(995) Priority Admissions Counselor – OSAR

Job Description

This position is responsible for conducting targeted outreach to individuals with opioid use disorders (OUDs) per DSM 5 criteria; conducting screenings with individuals identified as having an OUD; engaging individuals in a process of informed consent; ensuring timely entry to treatment in accordance with state and federal guidelines and providing overdose prevention education. This position will further be responsible for engaging consumers in brief intervention; motivational counseling; crisis intervention and case management to support continuum of care. The position will be based out of the OSAR office co-located at Austin State Hospital and will require travel to surrounding communities within Region 7 (a 30 county region) to ensure timely service provision. Must have familiarity with Opioid Use Disorders and effective treatment modalities (i.e. Medication Assisted Therapy). This position will be under the OSAR program.

CredentialsMinimum Qualifications: Must meet the criteria for a LPC-Intern, LMSW (under board approved supervision plan) who is licensed and in good standing in the State of Texas. Knowledge of OUD and corresponding treatment modalities. Must have a valid Texas Driver's License.

Preferred Qualifications: Qualified Credentialed Counselor (LCSW or LPC), LCDC, or LMFT, who is licensed and in good standing in the State of Texas.
Familiarity with HHSC rules and guidelines with respect to eligibility criteria and availability for HHSC-funded substance abuse treatment services.
Bilingual (Spanish)

Salary Amount$TBD/hr
Closing DateOpen until filled
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