Substance Use Disorder Counselor | Job Code: 19-087
Two positions available: one 100% 40hr position and one 80% 32hr position
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- BS degree in Behavioral Sciences, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, or SUD counseling certificate may be accepted in lieu of degree depending on experience
- Registered and/or certified as a SUD counselor with a California certificate agency such as CAADE, CCAPP, or CADTP
- Minimum 1 - 2 years’ experience providing counseling and/or case management services to women in the Substance Use Disorder field highly desirable.
Description of Duties
- Oversees coordination of Initial Assessment, Treatment Plan, Treatment Plan Review and goals with other supportive service plans, including General Medical Care, Group Counseling, Patient Education, Individual Counseling, Crisis Intervention and Discharge Services.
- Ability to develop comprehensive treatment plans with the clients' participation to address identified problems and rank problems identified in the assessment process to establish immediate and long-term goals and resources to be utilized. Identifies and explores problems and their ramifications with attention to the clients' associated attitudes and feelings. With the clients' participation, examines alternative solutions and develops plans of action.
- Provides crisis intervention as needed by clients. Identifies and responds to crises that may negatively impact treatment and, where possible, uses negative events to enhance treatment efforts.
- Complies with productivity standards of the Agency and maintains an appropriate caseload to reach the budgeted daily expectation of billable hours. Submits timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, and notes to chart) as outlined in policy and measured via productivity reports. Coordinates the delivery of service provisions and acts as an advocate in accessing other needed services.
- Maintains appropriate records such as ongoing progress notes, reports to referring agencies, discharge summaries and clinical case records as required by external stakeholders
- Provide clinical consultation to referral resources, family members, and others to help support clients in their recovery. Attends and participates in weekly staff meetings, case conferences, CFT's and other meetings.
- Collaborates with members of the multi-disciplinary treatment team for the delivery of a full spectrum of clinical services.
- Model and support health and wellness activities and healthy coping skills for clients
- Maintains compliance with SAPC and Certifying agency requirements.