SUD Residential Counselor

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Job Detail

  • Experience Fresh
  • Industry Substance use disorder treatment
  • Qualifications Diploma

Job Description

Position Overview

The Residential Counselor provides 24-hour support and counseling services to an adult population with psychiatric, substance abuse and/or HIV-AIDS related disabilities.  Residential counselors advocate for and respond to clients’ treatment and rehabilitation needs.  All agency services are provided from the philosophy of social rehabilitation, which integrates teaching daily living skills in a safe and healthy environment.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform intake interviews and assist with client treatment plan development, implementation and discharge planning.
  • Assess the clinical needs of resident clients.
  • Evaluate clients for potential crisis situations and determine appropriate intervention.
  • Conduct individual and group counseling sessions as assigned.
  • Monitor and document clients’ progress toward achievement of individual goals.
  • Record clinical notes and hourly rounds to meet Medi-Cal standards and licensure requirements.
  • Maintain shift coverage and primary supervision and support of residential clients.
  • Act as a role model – guiding clients and facilitating appropriate behavior about daily living skills, self-care, personal interaction, social relationships and constructive time management.
  • Facilitate and supervise clients with residential house chores, meal preparation, and group activities.
  • Provide coordination of care services to DMC-ODS clients (beneficiary) in an effort to

achieve treatment success, including but not limited to the following: substance use

disorder (SUD) treatment; primary care; mental health treatment and linkages to other

services such as social services, vocational, and other ancillary services.

  • Maintain professional boundaries with clients and staff.
  • Maintain agency 20 hour per year staff development training requirement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Registration or Certification with drug and alcohol certification organization recognized by DHCS.
  • Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, trauma, harm reduction, as well as criminal justice involvement and other potential barriers to economic self-sufficiency.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Must be able to satisfy requirements for security clearances.
  • First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment.
  • CPR Certified within 30 days of employment.
  • Must not be on active parole or probation.
  • Some Weekend and Evening hours required.
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred.

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