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Client Screening Form


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Client Screening Form

General Application For Employment


Abraham Youth & Family Services is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: It is our policy to provide employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex national origin, age, disability or veteran status.


Abraham Youth & Family Services Job Application 2018

SA Counselor Career Opportunity

JOB TITLE: Substance Abuse Counselor



This position involves the provision of an array of substance abuse counseling and educational services within the group and program setting.  Counselors are responsible for all client related documentation and reports as well as the development and implementation of treatment goals and objectives. Facilitating peer support groups as needed is also expected.   On a monthly basis, 95.0% of the services provided are to be in the form of direct involvement with client’ and/or their family members. Under close clinical and administrative supervision, to perform entry level work in the treatment, counseling, education and referral of clients and other concerned persons involved with the substance abuse program.   Position reports directly to clinical director.


Performs substance abuse counseling and education, determines factual history and explains the Abraham Youth and Family Services program; recommends to supervisor revisions to treatment plan with consideration given to the nature and severity of the problem, family and job-related pressures or complications, individual and family histories, physical condition, and other pertinent factors.  Under direct supervision provides case management to assist clients with alcohol and/or drug related problems.  Under direct supervision, provides counseling in individual or group sessions; may serve as a  counselor in a group or program setting;  co-leads group counseling sessions; may need to have the ability to provide services to clients incarcerated in local correctional facilities; provides reassurance and encouragement to clients who make phone or personal contact during crisis or emergency situations; provides information or referral services for individuals, families and other concerned persons; ensures that all entries into records are according to the Abraham Youth and Family Services, and DBHDS standards; updates and completes records for all clients with whom they have had contact; may serve as a substitute on occasion as a primary counselor; consults with peers and other professionals to share information, to discuss early intervention and/or treatment methods and techniques and recommendations for appropriate treatment interventions; assists with substance abuse education classes for new clients, their families and other concerned persons.  Serves as an advocate for clients in their communities; and performs other duties as requested.



  • Case management
  • Client documentation
  • Oral and written communicationi
  • S.A. Group counseling
  • Program planning and coordination
  • Staff Supervision
  • Treatment plan development
  • Crisis intervention

Knowledge Of

  • Community Resources
  • Counseling Interventions
  • Funding Sources
  • DBHDS/DMAS Standards
  • Human Development
  • Group Dynamics
  • Computer Software
  • Human Rights Regulations

Trainings’ Certifications

  • CPR/First Aid
  • Medication Training
  • Restraint Techniques
  • CSAC or CSAC-A


  • Home Telephone
  • DMV License
  • Cell Phone/Pager
  • Checking/Savings Account


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the following:  Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or a related field or attainment of an Associate of Arts Certificate in a related field plus two years of experience in substance abuse or another human services field. At minimum, must be a Qualified Substance Abuse Professional recognized by the Virginia Substance Abuse Counselor’s Certification Board.

Participation in a substance abuse treatment/counseling program can be substituted for the required education on a one year for one year basis.

Knowledge of alcohol and drug addiction and the physiological and psychological effects; knowledge of/or ability to learn various substance abuse treatment methods and techniques;  knowledge of interviewing techniques; knowledge of/or ability to learn existing referral agencies and community resources; some ability to evaluate the severity of a client’s substance abuse problem and recommend appropriate intervention and treatment; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to establish rapport with clients and other concerned persons and to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and community resources; ability to speak and write effectively.


SA Counselor Job Description 2018

Case Manager Career Opportunity

JOB TITLE: Case Manager/Counselor




This position works directly with program participants to develop social and psychological treatment plans aimed at cultivating new interests, self-confidence and interpersonal relationship skills to assist in the recovery process. This position is expected to perform a number of tasks including reviewing referrals and developing treatment plans, individual and group psycho-educational counseling, case management, and facilitating linkages to treatment and other related services. This position requires an ability to maintain strict confidentiality and handle information with tact and diplomacy.

TASKS (other duties may be assigned):

  1. Reviews referrals to determine appropriate course of action
  2. Develops & conducts individualized treatment plans with measurable goals and objectives;
  3. Develops & conducts comprehensive discharge plans
  4. Prepare client progress reports as required by DBHS and Medicaid guidelines
  5. Provides individual and group psycho-educational counseling for clients;
  6. Coordinate, prepare and maintain all required documentation in a timely and accurate manner;
  7. Participate in case conferences and treatment team reviews of client progress
  8. Develops community resources to support individuals in attaining services such as housing, additional mental health care, psychiatric medication, medical resources, financial assistance, legal advocacy, etc.; empowers clients by educating them on how to seek and utilize these services
  9. Participates in debrief sessions, weekly supervision, agency wide and other meetings, training and development opportunities as determined appropriate by supervisor;
  10. Transportation of clients if necessary
  11. Adhere to all client confidentiality requirements and standards



  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong team/consensus building skills;
  • Ability to effectively resolve conflict and cope with crisis situations;
  • Strong and timely documentation and assessment skills
  • Must successfully pass FBI /local and Child Protective Service background investigation
  • Must successfully pass Tuberculosis screening
  • First Aid/ CPR certification; Behavior Management training

Other Requirements
Accessibility to a telephone 24/7/365
A valid driver’s license (must obtain a valid Virginia driver’s license within 30 days of employment)


Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field and one year experience providing mental health and substance abuse services; or Bachelor’s degree in non-related field with four years’ experience providing mental health services; or meets the qualifications of a Qualified Mental Health Professional- Eligible; or meets the qualifications of a Qualified Paraprofessional in Mental Health


Case Manager Job Description