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Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

Date Posted: 5/22/2020

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Job Description

Job Title: Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Classification: Non-Exempt / Full-Time (40 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 our organization. Substance abuse counselors provide support to clients who are  experiencing  homelessness,  have  alcohol  and/or  drug  addictions,  mental  health,  and social/legal/economic  barriers.   Substance  abuse   counselors  maintain   a  safe  and  secure environment for the clients, ensure clients adhere to program policies, and support the mission of our Community Services.

*   Maintain a caseload as prescribed by supervisor
*   Ensures a clean, safe and healthy environment for all clients
*   Ensures the program areas are kept drug, alcohol and violence free
*   Inform clients of all policies and procedures, and ensure compliance
*   Conduct screening, 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 remove 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  County,  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  certified  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)   and   maintain   this certification without interruption
*   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.
*   2+  years  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 excellent written and verbal communication skills
*   Must be highly organized and demonstrate attention to detail
*   Experience writing accurate and comprehensive case notes
*   Demonstrated  experience  managing  multiple  deadlines  and  working  effectively  un
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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: $22.00 - $26.00 Annually
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Job Reference: JO-2005-90725