Delphi Health Group

Addictions Counselor

Job Locations US-MD-Linthicum
Posted Date 6 days ago(3/14/2018 3:57 PM)
# of Openings


To provide Addictions counseling under the direction of the Executive Director.  The counselor will assure compassionate patient-centered care is delivered in a safe manner and environment to individuals seeking detoxification treatment for Substance Use Disorders and their associated co-occurring conditions.   Medical, Clinical and Nursing services will be provided in accordance with evidence-based best practice standards and applicable to all Federal, State and Regional regulations per:     

  • Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations for Behavioral Health Care;
  • COMAR regulations;
  • SAMHSA / BHA guidelines; and
  • Maryland House Detox organization policies, procedures and compliance standards.


  • Provide counseling services as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Provide behavioral health assessments, screening and treatment
  • Obtains Release of Information Consent(s)
  • Initiate development of an Interim Treatment & Discharge Plan
  • Coordinates Treatment Discharge Planning meeting
  • Develops discharge plan and completes Hand-Off Discharge documentation
  • Updates discharge information on census
  • Communicates with outside entities on behalf of patients
  • Maintain working knowledge of pharmacology, including drug interactions, reactions, and withdrawal management medications protocol
  • Respond to, care for and/or refer patients for emergent care when co-occurring needs are identified and cannot be met at facility, including accessing 911 and/or assisting with the involuntary commitment with documentation
  • Consult with Medical Director, Psychiatrist and/or Physician on cases beyond the scope of practice for Counseling.
  • Facilitates therapeutic, educational or topic discussion groups
  • Conducts individual sessions as needed
  • Facilitate family and/or significant other education groups, including Narcan administration training
  • Ensure patients are referred to a specialist, if indicated
  • Provides crisis intervention when necessary
  • Facilitate community resource collaboration based on patient’s needs to assure maximum social integration
  • Be on call for consultation including during patient admissions
  • Attend monthly clinical staff meetings and provide in-service training to staff
  • Provide coverage for clinical services when needed, including when the Executive Director is out of the facility or unavailable
  • Provides accurate and timely interventions and documentation
  • Cover after hours as needed, and as part of 24-hour coverage rotation
  • Participate in Performance Improvement projects
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries and ethical standards with colleagues and patients to assure an appropriate setting and safe environment
  • Collect data and/or provide patient safety information with preparation of report and/or submission to appropriate organizational committees, as required
  • Maintain ongoing and collaborative system of communication/documentation with ancillary third-party providers: Pharmacy Consultant, Lab Services, Dietician, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Licensed or certified as an alcohol and drug counselors by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists; Approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists; or Licensed, certified, or permitted under the Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland to provide substance abuse treatment.
  • Maintain a current, valid and unrestricted certification/ license as a CSC-AD, CAC-AD, or LGADC
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Working knowledge of DSM V
  • Experience with ASAM Patient Placement Criteria
  • Current BLS Certification
  • 1 years’ experience as an addictions counselor, treating behavioral health, co-occurring conditions and lifestyle-related disorders managing both acute and chronic SUD.


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