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Addiction Intern Substance Abuse Monitor

Behavioral Services Fountain Valley, CA
  • Posted: 5 days ago
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Registered Drug & Alcohol - Monitor (Volunteer Unpaid Internship)

Employment Type


About Us:

StepHouse Recovery was established in 2010 in an effort to assist individuals suffering from mental health issues or substance use disorder (SUD). We are a 24/7 organization located in Fountain Valley, CA providing services to more than 50 residential treatment beds and outpatient counseling to 30 individuals. This is a great opportunity for an individual that is passionate about giving back and helping others to learn firsthand about the behavioral health field. You may also learn more about our organization at


Program Monitor-Registered/Certified Intern: This position oversees the general supervision of program participants, program and facility operations, and transportation needs.

SCOPE OF DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Program Manager for the residential programs of StepHouse Recovery Alcohol & Drug Programs, the Program Monitor will serve as support staff to the Program Manager and Clinical Directors as needed; assisting with maintenance and implementation of all routine processes, special projects and overall immediate needs.

· Provides one on one, mentoring, support, assistance, problem solving and advocacy to clients

· Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of all assigned beneficiary notes, charts, reports, and other documentation related to attendance and beneficiary behaviors

· Maintain the dignity and personal rights by deploying clear and skilled crisis communication and evasion techniques when program beneficiaries display hostile or volatile behaviors which may cause bodily harm to self

· Develop positive workplace relationships with all members of the multidisciplinary team by offering appropriate support within a nurturing environment while maintaining a high level of professionalism

· Operate with a mindset /framework of a trauma informed environment by maintaining emotional and physical safety for all staff and clients using the facility’s logistics, supervision of client activities, and monitoring of visitors / family members

· Attend and participate in (un)scheduled supervision meetings with assigned supervisor to discuss and review individualized development plans and pressing concerns or knowledge and skill development needs.

· Attends and participates in shift exchange meetings, staff meetings and other team meetings in accordance with program needs and as assigned

· Supports the implementation of the prescribed treatment protocol of the program in which he or she is employed

· Adheres to the professional ethics and conduct of standards as established by professional licensure and/or certification and to the policies of the organization, and legal, funding and regulatory requirements.

· Attends all required training sessions in accordance with organization, state licensing, and regulatory requirements

· Monitor and records client self-administration of medication in accordance with organization Policies and Procedures and collects specimen from clients for drug screens in accord with organization Policy and Procedures

· Meets regularly with team members concerning client and program issues; assists in development or modification of procedures or improvement of services

· Responsible for daily facility checks, room inspections

· Responsible for Inventory/Order/Manage essential supply needs for the facility and residents

· Responsible for preparing patient rooms after discharge and before admissions

· Responsible for Inventory/Manage food pantry

· Responsible for administrative support to Program Manager to include: data base entry of Electronic Medical Records using Zencharts

· Filing of paperwork and maintaining records

· Provide administrative support to program staff, answer phones, coordinate intake scheduling as needed

· Other duties as required and is subject to change at any time



· Registered to fulfill the requirements of becoming a Certified SUD Counselor with any of the agencies accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (CAADE or CCAPP )

· Must be at least twenty-one years of age

· Complete a medical clearance and proof of recent TB Test in the last 12 months

· High school diploma or equivalent

· Must be able to pass Live Scan with no felony background

· Current First Aid/CPR Certification

· As An Unpaid Monitor Intern: We will assist you to become a Registered Recovery Worker and begin accumulating your hours toward your CADCA (Certified Drug Counseling Associate) (255 Hours) or National Certified Addiction Counselor Level 1 (5000 hours)


· Must have completed at least (3) months of paid or unpaid supervised work experience (including internship/practicum experience) as an SUD counselor in a State-licensed alcohol and other drug treatment facility

· Two years of continuous sobriety if recovering


· Trained to recognize the symptoms and signs of substance abuse and to respond to drug overdose

· Insight into the genesis of anxiety, depression, bi-polar addiction and trauma conditions

Technology Skills:

· Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Outlook, and Internet applications

· Able to electronic health records and services data bases

Skills and Abilities:

· Strong crisis management, conflict resolution and de-escalation skills

· Flexible work schedule to include some evenings and/or weekends

· Ability to work well in a team environment

· Effective communication skills including good speaking and writing

· Attention to detail; ability to exercise good judgment and discretion

Preferred Qualifications:

· AA or higher degree in Behavioral Science

· At least one year of experience doing substance abuse treatment with an adult population.

· Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Lines of Authority:

This position reports to the Program Manager and the Program Clinician, who will supervise the duties and job performance

Additional Note(s):

*Online Resume Submissions Accepted Only; No-Drop-Offs Please*

StepHouse Recovery Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

Behavioral Services Compensation in commensurate with experience......


10529 Slater Ave Fountain Valley CA 92708
Fountain Valley, CA

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