Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Internship - Substance Abuse Counselor

    Job Locations US-CA-SAN DIEGO
    Req No.
    2015-1969
    Category
    Internship - Unpaid
    Type
    Internship - Unpaid
  • Program/Department Description

    San Diego Center for Change is the case management and treatment provider for San Diego’s Central Division Adult Drug Court. We work collaboratively with other members of the Drug Court Team, who include the Judge, court support staff, and District Attorney, Public Defender, and law enforcement liaison officers. As the treatment provider on the Drug Court Team, San Diego Center for Change helps our clients achieve success in living a productive life that is free of criminal activity. Our treatment services offer group and individual counseling, and our case management services provide for mental health, education, employment and community referral needs.

    Position Description

    The Substance Abuse Counselor Intern will provide treatment  to clients in a gender responsive non-residential substance abuse program as follows:

    Gain experience  and supervision in the core functions of an SUD Counselor

    Develops and implements treatment plans; practice providing a variety of interventions including screening, assessment, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, collateral services, and other relevant sobriety-related services to the clients.

    Documents, reviews, and charts client progress and completes all required documents on time according to Drug Medi-Cal guidelines.

    Treatment planning, case management, reporting,  and observed drug testing (must be gender specific).

    Develop and integrates the clinical concept with sound theoretical  practice.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    Actively working toward a degree in Behavioral Sciences with an emphasis in Substance Abuse Counseling through an approved college or institute.

    Registration through a recognized alcohol and drug certification entity plus completion of prerequisite courses in AOD Counseling

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