment
  8. Write consumers treatment plan based on assessment and be responsible for encouraging consumers to follow plan
  9. Participate in treatment team meetings and present information concerning consumers progress in treatment and recommendations for continued treatment
  10. Provide crisis intervention to consumers as needed
  11. Collaborate with team managers and/or family therapist concerning need for these services and for other services as needed.  Collaborate with case manager concerning referrals to appropriate aftercare
  12. Provide case management as needed for the consumer
  13. Complete paper and electronic documentation within required time frames
  14. Complete certification or licensure within three (3) years of registering
  15. Responsible for ongoing professional growth and maintaining/obtaining certification and licensure
  16. Other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with arms and hands; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities of the position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus. 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.


Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: CIT, RAC, CAC, LAC, RSW, CSW, LMSW, PLPC, LPC, or LCSW registered with the State of Louisiana.