Specialty Docket Counselor

Hope Village Recovery - Rootstown, OH 

Hope Village’s mission is to provide a solution- based, innovative model of recovery services to those affected by addiction. We achieve successful outcomes through the highest clinical standards, person centered, and trauma informed care. 

We will apply best practices and combine evidenced based methods so clients can access and engage their own path to freedom from active addiction. Our primary focus is outcomes-based treatment and interventions while offering a client centered, trauma informed approach to care. Our core values include commitment to honest, just, and ethical principles in our professional practice; providing services that allow for more responsiveness to those that need care; committed to reach out into the community to better serve the needs of this disease; and our entire practice is built around the principle of improving outcomes for those we serve. 

Reports to: Clinical Supervisor 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs assessment and diagnostics on all clients who are referred to services for substance abuse and mental health disorders for the specialty dockets (HOPE Court, RISE, Court, STAR Court) in Portage County. Screen for the appropriate level of care and service need including detoxification, medication assisted treatment, residential treatment, housing and basic needs, medical care or psychiatry and ensure appropriate recommendations for service linkage for those referred by the specialty dockets.

  • Perform assessment functions for all referrals for Portage County Specialty Docket Courts including diagnostic assessment and assessment updates, intervention in lieu of conviction reports, and specialty docket eligibility reports.
  • Perform all assessment and treatment functions with a trauma informed, client centered approach to care.
  • Possess full understanding and ability to use DSM 5, ICD 10 and ASAM level of care to determine appropriate diagnosis and treatment recommendations for clients.
  • Possess knowledge and understanding of the treatment of mental health and addiction as co-occurring disorders and ability to implement in care for client.
  • Work closely in collaboration with clients to engage them in the decision-making process and help them understand the benefits of assessment and treatment and accessing the appropriate level of care as indicated in the assessment and treatment plan.
  • Attend specialty docket treatment teams to report assessment findings and recommendations.
  • Partner with client to develop comprehensive treatment plan that is time limited, measurable and attainable for client.
  • Conduct group, individual and family sessions as delineated in the treatment plan.
  • Engage with clients and/or family members with a client centered, inclusive and trauma informed that are specific to the needs of the client in their treatment and using current and accepted treatment modalities and interventions that are evidence based.
  • Assist in the consultation and development of therapeutic interventions for specialty docket treatment teams.
  • Provide therapeutic support to specialty docket clients for de-escalation and crisis intervention, as needed.
  • Possess knowledge and understand that there are multiple pathways to recovery and willingness to explore this from a client centered approach.
  • Coordinate care with all other professionals involved in client's case from Hope Village, specialty docket teams, or other outside agencies.
  • Complete paperwork requirements and maintain quality, up-to-date clinical records, including billing in client records within 24 hours.
  • Ensure that all records and documentation meet HIPAA, HITECH, Medicaid, OMHAS and CARF standards. Fully understands and applies all Ohio Medicaid rules for treatment, documentation and billing.
  • Participate in regular supervision, team meetings, staff in services and ongoing training at Hope Village and also maintains all required hours for license renewal.
  • Maintain professionalism at all times.
  • Engage in a team capacity and will take on additional duties as needed or assigned.
  • Meets productivity standards established by supervisor and determined by job function.

Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher. Must possess a license from the State of Ohio that allows for the practice of Clinical Addictions Services.

Acceptable licenses are: LPC, LSW, LISW, LCDCIII, LICDC, LPCC. Must maintain a professional license and stay current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed in registration), valid and unrestricted. Supervisory endorsement preferred.

  • Knowledge and understanding of documentation per Medicaid standards in proper implementation.
  • Experience in collaboration with criminal justice entities.
  • Ability to keep up and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in a treatment setting.

Sent resume to: 

Hope Village Recovery 
3975 Kenneth Drive 
Rootstown, OH 44272