Chemical Dependency Counselor Resume Samples

A Chemical Dependency Counselor also called the Substances Abuse Counselor is responsible for assisting or motivating people who are addicted or inclined to drugs or alcohol. A well-drafted Chemical Dependency Counselor Resume gives a list of these core duties – assisting drug addicts in dealing with harmful addictions, helping them in overcoming or controlling such addicts through counseling and motivation, helping addicts understand the severities and problems caused due to chemical dependency, and performing alcohol and drug tests on clients.

To handle such responsibilities, individuals applying for this role must show the following attributes – public speaking and interpersonal skills, passion to help others, positive communication and motivation skills, ability to handle stressful situations, and resistance while dealing with challenging addicts. Most states want their counselors to be licensed. A Master’s degree in Psychiatry or counseling may also be needed.

Chemical Dependency Counselor Resume

Summary : Chemical Dependency Counselor position within an organization that can fully utilize skills to achieve their business needs and objectives.

Skills : Treatment Planning, Assessments, Intakes, Group and individual Counseling.

Description :

    1. Assessed, diagnosed and treated a broad range of substance use and psychiatric disorders.
    2. Developed and implemented individual Plan of Treatment which assisted patients and families to recognize substance dependency and co-dependency.
    3. Provided individual and group psychotherapy services to adults, including DBT, CBT, group process, step work.
    4. Received direct clinical supervision with a focus on psychotropic medications with Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist.
    5. Planned, organize and executed Family Program, in its entirety, which included group lectures, group therapy, and conjoint family therapy sessions.
    6. Consulted with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychiatrists, MFTs, LCSWs, and utilization reviewers in a formal setting three times per week.
    7. Assisted with guiding chemically dependent adolescents in learning about their unhealthy lifestyles and helping them work towards a lower level of care.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Master Of Social Work


Sr. Chemical Dependency Counselor Resume

Summary : Over ten years of increasing responsibilities in the Employment industry. Extensive public contact and experience with communication skills.

Skills : Mental Health & Chemical Dependency Counseling.

Description :

    1. Provide inpatient rehabilitation treatment services and interventions for patients needing intensive 28-day rehabilitation in order to maintain abstinence.
    2. Perform psychosocial assessments as a qualified health professional.
    3. Work with patients in individual and group settings to ensure their treatment needs and treatment plan goals are being met and to facilitate the rehabilitation process.
    4. Communicate daily with the community residents to ensure needs are continuously being met.
    5. Manage and maintain patient caseload; communicate with and report to necessary officials in mandated cases.
    6. Link patients with appropriate aftercare programs based on patient needs.
    7. Manage and maintain individual and group progress notes, initial and comprehensive treatment plans, weekly treatment plan reviews.
    8. Meet with team members on a weekly basis during case conferences, seek weekly supervision.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Mental Health Counseling


Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Resume

Summary : Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. Extensive experience in chemical dependency treatment including clinical management experience.

Skills : Social Work, Administrative Duties.

Description :

    1. Provide chemical dependency assessment, treatment and case management services to patients with addiction problems of broad-spectrum severity.
    2. Maintained core counseling skill standards, continued development in the multidisciplinary contexts of outpatient, inpatient primary care.
    3. Demonstrated a record of continuing education that broadened clinical and conceptual skills and mental health experience.
    4. Skills Used Performed treatment induction, skilled interviewing, accurate reflective listening, working with client's framework.
    5. Recognizing coexisting mental health issues and seeks appropriate treatment for patients.
    6. Exhibited core Family Counseling skills with patients.
    7. Assessed and intervenes properly with suicidal patients.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Master Of Social Work

Chemical Dependency Counselor III Resume

Headline : Proven ability to utilize inspiring leadership, personal drive, creative vision, and analytical skill to yield successful delivery of both team and individual goals, actively contributing to organizational growth.

Skills : Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Description :

    1. Lead groups focusing on 12 Step education and relapse prevention to teach coping skills for handling Post Acute Withdrawal symptoms.
    2. Facilitate groups based on a weekly recovery theme using group interaction, introspection, and activities to foster discussions about future life goals and maintaining sobriety.
    3. Facilitate groups on spiritual centering through the use of music and song lyrics selected by group members to enhance empathy skills and relate to each other and the artist.
    4. Lead groups focused on themes of women-related issues on the unit and for aftercare planning.
    5. Attend shift change meetings and case conference reviews.
    6. Assist groups of patients with various alcohol and chemical addictions to create transitional objects for group members.
    7. Provide counseling for distressed patients dealing with anger, loss, fear, and uncertainty.
    8. Provide a family in-service educational meeting prior to monitoring family visitations.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Certificate In Therapeutic

Chemical Dependency Counselor II Resume

Summary : To acquire a position in the field of mental health that allows to gain personal experience and utilize education, skills, and knowledge in a professional setting while completing required hours as a limited permit holder to obtain license as a mental health counselor.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Ms Word Outlook, Power point.

Description :

    1. Provide counseling to individuals with chemical dependency problems, sometimes in conjunction with other mental health diagnoses.
    2. Gather preliminary background information to further determine if clients should be admitted for treatment.
    3. Formulate treatment plans consisting of client goals, problem areas for improvement, and milestones for tracking progress.
    4. Maintain documentation of client appointments, collateral contacts, and in-session notes.
    5. Organize discharge plans to identify client goals, potentials for relapse, and motivations to continue progress.
    6. Effectively communicate with appropriate agencies including probation officers, parole officers, lawyers, courts, doctors, and other treatment providers.
    7. Administer and collect urine screens for the purposes of drug testing to monitor drug use in clientele.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Master Of Science

Chemical Dependency Counselor I Resume

Headline : Highly-qualified and passionate chemical dependency counselor, with 17+ years, working with patients in substance abuse treatment facilities and outpatient treatment centers. Excels at managing complex and challenging caseloads with a variety of substance abuse issues.

Skills : Exceptional people skills, Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Description :

    1. Develop treatment plans with the assistance of clients to identify the goals and specific, measurable methods that will be utilized throughout treatment to meet these goals.
    2. Facilitate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy groups multiple times throughout the week.
    3. Facilitate education groups related to helping clients better understand their illnesses and empower them to utilize the resources.
    4. Conduct weekly individual counseling sessions with each client on my caseload to identify progress toward goals and modify treatment plans as needed to ensure progress.
    5. Maintain weekly correspondence with child protection workers, probation and parole agents, psychiatrists and psychologists, etc.
    6. Provide clients with referrals to various agencies in the community to address medical, psychiatric, housing, and employment needs, etc.
    7. Received direct clinical supervision with focus on psychotropic medications with board certified addiction psychiatrist.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Asst. Chemical Dependency Counselor Resume

Headline : To acquire a position that allows to use talents, including strong communication skills, outgoing personality, and a commitment to the individuals.

Skills : Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Provided intensive outpatient chemical dependency services to adults, covering the 12 core functions in the service delivery continuum.
    2. Assisted with the provision of alcohol and substance abuse screenings in the detox setting.
    3. Provided coverage for colleagues doing Rule 25 assessments and community case management services.
    4. Provide after-hours supervision for beds, adult, co-ed halfway house.
    5. Responsible for the knowledge of whereabouts for all residents.
    6. Responsible to ensure the house rules, expectations and policies were followed and that documentation was completed according to applicable standards.
    7. Respond appropriately to emergency situations such as fire, inclement weather, aggressive behaviors, client crisis, etc.
    8. Take a lead role in implementing appropriate recreational activates and provide general support for residents in their recoveries.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Asst. Chemical Dependency Counselor Resume

Objective : To obtain employment that is challenging and rewarding in career as a clinical social worker. Experience in delivery of clinical services in the treatment of adults with mental illness and chemical dependency.

Skills : Delivery Of Clinical Services, In The Treatment Of Mental Illness.

Description :

    1. Provide individual therapy sessions, write treatment plans, write treatment assessments and weekly progress notes, and participate in multi-disciplinary staff planning.
    2. Facilitate treatment groups covering 12-step support groups, relapse prevention, vocational and educational goals, life skills, anger management, and various other support groups.
    3. Maintained contact case notes and other required records for the client and program.
    4. Assist clients with general assistance applications, finding stable housing / supportive housing programs, employment resources.
    5. Assist clients with discharge/ aftercare planning and make appropriate referrals.
    6. Maintain contact with family members, mental health case managers, probation agents, child protection workers, and social workers.
    7. Provided case-management services for adults with multiple DUI convictions that were court-ordered into the intensive probation program in lieu of jail.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Master Of Social Work

Registered Chemical Dependency Counselor Resume

Objective : Chemical Dependency Counselor-position requiring ability to assess patients needs, develop drug and alcohol treatment plans, provide therapy and work with a treatment team.

Skills : Assessment, screening, intake, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, case management, family education, cultural deversity.

Description :

    1. Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding the patients' histories and progress, services provided, or other required information.
    2. Counsel clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
    3. Develop client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience, and client histories.
    4. Conduct chemical dependency program orientation sessions.
    5. Participate in case conferences or staff meetings.
    6. Review and evaluate clients' progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.
    7. To determine their suitability for participation in a specific program.
    8. Plan or implement follow-up or aftercare programs for clients to be discharged from treatment programs.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Human Services

Chemical Dependency Counselor/Specialist Resume

Objective : Highly qualified Chemical Dependency Counselor with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and excel in the collaborative environment on which your company prides itself.

Skills : Phlebotomy.

Description :

    1. Prepare and maintain confidential, accurate, organized and updated case files for each assigned client.
    2. Adhere to documentation deadlines as outlined in the Treatment Training Manual.
    3. Complies with documentation requirements such as assessments, treatment plans, treatment procedures, and discharge summaries.
    4. Determine a client's appropriateness for services using the DSM-IV for substance abuse and/or dependence.
    5. Effectively orients clients to the facility and explaining rules, regulations, hours of services, clients' rights and cost in which they may be responsible for.
    6. Develop with clients' treatment plan goals and determine resources which can be utilized to accomplish both long and short term goals.
    7. Maintaining familiarity with community resources and making necessary referrals that benefit clients.
    8. Manages time and organizes work demands appropriately.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Associate In Chemical

Chemical Dependency Counselor/Consultant Resume

Objective : Over 3 years experience working with juveniles that are on Probation and DCFS. Works primarily with adolescents who have emotional, behavioral ,psychological and substance issues.

Skills : Customer Service, Data Entry, Organization, Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Case Management.

Description :

    1. Works directly with SED females in a residential treatment program.
    2. Developing and carrying out treatment in a program designed for the recovery of chemically dependent persons.
    3. Performs intake assessments of client substance abuse problems.
    4. Determines the casual relationship between substance addiction, socio-economic factors, and personality traits Designs and implements treatment plans.
    5. Develops intervention and discharge plans for clients.
    6. Coordinates with other treatment team members when specialized services required.
    7. Provides individual and group counseling and psycho-educational classes regarding substance abuse rehabilitation.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Psychology

Chemical Dependency Counselor Resume

Headline : Very motivated to provide a high quality of life to others. Sensitive of the needs of individuals who may be struggling with health issues.

Skills : Chemical Dependancy Facilitator.

Description :

    1. Greet visitors or callers and handle their inquiries or direct them to the appropriate persons according to their needs.
    2. Supervise other clerical staff and provide training and orientation to new staff.
    3. Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding the patients' histories and progress, services provided, or other required information.
    4. Counsel clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
    5. Assess individuals' degree of drug dependency by collecting and analyzing urine samples.
    6. Attend training sessions to increase knowledge and skills.Complete forms in accordance with company procedures.
    7. Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients or patients.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Criminal Justice