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Licensed/MSW Mental Health Professional Counselor, Detox (Full Time)

Company: St Luke's University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Counselor, Detoxification shall work under the direct supervision of the Network Manager to provide counseling and related therapeutic services to clients of the medical detox unit. The Counselor shall provide consultations, biopsychosocial evaluations, education/awareness, intervention and other treatment services to clients and/or their families.


  • Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
  • Completes biopsychosocial evaluations and comprehensive treatment plans with assigned clients according to agency policy, DOH and DDAP standards. Provides individual, group, family and other therapies within the philosophy and policies of the program.
  • Provides case management of a personal caseload as assigned by the Network Manager.
  • Develops aftercare plans for and with clients to facilitate their long-term recovery from addictions or dependence.
  • Facilitates counseling sessions with clients and/or family members according to established therapeutic practices and program policy.
  • Participates in program and treatment activities as a member of the treatment team, including participation in multidisciplinary rounds and staff meetings.
  • Completes all paperwork, client documentation, correspondence and progress notes and follow-up documents as part of the treatment process.
  • Participates in staff development activities to maintain certification and/or competence in the field.


Sitting for up to 6 hours per day, 1 hour at a time; standing for up to 2 hours per day, 1 hour at a time; walking for up to 2 hours per day, 20 minutes at a time. Frequently uses hands and fingers to write, hold charts and turn pages, occasionally for grasping, twisting or turning. Frequently uses upper extremities to lift and carry up to 10 pounds. Occasionally squats, and reaches above shoulder level. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation in person or by telephone. Seeing as it relates to general vision, near vision, color vision and peripheral vision.


Registered Professional Nurse with a current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required.


Licensed Social Worker, MSW, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Mental Health Professional with a Master's Degree in a human services related field required.


Two years of clinical experience providing care to patients with Substance Use Disorders / Mental Illness. Previous experience in discharge planning and case management models preferred.


Full time as scheduled, flexibility into evening or weekend as needed. 40 hours per week.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St Luke's University Health Network, Allentown , Licensed/MSW Mental Health Professional Counselor, Detox (Full Time), Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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