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Masters Level Counselor

Huntington, West Virginia
Job Type
19 May 2023
JOB PURPOSE: The Licensed Counselor is responsible for assisting patients in identifying, maximizing, and relating their strengths to appropriate social, educational (academic and vocational), and occupational goals. The Licensed Counselor is also responsible for helping the patients prepare and adjust to a drug free existence, and to offer assistance (emotional and physical) in problematic issues. The Licensed Counselor is responsible to the Program Director for provision of services to assigned patients and adherence to schedules, established program policies and procedures, and applicable federal, state, local and accrediting agency regulatory requirements. The Licensed Counselor will perform duties within the scope of their license or certification which are an addendum to this job description.


Conducts alcohol and drug abuse counseling sessions on a regular basis per state regulation, or as part of the individual treatment plan
Conducts group counseling sessions as required
Orients patients to the treatment program's operation and procedures
Implements or revises patient treatment plans with the patient as required per state regulation and record a review of the patient's progress according to BHG policy
Develops within (10) days of entry or as required by state guidelines, whichever is more stringent, a formal treatment plan documenting patient goals and update utilizing the same guidelines
Maintains patient records that are complete, comprehensive and well organized
Holds a basic understanding of alcohol/drug abuse and addiction. Additionally, keep up-dated on current drug abuse and treatment information, especially current trends in Opioid Maintenance Treatment
Other duties may be assigned.


Master's degree in Social Work or Counseling or other social services.
One year of experience dealing with substance abuse patients preferred.
Must possess substance abuse certification.
Hold a current licensure, or be eligible for licensure, such as:
LPCC-S - Master's Level, independently licensed & provides supervision
LPCC - Master's Level
LPCC-S - Master's Level, independently licensed & provides supervision
LPCC - Master's Level
LPCC-ALPS - Master's Level, independently licensed & provides supervision
LPCC - Master's Level


Physical demands described are representative of those that must be routinely met by and employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials duties.

Ability to lift minimum 25 pounds.
Ability to perform job responsibilities in a facility with multiple levels and without elevator or mechanical transportation.
Operates a computer and keyboard.


This job operates in an outpatient facility environment in the Millard/Pikeville, KY area.


All employees and providers are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Those who are unvaccinated must receive their first dose of a multi-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) or single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson vaccine) by January 27, 2022, and must be fully vaccinated by February 28, 2022. Those who receive their final vaccine dose but are not yet 14-days post-vaccination by February 28, 2022, will be considered compliant. However, if you are working in a hospital location that has set earlier deadlines for mandatory vaccination, you are required to comply with those deadlines.
This requirement applies to all current and new staff regardless of clinical responsibility or patient contact, including facility employees; licensed practitioners; administrative, corporate, and billing personnel; students; trainees; volunteers; board members; and others providing services for the facility or its patients under contract or other arrangement (such as housekeeping and laboratory services).
Although FDA approved and CDC recommended, an additional (third) or "booster dose" of the COVID-19 vaccine is not currently required in order for staff to be considered "fully vaccinated."

The CDC has emphasized that masks should still be worn in all healthcare settings. Staff, patients, residents, and visitors should continue to wear masks in all healthcare facilities, regardless of vaccination status. The only exception is if the employee is in an office, alone, or actively eating or drinking. Employees should not congregate in break rooms and should practice social distancing when possible.
Fully vaccinated corporate office staff do not have to wear a mask. Unvaccinated corporate office staff must wear a mask at all times, even at cubicles, except when in an enclosed office, alone, or actively eating or drinking. Corporate employees should not congregate in break rooms and should practice social distancing when possible.
COVID screenings (with temperature check) remain MANDATORY for all corporate office staff and to enter any outpatient facility and the Recovery Center. The Recovery Center should screen patients over the phone before picking up for transportation to the Center, and should conduct a temperature check of the patient in-person.
Employees experiencing symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, should notify their supervisor when symptoms first start and get tested. Employees who fail to communicate a positive COVID-19 test will be subject to disciplinary action, including, up to, immediate termination.


Centered in compassion and excellence, we serve to save lives while nurturing stronger and healthier communities for our persons served , employees, and families.


Moral, Ethical and Behavioral Guidelines

Family: OVP Health is proud to be a family-owned company. We hold ourselves to the highest standards: the family values that are passed from generation to generation. However, at OVP Health we also believe that our coworkers, our persons served and our community are family. That means we will always treat you like family, no matter what health struggle you're facing.

Quality: In an ever-changing health care industry, our commitment to consistent, high-quality care has been the same since day one. Our highly trained physicians and nurses are constantly striving to provide the latest, most advanced care and treatment to persons served . Our medication-assisted treatment program is fully accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). In everything we do, our goal is to provide persons served and their loved ones with the highest level of care possible.

Community: At OVP Health, we believe in giving back. And our commitment to improving the communities we serve doesn't stop at providing high-quality medical care. After work and on weekends, OVP Health employees can be found volunteering in the community, and we are proud to support a number of nonprofit groups in the areas we serve.

Integrity: Ethical, responsible health care is a nonnegotiable at OVP Health. We treat our coworkers, our persons served and our communities with honesty, truest and respect and hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. Earning a patient's trust and loyalty is our greatest reward.


OVP Health provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OVP Health complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers ,leaves of absence, compensation and training.

OVP Health expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper inference with the ability of OVP Health employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
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  • Job Reference: 1010172559-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: OVP Health
  • Location: Huntington, West Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent