Overall Purpose: To provide services to women receiving residential treatment at the Alcoholism Center For Women.
Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for telephone screens, pre-assessments at intake, client intakes, ASAM assessments, drug/alcohol screening, facilitating evidence based groups, developing treatment plans and discharge plans with the patient, charting individual and group counseling sessions in SAGE, adhering to the residential schedule, checking residents in when they first come to the facility and when they return from a pass, providing crisis management and case management services for patients when their individual counselor is not on-site. Position will manage a caseload providing weekly support, counseling and case management services. Responsible aftercare follow-up. May attend community collaborative meeting and participate in outreach efforts. Completes monthly reports, progress case notes, maintain patient electronic and paper files and other appropriate documentation. Assist in the coordination, implementation and staffing of community events, health fairs and special projects. Other duties as assigned.
Relationships/Contacts: Reports to Residential Supervisor. Maintains linkages with and makes presentations to other social services, public entitlement community based agencies. Performs patient advocacy and outreach functions.
Additional Dimensions: Working knowledge of substance abuse treatment and recovery, women services, trauma informed services and working with evidence based curriculum. Knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs of diverse women in treatment. Experience working with diverse populations, such as homeless women, women of color, battering and incest survivors. Sensitivity to women of diverse orientation. Ability to work in a community-based setting which utilizes a team approach and ability to work with electronic health records. Three years (3) years’ experience in group facilitation and individual counseling. Must be reliable, prompt, and flexible.
Qualification Requirements: Registered or Certified as a substance abuse counselor with a California State approved institution. AA Degree in Human services, or related field desirable.
Degree may be substituted with high school degree and three (3) years of experience in substance abuse treatment. Two (2) years of working knowledge in social and clinical treatment setting; practical knowledge of social and clinical model treatment approaches and techniques; certification in substance abuse from accredited institution. Computer literate. Strong oral and written communications skills. Must own reliable transportation and process valid California driver’s license, as well as current automobile insurance. If recovering from substance abuse, must have minimum of two (2) years clean and sober. Need not to be recovery to apply. English/Spanish speaking are encouraged to apply.
Physical Demands: Standing, sitting, walking up/down stairs, light lifting.
Work Environment: Moderate noise level.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/ or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. ACW is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the bases of race, age religion, gender, sexual orientation, or physical challenges.