Reports to: Behavioral Health Director
Areas of Responsibility: Identify, triage, and manage patients with medical and behavioral health problems within the primary care setting; provide skills training through psychoeducation and patient education strategies.
Carry a PLADC certificate.
Nebraska employs a two-part licensure process that prospective substance abuse counselors must complete before they are able to begin practicing on their own.
As part of their training, PLADC candidates must complete at least 300 hours of practice experience under the supervision of a licensed counselor. This must include a minimum of ten hours in each of the 12 areas of function outlined by the state’s DHHS. Upon completing their 300 work hours and passing a standard criminal background check, candidates may be eligible to apply for a provisional license.
In this part of the process, candidates will be supervised by a LADC or psychologist with training in addiction counseling. They will take on case planning and management of clients for whom they will perform the duties of an LADC, which must include:
For every ten hours of core alcohol and drug counseling training completed, the candidate will need to meet with their supervisor for a face-to-face evaluation lasting at least one hour. They will also need to log one hour of individual or group supervision for each hour of paid experience.
Prospective licensees who do not hold a college degree will need to gain experience by completing a minimum of 6,000 hours of work experience. This is the equivalent of three years working full time. Candidates with an associate degree in addictions or chemical dependency can get their work requirement reduced to 5,000 hours. A bachelor’s degree in addictions, chemical dependency, sociology, social work, or psychology can eliminate an additional 1,000 hours of required experience, knocking the number of hours needed to 4,000. Candidates with a graduate degree in addictions, chemical dependency, sociology, social work, or psychology will only need to complete 2,000 hours of experience before being eligible for full licensure.
A prospective LADC may hold a provisional license for up to six years. They’ll need to meet with their supervisor for one hour of face-to-face evaluation for every 40 hours worked.
|Date Posted||March 27, 2023|
|Date Closes||April 26, 2023|
|Located In||Omaha, NE|
|Job Type||Full-time Employee|
|SOC Category||21-1023.00 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers|
|Address||1941 S 42nd street Suite 106|
|City, State and Zip||Omaha, NE 68105|
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