Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors


Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.
Also called: Case Manager, Chemical Dependency Counselor (CD Counselor), Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor (SA Counselor)

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
    Health
  • therapy and counseling
    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Addison Health Systems WritePad EMR Systems
  • Athena Software Penelope Case Management
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • EAG Economic Analysis Group CaseTrack
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

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