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.
· Documents and maintains sufficient records of client activity to ensure consistency with existing policies and procedures and to inform staff of client’s progress.
· Participates in case conferencing by providing pertinent information to a multidisciplinary team, including mental health staff and case managers.
· Works on a multicultural team sensitive to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
· Completes billing expectations per Agency requirements and provides services consistent with program needs.
· Conducts random and routine drug and alcohol tests.
· Attends and participates in staff meetings to provide input towards program development and staff training.
· Interacts with other internal programs, clinical/support staff and external sources such as school or community personnel as applicable.
· Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
· Models Pacific Clinics’ approach, mission and core values in all communication and correspondence.
· Performs professional and ethical responsibilities.
· Communicates effectively in a competent and diverse consumer population and promotes favorable interaction with managers, co-workers and others.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
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.
· Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work activities.
· Knowledge of the principles and practices of substance abuse screening and assessment instruments.
· Ability to identify and assess symptoms relating to assigned treatment program.
· Knowledge of effective treatment programs involved in the various stages of client’s needs.
· Must have skills in word processing and basic documentation.
· Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
· Skill in providing individual substance abuse treatment and group processing;
· Ability to maintain files, records, and reports.
· Ability to coordinate multiple tasks efficiently.
· Familiarity with federal and state confidentiality requirements.
· Must possess a valid California driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record under the Clinics' liability policy
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand or sit. The employee is required to use hands to produce records and/or documentation in manual or electronic format. The employee must possess ability to ensure significant communication with the Clinics’ community members. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 5 pounds and occasionally move or lift up to 10 pounds.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
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