Groups: Recover Together Counselor in Greenville, South Carolina
Groups Recover Together was founded in 2014 to make treatment for opioid addiction respectful, accessible and affordable. We empower our members to regain control of their lives through a combination of community support, outpatient weekly group therapy and medication to manage withdrawal using buprenorphine and naltrexone.
What differentiates Groups is the belief that long-term recovery from opioids is tied to aspects of life that are beyond the reach of traditional medical care. We approach fighting addiction as a team sport and provide each member with a care team that works together to ensure our members receive comprehensive, coordinated care. Our outpatient model is designed to fit into our member’s schedules so they can keep working and living a normal life. As a result, our outcomes reflect the success of our model and the commitment of our members with 73% remaining in treatment after 6 months, 90% attending group therapy each week and 89% abstaining from illicit substances each week.
Groups has grown to become the national leader in value-based care for opioid use disorder that is proven to help our members beat addiction and get their lives back. We have over 5,000 members seen weekly via our fully virtual care model and have physical locations across the country with additional openings planned in 2021.
At Groups, the Counselor I leads the treatment team, alongside providers, care navigators, and administrators. The Counselor I is the expert on addiction and recovery, and coordinates decisions about the member’s treatment. Meanwhile, providers are asked to focus on what they do best: medication management. By putting seasoned, compassionate Counselors in the lead, and minimizing bureaucracy at every turn, we’re able to deliver care that is both more affordable and of higher quality than the status quo.
As a Counselor I you will manage a schedule and caseload that supports the needs of the office and region and further develop your clinical skill set and knowledge of Groups roles and responsibilities as it relates to the clinical service model.
Duties & Responsibilities
Clinical roles and responsibilities
Unlock great clinical outcomes for our members by adhering to Groups Recovery System and providing consistent, high quality counseling activities
Conduct intake assessments to evaluate individuals’ appropriateness for our program, engaging special populations in our treatment model, as needed
Use clinical tools (urine drug screens, pill counts, treatment plans, counseling, etc.) to monitor clinical progress and promote recovery within the Core Milestones framework
Lead weekly group therapy sessions that build recovery skills and foster community by utilizing the outlined curriculum
Engage in the community and create relationships for referrals.
Provide individual support, as needed, such as crisis intervention, referrals to other resources, liaising with outside parties involved in the member’s treatment and coordinating with the Care Navigators
Measure the effectiveness of one's own clinical practice, using outcome measures (Core Milestones), and client feedback (NPS scores)
Practice within state, federal, and provincial laws/regulations and professional ethical standards, including following HIPPA and (42 CFR pt 2) CRF regulations
Actively work to ensure cultural diversity is preserved and upheld.
Utilize our custom EMR to thoroughly document members’ progress and clinician interactions in a manner that is efficient and value-added, fully digitized, and never bureaucratic and ensure all clinicians in office follow suit
Participate in discharge decisions, in coordination with the physician and clinical supervisor, based on member progress in treatment
Engage in constructive and effective clinical supervision
Prevent diversion by responding effectively to UDS results, requesting pill counts on high-risk members and reviewing PDMP data with provider per state and P&P requirements
Perform other duties as assigned
Partner with providers to evaluate appropriateness of treatment for every member who enters our program
Responsible for all compliance activities associated with member caseload, including medication counts and medication count conversations
Participate in internal and external trainings required for upkeep of licensure and actively working towards professional development
Responsible for documenting care coordination needs handled by Care
Participate as representative of the treatment team that discusses difficult members (as needed and always prior to discharging)
Perform other duties as assigned
Required licensure or certification: Behavioral health licensure including but not limited to: Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Psycho-Educational Specialist (LPES), Licensed Independent Social Worker - Clinical Practice (LISW-CP), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Minimum two years of experience leading group therapy in a SUD setting
High comfort level with technology, including EMR, email, software and mobile apps (e.g., Google Apps)
Deeply invested in member success
Authentic, caring and inspiring—and able to maintain appropriate boundaries and accountability
Exceptional customer service skills and the ability to build positive relationships with people
Ability to make high quality clinical decisions that align with Groups' policies, procedures, counseling manual, and Core Milestones of Recovery framework
Committed to a high ethical standard in everything you do, working collaboratively with providers, care navigators, peer recovery coaches, and other professional colleagues
A team player and willing to put team above self
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
External Company Name: Groups Recover Together, Inc.
External Company URL: https://joingroups.com/