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Substance Abuse Counselor

Hanna Boys Center Sonoma, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $55,000 to $65,000 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Description: The Substance Abuse Counselor is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the HBC Substance/Vaping Program. They will work directly with the Chief Clinical Officer to define, modify and implement the Center’s substance/vaping awareness and response program in a trauma-informed, cultural humility context. In addition, they are responsible for providing and coordinating the therapeutic needs of clients struggling with substance use and/or vaping.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

· Respect the Center’s faith, education and caring Catholic values

· Provide safe environment for client.

· Work directly with the Chief Clinical Officer to develop, evaluate and modify when necessary the trauma-informed, culturally responsive HBC Drug policy and program.

· Run Substance Abuse Groups.

· Maintain a caseload of 10-12 clients for weekly individual therapy/counseling sessions.

· Develop a clear understanding of the impact of ACEs and Urban ACEs of each client.

· Incorporate appropriate evidence-based practices into client sessions.

· Maintain positive communications with parents/guardians.

· Provide parenting and family therapy sessions.

· Manifest willingness to learn and share clinical skills and provide consultation to colleagues throughout milieu.

· Provide or supervise HBC Staff training on drug related issues on a regular basis and as needed.

· Disseminate the Policy and related procedures to students, parents and staff.

· Coordinate drug testing.

· Provide Center wide consultation.

· Work with Admissions to determine suitability of applicant / level of substance intervention needed.

· Participate in intervention meetings that involve drug, or related behavior.

· Participate in ongoing education to stay current in the field of drug education.

· Develop alternatives to nicotine, alcohol and other drug use by supporting extra-curricular programs and activities.

· Liaison with school personnel to address appropriate drug education curriculum.

· Participate in weekly internal department meetings and group supervision, as well as meetings with the residential and teaching staff.

· Co-facilitate regular check-in groups with residents in the cottages and/or schools.

· Lead multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings regarding residents.

· Work with families as needed.

· Establish with each client a clinically comprehensive psychotherapy individualized treatment plan, using the CANS-Trauma Comprehensive Assessment.

· Re-assess client and revise treatment plan every 6 months.

· Maintain weekly progress notes, quarterly and closing summaries.

· Create after-care plans, including possible referrals and/or resources.

· Maintain positive communications with parents/guardians.

· Incorporate appropriate evidence-based practices into client sessions.

· Manifest willingness to learn and share clinical skills and provide consultation to colleagues throughout milieu.

· Demonstrate willingness to continue ongoing professional development.

· Participate in weekly in-service and regularly trainings.

· Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

· Certified Drug Abuse Counselor

· Knowledge of and ability to use trauma-specific clinical techniques and therapies.

· Demonstrates cultural humility and openness. Experience working cross-culturally. Knowledge of culturally responsive therapy a plus.

· Experience with adolescent males.

· Ability to provide trauma informed or trauma-specific services.

· Strong communication skills that demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally. Ability to communicate in a direct and constructive manner with colleagues.

· Knowledge of conflict resolution strategies.

· Bilingual (Spanish/ English) a plus.

Comments:

· Must clear background check for a Community Care Licensed facility, including physical, tb and drug test.

· Sit for extended periods of time and the ability to manage repetitive hand/wrist movements while using a computer keyboard and/or the phone.

· Bend, squat, stoop, and walk up flight of stairs.

· Lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs., occasionally. Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal.

Hanna Boys Center

Hanna’s mission is to transform the lives of youth, families and communities impacted by trauma and adversity through resilience, connection and spiritual wellness. We work to achieve this mission through our therapeutic residential school program for young men as well as through the Hanna Institute. The Hanna Institute provides high quality trainings, in-depth consultations and deep partnership to organizations committed to aligning their work with the latest science and best practices in trauma-informed care.

Address

17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476
Sonoma, CA
USA

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