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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.
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.