Summary of Position: Provide individual and group therapy, the CADC participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning by completing relevant assessments and consultation regarding interventions.
Position Type: This position is exempt and reports to the VP of Program Operations.
Essential Functions: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The functions listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required for the position.
Conducts screening interviews and assessments to determine level of care needs.
Provides individual counseling sessions.
Develops and facilitates groups.
Works collaboratively with Veterans and an interdisciplinary treatment team.
Coordinates with external providers, including the Veterans Administration.
Completes all documentation in a timely and thorough manner.
Provides in-service training to staff as appropriate and in conjunction with training services.
Participates in agency-wide training programs and in-services.
Documents in the medical record according to requirements of regulatory agencies.
Upholds the mission and values of VOA of Illinois at all times.
As assigned by supervisor.
Work Environment: Generally, this position operates in a professional office environment; however, this position may also require frequent travel in and around the community by utilizing a personal vehicle or other methods of transportation. The hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Physical Demands: Physical Demands are part of the essential functions of the position. The individual must be able to remain in a stationary position throughout the workday, operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, frequently communicate with clients and employees of VOA of IL, and others involved in the care and custody of clients. The individual must be able to move, traverse, and travel in the community in a vehicle.
Expertise in Motivational Interviewing.
Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care Harm Reduction Strategies.
Experience in service management, including organizing, problem solving, and advocating.
Ability to maintain good relationships with clients and employees.
Proficient in Microsoft Office.
Education and Experience:
Current CADC certification in the State of Illinois
Minimum of an Associate’s Degree. Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree preferred.
At least three years of experience working with substance use disorders.