Pinnacle Treatment Centers is a comprehensive provider of substance abuse treatment services to individuals that are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Founded in 2006, Pinnacle has grown into an organization that operates over 70 substance abuse treatment facilities in six states ((Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia) with additional sites under development in Ohio and Virginia). Pinnacle works under the names Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Recovery Works and Endeavor House and is known well in the communities in which it operates.
Pinnacle's goal is to provide a full continuum of care and treatment so as to meet the needs of as many people as possible. The majority of our locations accept insurance and many accept Medicaid.
Pinnacle treats over 15,000 people daily and provides a full continuum of care; including detoxification, residential, outpatient, and transitional living programs. Treatment includes treating the individual's physical, spiritual, emotional, and psychological selves. Pinnacle is CARF accredited and all locations include physicians, nurses, clinicians, administrative, and support staff.
Pinnacle is opening an Outpatient program in Roanoke that will include PHP (ASAM 2.5), IOP (ASAM 2.1) and Outpatient services along with a Low Intensity Residential (ASAM 3.1). We are looking for a Lead Counselor to oversee and provide clinical guidance and direction for the program. The program opening will be supported by corporate staff as well as the other existing Pinnacle programs in Virginia.
Position Title: Lead Counselor
Reports to: Executive Director
Summary: This position shall oversee the clinical aspects of the treatment program. It is responsible for the coordination and continuity of care from admission through discharge and follow-up of the patients. This position will provide clinical supervision to the counseling staff, provide direct care, and maintain an appropriate caseload. This position will provide service delivery that is aligned with the agency's mission.
Duties and responsibilities:
Provide supervision of the clinical aspects of the treatment program to include supervision of the counselors and all forms of therapy
Ensure the timely completion of patient databases, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other essential documentation in accordance with applicable federal, state, and accrediting body standards as well as agency policies and procedures
Provide patients with orientation to the program regarding objectives, levels of care, expectations and requirements, hours of services, patient rights, and additional information to help patients adjust to the program
Ensure each patient is assessed and placed at the appropriate level of care in accordance with federal and state standards as well as agency policies
Conduct individual, group, and family counseling
Teach psychoeducation groups
When necessary, provide crisis intervention for patients using programmatic tools
Work with pre-contemplative patients to enhance motivation for change
Regularly coordinate and communicate with referral resources, family, and other entities important in the lives of patients in order to gather collateral information and coordinate treatment
Arrange referrals to other agencies and resources in the community when appropriate
Perform treatment plan reviews
Participate in treatment team presentations and meetings
Develop and increase knowledge of federal, state, accrediting body and agency rules and regulations that govern and guide treatment practices
Secure necessary documentation from patient, when appropriate, to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures
Submit monthly and quarterly quality improvement reports to supervisor
Ensure that the Human Rights of the patient are recognized and honored and that any potential violations are reported according to agency policies and in accordance with federal and state standards
Understand and fulfill the responsibilities of mandated reporting as defined by state statute
Other duties as assigned
A master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, marriage and family therapy, or related field with at least 5 years of experience in the substance abuse field, with increasing responsibility in supervision and program development
The Lead Counselor shall be licensed by the applicable Virginia Health Registry Board
Have a working knowledge of Motivational Interviewing, the ASAM Dimensions, Self-Help Recovery Support Programs such as AA, NA, DRA, SMART and Medication Assisted Treatment
Skilled in individual, group and family counseling
Ability to teach psychoeducation groups
Ability to navigate technology to include, but not limited to, e-mail, Word, Excel, and an EHR
Excellent verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills
Experience providing supervision and training to counselors
Experience in a treatment environment for substance use disorders, to include medication assisted treatment, preferred
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.