Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

 

 

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

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Occupation Description

Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.

Typical Job Duties

Administer drug screening tests.
Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments.
Collaborate with other professionals to develop education or assistance programs.
Confer with family members to discuss client treatment plans or progress.
Counsel clients or patients with substance abuse issues.
Intervene in crisis situations to assist clients.
Interview clients to gather information about their backgrounds, needs, or progress.
Maintain client records.
Maintain professional social services knowledge.
Monitor clients to evaluate treatment progress.
Present social services program information to the public.
Refer clients to community or social service programs.
Write reports or evaluations.

Washington Pay Range $14.09 - $28.87/hr

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