Outpatient Substance Use Counselor

Job Overview

  • Maintains a caseload of SUD clients, facilitates weekly individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Maintain current and thorough records to support clients in their outpatient participation

Key Responsibilities

  • Works as part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Maintains an assigned caseload of clients seeking substance use treatment and mental health treatment.
  • Conducts face-to-face assessments, individual counseling sessions,  and progress reviews with each client.
  • Utilizes principles of a trauma-informed care and harm reduction to attend to client milieu.
  • Facilitates group counseling sessions focused on substance use recovery, trauma recovery, addressing mental health symptoms, and other personal change topics.
  • Proactively links clients with available internal and external resources to develop/maintain treatment plans, transition plans, progress notes and appropriate updates in support of the health and recovery needs of each caseload client.
  • Attends regular trainings, meetings, and events related to furthering professional development.
  • Responsible for documenting all individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Maintains accurate records by data entering documentation into various electronic systems for all caseload clients in accordance with guidelines established by HealthRIGHT 360 to satisfy internal and external evaluating requirements.
  • And, other duties as assigned.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education and Experience

Required:

-Registration or Certification with drug and alcohol counseling organization recognized by DHCS 

Desired:

-Bachelor’s Degree in related field  

Background Clearance

Required:

-Must not be on active parole or probation 

Knowledge

Required:

-Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population

-Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and internet applications

-Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal background, and other potential barriers to economic self sufficiency

Skills and Abilities

Required:

- Ability to enter data into various electronic systems while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data

- Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility and reliability are imperative

-Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

-Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner

-Action oriented

-Strong problem-solving skills

-Excellent organization skills and ability to multitask and juggle multiple priorities

-Outstanding ability to follow-through with tasks

-Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of interdisciplinary team and independently assume responsibility

-Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed

-Able to communicate well at all levels of the organization including working with organization leadership and high-level representatives of partner organizations

 -Able to work within a frequently changing project scope while maintaining overall direction and structured priorities

Desired:

-Knowledge of co-occurring disorders and trauma informed treatment

-Knowledge of Clinical documentation (treatment plans, progress notes etc.)

-Experience working with criminal justice population

-Bilingual

Compensation: $45,000.00-$48,000.00
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRight360 offers a competitive benefits package
City: San Francisco, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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