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The Assessment & Referral Counselor is responsible for facilitating facility admissions by performing initial assessment and referral activities for all in-coming, potential patients, consulting with potential patients, patient families, medical staff and other hospital staff, and counseling patients and patient families with regard to current assessments, provide recommended referrals and recommended levels of care.
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Masters Degree in social work, psychology, counseling or a related field: or equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of two (2) years experience in a mental health setting preferred. Working knowledge of the Addiction & Recovery field and experience in clinical interviewing, patient assessment, family motivation, treatment planning, communicating with external review organizations or comparable entities, and working effectively with people of diverse backgrounds. Must work well in a fast paced environment with multiple tasks being performed at once. Must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions such as conversation and foot traffic; ability to handle interruptions often and be able to move from one task to another; must be flexible.