Chemical Dependency Clinician
Mount Auburn Hospital - Cambridge, MA

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Principal Duties and Responsibilities 1. Provides counseling services to client assigned by senior clinical staff. Delivers treatment to clients at the rate of 60% of hours worked. 2. Documents services provided in an accurate and timely manner. Meets standards set by quality improvement plan regarding errors and omissions in documentation. 3. Participates in regularly scheduled weekly individual supervision with assigned supervisor. Comes to supervision prepared to present cases experiencing difficulty in treatment. 4. Attends 90% of weekly team conferences held while clinician is working his/her regular schedule. 5. Participates in weekly team conferences and presents a minimum of five cases per year for team review. 6. Documents client participation in the establishment of treatment plans, goals, objectives, and methods. 7. Revises treatment plans, goals, objectives, and methods in collaboration with clients and documents this as part of ongoing assessment and treatment. 8. Documents review of client strengths and weaknesses on initial meeting with client. 9. Identifies problems requiring referral to other agencies and professionals. Refers clients to other agencies and professionals as indicated and documents this in an appropriate manner. 10. Interfaces in a professional manner with appropriate agencies, relatives, or others involved in client treatment. Accurately communicates and documents this activity. 11. Follows direction of senior clinical staff on tracking sheet after review and assignment by intake meeting. Documents this activity within the first two meetings with the client. 12. Terminates client file after four missed sessions in intensive services or two weekly sessions in weekly treatment for which client no shows, no calls. Documents appropriate outreach efforts and supervisor involvement with clients about to be terminated. 13. Maintains professional expertise through ongoing education. Maintains professional credentials, licenses, and membership in professional organizations.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED 1. One year of experience in the chemical dependency field and a Master's degree in a related field or equivalent experience; licensed and/or national certification in addictions treatment. 2. Knowledge of chemical dependency, its progression, and its impact on individuals and families. 3. Knowledge of a variety of treatment modalities including individuals, couples, families, and groups. 4. Basic knowledge of community resources, particularly the range of substance abuse treatment from self-help to detoxification, inpatient rehabilitation, and halfway houses.

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