Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance Abuse Counselor. Duties Of A Substance Abuse Counselor Substance abuse counselors often participate in treatment planning with clients. They

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  • Substance Abuse Counselor
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  • Duties Of A Substance Abuse Counselor Substance abuse counselors often participate in treatment planning with clients. They assess clients and develop a treatment plan, with input from the client, to communicate with each client's specific needs. They may recommend individual and group counseling.
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  • Working Conditions For Substance Counselors. In private office and group conference rooms. Much one-on-one and small-group interactions with clients. Some local travel to provide transportation to clients or make home visits.
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  • What Are The training, Qualifications, And Advancement Opportunities? Opportunities for advancement are most likely for those counselors who work in hospitals or facilities that employ many counselors. Counselors can advance to supervisory, management and/or training positions; higher education, specialized training, and years of experience, will determine how far and how fast a substance abuse counselor advances.
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  • What Are The Earnings For Substance Abuse Consolers? The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,690 and the top 10 percent earned more than $60,400.
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  • What Are The Best Schools For This Career? University Of North Texas (Denton, TX) Thomas University (Thomasville, GA) Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN) Assumption College (Worcester, MA) Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV) Aspen College (Aspen, Co) Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
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  • What Is The Degree And/or Training Called? Theyre really isnt any degree or major training for this field, you would have a better chance at being in this career if you major or get a degree in, nursing, rehabilitation services, social work and psychology.
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  • How Much Does It Cost For This Degree/Training At Perfect Choice The Perfect Choice College Would Be University Of North Texas, Their It Would Cost About, 300,295 For Four Years In College And All The Tests Fees, as Well As The License Fee.
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  • Work Cited Social Worker http://library.thinkquest.org/15569/car1bmh6.html http://library.thinkquest.org/15569/car1bmh6.html http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/dhs/socw /page36376.html http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/dhs/socw /page36376.html http://www.healthguideusa.org/careers/social _worker_earnings.htm http://www.healthguideusa.org/careers/social _worker_earnings.htm http://www.socialworkdegree.net/ http://work.chron.com/much-cost-become- social-worker-16971.html http://work.chron.com/much-cost-become- social-worker-16971.html
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  • Social Worker
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  • Duties Of A Social Worker Social workers help people and their families adjust to problems in their lives such as serious illness, child abuse, substance abuse, mental illness, handicaps, juvenile delinquency, and anti-social behavior. Often they must help people accept situations that cannot be changed.
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  • What Are The Working Conditions In A Social Workers Job? Although some social workers work a standard 40 hour week, many work some evenings and weekends to meet with clients, attend community meetings, and handle emergencies. Some particularly, in voluntary agencies, work part time. They may spend most of their time in an office, but may also travel locally to visit clients or meet with service providers. Some have several offices within a local area. The work can be emotionally draining; Understaffing and large caseloads add to the pressure in some agencies.
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  • What Are The Training, Qualifications, And Advancement Opportunities? A master's degree in social work is generally necessary for positions in health and mental health settings. Advancement to supervisor, program manager, assistant director, or executive director of a social service agency or department is possible.
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  • What Are The Earnings For A Social Worker? $47,230 for healthcare social workers $40,210 for child, family, and schools social workers $38,600 for mental health and substance abuse social workers $51,500 for all other social workers
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  • What Colleges Would Be The Perfect Choice School For A Social Worker? Ashford Unversity (Clinton, IA) University Of Southern Californa (Las Angeles, CA) Our Lady Of The Lake (San Antiono, TX) Capella University ( Minneaplois, ME)
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  • What Is The Degree/Training Called? For a Social Worker, you need a Bachelors degree in Social Work. Undergraduate majors in psychology, sociology, and related fields satisfy hiring requirements in some agencies.
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  • How Much Does It Cost At The Perfect Choice School? The best perfect choice school would have to be Ashford University, Altogether with schooling, and after all the exams it would cost about, 180,230 $
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  • What Are The Similarities Of The Two Careers? Both careers are very similar, you'll help people from all walks of life with their emotional and psychological problems. Many times, you will also assist your clients with obtaining needs, like food and shelter.
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  • What Are The Differences Of The Two Careers? Some people who are social workers receive that name by nature of the jobs they hold, but they may not have training that licenses them by the state to give counseling. Especially in state agencies, a few social workers dont hold advanced licenses or degrees, but have been trained to perform certain tasks that an agency requires. Many people may use the title counselor.
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  • After Researching What Career Do you Prefer? Why? I would prefer to be a Substance Abuse Counselor, manly because of the they help people with their problems, and I would really enjoying helping all sorts of people with different backgrounds and succeeding with it.
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  • Work Cited For Substance Abuse Counselor http://voices.yahoo.com/the-role-substance- abuse-counselors-6173418.html http://voices.yahoo.com/the-role-substance- abuse-counselors-6173418.html http://www.alvincollege.edu/mentalhealth/pdfs/ DATA%20FILEDrug%20and%20Alcohol%20Abuse %20Counselor.pdf http://www.alvincollege.edu/mentalhealth/pdfs/ DATA%20FILEDrug%20and%20Alcohol%20Abuse %20Counselor.pdf http://www.campusexplorer.com/careers/3DD4E B29/substance-abuse-and-behavioral-disorder- counselors/ http://www.campusexplorer.com/careers/3DD4E B29/substance-abuse-and-behavioral-disorder- counselors/ http://www.innerbody.com/careers-in-criminal- justice/how-to-be-a-substance-abuse- counselor.html http://www.innerbody.com/careers-in-criminal- justice/how-to-be-a-substance-abuse- counselor.html