Metrocare Services

  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor- LCDC

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/11/2018 4:35 PM)
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Working for Metrocare isn’t just a job. It’s a career where your skills and passion for delivering quality care make a positive difference to the individuals that we serve.


    Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health services in Dallas County, serving more than 57,000 adults and children annually. For more than fifty (50) years, Metrocare has provided an array of services available to people with mental and developmental disabilities. In addition to behavioral health services, Metrocare provides primary care centers for adults and children, accessible pharmacies, housing and supportive social services. Through the Altshuler Center for Education & Research we are advancing mental health beyond Dallas County.


    The LCDC provides interventions to assist consumers with substance abuse issues, specifically related to chemical dependency assessment, intensive outpatient (individual and group), and support outpatient (individual and group). The LCDC assures services as defined on chemical dependency ervice plan, and the consumer is actively working toward stated objectives and the family and natural supports are involved as appropriate.



    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned.) 

    • Provide individual and group treatment as part of the intensive and supportive outpatient programs at Lifenet or the Bridge.
    • Possess knowledge of substance abuse issues and symptomology, DSM IV diagnostic criteria and treatment methods.
    • Maintain performance benchmarks
    • Conduct CD Assessment, Service Authorization Requests, and Service Planning.
    • Accurate and timely data entry into the state system, CMBHS, including CD Assessment, Service Authorization Requests, Service Planning, Progress notes, and Psychoeducation notes.
    • Complete documentation of services provided to individuals within 24 hours of service. 


    • The competencies listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    • Analytical skills, professional acumen, business ethics, thorough understanding of continuous improvement processes, problem solving, respect for confidentiality, excellent communication and presentation skills.



    LCDC licensure required.



    • Ability to be responsive to consumer, family and community needs.
    • Ability to conduct CD assessments
    • Ability to provide CD/substance abuse intervention/prevention in group and individual settings
    • Ability to assist in CD discharge planning with consumers
    • Ability to work flexible hours
    • Ability to thrive in a high stress environment
    • Ability to provide Community Support Services to consumers.
    • Ability to maintain positive attitude.
    • Ability to successfully use an automated clinical record keeping system.   

    COMPUTER SKILLS:            

    • Intermediate level on MS Excel, Email and word processing programs
    • Ability to utilize Internet for resources.
    • Organizational & time management abilities.

    Metrocare couldn’t have a great employee-first culture without great benefits. That’s why we offer a competitive salary, exceptional training and an outstanding benefits package:

    • Medical/Dental/Vision
    • Paid Leave
    • Paid Holidays
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Retirement Plan, including employer matching
    • Health Savings Account, including employer matching
    • Professional Development Allowance
    • Bilingual Stipend – up to 6% of the base salary
    • Many other benefits

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


    Tobacco Free Facilities - Metrocare is committed to promoting the health, well-being and safety of Metrocare team members, guests, and individuals and families we serves while on the facility campuses. Therefore, Metrocare facilities and grounds are tobacco-free.


    No calls from staffing agencies or independent recruiters


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