Substance Abuse Counselor-Residential Hanford CA

@New Perceptions North, LLC Email Job
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  • Job ID 27747
  • Industry Substance use disorder treatment

Job Description





Responsible for assessing the psychosocial needs of clients and families in a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment environment.  Provides intervention to meet those needs utilizing the treatment team and resources provided.  The incumbent may also provide crisis intervention, case consultation and collaboration services to other professionals.  As part of the treatment team, this position is responsible for maintaining the well-being of clients and the integrity of the program.  Provides client supervision and staff/unit support as assigned.


·        High school diploma or equivalent is required.

·        Current registration and enrollment in a state-recognized chemical dependency counselor certification program, such as Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician (RADT) with CCAPP, is required.

·        Six months of substance abuse or related field experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

·        Valid CA driver’s license is required and must remain current throughout employment.  A driving record may be obtained through the DMV.

·        Working knowledge of the philosophy and approach of the 12-step model of recovery, drug and alcohol dependency, and mental health disorders is strongly preferred.

·        CPR and First Aid certification will be obtained within seven days of employment and maintained current thereafter.

·        Medication training will be obtained within 30 days of employment and maintained current thereafter.

·        Proficiency in basic computer skills including word processing and the foundations of computer and internet access is required.

·        Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required for purposes of client records, treatment plans, and referrals, group facilitation skills and the ability to lead, train and educate others are required.

·        Experience with crisis management and the ability to confront behavioral changes, identify a crisis, and recognize when additional assistance is necessary is essential.

·        Ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all ethnicities, genders, ages and backgrounds




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