Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor Aide

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, Inc.
O*Net Code
21-1093.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
19650
State
NY
Created
Apr 29, 2021
Updated
Apr 29, 2021

Time-Based Skills

6 skill sets | 60 total skills | 19650 total hours
Assessment - 5950 req. hrs
Participate in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) training; employ HIPAA Rules regarding privacy and security.
350 hrs
Gather and document relevant substance abuse use history information from client to obtain current status.
350 hrs
Provide assessments that are sensitive to the uniqueness of the individual by gaining knowledge about
350 hrs
personality, cultures, lifestyles, gender, special needs and any other factors influencing client behavior.
350 hrs
Recognize the signs and symptoms of alcohol and substance abuse, intoxication and withdrawal by interpreting observable behavior, laboratory data, results of interviews and testing.
350 hrs
Determine if client is experiencing problems in addition to substance use disorders.
350 hrs
Provide corroborative information and a complete history by evaluating information obtained from sources other than the client.
350 hrs
Determine the client appropriateness and eligibility for placement in the continuum of treatment by assessing and matching client’s needs and treatment resources.
350 hrs
Recognize conditions that are outside the Counselor Aide’s expertise by evaluating relevant information indicating the need for additional professional services in order to complete a comprehensive assessment.
350 hrs
Provide an accurate assessment of the client’s problem by selecting, administering, scoring, and interpreting standardized instruments that assess substance use disorders to develop the most appropriate course of treatment.
350 hrs
Assess the degree of risk of a client’s crisis situation by evaluating observed and reported behavior to determine which services are appropriate for stabilizing the client.
350 hrs
Explain to the client the rationale, purpose and procedures associated with the assessment process using appropriate methods and technology to promote understanding and compliance with the recommended course of treatment.
350 hrs
Document client’s psychological, social and physiological signs and symptoms of substance use disorders in order to formulate a treatment plan.
350 hrs
Ensure the provision of an integrated approach to diagnosis and treatment planning, by participating as an active member of the treatment team.
350 hrs
Promote understanding and compliance with the recommended course of treatment by explaining the results of a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment.
350 hrs
Formulate mutually agreed upon goals, objectives, and treatment methods based upon assessments findings for the purpose of direct course of treatment.
350 hrs
Modify the treatment plan through collaboration with the client to ensure it reflects treatment needs as they change over time.
350 hrs
Counseling - 9550 req. hrs
(Recommended maximum caseload for individual counseling – 3 clients)
600 hrs
Establish a therapeutic relationship with clients and significant/ concerned others.
600 hrs
Individualized counseling strategies with the client in order to maximize utilization of treatment resources.
600 hrs
Provide information to client regarding the structure, expectations and limitations of counseling process.
600 hrs
Develop a recovery plan with client using appropriate counseling techniques to reduce the risk of relapse.
600 hrs
Assess the level of risk involved in a client’s crisis situation.
600 hrs
Case Management - 12050 req. hrs
Maintain client information about community resources and services by establishing contact with other service providers to evaluate the appropriateness of referring clients.
250 hrs
Match community resources with client needs to improve the effectiveness of treatment by paying particular attention to the cultural and lifestyle characteristics of the client.
250 hrs
Explain directly to the client the purpose and necessity for referral in order to ease the transition and facilitate client’s participation with other service providers.
250 hrs
Demonstrate proficiency in maintaining the client’s record by following prescribed standards.
250 hrs
Consult with supervisors, counselors, and other service providers by exchanging case findings, recommendations, treatment planning, and strategies for the client.
250 hrs
Involve client actively in coordinating services by explaining the need for outside consultation on a one-to-one setting.
250 hrs
Obtain client-informed consent by explaining the need for outside consultation.
250 hrs
Advocate for client’s interests in all areas of targeted needs by negotiating plans with appropriate systems to help resolve client’s problems.
250 hrs
Provide information and/or documentation to outside agencies through appropriate contacts.
250 hrs
Evaluate the effectiveness of case management activities through regular consultation with supervisors and peers.
250 hrs
Client and Family Education - 13625 req. hrs
Use current literature and research findings to educate individuals and others about the etiology and pathology of substance use disorders for recognizing warning signs and symptoms.
175 hrs
Use current literature and research findings to deliver culturally relevant formal and informal educational programs for clients and significant/concerned others to raise awareness of the prevention, treatment and recovery processes.
175 hrs
Instruct clients and significant/concerned others through lecture, workshops and discussion to understand the influence of substance use disorders on families and other relationships.
175 hrs
Use resources from other health/behavioral professions to educate clients and significant/concerned others about the increased health risks associated with substance use and abuse.
175 hrs
Educate clients and significant/concerned others using appropriate methods and technology regarding the relationship between lifestyle choices and substance use to understand available alternatives.
175 hrs
Discuss substance use disorders with other professionals through formal and informal meetings to examine the roles professionals play in the prevention, treatment and recovery process.
175 hrs
Translate information about techniques, such as stress management, relaxation, communication, assertiveness and refusal skills in a culturally sensitive manner using appropriate methods and technology so that clients may improve their basic life skills.
175 hrs
Provide education to the client about self help and peer support by supplying appropriate information to encourage participation.
175 hrs
Inform clients and significant/concerned others about the biomedical effects of psychoactive substances using appropriate instructional techniques to raise awareness and affect behavioral change.
175 hrs
Supervising Activities of Daily Living - 19150 req. hrs
Communicate house rules and regulations to clients.
425 hrs
Constant monitoring locations of clients.
425 hrs
Supervise opening of client mail.
425 hrs
Approve client requests to leave facility for specific purpose.
425 hrs
Assign chores.
425 hrs
Supervise completion of chores.
425 hrs
Assign consequences (penalties) for such behavior as failure to complete chores or to return to facility as scheduled.
425 hrs
Accompany clients to outside meetings and activities (as applicable).
425 hrs
Model appropriate behaviors and emotions for clients.
425 hrs
Monitor clients constantly. Verbally reinforce clients’ goals and expectations on a continuous basis.
425 hrs
Supervise clients’ taking of prescribed medications.
425 hrs
Help facilitate the resolution of conflicts between clients.
425 hrs
Oversee redemption of client privileges (if applicable).
425 hrs
Communication and Recordkeeping - 19650 req. hrs
Keep written records of group and individual counseling sessions.
100 hrs
Meet on a regular basis with other members of treatment team to discuss client’s behavior, progress and suggest strategies.
100 hrs
Keep daily activity logs (if applicable).
100 hrs
Complete unusual incident reports.
100 hrs
Practice in preparing discharge plan for client (if applicable).
100 hrs

Technical Instruction

Safety
Trade Safety
# | 24 hrs
Violence Prevention
# | 24 hrs
HIPAA and Confidentiality
# | 24 hrs
First Aid and CPR
# | 24 hrs
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training – must comply with Section 201-g of the Labor Law
# | 24 hrs
Occupational Theory and Science
General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Developmental Psychology
# | 88 hrs
Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
# | 88 hrs
Basic Knowledge: Physical and Pharmacological Effects
# | 88 hrs
Knowledge of 12-Step and Self-Help Approaches
# | 88 hrs
Theories of Addiction
# | 88 hrs
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling
# | 88 hrs
Individual Counseling
# | 88 hrs
Group Counseling
# | 88 hrs
Family and Significant Other Counseling
# | 88 hrs
Communicable Diseases: HIV/AIDS; STD’s; TB; HEPATITIS
# | 88 hrs
Special Populations
# | 88 hrs
MICA’s; Women; Gays/Lesbians; Adolescents
# | 88 hrs
Human Growth and Development Assessment
# | 88 hrs
Clinical Evaluation; Treatment Planning; Case Management and Patient/Family Education
# | 88 hrs
Interviewing Techniques
# | 88 hrs
Clinical Recordkeeping
# | 88 hrs
Case Management and Referral
# | 88 hrs
Cultural Diversity
# | 88 hrs
Professional and Ethical Responsibilities
# | 88 hrs
Counselor-Client Relationships
# | 88 hrs
Counselor Ethics
# | 88 hrs
Confidentiality/Legal Issues/Documentation
# | 88 hrs
Counselor Aide Wellness
# | 88 hrs