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SUD Counselor South County Center for Change

Company: Mental Health Systems, Inc.
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

MHS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve people's lives and instill hope by providing cost-effective community-based mental health, drug and alcohol recovery, and housing services. We continually seek new and improved ways of serving our clients and communities. MHS is an essential business.JOB SUMMARYThis position provides substance abuse counseling, case management and education services. Counselors interact with clients on a day-to-day basis providing individual and group counseling and education, as well as engaging in rehabilitation activities from time-to-time. Counselors provide substance abuse recovery skills and information and leadership necessary to provide clients with the ability to recover from substance abuse addiction. The SUD Counselor works with gender specific groups and with gender specific trauma curriculum.RESPONSIBILITIESReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.Assesses each client's needs and develops an individualized treatment and recovery plan other case management services as determined by the treatment team (anger management, job search, AOD education, etc.)Ensures clients are informed of inappropriate behavior.Acts as facilitator in assigned groups including gender specific groups with gender specific trauma curriculum.Develops and maintains a caseload as prescribed by the Program Manager.Encourage team building feedback and problem solving in participants.Ensures that collateral services are provided as needed and that clients attend specialized groups or individual counseling sessions.Gathers information for assessment and diagnosis. Conducts intake interviews and completes comprehensive individual assessment.Interacts therapeutically with clients. Initiates appropriate and timely interventions and integrates the clinical concept with sound theoretical and practical applications of rehabilitative and individual group and milieu counseling principles.Interacts with court and law enforcement officials as a team member and on a professional level while maintaining appropriate boundaries Comply with all charting and documentation requirements per contract, funding agency, and MHS policy.Provides counseling support to clients and families and encourages family members and client significant others to participate in client stabilization and counseling services and be able to refer those needing specific services and support.Provides crisis intervention and refers clients to community health, HIV and TB clinics as necessary.Provides a variety of interventions including individual and group therapy and other relevant sobriety-related services to clients.Attends treatment meetings and provides input to treatment plan.Performs specimen collection and drug testing on male clients as required.Prepares and maintains assessments, treatment plans, progress notes and other records and documentation.Regularly provides and documents client progress with program requirements. Able to successfully input required progress notes and court summary information into computerized database in a timely manner.Transports clients when necessary.Demonstrates interest and growth in specialty area by attending relevant workshops, seminars and classes; shares this information with program staff.Comply with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPAA standards.QUALIFICATIONSB.A./B.S. degree in human service field, preferredMinimum of 2 years of experience working with alcohol and drug related issues/addictions , requiredCertification through a recognized alcohol and drug certification entity, preferred. Actively working towards certification, required.Bilingual English/Spanish required. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.Valid California driver's license and current auto insurance per contract requirements.Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office and EHR softwareAbility to set priorities, problem solve, and react appropriately to emergency situationsAbility to work independently and effectively collaborate with a teamMust be able to communicate clearly, both in writing and orally, with employees, management and co-workersHighly organized, thorough and able to self-monitor work for qualityPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSThe 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 qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions. Seeing Hearing Speaking Stooping/Bending Working in cramped spaces Moving around office Moving between offices/clients Driving Climbing Lifting/carrying heavy items Pushing/pulling/dragging items Standing for long periods Working outside/underground Using hands/fingers Sitting for long periods of timeI can perform the above job duties: Without accommodation With accommodation. If so, please specify:OTHER DUTIESPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.MHS is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and to attracting and retaining the most qualified employees without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Mental Health Systems, Inc., Chula Vista , SUD Counselor South County Center for Change, Other , Chula Vista, California

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