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The ACT Team Substance Abuse Counselor provides direct and indirect services to adult consumers with severe and persistent mental illness with co-morbid substance abuse issues, and resulting significant functional impairment. This position provides consult regarding the treatment of all ACTT consumers with an identified SA issue. The ACTT SA Counselor supports consumers challenged with SA issues in changing destructive behaviors and learning new coping skills. This position provides recovery-oriented interventions designed to sustain active community living on as independent a level as possible for each consumer. This position participates in intake, orientation, and treatment planning; screening and assessment; case management; service coordination, consultation, and referral; supportive counseling, education, and skills development; crisis management; and documentation. The ACT Team SA Counselor must be a CCS, LCAS, LCAS-A, or CSAC and meet the status of a Qualified Professional according to 10A NCAC 27G .0104. The ACT Team must operate within the following staff-to-consumer ratios (excluding the Psychiatrist and Program Assistant): 1. Small Team, up to 50 consumers, 1-8 clinical staff to client ratio; 2. Mid-Size or Large Team, 51-120 consumers, 1-9 staff to client ratio.