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Residential Treatment Counselor

Charlotte, North Carolina
Job Type
19 May 2023
McLeod Centers for Wellbeing, recently transitioned from McLeod Addictive Disease Center, was founded in 1969 in Charlotte. It has since grown to be the largest provider of comprehensive substance use disorder treatment in western North Carolina. From initial assessment to customized aftercare, McLeod Centers provides compassionate, steadfast support for our patients' healing journey. We are looking for passionate people to join our team as we work to deliver quality care to those who need it most.

McLeod Centers for Wellbeing is currently accepting applications for a Full-time Counselor to work in its Adult Residential Treatment program in Charlotte.
The intended hours are Tuesday to Friday, 11:00 am - 6:30 pm, and Saturday, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.

What does this position do for the agency? The position is responsible for the following, with other duties as assigned:

Formulate treatment plan for clients. Monitors clients' condition to evaluate success of therapy, and adapts treatment as needed.

Document clients' progress within required time frames.

Staff clients with treatment team/other providers as necessary.

Counsel clients individually and in group sessions to assist clients in managing their addiction in accordance with state and federal guidelines.

Counsel family members as needed to assist family members in dealing with addiction and providing support for clients.

Refer clients and coordinate care with other support services as needed such as medical evaluation and treatment, social services, housing and employment services.

Assist the authorization department with documents needed to request treatment authorization.

Attend clinical supervision, as required.

What kinds of skills are we looking for? To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Successfully manages difficult or emotional client situations.

Interpersonal - Maintains confidentiality; keeps emotions under control.

Oral Communication - Demonstrates group presentation skills.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar.

Quality Management - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness in documentation of clients' progress in treatment.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; upholds organizational values.

Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; includes appropriate people in decision-making process.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently

What kind of education and experience is needed?
Minimum Bachelor's Degree in human service field; Master's Degree recommended.

Certificates and Licenses:
Valid license or associate license in one of the following disciplines: LCMHC/A, LMFT/A, LCAS/A, LCSW/A

What does full time mean?

Full-time employees work a 37.5 hour week. This position provides benefits to include paid sick and vacation time, paid holidays, medical/dental/vision coverage, Flex Spending, 401(k) and a friendly work environment.

Research shows that women and underrepresented groups only apply to jobs only if they feel they meet 100% of the qualifications. McLeod Centers encourages you to break that statistic and apply. No one ever meets all of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.

In the interest of public health and safety, McLeod Centers requires its staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or to request an accommodation from the human resources department. All applicants must be willing to comply with the mandatory vaccine policy in order to be considered for employment.

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  • Job Reference: 1010170587-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: McLeod Centers for Wellbeing
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent