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Continuing Care Counselor II

Norton, Kansas
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Continuing Care Counselor II:

Norton Valley Hope has an exciting opportunity for a Licensed Counselor to join our dedicated and passionate team! 

For over 50 years, Valley Hope has specialized in providing addiction treatment and recovery services to those in need. We meet our clients where they are with love, compassion and respect, and guide them towards a journey of Recovery. This is the Valley Hope Way!

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact, conquering addiction one patient and family at a time?  If so, Valley Hope welcomes you!



  1. Provides individual and group counseling, therapeutic intervention, and educational lectures to patients and family members to assist them in recognizing problems and causal factors related to substance abuse and developing alternative/coping behaviors.
  2. Develops, revises, and implements treatment plans in cooperation with patients to assist them in remaining substance-free and coming with social, marital, legal, financial, and/or employment problems.
  3. Performs  assessments  of  patients’  needs,  motivations,  and  backgrounds;  prepares  substance abuse bio-psycho-social/assessment summaries.
  4. Participates on a multi-disciplinary treatment team to develop and implement treatment plans.
  5. Establishes follow-up care for patients by making and setting up referrals such as psychological or medical services, support groups counseling, sober living housing, and/or vocational training as needed.
  6. Develops patient progress reports and evaluations according to Valley Hope policy and program requirements.
  7. Provide clinical consultation to referral resources, mentors, family members, and others to help support patients in their recovery.
  8. Collects  and  reviews  referral  information  upon  assignment  of  patients  and  consults  with  others as needed to support coordination of services.
  9. Records  treatment  activities  and  patient  observations  in  patient  records  accurately  and  timely; completes paperwork requirements as needed in an accurate and timely manner.
  10. Communicates with  clinical  supervisors,  clinical  staff,  and  medical  staff  regarding  patients’ treatment and status.
  11. Participates in all assigned staff meetings, staff development, and training as required.
  12. Intervenes as  advocate  for  patients  in  order  to  resolve  emergency  problems  in  crisis  situations, and be appropriately available when scheduled for “On-Call” duties.
  13. Coordinates activities with courts, probation officers, EAP’s, community services, and other post- treatment agencies.
  14. Acts as a liaison between patient and medical staff.
  15. Follows progress of discharges patients in order to determine effectiveness of treatments.



Base pay: $52,000 - $67,000 (based on experience and education)


  • Health, dental, vision insurance at affordable rates
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Assistance
  • And More!



Required:  minimum amounts of education or experience required to qualify for the job.

  • Master’s degree in behavioral sciences, education or social work.
  • License or credential to function as an alcohol and drug treatment counselor in the state in which the Counselor is working.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • One (1)  year  of  behavioral  healthcare  clinical  counseling  or  clinical  case  management  work experience.

Preferred:  desired qualifications of a candidate for the job

  • Three (3) plus years of behavioral healthcare clinical counseling or clinical case management work experience.



  • Residential and/or outpatient treatment facility setting; requires walking throughout the facility.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time; regularly talking to and listening to others.
  • Direct contact with patients.
  • Able to work at a rapid pace for long periods of time (typically no longer than 8 hours).
  • Able to push, pull, pull up, bend at the knees and waist, twist body at the waist, raise and hold arms overhead, turn head-neck-shoulders as needed, grasp other items with hands, for either extended periods of time or many times throughout the workday.
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