Outpatient Counselor

Date Posted: Oct. 2023

Location: McPherson

Pay: Salary of $57,000 – $59,000

Position Summary: 

Counsels and aids individuals and families requiring assistance dealing with substance abuse problems, such as alcohol or drug abuse, by performing the following duties.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
  • Current valid Kansas Driver’s License.
  • Licensed by the State of Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board as a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) or Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC).
  • Certification by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors is also preferred.

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Duties and Responsibilities Include:
  • Interviews patient, reviews records, and confers with other professionals to evaluate condition of patient.
  • Formulates treatment plan for treatment and rehabilitation of patient.
  • Counsels patients individually and in group sessions to assist patient in overcoming alcohol and drug dependency.
  • Counsels family members to assist family in dealing with and providing support for patient.
  • Counsels family members individually or in group sessions regarding the impact of alcohol/drug dependency in their lives.
  • Participates in utilization review activities as required.
  • Counsels patients/family members in crisis as needed.
  • Maintains contact on regular basis with referral sources.
  • Maintains patient’s files in a site visit ready manner, at all times.
  • Develops discharge/transition plans and completes discharge summaries.
  • Refers patient to other support services as needed such as medical evaluation and treatment, social services, and employment services.
  • Monitors condition of patient to evaluate success of therapy, and adapts treatment as needed.
  • Prepares and maintains reports and case histories.
  • Formulates and conducts programs to promote prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Understands and implements all TAP 21 Addiction Counseling Competencies.
  • Complies with all policies and procedures related to clinical licensure.

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