Do You Need Supervision To Become A Licensed Substance Abuse Professional or Meet Your Requirements For Internship?
As an agency with a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists (LCAS) and Clinical Supervisors (CS), we are here to serve the growing need for qualified professionals to provide substance abuse services in our community. In fact, the lack of providers is what influenced our decision to provide supervision services. When Keisha, co-owner, was looking for someone to supervise her to meet the licensed substance abuse professional internship requirement, there weren’t very many people who were available. Yet, the need for service providers is higher now than ever.
If you are here because you are looking for someone to provide supervision while you become a licensed substance abuse professional, you are in the right place.
We sincerely want to thank you for taking on this great responsibility to provide quality services to those who need your care. Keep reading for more information about our supervision services and how we can help you prepare to become the best substance abuse professional you can be.
Absolute Advocacy is approved by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB), the credentialing body for addictions counselors in the state of North Carolina, to provide Substance Abuse Supervision for persons studying to become substance abuse counselors. Click here to review the credentials of co-owner and Substance Abuse Supervisor, Keisha McLean-Green.
Supervision Services We Provide
Our role as the Clinical Supervisor Intern is to supervise substance abuse professionals seeking licensure who work to treat, prevent, or reduce the conditions that place individuals at risk of developing addictive disorder or disease and help prevent relapse.
As a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, we provide the Twelve Core Functions as outlined by the state of North Carolina’s Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board, including: Screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, report and record keeping, consultation with other professionals in regard to client treatment and services, referral to reduce the conditions that place individuals at risk of developing addictive disorders, and treatment for addictive disorders or disease.
What This Means For You: Because we specialize in alcohol abuse and DWI services, we take a well-rounded approach to supervision. Every area of substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery are important as our clients experience very serious risks from the abusive use of drugs and alcohol. When you work with us, we give you experience in handling the aspects of both substance AND alcohol abuse.
We provide the following clinical and administrative opportunities for our supervisory interns:
- Instruction and training
- Hands-on experience with counseling
- Role playing
- Evaluations and assessments
- Ethics and Code of Conduct review
- Career development
Whom We Serve
Our primary goal is to enhance the quality of care provided by the licensed substance abuse professional. In this profession, it is important that we follow ethical principles of conduct set by the NCSAPPB, and it is our desire to train professionals who go above and beyond just the role of the substance abuse counselor and get to the heart of caring for people in need.
With that in mind we want to work with people who:
- Show Initiative. We are looking for people as passionate and motivated as we are (or even more than we are) about your career as a licensed substance abuse professional.
- Are Dependable. Being on time, attending the required classes and attending appointments are important in our line of work. So we look for individuals who are reliable, take this seriously and who show up when needed.
- Show Concern For Others. When you work with us, you’ll also be working with our clients, so it is important that we intern with people who show they have a concern for the needs of others.
- Want To Be Long Term Providers. As you know, becoming a certified provider requires 6000 hours (3 years) of internship hours/experience. We are looking for people who want to be here for the long term.
Is that you?
How To Apply
The application process is simple: submit your resume for consideration into our Clinical Supervision program and we will contact you for an initial interview. If we determine that you are a good fit for the program, we will contact you to schedule an in-person interview so we can get to know each other.
Are you ready to take the next step in your career as a licensed substance abuse professional? Submit your initial application using the form below