Contract Assessment Counselor-20 hours per week - ADAMH Board of Franklin County

Contract Assessment Counselor-20 hours per week

Website Community for New Direction

The Contract Assessment Counselor will work up to 20 hours per week in the office and is paid per client. You will be responsible for providing comprehensive screenings and assessments to persons experiencing mental health and substance use issues. To determine the most appropriate level of care based on the information gathered on the screenings and assessments and to facilitate admission into the appropriate program. The Assessment Counselor may carry a small caseload contingent on the needs of the outpatient program and assessment scheduling needs.

1. Responsible for the conducting assessments, utilization reviews and clinical services to determine what problems need to be addressed.

2. Provide individual and group therapy to individuals served in treatment.

3. Completes day-to-day services documentation as required by funders, accreditation bodies, and Community for New Direction.

4. Act as client advocates to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.

5. Work closely with community referral partners with individuals affected by issues of mental health, trauma and or abuse and emotional health issues to expedite communication and access to treatment.

6. Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships with others.

7. Develop therapeutic processes, work with families and help clients define goals, plan action and gain insight.

8. Refer clients to psychologists and other services if needed.

9. Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs and clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives.

10. Assist the Director in covering needed services for Outpatient Treatment Services.

11. Participate in staff meetings, committees, attend professional development conferences, trainings, webinars/seminars as needed to enhance your knowledge, broaden your horizon, and obtain continued education.

12. Performs other duties as assigned to promote the overall mission and vision of CND.

Education: Master’s degree in Social Work, Human Service, Psychology, Behavioral Science, or related field. With Three (3 years of experience in counseling and chemical dependency. Must be able to diagnose, counsel, and treat mental and emotional disorders is required.. Must have an active (LISW, LSW, LPC, or LPCC) Licensure is required. 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Knowledge assessing patients’ mental status through observations and then developing treatment plans or making referrals to the appropriate services. Required to provide crisis intervention services to patients who are a danger to themselves or others. Monitor a patient’s treatment progress and keep track of his or her mental status. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

Job Types: Contract, Part-time

Medical specialties:

Addiction Medicine


Master’s degree in Social Work


Therapists & Counselors: 3 years (Preferred)


LISW, LSW, LPCC or LPC license (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Computer Skills

Proficient in use of personal computer and related software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) use of office equipment (e.g., fax, copier, printer).

Other Requirements

Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license; must pass a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.
Must be Covid -19 vaccinated. 

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