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Substance Use Counselor - Youth - Up to $55,000 


Wyandot BHN is seeking a Substance Use Counselor to provide assessments, individual therapy, & Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment to primarily children/adolescents

Essential Job Duties:

  • Will conduct substance abuse evaluations/assessments for youth and young adults.
  • Will provide substance abuse education/prevention session(s) as needed for youth and young adults. Provide Level I and Level II outpatient treatment (individual and/or group) for youth and young adults.
  • Will provide Youth Level I and Level II outpatient treatment (individual and family based)
  • Will provide liaison services for youth and young adults to enter Residential/Intermediate Treatment when appropriate.
  • Will provide aftercare and/or reintegration services treatment for young adults and youth, (or liaison to appropriate program.)
  • Will participate in scheduled juvenile court hearings relating to clients, provide progress updates for court staff.
  • Will document client attendance, participation, progress, changes in treatment plan, etc., to the supervising officer or his/her designee at designated intervals in a designated format.
  • Will maintain appropriate clinical documentation on all clients served.
  • Will create substance abuse related educational and resource material for parents/guardians of justice involved youth and young adults.
  • Will provide professional guidance and resources to justice system workers during youth and young adult case planning meetings as needed.
  • Will keep current on new drug trends in the community, and work to educate justice professionals.
  • Will participate in task forces or committees to attempt problem solving regarding substance abuse issues.
  • Identifies strengths and needs of client/consumer and families and acts to involve them in planning for desired services.
Position Requirements

Job Requirements:

Preferred Education:

  • Master's Degree and current licensure in Kansas as a Qualified Mental Health Professional and master’s Level Addictions Counselor (LMAC), with preference given to clinical licensure. If not currently licensed as a LMAC, must be able to obtain licensure within 90 days of employment

Required Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in social work, human services  or related field with LBSW (licensed bachelor's social worker) and LAC (licensed addition counselor)

Experience & Skills:

  • Prior experience providing effective, efficient therapeutic services to children/adolescents facing severe emotional disturbance mental health illness.
  • Knowledge of trends and issues, laws and regulations related to the development and delivery of therapeutic services helpful.
  • Ability to establish relationships with clients and treatment teams.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills. The ability to manage multiple priorities under changing circumstances and timeframes.
  • Ability to recognize and be sensitive to cultural and ethnic differences.
  • Communicates directly and effectively in a cooperative manner with colleagues and representatives of other agencies.
  • Familiar with mental health theory and practice.
  • Familiar with treatment approaches to treatment substance use disorders with an emphasis on co-occurring disorders
  • Organizational skills to assist in managing a caseload, keeping up with progress notes and treatment plans.
  • Screening Solutions and Medicaid/Medicare Reimbursable inquires.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hours Mondays-Fridays, 8am-5pm  
Division PACES  
About the Organization Wyandot Behavioral Health Network (Wyandot BHN) is a family of organizations serving the behavioral health needs of Wyandotte County, Kansas, and beyond.

Our network of organizations provides resources for adults, children and families in need of behavioral health services; individuals experiencing homelessness; assistance with housing, employment, and other needs.

Wyandot BHN organizations include:

• Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. - Supportive housing program
• RSI - 24/7 Crisis Center
• PACES - Children & adolescents behavioral health care center
• Wyandot Center - Adult behavioral health care center  
EOE Statement Wyandot Behavioral Health Network's family of organizations: Kim Wilson Housing, PACES, RSI and Wyandot Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Wyandot Behavioral Health Network to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity or expression), disability, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. Any act of retaliation or discrimination against any person who has filed a complaint or assisted or participated in any investigation involving a complaint is prohibited.

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