Detox Counselor

– DURANGO, Colorado
Employment Type Casual
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation DOE

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor’s in one of the recognized mental health professions preferred. Fluent command of the spoken English language. No experience is required but experience in the medical or mental health fields is preferred. Continued employment in position is contingent upon satisfactory completion of various required trainings and inoculations sequences including but not limited to the following. CPR, First Aid training, Hepatitis, Infectious Disease, PPD Testing.  Requires annual influenza immunization by November 1st.

Job Purpose:

The primary purpose Detox Counselor position is to engage detox clients in detox-specific therapy.  The Detox Counselor monitors clients in the process of active detoxification or withdrawal to assure physical stability while clients are in the facility. Detox Counselors are to make reasonable accommodations to make clients as comfortable as possible during their stay at the facility. 

Knowledge, Skill & Ability

  • Knowledge of AA/NA very helpful. 
  • A high degree of emotional maturity and the ability to maintain a level of courtesy and professional decorum in adverse circumstances.
  • Basic counseling skills including the ability to listen without judging, empathizing with the client, and being able to respond appropriately.
  • The ability to function at peak performance levels during nighttime hours if required.
  • Ability to observe and describe behavior and/or symptomatic changes.
  • Ability to seek supervision when needed.
  • Need to possess good communication skills and ability to provide constructive feedback to other staff.
  • Working knowledge of Windows based computer applications to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and Internet Access.
  • Ability to follow established universal precautions and report potential exposure to a communicable disease immediately.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including calculator, copy machine, fax and multi-line telephone.  Interpersonal and communication skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all internal and external customers.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload in a sometimes hectic environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Must have current drivers license and ability to be commercially insured and maintain a driving record that allows insurability with AHS commercial insurance agency.
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