WestCare Counselor in Las Vegas, Nevada

Job Description:

Position Summary: Counselors are primarily responsible for the delivery of individual, group and family counseling services and completion of documentation required for the clinical record including, but not limited to; implementation of the Individual Service Plan (ISP), psychosocial assessment, daily notes and weekly reviews. Counselors will attend interdisciplinary treatment team meetings and monitor treatment throughout the client’s care. Under the direction of a Counselor Level II or III, Counselors will assist with crisis intervention and de-escalation of situations to ensure safety to all. Additionally, Counselors will assist with the assessment of crisis situations to determine severity and will make recommendations to direct care staff to insure consistency and appropriateness of staff responses to issues. Counselors may direct and supervise staff assigned to them. Counselors will implement an approved curriculum as the basis for group and individual counseling.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Need to meet state requirements for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Intern (CADC).

  • Under the direction of a Counselor Level I or above, take necessary actions to provide crisis intervention. Implementing WestCare procedures regarding crisis intervention as appropriate.

  • Supervise and direct the activity of direct care staff.

  • Provide direct counseling services to clients.

  • Monitor and assess client behavior.

  • Under the direction of a Counselor Level I or above, implement Individual Treatment/Service Plans.

  • Report to immediate supervisor any unusual incidents that should be brought to the attention of the Program Director, Regional Vice President or regulatory agency.

  • Complete documentation required for clinical records and other reports as assigned.

  • Attend all interdisciplinary treatment team meetings.

  • Requires regular and consistent attendance to ensure continuity of counseling services to clients.

  • Follow all WestCare policies and procedures.

  • Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision and goals of WestCare Foundation.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Maintain the highest ethical and professional standard as to clients and employees.

  • Ability to avoid all dual relationships with clients (any personal, financial, business, social or sexual relationship or other activity outside the context of the traditional therapist-patient relationship).

  • Meet all state and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines in provision of client services.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • High level of initiative.

  • Ability to lead and also be part of the team.


  • High School Diploma or GED with strong preference for Associate or Bachelor Degree in social or behavioral services field.

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience providing direct client/patient care in social or behavioral services.

Requisition Number: 3103

City: Las Vegas

State: Nevada

Job Title: Counselor

Area of Interest: Clinical/Counseling