ABOUT SERIAL INEBRIATE PROGRAM (SIP)
The Serial Inebriate Program provides in-reach, case management, and substance abuse treatment services to court-sentenced, chronic public inebriates as an alternative to custody. Services include screening and assessment, non-residential substance abuse treatment, case management, housing, employment preparation, and other supportive services. The Serial Inebriate Program is gender responsive, culturally sensitive, and offers services for clients with co-occurring disorders. The Serial Inebriate Program Case Management II Housing Program, an adjunct program of the Serial Inebriate Program, has provided support for 40 sponsor-based subsidies and 25 shelter plus care vouchers, providing services to 65. Our Transitional Housing and Housing subsidies are provided through a grant from the San Diego Housing Commission and the City of San Diego.
ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS
Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego. Since 1978, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”. MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, employee assistance program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick for eligible employees.
Substance Abuse Counselor intern will provide treatment to male and female clients in a gender non-residential substance abuse program. This position provides substance abuse counseling, case management and education services. Counselors interact with clients on a day-to-day basis providing individual and group counseling and education, as well as engaging in rehabilitation activities from time-to-time. Counselors provide substance abuse recovery skills and information and leadership necessary to provide clients with the ability to recover from substance abuse addiction.