Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor

Job Overview

Prototypes, a subsidiary of Healthright360, set the standard for comprehensive, integrated, evidence-based services. Our team of top professionals and dedicated staff provide residential and outpatient addiction treatment, detoxification, mental health services, prevention and education, vocational training and parenting support for men, women and children. We offer gender responsive, trauma informed, person-centered services and evidence based interventions. For clients with co-occurring mental illness, we provide integrated substance use and mental health services which treat both conditions as primary.

Currently, Prototypes Pasadena is looking for an empathetic, trauma informed Substance Use Disoder Counselor. This individual will provide outpatient mental health services, in both individual and group counseling sessions, to help motivate and inspire clients for recovery, while working in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct initial assessment and intake evaluation for the formulation of treatment plans; provide group, family and individual counseling.
  • Provide case management services and crisis interventions as needed 
  • Work as part of the treatment team in collaboration with the prescribing provides, therapist and other team members. 
  • Participates in team meetings to provide information and make recommendations for treatment, discharge planning, and client management. 
  • Assists client in developing appropriate treatment goals and makes revisions when necessary.
  • Documents client's progress and reviews treatment plans routinely. 
  • Maintains client records in a timely and appropriate manner and in accordance with County and Federal guidelines.
  • Ensure that all documentation is of high quality and is completed within assigned deadlines. 
  • Continues professional development through participation in continuing education, in-service training and professional workshops to maintain current knowledge and broaden expertise.
  • Preforms other duties as assigned. 

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor 
  • At least 1 year of experience working in the substance abuse treatment field. 
  • Experience in culturally diverse substance abuse populations with co-occurring mental health diagnosis desired.
  • Excellent writing and computer skills.
  • Experience with motivational interviewing.
  • Must be open to a flexible work schedule including evening and/or weekends.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively with people in a constructive manner within a community-based treatment setting. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong boundaries
  • CPR and First Aid Certification required within first 90 days of employment. 
  • Valid Drives' license, registration and insurance required 
  •  Bi-Lingual (English/Spanish) preferred. 
Compensation: TBD
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a comprehensive benefit package
City: Pasadena
Hours/wk: 40

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