Fun and Professional atmosphere
Substance Abuse Counselor (Former Employee) – Yorktown, New York – September 27, 2014
A typical day at work would consist of me Conducting group and individual therapy sessions (Anger Management, Preparing for change, etc.),Provided Drug Testing/Toxicology Reports, Produced Daily, Weekly, Monthly Progress Reports for each client. I also developed Treatment Plans, Conducted Residential Discharge Planning, issued after care medication to clients, Recorded and maintained residential records. other responsibilities that i had were to accompany and monitored residents to various residential program activities, assigned all groups/job functions for all kids, Audited all the charts in the department including all co-workers, provided parental updates. some of the things that i have learned about this job was how to develop treatment plans for individual clients who have drug issues, how to maintain a safe and productive environment. My co-workers made my job easier by following all of the guidelines for treatment for our clients, staying professional at all times and by helping other colleges with clients, especially when we were short staff. The hardest part about the job was making shore all clients got there proper treatment when we were short staff. Me and my colleges had to work with caseloads as large as twenty clients, when the minimum of a case load should be no more than nine clients. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping clients get over there drug addiction, changing there behavior from negative to positive and having them reach eagle status which is the highest status they can reach before they are discharged from our facility.
free lunch and great trips
short breaks larger caseloads than normal