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Substance Abuse Counselor

Ottimo Resources Pasadena, CA
  • Expired: 23 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Are you interested in a job opportunity that's MORE than JUST a job and that will allow you to give back to the community? Do you enjoy social work and working with disadvantaged populations where the work you put in will make a TRUE difference in people's lives? We would LOVE to hear from you!

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under direction of the Program Director or Team Supervisor, implements specific integrated substance abuse services, provides individual and group service; implements treatment plans and monitors the needs of clients with substance use disorders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs substance abuse screens, intakes and clinical assessments.
  • Performs person-centered treatment planning for persons with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders, including initial, on-going, continuity of care, discharge, and planning for relapse prevention.
  • Assists in admitting and releasing all clients into or from the treatment setting, including gathering all pertinent information regarding previous admissions, psychological conditions and physical conditions.
  • Performs counseling, trauma informed care, and psycho-education with individuals, families, and groups.
  • Provides client, family and community education on substance use and co-occurring disorders.
  • Works with clients regarding abusive behavior and advises clients regarding their responsibilities under law for various behaviors.
  • Provides clients with information and referrals to available programs for more appropriate treatment, recovery support, aftercare and other supportive services as appropriate.
  • Assists or refers clients for assistance in applying for programs.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Strategic Prevention Framework for Substance Use Disorders, and ability to perform activities included in the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) strategies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE/POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Level I: California State Registered Substance Use Disorder Counselor, or equivalent.

Level II: California State Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor, or equivalent. Associate's degree preferred, in a behavioral science field with a clinical application, including at least 100 hours of SUD related topics.

Level III: California State Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor, or equivalent. Associate's degree preferred, in a behavioral science field with a clinical application, including at least 100 hours of SUD related topics with five or more years of substance abuse disorder experience.

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Pasadena, CA
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