Our Chemical Dependency Technician job description includes the Administrative Assistant responsibilities, duties, skills, education, qualifications, and experience.
About the Chemical Dependency Technician role
A Chemical Dependency Technician (CDT) is responsible for providing direct services to individuals affected by substance abuse and addiction. They provide assessments, create treatment plans, and lead group and individual therapy sessions. CDTs also monitor clients' progress, provide referrals to other professionals, and document all services provided.
The purpose of a Chemical Dependency Technician is to provide support to individuals recovering from chemical dependency. This support includes monitoring clients, providing education and counseling, facilitating group meetings, and developing individualized treatment plans. Additionally, technicians work with families of those in recovery to ensure they are able to provide support and understanding. The ultimate goal of the Chemical Dependency Technician is to help those recovering from chemical dependency lead healthier and more productive lives.
Chemical Dependency Technician Summary
The Chemical Dependency Technician is responsible for providing support to individuals with substance use disorder. The Technician will assess clients, develop and implement treatment plans, provide counseling, and provide referrals to other services. The Technician will also provide educational programs for clients and families on topics such as mental health, relapse prevention, and 12-step programs. The Technician must maintain accurate records and be knowledgeable of local resources. Additionally, the Technician will collaborate with other professionals to ensure the best care for clients.
Chemical Dependency Technician Duties
- Provide individual and group counseling services to individuals with chemical dependency issues
- Develop and implement treatment plans for individuals
- Assess and evaluate client progress
- Conduct comprehensive assessment of each individual's chemical dependency needs
- Provide education to clients and families on the effects of substance abuse and the recovery process
- Participate in case management and referrals to other services
- Maintain accurate records of assessment, progress and services provided
Chemical Dependency Technician Skills
- Conducting interventions
- Developing recovery plans
- Providing education and counseling
- Assisting clients with coping strategies
- Facilitating group meetings
Chemical Dependency Technician Requirements
- Knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of chemical dependency and recovery
- Ability to work with individuals with substance abuse issues
- Ability to provide group and individual counseling
- Ability to develop treatment plans and coordinate with other members of a treatment team
- Ability to evaluate individual progress and modify treatment plans
- Ability to maintain accurate records
- Ability to perform assessments and develop individualized treatment plans
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- The ability to handle a challenging and unpredictable environment
- A strong understanding of addiction, mental health, and substance abuse
- The ability to work well with diverse populations