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Gambling Addiction Counselor

Company: Community and Family Resources
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

$1250 sign on bonus eligible! Community and Family -Resources is seeking a Gambling Addiction Counselor to provide gambling and outreach services to individuals with gambling addiction disorders in our Iowa City location.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Intake/Assessments:
    • Assists in other assessment processes as required and requested.
      • Prepares and distributes assessment results, reports, etc., as required and requested.
        • Participates with the direct supervisor in development of recommendations for clients.
          • Conducts individual assessment sessions for completion of comprehensive assessment histories of clients.
            • Assists clients in completion of necessary assessment forms/documents.
            • Treatment Services:
              • Provides follow-up services.
                • Facilitates groups as required.
                  • Develops and coordinates individual treatment plans with client, supervisor, and referral sources.
                    • Conducts individual, family, and group sessions consistent with treatment plans.
                      • Assists in the development, coordination, and evaluation of the treatment program.
                        • Provides client orientation to treatment services.
                        • Support Services:
                          • Provides training for agency staff in areas of own expertise.
                            • Provides clients and families with referral resources for the services not provided by this agency or when this agency's services are not appropriate.
                              • Assists individuals and families in the intervention process through educational and planning sessions and, when feasible, participates in the interventions.
                                • Maintains appropriate client and pre-client case records.
                                • Community Education and Outreach:
                                  • Provides community education about problem gambling and substance use when consistent with program philosophy and personal expertise.
                                    • Participates in coordination of community awareness programs concerning problem gambling and substance use.Schedule:
                                      • Type: Full-time
                                      • Hours: 40+ hours each week. Generally Monday-Friday, with some flexibility for evenings as needed.Education and Experience Qualifications:
                                        • Bachelors or Masters degree required, preferably in social or behavioral sciences or related field. Candidates with an Associates degree and 3+ years of experience as a substance use or gambling treatment counselor may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
                                        • Candidates must have current certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC or IADC) or the ability to get certification within 12 months of employment.Required Knowledge and Abilities:
                                          • Knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of problem gambling and substance abuse treatment.
                                          • Knowledge of the psychosocial aspects of substance abuse and gambling.
                                          • Knowledge of the principles of recording and report writing.
                                          • Knowledge of 42CFR and how it applies to Community & Family Resources.
                                          • Knowledge of HIPAA rules and regulations.
                                          • Knowledge of CARF and IDPH licensure standards.
                                          • Knowledge of public/private welfare, health care, problem gambling and substance use agencies available in the area served by this agency.
                                          • Computer skills including ability to use internet software, spreadsheet software, work-processing software, and electronic health record software.
                                          • Ability to communicate effectively, regularly, and fluently in English; bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities are preferred but not required.
                                          • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
                                          • Ability to understand all policies/procedures and the ability to reference them from the agency's manuals.
                                          • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
                                          • Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients, community members, or agency employees.
                                          • Ability to apply previous experience and training to the provision of problem gambling and substance use treatment services,
                                          • Ability to establish good working relationship with clients and staff,
                                          • Ability to secure appropriate information by direct and collateral interviews,
                                          • Ability to analyze problems presented, to bring agency/community resources to bear within policies and regulations, and to develop and implement effective courses of action,
                                          • Skill in client evaluation, therapeutic planning, and integrating best practices into the therapeutic milieu,
                                          • Ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time,
                                          • Ability to diffuse and manage stressful events personally and professionally, and
                                          • Develop, implement, and evaluate Quality Assurance practices within the department.
                                          • Ability to meet the demands of an intense level of documentation.
                                          • Ability to work with and coordinate mental health services for clients.
                                          • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.
                                          • Incumbents within this position may be required to assist or find appropriate assistance to make accommodations for individuals with disabilities in order to ensure access to the organization's services (may include: visitors, patients, employees, or others).Physical Demands:
                                            • Regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
                                            • Occasionally required to stand and walk.
                                            • May occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
                                            • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
                                            • Must have the ability to move within and between agency buildings, standing, sitting, lifting and manipulating objects typically found in this work environment.
                                            • May be required to work at any agency building as needed/directed and be responsible for her/his own transportation.
                                            • May experience traumatic situations including hostile clients, clients' family members, and/or responsible parties.
                                            • May be required to work extended periods of time at a video display terminal (VDT).Benefits:
                                              CFR offers a comprehensive benefit package, including IPERS, medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, generous paid time off (4 weeks during the first year of employment), 9 paid holidays, 401(k), paid training, and more!Application Process:
                                              Candidates interested in applying should submit an application and resume. Candidates will be required to complete a background check, drug screen, and TB test prior to starting employment. Candidates must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved religious or medical exemption. CFR is a nicotine free employer.3Equal Opportunity Employer: -Community and Family Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employers and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.
                                              To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. - The requirements listed in this job description are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable person(s) with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: Community and Family Resources, Iowa City , Gambling Addiction Counselor, Other , Iowa City, Iowa

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