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Registered Substance Abuse Counselor

Date Posted: 5/22/2020

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Job Description

Job Title: Registered Substance Abuse Counselor Classification: Non-Exempt / Full (40 hours per week) and Part-Time (24 hours per week)

Reports to: Program Manager

OVERVIEW: Local non-profit that assist it's communities to address the needs of low-income, homeless and under-served people in North San Diego County.

WHAT YOU WILL DO: This position will provide direct services to clients located in addiction recovery programs within the non-profit. Registered substance abuse counselors work in conjunction with  certified substance abuse  counselors  to  provide  support  to  clients who  are  experiencing homelessness,  have alcohol  and/or  drug  addictions,  mental  health,  and social/legal/economic barriers. Registered substance abuse counselors maintain a safe and secure environment for the clients,  ensure  residents  adhere  to  program  policies,  and  support  the  mission  of  Interfaith Community Services.

*   Support Certified Substance Abuse Counselors in maintaining caseload as prescribed by supervisor
*   Ensure a clean, safe and healthy environment for all clients.
*   Ensure the program areas are kept drug, alcohol and violence free
*   Inform clients of all policies and procedures, and ensure compliance
*   Work  with  Certified  Substance  Abuse  Counselors  to  conduct  screenings,  admission, treatment planning 1:1 and group classes
*   Evaluate client needs and identify appropriate resources within and outside the agency; advocate for the clients' needs
*   Enter activities and client demographics into databases and daily facility logs
*   Collect and submit documentation in a timely and accurate manner
*   Respond to client concerns in a timely manner, providing  information through informal discussions and group discussion/sessions
*   Conduct searches and safely removes any items not permitted on property
*   Professionally and politely answer incoming telephone calls, provide information, and log shift transitions into the service log
*   Strictly adhere to participant confidentiality as required by County, State, and Federal (42 CFR) regulations
*   Work with other agency staff to maintain cohesiveness of community
*   Provide assistance and notify appropriate agencies/organization in emergency situations, as described in standard emergency procedures
*   Ensure that program always meet standards to pass State and Federal inspections
*   Maintain contact with staff and supervisor to report any problems
*   Coordinate wellness checks, fire drills and other checks annually or as needed
*   Participate in all staff meetings and trainings
*   Perform additional duties as assigned

*   High School Diploma or equivalent required
*   Must  be  currently  registered  by  the  California  Consortium  of  Addiction  Programs  and Professionals (CCAPP), California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP) or the California Association of Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE).

*   Must maintain this registration without interruption and obtain certification within five (5) years from date of hire
*   Must be credentialed by the County of San Diego's Continuum of Care within the last three years or must pass the credentialing process as a condition of hire
*   6+  months  of  experience  working  in  an  addiction  treatment  facility,  social  services  or nonprofit setting required
*   Experience working with individuals with alcohol, drug, mental illness, or homelessness required

*   Ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries with clients
*   Ability to identify problems, and research and recommend solutions
*   Ability to anticipate and react calmly to emergency situations
*   Must have excellen
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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:Full-Time
  • Location:Escondido, CA
  • Job Type:Health Care
  • Experience:Not Specified
  • Education:Not Specified
  • Date Posted:5/22/2020
  • Contact: Natalie de Witte (760) 438-6950
  • Pay Range: $18.00 - $22.00 Hourly
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Job Reference: JO-2005-90721