UT Health Addictions Counselor - Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Addictions Counselor - Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center
Requisition #: 210002DA
Join a growing team! With the opening of Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth , we will soon have the largest academic psychiatric hospital in the country, serving the region with an 500+ bed facility. Our dedicated health care employees will have the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of mental health specialties and cutting-edge research. With exposure to a variety of specialties such as Acute, Subacute, and Intensive Outpatient, Continuum of Care, Mood Disorders, ECT, Early Onset Treatment , Adult General Psychiatry, Competency Restoration, Child and Adolescent, Juvenile Justice, Geriatric Psychiatry, Treatment Mall and Unit-Based Programming.
This dedicated team will work in an integrated campus to bring world class resources to the community. Apply today to be a part of this committed team serving the mental health needs of the area.
Assesses needs, plans treatment, and provides education, and therapeutic services for patients identified as having co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues in an acute care psychiatric hospital.
Location: Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth
Position Key Accountabilities:
Assesses and identifies treatment modalities for patients identified as high-risk for addiction.
Provides education and support groups for patients with dual psychiatric and substance abuse issues.
Coordinates individual and family interventions with the treatment team.
Provides recommendations for aftercare planning in coordination with the treatment team.
Other duties as assigned.
Current Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) licensure.
Associate’s degree in psychology or related field; bachelor’s degree preferred. Equivalent, related experience may be substituted for the education requirement.
Two years of experience providing addiction counseling services; experience within a mental health setting preferred.
Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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