Adult Residential Treatment Counselor
ORGANIZATION: Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
QUALIFICATIONS: Willingness to work with alcoholics and addicts in an acute
Certificate in Alcohol/Drug Counseling or equivalent.
Language skills sufficient to write appropriate professional reports and to communicate verbally with judges, attorneys, physicians, employers, and other professionals as well as with clients from a wide
range of socio-economic backgrounds.
Public speaking skills sufficient for purposes of outreach presentations.
High standard of professional ethics.
The acute Residential Counselor, working under the supervision of the Residential Treatment Program Manager, will assume full responsibility during their shift for residential clients admitted to the Project Recovery Acute Residential Program. This responsibility includes the following:
Conducting individual intake, assessment, and referral counseling
sessions with clients.
Following established medical assessment protocol during intake
to determine the appropriateness of client admission to the program.
Making appropriate medical referrals prior to admission for those potential clients whose health may pose a threat to themselves or others during treatment.
Securing and dispensing bonafide prescription medications to clients
Collecting client fees and assisting in Medi-Cal identification, eligibility processing, and billing.
Leading education/information groups with clients.
Escorting and assuring supervision of all clients during all treatment
activities including acupuncture, 12-step meeting attendance, group counseling attendance, and other activities as may be developed.
Attending agency and program clinical supervision meetings.
Providing outreach information and education presentations to
appropriate community agencies and potential clients.
Properly maintaining all written records and forms required by
funding sources and by the agency.
Assuring that all reports to the agency and to funding sources are
prepared and submitted in a timely manner.
Assuring the availability of information and referral services to all
clients as indicated by client need.