Addiction Counselor - Nyeri, Kenya - Outspan Hospital

    Outspan Hospital
    Outspan Hospital Nyeri, Kenya

    2 months ago

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    Full time


    The Outspan Hospital started operations with the establishment of an Out Patient Department on August 7, 2001. A month later, the In Patient Department was opened with a capacity of 21 beds. Currently, the Out Patient Department has evolved into a one stop shop for all medical services expected of a national referral hospital. Despite the high cost of day to day operations and purchase and maintenance of modern medical equipment, The Outspan Hospital has retained very low rates in charges and fees. Some of the rates have never been reviewed since the facility opened its doors.


    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCEDiploma in Counseling psychology from a recognized Institution.Evidence of training in addiction counseling/chemical dependency counselingServed a similar position for a minimum period of three (3) years.Must be registered with counselors and psychologists Board


    Review clients background information and interview clients to conduct a complete mental health assessment to determine needs and level of riskApply mental health assessment to determine clients needs and discuss recommended services and support options for the client and their familiesDevelop plans of actions, implementation, and follow-up of the clients goal planProvide crisis intervention and emergency services for clients with health and safety concerns when it is determined that additional intervention is requiredTeach clients, families and/or significant others a variety of coping mechanisms and strategies focusing on a healthy lifestyle including self-care, breathing techniques, and healthy eatingLiaise with mental health and addiction services and resources to provide necessary support and assistanceAssist clients in locating and utilizing community resources including medical, housing, employment, daycare, and other servicesMaintain current progress records on clients and document intervention plans and outcomesDiscuss any difficulties or problems and formulate solutions for improvementSupport the clients during all stages of recovery from usage to abstinenceDevelop discharge plans in partnership with the treatment teamComplete clients documentation and data requirements in accordance with hospital, Ministry of Health, and departmental standards


    Following care plans, Medication and prescription administration, Patient care, Medicine


    Diploma, Associate's degree