Certified AOD Counselor

Full time Clare|Matrix in Substance Use Disorder Email Job
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  • Industry Substance use disorder treatment

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Job Title: Counselor II / Certified Counselor (Substance Abuse/ Mental Health)

Reports To: Program Director/ Manager (or designee)

About CLARE|MATRIX: CLARE|MATRIX is a nonprofit organization providing effective and compassionate treatment, recovery, and prevention services for alcoholism and substance abuse to individuals, families, and the community.

Since 1970 CLARE|MATRIX has provided quality substance abuse and mental health treatment to men, women, and children in southern California.

Through programs run by a compassionate, committed, results-oriented team of counselors, therapists, and administrators, CLARE|MATRIX continues to build its reputation as a leader in Evidence-Based Treatment practices and continues to break new ground in the areas of positive outcomes, outreach, research, and community involvement.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA CLARE|MATRIX maintains 18 facilities in the southern California region; providing services to participants in a manner consistent with its Core Values: Compassion, Teamwork, Integrity, Empowerment and Adaptability.

Responsibilities and Duties:

· Work in collaboration with Behavioral Health Clinician (Therapist) on treatment plan goals

· Group Facilitation

· Provide weekly case management sessions related to treatment plan in collaboration with Behavioral Health Clinician

· File compliance ensuring contractual guidelines and CLARE|MATRIX standards are upheld

· Collaborative team work

· Ensure client files are upheld and managed to contractual and CLARE|MATRIX standards

· Conduct goal oriented case management sessions with caseload clients

· Conduct group counseling and educational sessions

· Act as a client advocate and assist clients with problem solving

· Provide appropriate referrals, following up on all referrals and interventions to ensure that the client has access to designated services.

· Provide crisis intervention and emotional support to clients when appropriate

· Maintain contact with each client as required by contract and program guidelines

· Maintain accurate and up to date information in each client’s chart and document client contact by using the EHR system

· Advocate with primary care providers to ensure access to quality treatment and/or care in collaboration with Behavioral Health Clinician

· Supervise residents in coordination of daily program activities

· Assure that all emergency needs of residents are met and these incidents are reported as required

· Respond appropriately to emergencies including contacting appropriate staff and supervisor(s), interacting with police, fire, and medical personnel as needed.

· Maintain open, complete, and accurate verbal and written communications with all staff and residents

· Attend and actively participate in case conferences, related training, and collaborative relationships between CLARE|MATRIX and established partners

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:

The ideal candidate will have counseling experience in a substance abuse treatment center setting.

Certification as AOD Counselor is required.

Certified by a recognized governing body by the state of California (CAADP, CCAAP & CADTP).

In addition the following are strongly desired:

· Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to Behavioral Health (preferred)

· At least one (1) year experience working with mental health clients.

· 2 years’ experience working in the Substance Abuse treatment field.

· Demonstrable crisis intervention skills

· Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and counseling skills

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