Addictions Counselor Resume Samples

An Addictions Counselor takes responsibility for overcoming personal addiction problems of patients. A well-drafted Addictions Counselor Resume indicate the following – developing recovery programs and coping strategies for avoiding relapses, conducting sessions with the patient’s family and friends; referring patients to psychiatrist or medical professionals; teaching clients on how to modify their behavior to attain the desired results; recommending treatment options, examining previous treatment records; and working alongside other health care professionals such as social workers and psychiatrists.

Educational requirements vary from state to state. But in common, a Master’s degree in a relevant field is highly preferred. Most advanced levels need additionally a certification and coursework along with extensive clinical experience. Necessary qualities for the job include people skills, compassion, good speaking skills and the ability to listen actively and treat problems from several angles.

Addictions Counselor Resume example

Addictions Counselor Resume

Summary : Addictions Counselor screens and assess person served on an ongoing basis regarding substance use/addictions issues.

Skills : Clinical Assessments, Community Outreach.

Description :

    1. Worked with clients of all ages out of both the main office and the satellite office until September 1994.
    2. Then worked solely out of the satellite office.
    3. Conducted alcohol/drug assessments, psychosocial clinical evaluations, and emergency evaluations.
    4. Prepared individualized treatment plans and bi-monthly updates.
    5. Ran psycho-educational groups up to five times per week and ran therapy groups two times per week.
    6. Conducted DUI education groups and Domestic Violence Groups.
    7. Provided individual, family, and couples therapy sessions.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Master's


Jr. Addictions Counselor Resume

Objective : Addictions Counselor serves as a member of an integrated team to provide ongoing teaching and modeling to teams/Group Living Environments (GLE) and provides direct interventions and supports to Persons Served with substance use/addictions issues.

Skills : Program Management, Addictions Counselor.

Description :

    1. Facilitate evidenced-based practice groups with both male and female addicted offenders.
    2. Provided coverage of duties for correctional officers as needed.
    3. Attended treatment team meetings to coordinate the care of clients with Behavioral Health Services staff.
    4. Prepared legal reports for corrections and attend court as necessary.
    5. Provided and demonstrate pro-social modeling to clients as well as hold them accountable to the conditions of the program.
    6. Provided reinforcement and redirection to aid them in the recovery process.
    7. Maintained accurate documentation pertinent to case management and legal requirements.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Neuro-biology


Sr. Addictions Counselor Resume

Summary : Addictions Counselor participates in the development of Community Service Plans (CSPs) with assigned caseload. Ensures appropriate linkage to substance use/addictions resources in the community.

Skills : Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

Description :

    1. Conducted psychological interviews and developed assessments according to individual needs.
    2. Assisted clients in developing treatment plans geared to their expectations and needs.
    3. Assisted the client in pursuing the reasonable goals they have established for themselves.
    4. Assisted clients in gaining autonomy and establishing safe social networks which provided the connectedness needed for a successful discharge plan.
    5. Handled all client and staff grievances in an impartial and balanced manner.
    6. Worked with different agencies to ensure clients received the services we were not equipped to provide.
    7. Worked with all Maryland legal agencies, in liaison with the surrounding community to ensure our clients were cooperative and compliant.
    8. Conducted case management sessions, developed assessments, and treatment plans according to individual client needs.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor's

Addictions Counselor I Resume

Objective : Highly-qualified and passionate Addictions Counselor with over ten years of experience working with patients in a substance abuse treatment facility environment. Excels at managing complex and challenging caseloads with a variety of substance abuse and/or mental health issues. Adept at communicating clearly and professionally with members of the medical treat ment team and performing effective family outreach and support.

Skills : Addiction Treatment, Buddhist Priest.

Description :

    1. Conducted comprehensive initial biopsychosocial assessments.
    2. Completed and maintained accurate records or reports regarding the patients' histories and progress, services provided, or other required information.
    3. Counseled clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
    4. Developed comprehensive treatment plans after intake session that focus on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment of problems.
    5. Reviewed and evaluate client progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.
    6. Executed appropriate risk-assessment for patients with chronic pain and/or opioid addiction.
    7. Conferred with family members or others close to clients to keep them informed of treatment planning and progress.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Criminal Justice

Addictions Counselor II Resume

Headline : Provide treatment and support to patient in recovery from addictions, such as alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders or other behavioural problems.

Skills : Case Planning, Management Skills.

Description :

    1. Conferred with third parties, such as family members and other professionals in order to keep them informed of recommendations, treatment planning and progress.
    2. Prepared reports and documentation in the automated medical chart (RMIS).
    3. Planned continuing care, and implement follow-up for clients discharged from treatment.
    4. Completed and maintained accurate records and reports regarding the clients' histories and progress, services provided.
    5. Participated in case conferences and staff meetings.
    6. Counseled clients in individual or group sessions to assist them in dealing with substance abuse, mental health issues.
    7. Collaborated with counselors, mental health professionals, physicians, or nurses to plan or coordinate treatment, drawing on social work and addictions knowledge.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Master's Degree

Addictions Counselor III Resume

Summary : Addictions Counselor conducts individual counseling sessions and group or family sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and document as required.

Skills : Communication Skills, Management Skills.

Description :

    1. Provided individual, family and group counseling.
    2. Provided assessments and evaluations based on appropriate criteria.
    3. Responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of client treatment plans.
    4. Provided addiction recovery education, case management, psychosocial referral, discharge and follow-up as core components of service.
    5. Supervised and provided training for less experienced counselors.
    6. Provided instruction in HIV/AIDS awareness groups.
    7. Collaborated with Baltimore City Court System, Public Defender's Office, and State's Attorney Office, Baltimore City Detention Center, Department of Corrections, community-based treatment providers and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration (ADAA) to define and meet common goals.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Education

Assist. Addictions Counselor Resume

Objective : Addictions Counselor insures all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents are completed timely and in a clear concise manner. May act as a liaison between referral sources and patient..

Skills : Motivational Interviewing, Critical Thinking.

Description :

    1. Started and implemented a woman's specific treatment track that includes all three phases of treatment to allow female clients to be followed by myself in all woman's groups and individual counseling throughout their treatment stay.
    2. This allows for the very specific and unique issues that women face in their recovery to be addressed in a safe and trusting environment.
    3. This has proven to increase retention rates of the female population as well as improve recovery rates by addressing the co-occurring issues that contribute to ongoing use and relapse.
    4. Facilitated group and individual therapy with all populations.
    5. Assisted individuals with moderate to severe opioid use disorders to create relapse prevention plans.
    6. Preformed pre-assessments for the Department of Social Services to determine the need for further evaluation and to ensure compliance for clients in their pursuit of DSS benefits.
    7. Provided direct supervision to counselors assisting in determining an appropriate level of care, review of evaluations, and providing direction and guidance in overall client care.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Social Work

Associate Addictions Counselor Resume

Headline : Addictions Counselor is responsible for supporting clinical staff in Certified the Community Behavioral Health Clinic. Will provide supporting duties including requesting and organizing clinical/medical records.

Skills : Functional Family Therapy, Structural Family Therapy.

Description :

    1. Provided individual and group therapy to patients in recovery from substance abuse and who have psychiatric diagnoses.
    2. Completed required documentation efficiently and on-time including Mental Health Treatment Plans treatment plan reviews biopsychosocial, ASAM certification forms and discharge documentation.
    3. Wrote treatment plans and progress notes for each patient assigned to the caseload.
    4. Referred clients to outside social service providers to address psychiatric and personal issues.
    5. Maintain charts and all clinical documentation, treatment plans, reviews, progress notes, and processed discharge paperwork on a daily basis.
    6. Contributed to weekly treatment team staffing collaborating with colleagues to ensure the strongest treatment plan for each patient.
    7. Coordinated with health professionals, staff members, Probation Officers, and the Department of Child Services to evaluate patient progress.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Diploma

Lead Addictions Counselor Resume

Summary : Addictions Counselor completes supportive documents for clinical staff, providing support to clinical and burn staff as needed.

Skills : Excellent Communication, Conflict Resolution.

Description :

    1. Performed intake assessments as well as doing some individual counseling and group counseling.
    2. Entailed clerical duties such as filing and word processing various information pertaining to clients.
    3. Organized the file library in a more effective format.
    4. Established productive relationships with clients which led to breakthroughs in their counseling sessions.
    5. Word processing /Typing and inputting data via a computer.
    6. Assessing information in regards to treatment plans.
    7. Developed monthly comprehensive treatment plan, case management notes, and behavioral contracts when needed for each client.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
MS