Bilingual Counselor (Spanish) -$1000 SIGN-ON BONUS
Company: Cenikor Foundation
Location: Southwest Houston , TX
Category: Customer Service, Professional, Hospitality / Hotel, Bilingual, Healthcare
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 3/28/2020

Bilingual Counselor (Spanish) -$1000 SIGN-ON BONUS - LCDC Required - Southwest Houston, TX

Location: Houston, TX

Department: Clinical

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Cenikor is a non-profit organization and one of the largest substance abuse treatment centers in the nation. We are currently seeking a Full-time Bilingual Counselor for our Adolescent short-term stay inpatient facility in Southwest Houston, TX. Licensure Required: LCDC. This position is eligible for a $1000 sign on bonus.


The Bilingual Counselor is responsible for providing substance abuse treatment and services to ensure each adolescent client develops the skills necessary to live a life free from substance dependence.



  • Work with clients to develop and implement an individualized treatment plan CMBHS within three (3) service days of admission.
  • Develops individualized treatment plan based on comprehensive assessment.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled treatment plan reviews every week.
  • Provide individual and group counseling services to each client as indicated by the therapeutic schedule and treatment plan.
  • Conducts chemical dependency counseling sessions, life skills group sessions and leads encounter groups as assigned.
  • Conducts self as a rational authority and role model within the therapeutic community modality.
  • Works in conjunction with all facility staff to facilitate a safe environment for client recovery.
  • Complete client discharge summary within two (2) working days of discharge from the program.
  • Complete required referral reports accurately and submit as needed.
  • Monitor length of authorization by reviewing in Welligent and communication with Insurance/Billing and create/update treatment plan accordingly
  • Ensure documentation is complete and accurate and meets the criteria for appropriate level of care according to clinical, funding and billing
  • Ensure documentation in the clinical record is legible and complies with documentation standards.
  • Assist Clinical Manager in upholding the core principles of Cenikor’s culture to help maintain a positive working environment for all team members.
  • Maintain compliance with federal and state regulatory standards as well as Cenikor policies and procedures.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality on all client and foundation matters and refer questionable issues to your supervisor.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned and consistent with the exempt functions as defined in this job description.




Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledgeable of therapeutic community philosophy.
  • Willingness to adhere to the therapeutic community modality.
  • Possesses good oral and written communication skills.
  • Experienced and capable of identifying appropriate resources for client development and providing substance abuse counseling.
  • Capable of discerning facts from opinions and remaining objective when listening to conflicting opinions and able to avoid power struggles.
  • Experienced in working with diverse population.
  • Possesses good time management skills needed to meet aggressive deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Patience, perseverance, and resilience in a challenging environment.
  • Presents a professional, positive image.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software required, including MS Outlook calendar.

Ability to consistently uphold the Core Principles of Cenikor’s Culture with all team members:

  • Demonstrate mission of service to our clients
  • Positive, respectful communication with both staff and clients
  • Demonstrate self-motivation and perseverance to achieve goals
  • Role model appropriate, professional behaviors including appropriate client boundaries
  • Work effectively as part of a team, helping to set up others for success


  • Associates required


  • Two (2) years of substance abuse treatment experience preferred.
  • One (1) year of counseling experience with chemically dependent adolescents preferred.

Licensure Required:

  • LCDC


  • Drug Free Workplace
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

Southwest Houston, TX
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