Denver Health Addictions Counselor Level II in Denver, Colorado

Job Summary Under general supervision, performs care plan development, case management, family intervention, and referral work for alcohol and drug abuse clients receiving treatment. Facilitates substance abuse groups. Provides addiction education to assist patients to gain a better understanding and acceptance of the addictive disease process.

Minimum Qualifications Education: Graduation from high school or a GED certificate required. BA /BS Preferred.

Experience: Typically, 2000 additional hours with one year of clinical experience required for CAC II certification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of safety and infection control requirements. Knowledge of State and Federal and Agency mandated documentation. Knowledge of human behavior and performance. Skill in logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Ability to provide personal assistance, emotional support, or other personal care to patients. Ability to maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.

Certifications and Licenses: CAC II Certificate issued by the Colorado the Department of Regulatory Agency. Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR.

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Facility: Denver C.A.R.E.S., 115 Cherokee St.

Area of Interest: Behavioral Health/Social Work

Shift Type: Varies

Requisition ID: 49918

Employment Type: Full-Time

Minimum: $17.91

Experience Required: Less than 1 year

Mid-point: $21.5

Education Required: High School Diploma/GED

Maximum: $25.08

Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required: CAC II, BLS from AHA