The Certified Substance Abuse Counselor is the coordinator of community and client services for participants in Prototypes’ Programs. This can include outpatient, residential, or detoxification services in areas of domestic violence, substance abuse and issues of mental health. Certified Substance Abuse Counselor’s are responsible for the assessment of need and implementation of care plans. It is usual for clients to have ongoing support needs in areas such as housing, employment, social relationships, and community participation. Certified Substance Abuse Counselor will work closely with case managers, counselors, and other health specialists to coordinate and monitor client issues. Often Certified Substance Abuse Counselor work in the group environment.
The underlying responsibilities for Certified Substance Abuse Counselors to the client population include:
assessment of needs
substance abuse counseling
psycho educational group facilitation
education as needed on a individual basis