Substance Abuse Counselor
Substance Abuse Counselor (Current Employee) – Seneca, SC – July 18, 2018
I have worked at Crossroads for 6 months, and I love my job! In a typical day, I have between 5 and 7 brief counseling sessions where we discuss various aspects of the recovery process and I get to check-in with the patient about their dose, drug screen results, withdrawal symptoms, etc. I write notes about my counseling sessions, write treatment plans, check in patient drug screens, complete intake assessments for new patients, audit patient charts, and complete brief online learning courses, and in my downtime I study for my CAC I certification which is funded by the company. My 50-patient caseload is extremely manageable even on the busiest days. The best part of my job is feeling like I am making a difference in someone's life and watching patients succeed in their treatment and get their lives back on track. My co-workers are amazing and truly care about each and every patient, and we work together as a treatment team to provide patients with the best chance at success. Management is knowledgeable, helpful, and encouraging. The hardest part is waking up early to get to work by 4:45 AM, but it's great to get off work around 12 or 12:30 and have the whole afternoon free. This is the best job I could have in the counseling arena with only a Bachelor's degree, and I feel like I am constantly learning and growing at Crossroads!
Seeing patients succeed, learning about counseling techniques, amazing co-workers, supervision to obtain CAC I certification, good PTO & benefits, company that prefers to hire from within, room for growth
Rotating Saturday shifts