Substance Use Disorder Counselor | Job Code: 19-087
Torrance, US-CA 90502
FT 100 % for 40-hours per week (regular full-time benefits)
# of Openings:
Options for Recovery-1902
Minimum education requirements:
Based on Qualifications & Experience
9/5/19 4:45 PM
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- BS degree in Behavioral Sciences, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, or SUD counseling certificate may be accepted in lieu of degree depending on experience
- Certification as a SUD counselor or Registered as a SUD counselor as required by the state of California through an accredited agency.
- Minimum 1 - 2 years’ experience providing counseling and/or case management services to women in the Substance Use Disorder field highly desirable.
- Registered and/or certified as a SUD counselor with a California certificate agency such as CAADE, CCAPP, or CADTP
Description of Duties:
- Oversees coordination of Initial Assessment, Service Authorization Requirements, Treatment Plan, Treatment Plan Review and goals with other supportive service plans, including general medical care, Group Counseling, Patient Education, Individual Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Family Counseling, Collateral Services, and Discharge Services
- Provides individual counseling services. Facilitates Evidence-Based Treatment groups for assigned cohorts
- Provides crisis intervention as needed by clients. Identifies and responds to crises that may negatively impact treatment and, where possible, uses negative events to enhance treatment efforts.
- Complies with productivity standards of the Agency and maintains an appropriate caseload to reach the budgeted daily expectation of billable hours. Submits timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, and notes to chart) as outlined in policy and measured via productivity reports. Maintains appropriate records such as ongoing progress notes, reports to referring agencies, discharge summaries and clinical case records as required by external stakeholders
- Completes and maintains all documentation of services delivered, which includes individual records, group notes, and general communication logs. Provide clinical consultation to referral resources, family members, and others to help support clients in their recovery. Attends and participates in weekly staff meetings, case conferences, CFT's and other meetings.
- Monitor client access to and involvement with treatment and other providers to help address barriers to treatment and the recovery process. Collaborates with members of the multi-disciplinary treatment team for the delivery of a full spectrum of clinical services.
- Model and support health and wellness activities and healthy coping skills for clients
- Effectively orients clients to the facility as needed by explaining issues including, but not limited to: rule infractions that may result in termination, the hours of service availability, clients' rights and the grievance procedure.
- Uses the appropriate forms and instrumentation to assess clients' strengths and weaknesses. Ability to develop comprehensive treatment plans with the clients' participation to address identified problems and rank problems identified in the assessment process to establish immediate and long-term goals and resources to be utilized. • Identifies and explores problems and their ramifications with attention to the clients' associated attitudes and feelings. With the clients' participation, examines alternative solutions and develops plans of action.
- Coordinates the delivery of service provisions and acts as an advocate in accessing other needed services.
- Maintains compliance with SAPC and Certifying agency requirements.